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Ph.D. Programme in Media and Arts Technology
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~~ ONE YEAR FULL TIME MASTERS BY RESEARCH IN MEDIA AND ARTS TECHNOLOGY IS OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS FOR SEPTEMBER 2013 START.~~
Applications for the MAT PhD. are now closed until January 2014. If you have applied for September 2013, we will contact you shortly.
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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. In September 2009 we launched 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 .
The unique 4 year Ph.D. programme and 1 year Masters by Research are built around core courses in advanced research methods, interaction design and digital media processing, production and recording techniques and optional specialist modules ranging from Digital Audio Effects through Digital Rights Management to Contemporary Performance. You will work under the supervision of internationally recognised experts in:
- Digital Music
- Digital Video
- Human Interaction
- Performance and Live Art
You will also develop a working partnership with one of our strategic collaborators including: BBC, last.fm, SONY Computer Entertainment Europe, BT, United visual Artists,Inition, Cinimod Studios, Troika, Meridian Audio, Seed Media, Proctor and Gamble, Orange, Leanmeanfightingmachine. A full list of our partners is available here.Details on the Ph.D. activities can be found here. More details on the Ph.D. programme can be found here.
Details on the Masters by research can be found here.
Our programme is part of a £250 million strategic initiative, funded by Research Councils UK, 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 and the Pinter Studio Theatre, sound studio and audio and video editing in our Mac based teaching lab. New in 2011 the Media and Arts Studios including the Listening Room, Control Room and performance Laboratory as well as the full range of computing resources offered by the School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science, including several clusters.
What our Students say about the programme
"Joining the course has challenged, inspired and motivated me to make amazing things, be it programs, hardware or creative projects. I'm only a few weeks in and I have had more ideas, conversations and insights about what might be possible than I could have imagined. A real life changer."
"The MAT programme is an incredibly unique learning environment; I have the opportunity to develop a range of technical skills, whilst being encouraged to think widely and experimentally about their innovative applications within a arts and communications context. With weekly academic and industry speakers it very much feels that what we are working on is located at the forefront of emerging technologies."
"The interdisciplinary nature of the programme fosters the growth of a supportive and collaborative network/community; every day I talk to someone who has an inspiring insight to offer up, a spark of an idea they want to discuss, or who is generous with their time and willing to share their expertise. It is quite an exciting place to be."
"I was keen to do a PhD but felt that I needed to develop my research ideas and further my knowledge around the subject area. The Media and Arts Technology programme is perfect in this sense, as you spend the first year studying advanced taught modules, undertaking an industrial placement and being exposed to the various fields of research within the School. What's more, you become part of a team of people from a fantastically diverse range of backgrounds and this in itself presents a great opportunity for learning, inspiration and collaboration. The state-of-the-art facilities at Queen Mary and the vibrant and innovative surroundings of East London make for an exciting setting for your postgraduate studies!"
"The MAT PhD programme is amazing - we have access to a broad range of experts in the media and art technology landscape, plus up-to-date facilities and an incredibly enthusiastic cohort of existing students for mentoring, advice and socialising with! It's unique in it's attitude to collaborative working across the entire University - we are the creative glue that links departments and people from a huge range of disciplines."
" Met some amazing and different people that I would not have come across otherwise. First year has so far given me the chance to develop skills and get to know some really cool specific tools like Arduino and MaxMSP. My thesis is going to be very different from my original thoughts coming in, as I have been exposed to so many new people and things that enhance my ideas." "MAT is a great programme for creative minds searching for challenges in the field of academic science and contemporary technology. The programme structure allows flexibility and support to shape your learning, its cross-disciplinary nature is quite unique and it’s a great peer learning environment. "
"The diversity of the skills and backgrounds possessed by the student cohort means there is a constantly vibrant and active environment to work in. Furthermore, the training provided gives useful insight into designing and undertaking research."
How to apply
Further details of how to apply for places on the 1 year full time Masters by Research can be found here.
Applications for the MAT PhD 2014 will be announced in December 2013.