The University of Bristol and the Bafta-winning game developer Supermassive Games are offering a fully funded PhD to explore social mobility in gaming and help propel the industry toward a more inclusive future.
The studentship is open to Black (including African, Caribbean or mixed heritage) graduates who have a degree in the social sciences.
Gaming is one of the most influential industries in the world. According to trade body UKIE, the UK market for video games reached a record £7bn in 2020, and the UK games industry is the biggest in Europe.
However, there is still a lack of diversity within this sector.
According to research by UKIE “around 10% of people working in games are Black, Asian or minority ethnic (BAME)”, which is below average for the working age population, and are noticeably less represented in senior positions.