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Research Studentships

**We are now welcoming applications for EPSRC funded PhD projects. Deadline for receipt of applications is set as the 25th March 2016**

Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design (DJCAD) has a range of exciting interdisciplinary PhD research projects available for motivated and well qualified candidates. These are funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and grounded in Human Computer Interaction, Design and Computational Creativity. The interdisciplinary aspect of much of work means that students work on highly challenging problems and have significant opportunity to develop new and valuable skills.

The studentships cover fees and stipends for 42 months of study. Note the eligibility rules below.

Successful applicants will join a team of research staff and PhD students in a vibrant research environment with a growing reputation for world-class research.  All students will have access to our postgraduate training programme.

PhD studentships available in DJCAD:

Moving on: using computational creativity to represent interpersonal relationships and their endings

Makerspaces and sheds as sites for community and wellbeing

Novel prototyping tool and service for educational digital prototyping

Wearable colour identification aids

3D visualisation and comparison of superficial and deep vein patterning for the purposes of identification


  • Applicants must be UK Nationals (or otherwise meet the EPSRC residence requirements, please see EPSRC website). 
  • Must hold, or expect a minimum 2:1 or equivalent degree in a relevant subject.

Applications from non-UK nationals are also welcome, but only if applicants have independent funding to cover fees and stipend. Applications which do not meet the eligibility criteria will be rejected.

Application Procedure

Your application must include the following documents (ideally sent as a single file):

  • A CV and cover letter stating:
    • The project(s) you are interested in (3 maximum) in order of preference
    • Why your background makes you suitable for the role
    • Why the particular projects are of interest to you.
    • A short summary of your final year or MSc project
    • The names and contact details of two referees

These should be sent to Mrs Shirley Fox ( by the 25th March.

Applications will be reviewed and the strongest candidates will be asked for interview shortly after this date. Applicants should note that funding is available for a number of projects, but that this will not cover an appointment to all projects.

For potential applicants who do not meet the eligibility criteria, but who have independent funding to carry out a project, the cover letter and CV should be sent to Dr David McGloin (

For information on specific projects, the potential supervisors should be contacted. 

Full list of projects on offer.