Ph.D. On Campus

Media and Arts Technology

Queen Mary University of London

48 months
19250 GBP/year
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The Media and Arts Technology programme of the Queen Mary University of London is an innovative four year full time programme, unique in the UK.


Programme Structure

The Media and Arts Technology programme of the Queen Mary University of London builds on the outstanding success of Queen Mary’s Media and Arts Technology (MAT) Centre for Doctoral Training. In contrast to other PhD programmes in the UK the MAT PhD programme provides an integrated programme of taught modules and PhD research which accommodates students with existing Masters qualifications from other disciplines. 

The taught modules specifically train students in the technologies and techniques used in inter-disciplinary research in Technologies for the Media and Arts.

The PhD in Media and Arts Technology programme has three main components:

  • Six advanced taught modules ranging from advanced technical skills to interaction design;
  • An advanced research project;
  • PhD research examined by thesis and viva.

The programme is structured as follows:

  • Year 1: 90 credits of taught modules, and 90 credits of research project
  • Years 2, 3, 4, 5: PhD research programme following the progression points of EECS PhD policies and procedures

Programme Structure

The main research groups contributing to the programme are:
  • Antennas;
  • Centre for Digital Music;
  • Centre for Intelligent Sensing;
  • Cognitive Science;
  • Multimedia and Vision;
  • Advanced Robotics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • This is a highly interdisciplinary programme and we welcome applications from a range of backgrounds. What we require is some clear evidence of both technical and creative abilities. 
  • We invite new applications from outstanding individuals with any Arts, Engineering or Science background and welcome applications from people with a strong background the visual arts, design, architecture, New Media, User Experience, human-computer interaction, and from people with a strong backgrounds in social science e.g. psychology, sociology, or a similar discipline. You will be able to develop additional skills through the selection of specialist options.
  • You should be able to demonstrate academic achievement at the level of a first class honours degree or high level pass at Masters and excellent critical and analytic skills.
  • Before applying you should find and contact potential PhD supervisors to agree a PhD topic and supervisor.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    19250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 19250 GBP per year during 48 months.

Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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