Bournemouth University: Animation (Doctor of Philosophy - PhD)

InstitutionBournemouth University View institution profile
Department Department of Media Production
Telephone 01202 961916
Study type Research


From law, computer animation and media production to advertising and journalism, our Faculty of Media & Communication offers many opportunities for doctoral of philosophy research across a wide range of specialisms. We performed particularly well in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) results, with our research into communication, cultural and media studies rated as first in the south-west based on impact.

Within the field of computer animation, research carried out at BU into improving motion blur in filming has had a significant impact in the world of feature films, with Pixar among the organisations to adopt the new method put forward by our researchers.

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Qualification Doctor of Philosophy - PhD
Level RQF Level 8
Entry requirements

An Honours degree at 2:1 or higher and/or a relevant Master's degree. If English is not your first language you'll need IELTS 6.5 (Academic) or above.


Research project.

Location Talbot Campus
Talbot Campus
Fern Barrow
BH12 5BB


EU 4200 GBP for Whole course
England 4200 GBP for Whole course
Northern Ireland 4200 GBP for Whole course
Scotland 4200 GBP for Whole course
Wales 4200 GBP for Whole course
International 13500 GBP for Whole course

Bournemouth University


Why BU?
We offer an extensive range of postgraduate taught courses, as well as doctoral opportunities. If you study at BU, you’re choosing be fully prepared for professional practice, to gain industry accreditation and to take advantage of the placement opportunities available on some courses.

At BU we value excellence, achievement, authenticity, creativity and responsibility, but we also believe in having fun and making new friends. A further benefit of being a part of our postgraduate community is its sheer diversity – our staff and students come from over 100 countries and our outlook is truly global. Our ...

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