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Postgraduate opportunities at the Learning Sciences Research Institute (LSRI)
University of Nottingham
*PhD Studentships + MSc Scholarships available*
Located on the award-winning Jubilee campus at The University of
Nottingham, the LSRI has an international
reputation for research in the learning sciences and technological
innovation. Research at the Institute explores how current, new and
emerging technologies can be designed and evaluated to enhance human
learning and interaction.
The LSRI brings together staff expertise from the Schools of Computer
Science and IT, Education, and Psychology, as well as links to other
Scholarships available for 2006/07
The scope of learning sciences includes understanding the processes and
practices of human learning, and designing new technologies and
environments to enhance learning across all ages and cultures. Key
areas of research for the Institute are: global and distance learning;
networked learning; designs for personal, mobile and informal learning;
mixed-reality learning technology; playful and game-based learning;
visual thinking and learning; analysis of classroom interactions, and
fundamental learning processes.
Applications may be made in any area related to the learning sciences,
but must be interdisciplinary in focus.
Successful candidates will be jointly supervised by staff from at least
two of the three Schools making up the
The studentships cover fees and a student stipend of around £12,000 per
year for UK and EU full-time students. Fees only are covered for
part-time applicants. Contributions to fees for exceptional overseas
(non-EU) students will be judged on a case-by-case basis.
MSc Advanced Interactive Technologies (for Work, Play and Learning)
Scholarships of £1,000 sterling are available in 2006/07
The MSc course offers an opportunity to extend your knowledge and skills
of developing, using or evaluating
technology to enhance work, play and learning. The programme has been
designed for graduates from a variety of
backgrounds in order to encourage interdisciplinary approaches to
interaction design, research and development. It will be of most benefit
to those wishing to enhance their careers prospects in sectors such as
new media and
technology, entertainment, training, learning or research.
Students will engage with academics working at the forefront of research
in the UK to explore the latest thinking and developments in
technology-mediated interaction in the digital age. Core modules
include an exploration of
innovative technologies, advanced research methods, interaction design
and the psychological aspects of learning and cognition. Topics covered
include games design, virtual, mixed and other realities, and
applications of online and mobile computing.
Students applying for PhD Research or MSc will need at least a 2.1 first
degree in Computer Science, Psychology,
Education or in an appropriate discipline.
International students are encouraged to apply and should have an IELTS
score of 6.5 or equivalent.
How to apply:
Further information and application forms can be found at our website:
You can contact the LSRI on:
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Miss Heidi Mather CertMgmt (Open)
Learning Sciences Research Institute
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Tel: +44 (0)115 8467671
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