University of Portsmouth: Creative Technologies (Doctor of Philosophy - PhD)

InstitutionUniversity of Portsmouth View institution profile
Department Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries
Telephone 023 9284 5566
Study type Research


Staff in the School of Creative Technologies have a wide range of interests across this multidisciplinary area. Therefore it is not surprising that the active research covers a surprising range of topics from the highly artistic (soft) to the highly technical (hard). The soft research is still technologically based - it is mostly about understanding how technology is being, or will be, used to support creative areas such as animation; jazz innovation; web-usage and figurative language. The hard research is about developing the technology itself to support a range of new applications, particularly related to teaching and training. For example, there is research into developing intelligent agents to simulate complex interactions on different devices (e.g. mobiles) or through virtual reality environments: some of this research involves human behaviour representation in intelligent agent systems. Another example is research into improving the technology supporting asset management in the broadcasting industry.

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

A minimum of a second-class honours degree or equivalent in a relevant subject or a master's degree in an appropriate subject. Exceptionally, equivalent professional experience and/or qualifications will be considered. All applicants are subject to interview.
English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5 with no component score below 6.0.


Progress is assessed by regularly submitted work and a final creative writing project in the form of a literary form or genre of choice and geared to a specific market.


Modules include: Writer's workshop – exploration; writer's workshop – resolution; critical reading for creative writers; critical thinking for creative writers; the final project – the creative writing dissertation.

Location Main Site
University House
Winston Churchill Avenue


EU 4260 GBP for Year 1
England 4260 GBP for Year 1
Northern Ireland 4260 GBP for Year 1
Scotland 4260 GBP for Year 1
Wales 4260 GBP for Year 1
Channel Islands 4260 GBP for Year 1
International 14700 GBP for Year 1

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