You will be part of the largest, most experienced doctoral training centre in the sector. You will have all the benefits of connecting with our current students and alumni, our two universities and our network of companies. We aim for you to 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.
In addition to company partners in the animation, VFX and games sectors (for example MPC, Ninja Theory, Double Negative and Sony), we also partner with companies who use these skills in other business areas (NHS, Perkin Elmer Ltd and the National Trust).
You will receive one of the most generous, tax-free stipends in the UK. Your University fees will be paid for you. You will have access to funds for travel, attendance at events and skills development tailored to you. You will have input into the centre via student representatives on our Project Board and benefit from company input to our Professional Advisory Board.
We are the only national centre in our sector offering the very special Engineering Doctorate. The practical experience that goes with the EngD, the chance to network with all our companies, the support of your cohort and your own demonstrated ability; these all add up to great career prospects.
And you will become part of the growing CDE family, one of the friendliest groups around! But don't just take our word for it, check out the videos below where some of the CDE students highlight why they chose the Centre for Digital Entertainment.
Zoe Leonard, 20 Sep 2019
We are extremely proud that CDE has been shortlisted as a finalist in the TIGA Games Industry Awards 2019. CDE is one of the finalists in the category for Best Educational Init...Find out more
Zoe Leonard, 18 Sep 2019
Brighton based start-up Emteq are helping researchers to unpick the factors that influence how we respond to new experiences. Built into a virtual reality headset, their sensor...Find out more
Zoe Leonard, 16 Sep 2019
Just a quick update to let you know that we did it! The Dragon Boat Race took place on Sunday 8th September in Bath. CDE took part in the Bath Dragon Boat Race in aid of Des...Find out more
Becca Knight, 22 Aug 2019
CDE Researchers Catherine Taylor and Kyle Reed headed to Los Angeles in July to present their EngD research. Kyle presented his paper on ‘User‐Guided Facial Animation through a...Find out more