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Research and PhD Programmes

Research in games covers a wide spectrum of theoretical and practical areas; the relation between video games and other media; video game aesthetics and politics; immersive technologies and game design, game-based learning, serious games, ludomusicology, inclusive games design, agency in games, games and socio-cultural studies. Projects often happen in collaboration with industry partners in the games and other creative industries. Our students are given opportunities to participate in research so that they extend their knowledge, implement the skills they learn in their studies into real world contexts, and extend their teamwork and management skills, while enriching their portfolio.

Research opportunities for students 

Research students are welcomed to Brunel as valued members of our thriving, research-intensive community. Browse PhD opportunities below and find out about the funding available for students.

Research in Games Design

Find people, projects, groups and publications in Games Design and read more about related research to this area. 

Related Research

Fully-funded studentships

Our funded studentships become available at different times of the year. Please keep checking our page regularly to see the latest funded opportunities. We also advertise all our funded studentships as soon as they become available on the @BrunelResearch twitter account.

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