[microsound-announce] PhD Programme in Computer Music and Media Research, fully-funded for UK nationals, London

Andrew Robertson andrew.robertson at elec.qmul.ac.uk
Sat Feb 28 13:37:26 EST 2009

Apologies for any cross-posting.

EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training.
10 Fully Funded Scholarships for 2009

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) is one of the UK's leading  
research universities and is located at the heart of Europe's largest  
concentration of creative industries. We are launching an innovative  
inter-disciplinary training programme in the science and technologies  
that are transforming the creative sector. Our mission is to produce  
post-graduates who combine world-class technical and creative skills  
and who have a unique vision of how digital technology transforms  
creative possibilities and social economies.

You will work under the supervision of internationally recognised  
experts in:
• Digital Music
• Digital Video
• Human Interaction
• Performance and Live Art
• Digital Media Law.
You will also develop a working partnership with one of our strategic  
collaborators including: APT sound connections, BBC, The British Film  
Institute, BigDog Interactive, BT, Codex, ELBA, Goldsmiths Department  
of Computing, Illustrious, Kodak, last.fm, LATERAL, LCACE, London  
Development Agency, LShift, Meridian, Noldus, Philips Research  
Laboratories, proboscis, QinetiQ, radioscape, University of the Arts  
London, SONY Computer Enterainment, Solid State Logic, [space], THE  

This is a unique 4 year Ph.D. programme. In your first year you will  
take courses in advanced research methods, interaction design and  
digital media processing, production and recording techniques. You  
follow this with a bespoke advanced placement project with one of our  
creative sector partners. In the second year you will select your  
research topic and take further specialist modules ranging from  
Digital Audio Effects through Digital Rights Management to  
Contemporary Performance.

Our programme is part of a £250 million strategic initiative, funded  
by EPSRC, and is exceptionally well resourced. You will have access  
to QMUL's state-of-the art research and performance facilities  
including the Augmented Human Interaction Laboratory, the Pinter  
Studio Theatre and the Listening Room as well as the extensive  
resources offered by our industrial and public sector partners.

10 Scholarships are available in 2009 that provide an annual tax-free  
stipend of £14,940, cover annual tuition fees (£3,300), national and  
international conference attendance and a laptop equipped with  
specialist software. Please note that due to external funding  
restrictions only UK citizens, or EU students who have been  
ordinarily resident in the UK for the last 3 years, are eligible for  
a scholarships.

We invite applications from outstanding individuals with any Arts,  
Engineering or Science background. You must be able to demonstrate  
academic achievement at the level of a 2.i first degree or higher and  
excellent critical and analytic skills. For applicants with a science  
or technology background we are looking for people who can also  
demonstrate significant creative abilities. For applicants with an  
arts/humanities background we are looking for people who can also  
demonstrate a working knowledge of programming or good mathematical  

Deadline for the first round of scholarships is 30th March 2009.

Email: mat-enquiries at eecs.qmul.ac.uk for further details on how to  

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