Funding

Funded PhD Project (UK and EU students only)

Project code

AD&P4900220

Faculty

School of Art, Design and Performance

Start dates

Closing date

23 February 2020

Applications are invited for a funded three-year PhD in the School of Art, Design and Performance to commence in October 2020. 

The University of Portsmouth is investing in a number of funded PhD bursaries that underpin our commitment to our research base and the impact our research makes. In the School of Art, Design and Performance, within the Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries, we value PhD proposals that are aligned with socially engaged practices in making, performing, designing, learning, writing, curating, publishing, collaborating and communicating. 

We would like to encourage prospective applicants to think about, for example, the social impact of their work and consider potential collaboration with community groups, cultural organisations, social enterprises, charities or other relevant partners. There are various models of PhD research we can support, and we are keen to support PhD by practice projects. We welcome a range of qualitative, innovative and interdisciplinary methods, such as reflexive practice, ethnography, narrative, exhibiting, film-making, grounded theory and others.

The School of Art, Design and Performance welcomes applications for funded PhD study in the areas of:


Applicants should use the websites listed above to explore the available expertise and to tailor a specific topic for a proposal that fits with that expertise. You are encouraged to contact potential supervisors with a brief overview of a proposed topic before submitting a formal application. Our Department Research Degree Coordinator, Dr Simone Gumtau on simone.gumtau@port.ac.uk, can help to put you in touch with appropriate supervisors.

How to apply

  1. Make sure that you meet our entry requirements. As a general rule, you’ll need a good first degree from an internationally recognised university (depending upon chosen course, minimum upper second class or equivalent) and a Master’s degree in an appropriate subject. Exceptionally, equivalent professional experience and/or qualifications will be considered. English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5 with no component score below 6.0.
  2. Discuss your own research idea and find out more about postgraduate programmes in the School of Art, Design and Performance by contacting the Department Research Degrees Coordinator (see above). A university supervisor needs to support any funding application.
  3. Write up a short research proposal (2500 words), providing the background to the proposed research, and an outline of the studies. The proposed research should relate to one of the above research areas. It is essential to contact potential supervisors for your research before submitting your application so that you can develop your research ideas with them.
  4. Apply online making sure you submit your research proposal, a personal statement, proof of your degrees and grades, details of two referees, proof of your English language proficiency and an up-to-date CV.

If you want to be considered for this funded PhD opportunity you must quote project code AD&P4900220 when applying.

Eligibility and funding notes

The bursaries are available to UK and EU students only and cover tuition fees and an annual maintenance grant of £15,009 (UKRI 2019/20 rate). A fees only offer may also be made.

Enquiries

Informal enquiries are encouraged and can be made to the Department Research Degree Coordinator mentioned above. For administrative and admissions enquiries please contact admissions@port.ac.uk

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