International PhD Studentships in Game Artificial Intelligence

  • Phd
  • Tuition fees + stipend
  • 31 January 2021

IGGI brings together more than 60 researchers in games and related fields working on creating positive impact on and through games; that’s 60 amazing researchers that you can draw on as supervisors.
You will receive focused skills training in game design, games research methods, game development, game AI, responsible innovation, and engaging users and the public with your work. In addition, you will have access to training in a wide range of topics such as HCI, graphics, audio, psychology, or AI.
You will have opportunities to collaborate with other students and researchers, make games, and share your work through
  • the annual IGGI Game Jam, a 48 hour game development challenge as part of the Global Game Jam, enhancing your skills in game design, development, and teamwork;
  • the annual IGGI Conference, showcasing student research alongside industry and academic speakers;
  • research seminars, board game evenings, or workshops run by students.

IGGI will give you the opportunity to work directly with industry and social partner organisations. Placements, research exchanges, and other forms of knowledge exchange will give you the possibility to make a direct positive impact, experience the games industry first hand, and collaborate with researchers and practitioners. Previous and current IGGI students have worked with partner organisations such as Sony Interactive Entertainment, Bossa Studios, Google, Bloomberg,, Media Molecule, BT, Splash Damage, Microsoft Research, and Sue Ryder.
Queen Mary University of London
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Queen Mary University of London

Queen Mary University of London is a public research university in London, England, and a constituent college of the federal University of London.

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Applicants normally hold a masters degree enabling them to do games research in their chosen research area (e.g. computer science, HCI, psychology, game design and development), although we do accept exceptional candidates with a fitting undergraduate degree. We also expect applicants to bring the requisite basic technical skills to succeed in our training modules in game design and development. Prior practical experience in making games is not required but a definite plus.


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Studentships fund full fees plus a tax-free living stipend, for our 4-year programme.


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