We are the Centre for Digital Entertainment

The CDE is an EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training based at Bath and Bournemouth Universities. We deliver a four year fully funded EngD programme.  Our postgraduate researchers work closely with and in some of the most exciting high-tech companies in the world, not for a token short-term placement but fully-embedded, usually for three years. Our company partners include animation, VFX and games companies (for example MPC, Ninja Theory, Double Negative and Sony), as well as companies who use these skills in other business areas (NHS, Perkin Elmer Ltd, National Trust). CDE offers outstanding and unique opportunities to students and companies alike.

Founded in 2009, CDE is the national Doctoral Training Centre in these sectors with £20 million of investment taking us through to 2023.  We are a big and supportive CDE family working alongside some of the most outstanding companies in the world.


Recruitment for the CDE was completed in September 2019. All CDE EngD studentships at the University of Bath and Bournemouth University, have been filled.  However, you may wish to consider applying for other PhD opportunities at each university.   Find out more



Team CDE Supports Designability in the Bath Dragon Boat Race 2019

The Centre for Digital Entertainment students, academics and staff members are taking part in the 2019 Bath Dragon Boat Race to support Bath based charity, Designability! Designability is one of CDE's industrial partners, hosting two of our research engineers, Zack Lyons and Thomas Williams and working together to change lives.  Designability design and create products for children and adults living with a disability or long term illness. They help provide independence in every day life, but can also be fun, just like the Wizzybug for children under 5! In the last 50 years they have made over 300 products and we want to help them make even more, and be a part of transforming the lives of people living with a disability across the UK. Will you help us? Any donation you can make will take us one step closer to achieving our target!

Making a donation is easy, via our Just Giving Page.

Donate now support Designability



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