Funded PhD opportunities in Art, Design and Performance (open call for UK and EU students)
Funded PhD Project (UK and EU students only)
School of Art, Design and Performance
Our researchers tackle some of the planet's most urgent challenges. We want to help shape the future and know it takes more than words to make a difference.
That's exactly what our collaborative, interdisciplinary research aims to do – and why we’re investing in a number of fully-funded PhD bursaries that support our commitment to delivering innovative research with impact.
The School of Art, Design and Performance has leading researchers investigating a wide range of different topics, and we’re currently offering bursaries linked to the following research areas:
- Art, Design & Performance: Engaging Public Audiences - contact Dr Marius Kwint or Dr Jackie Batey
- Design Process & Epistemologies - contact Dr Mike Harkins or Dr Elaine Igoe
- Art, Science, Technology and Public Engagement - contact Dr Simone Gumtau or Dr Michael Wamposzyc
- Performing & Visualising History: Building new connections with the Past - contact Dr Oliver Gruner or Dr George Burrows
We encourage applications for doctoral studies that combine public engagement with study of relevant aspects of the creative art, design and performance industries and/or which interconnect creative/design practice with critical research. We are open to innovative proposals.
- 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) or a Master’s degree in an appropriate subject.
- In exceptional cases, we may consider equivalent professional experience and/or Qualifications.
- English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5 with no component score below 6.0.
How to apply
Discuss your own research idea
Once you've checked that you meet our entry requirements, you can find out more about postgraduate programmes in the School of Art, Design and Performance by contacting the lead of the research centres listed above or the Departmental Research Degrees Coordinator Dr Simone Gumtau.
Please note: a university supervisor needs to support any bursary application, so it's important you make informal contact before you apply to discuss the suitability of your proposal.
Write up a short research proposal of up to 1500 words
When you apply, you'll need to outline the background to your proposed research, and your proposed research methodology. The proposed research should relate to one of the above research areas and it's essential that you contact potential supervisors for your research beforesubmitting your application, so that they can discuss your proposal in advance.
Your application should include your research proposal, a personal statement, proof of your degrees and grades, details of 2 referees, proof of your English language proficiency and a current CV. To be considered for this funded PhD opportunity you must also quote project code ADPS4410219 when you apply.
Eligibility and funding notes
The bursaries are available to UK and EU students only and cover tuition fees for three years and an annual maintenance grant of £14,777 (2018/19 rate).
Informal enquiries are encouraged and can be made to the research leads mentioned above.
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