Get a fully-funded four-year PHD studentship in the UK

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Each day we will be scouring the daily-updated jobs page for one of the top vacancies to help you find that dream job.

Today we’ll be taking a look at a fully-funded PHD studentship in Intelligent Games and Game Intelligence.

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Fully-funded PhD studentships in Intelligent Games and Game Intelligence


EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Intelligent Games and Game Intelligence (IGGI) studentships

11 fully-funded studentships available each year
Covers fees at Home/EU rate and a stipend for four years

The Centre for Doctoral Training in Intelligent Games and Games Intelligence (IGGI) is a unique opportunity to undertake PhD research over four years in collaboration with 60 industrial games partners and world-leading academics.

A collaboration between the University of York, the University of Essex and Goldsmiths College, University of London, the Centre will train the next generation of researchers, designers, developers and entrepreneurs in digital games.


IGGI gives you the chance to work with industrial partners on your research, giving you an opportunity to contribute directly to the future of games. You’ll undertake industrial placements and spend time at international research labs, giving you first-hand experience of the gaming industry, so you gain the skills needed to succeed in a career in the games industry or games research.

Our partners include organisations such as:

  • Sony Computer Entertainment Europe
  • The Creative Assembly
  • Codemasters
  • 22Cans
  • Eutechnyx
  • Roll7
  • Rebellion
  • TIGA
  • The Creative Industries Knowledge Transfer Network
  • BT
  • The Mental Health Foundation
  • Age UK
  • And more… check them all out at

Your research with partners like these will help to increase the use of games as a tool for scientific research and societal good, as well as creating more fun and profitable games that exploit research advances.

You’ll develop through events such as:

  • the IGGI Games Jam, a 48 hour Game Development Challenge to enhance your skills in game design and development and teamwork. Part of a global Games Jam, you will be competing with teams across the world;
  • the IGGI Symposium, a student-led event showcasing student research alongside industry and academic speakers;
  • industry days, where practitioners from industry and user organisations share insights into their business and present a real-world problem for you to solve.

For more information and to apply, click here.

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