IGGI PhD Opportunities

The Centre for Doctoral Training in Intelligent Games and Game Intelligence provides the opportunity to do a PhD in games research, working with DC Labs researchers, investigators and associates. 

Apply now for up to 12 fully-funded studentships to start September 2019. 

IGGI is a collaboration between the University of York and Queen Mary, University of London. The programme trains PhD researchers who will become the next generation of leaders in research, design, development and entrepreneurship in digital games. We have a diverse group of students and encourage diverse applicants. Many of the DC Labs researchers, investigators and associates could take on the role of lead supervisor on the IGGI programme, so please take a look through their profiles and get in touch directly if you're interested working with them in their area of research.

We are awaiting a final funding decision (expected December 2018), which will give us 12 studentships available for 2019/20 entry (starting September 2019), which will fund full fees (at a Home/ EU rate) plus a tax-free living stipend, for a 4-year PhD programme. Could you join our large and growing group of games researchers in the world’s largest games research programme?

The IGGI programme particularly encourage projects which fit within the IGGI Grand Challenges of Embodied Interaction, Intelligent Games/ Believable Characters, Gamification and AI for Game Design, but are open to broader areas of research, especially those which have support from the games industry or have the potential for high impact.

More information about the application requirements and process can be found here.

The deadline for applications is 23:59 (GMT) on Thursday 31st January 2019. Interviews will take place at Queen Mary University of London on Friday 15th March 2019.


Please contact apply@iggi.org.uk