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MPhil/PhD Transtechnology Research

University of Plymouth

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  • Qualification

    PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

  • Location

    Plymouth University

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    01-APR-21

  • Duration

    4 years

Course summary

MPhil/PhD Transtechnology Research

Using a range of practice and theory based methods the group is concerned to make apparent evidence of human desire and cultural imperatives as they are manifested in the way that science and technology is practiced, innovated by entrepreneurs and interpreted by its users.

Informed by transdisciplinary approaches, current research engages with burning questions in Film and Cinema Studies, Media Philosophy, Digital Media, History of Science and Technology, Media Anthropology, Design Theory, Interaction Design and Human Cognition.

Key features

  • Transtechnology researchers hold a monthly seminar session which is open to the public. The 2018/2019 seminar series follows the mode of a ‘slow conference’ and has the theme ‘Gravity, Epistemology, and Representation: A Weightless Exploration.’ Please visit our Transtechnology website for more information.
  • Transtechnology Research hosts the UK editorial office of Leonardo and the international office of Leonardo Reviews and Leonardo Reviews Quarterly (LRQ).
  • Since 2006 the group has published the annual Transtechnology Research Reader, as part of the Transtechnology Research: Open Access Papers project.
  • Transtechnology Research led a three year research project funded under the HERA JRP call ‘Humanities as a Source of Creativity and Innovation’ in collaboration with the VU University, Amsterdam, the University of Applied Arts, Vienna, the EYE Film Institute Netherlands and The Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision.
  • Transtechnology research students receive funding as part of the Marie-Curie funded ITN CogNovo, and 3D3 consortium. Previous students have held full doctoral research grants from AHRC, EPSRC, the University of Plymouth and Brazilian and Portuguese Research Councils.
  • Since 2015 Transtechnology Research has collaborated with Torbay Hospital Trust on a research project exploring lo-fi virtual reality in clinical training. It now has researchers in residence at Torbay’s Digital Horizons Centre working on a number of projects, one of which is approaches to low cost simulation for ODA countries
  • The Temporal Image Research Open Lab (TTIRoL) provides an interface for the intersection of practice and theory and operates as an archive and lab space for projects concerning media archaeology and cognition. It is currently home to the dqpb LAB which is undertaking EEG experiments in auditory perception with the goal of collecting data wirelessly in a surrounding that is close to the everyday experiences of participants.

Tuition fees

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£ 17,170per year

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University information

University of Plymouth

  • University League Table

    71st

  • Campus address

    Plymouth University, Drake Circus, Plymouth, Plymouth, PL4 8AA, England

The university has a thriving international community, with over 2,500 students from more than 100 countries, and 80 partnerships in over 30 countries.
A dedicated international student advice team provides specialist support to international students, helping them settle into UK life.
The university is renowned for world-leading research, especially in the fields of marine and maritime, health technologies and sustainability.

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