Fully-funded Industrial Doctoral Studentship

£15,266 pa tax-free, plus company top-up, fee-waiver and funding for equipment and conferences.

The Centre for Digital Entertainment (CDE)


Sony Computer Entertainment Europe Research and Development


Applications are invited for an Engineering Doctorate (EngD) in the Centre for Digital Entertainment (CDE), a collaboration between the University of Bath and Bournemouth University, with Sony Computer Entertainment Europe Research and Development.


This is a 4 year programme which embeds a Research Engineer (RE) in a company, who, supported by an academic supervisor, will work on projects of immediate industrial relevance. 75% of the RE’s time will be spent in industry. These projects will form the basis of a Doctoral submission by portfolio thesis for the award of an Engineering Doctorate in Digital Media

Research Area

SCEE R&D are technical experts on topics relating to any of the PlayStation platforms. The group is unique in that we report directly to both SCEE Central as well as the Tokyo-based SCEI R&D Organisation that designs PlayStation hardware. We do not create games ourselves; however, we supply the raw technical materials that game developers need to create games – providing high quality technical support, creating specialist tools and utilities, and developing showcase products that highlight the capabilities of the PlayStation®.

This project offers the opportunity to conduct applied research into game content production aimed at improving efficiencies in games development.

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This could involve, for example:
– Augmenting existing procedural, modeling and texturing approaches
– Developing entirely new content creation methods and tools

We are open to discussing other project ideas in related areas with candidates who have specific interests.


If successful you will receive a generous package which pays your tuition fees and provides a tax free annual stipend of at least £15,266. There is also dedicated funding for resources and conference attendance.


Applicants should hold a first degree, or equivalent, of at least an Upper Second (2.1) in a relevant subject, such as, but not limited to, Computer Science, Maths, Physics, Software Engineering, Animation. Knowledge of some aspects of 3D modelling and an interest in video games development an advantage. Applicants will need a good knowledge of C/C++/C#


Applicants must be ‘ordinarily resident’ in the UK or EU.

Please see http://digital-entertainment.org/info-applicants.html for more details.

To apply

Please apply now. Contact Daniel Cox dcox@bournemouth.ac.uk to register interest or with additional questions and use the online form accessible at http://digital-entertainment.org/info-applicants.html

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End date
August 30th 2013

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