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Key information

Qualification type

PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

Subject areas

Digital Media Multimedia (Computing)

Course type


Course Summary

Our digital media research is committed to transdisciplinarity, creative digital practice, the intersection of art and sciences, social technologies and public engagement. We offer PhD supervision in two main areas of digital media. As a research student you will receive a tailored package of academic and administrative support to ensure you maximise your research and future career. The academic information is in the programme profile and you will be supported by our doctoral training centres, Faculty Training Programme and Research Student Support Team.

Digital arts practice, led by Professor John Bowers, includes topics such as: emerging technologies and experimental practice; art and science practice; transdisciplinary practice; interactivity and human-computer interaction in arts practice; data visualisation and creative practice; affective computing and creative practice; applied philosophy; philosophy of cognition; contemporary art and media theory; new production environments and living labs; open source culture and creativity and crowdsourcing and creativity.

Digital media in museum, gallery and heritage settings, led by Dr Areti Galani, includes topics such as: online museum, gallery and heritage experiences; social software and its implications for the cultural sector; design and use of mobile, personal and ubiquitous technologies in cultural settings; study and understanding of social museum experiences; theory and practice of visitor studies and ethnographic and ethnomethodological approaches in the study of museum experiences.

Different course options

Full time | Newcastle University | 36 months | SEP

Study mode

Full time


36 months

Start date


Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students should have a 2:1 honours degree and preferably a merit master's degree, or international equivalent.

University information

Newcastle University is a world-leading university, advancing knowledge, providing creative solutions and solving global problems. The university is a founding member of the prestigious Russell Group, one of 24 leading research-intensive UK universities. In recent years, Newcastle University has developed a presence in three similarly vibrant and globally-connected locations – London, Singapore and Malaysia. These provide both a global...more