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The 3D Graphics and Virtual Reality  group in the Department of Computer Science, University of Sheffield is offering a fully funded PhD in the areas of Virtual Reality in Medicine.

The successful student will study how to resolve the challenges of providing remote clinical consultations in dentistry, developing a tangible bespoke 3D based solution to be used for the effective transmission of rich clinical data. A real-life feasibility study will be conducted using such system to identify the opportunities and challenges associated with the delivery of remote clinical education in dentistry using broadband connectivity.

Funding

The available funding covers the cost of the UK/EU tuition fees and provides an annual, tax-free maintenance stipend at the standard UK research rate, which for 2010/11 is £13,650.

Eligibility

Academic requirements – applicants should have, or expect to achieve, a first or upper second class UK honours degree or equivalent qualifications gained outside the UK in an appropriate area of study.

How to apply

Applications should be made using the on-line application form available from http://www.shef.ac.uk/postgraduate/research/apply and should include an up-to-date CV with a covering letter. The covering letter must include a summary as to why you wish to apply for this studentship and how your interests and experience relate to the project. Any questions can be directed towards Dr. Daniela Romano (D.Romano@sheffield.ac.uk)