Centre for Research and Education in Arts and Media Research Studentship
Centre for Research and Education in Arts and Media (CREAM) PhD Research Studentships in the Westminster School of Media, Arts and Design.
Three years, full time
£16,000 ANNUAL STIPEND PLUS FEE WAIVER
A number of full-time University of Westminster PhD Studentships are available to candidates with either Home or Overseas fee status in any area of art starting in September 2016.
The Centre for Research and Education in Arts and Media (CREAM) is the UK's leading centre for research in art and design. The UK's 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) ranked CREAM as one of the top three art and design departments in the UK and number one in the field of UK arts departments with research profiles across both theory and practice. With over 60 doctoral students and more than 30 research active staff, CREAM is a leading provider of both practice-based and theoretical PhD research in photography, film, moving image, digital and experimental media, ceramics, visual art, music, and art-science relationships. We are highly international with research expertise in South and Southeast Asia, the Caribbean, and European media arts. Our students undertake practice-based and theoretical research in contemporary art and in arts and media history.
Eligible candidates will hold at least an upper second class honours BA degree and a Master’s degree. Candidates whose secondary level education has not been conducted in the medium of English should also demonstrate evidence of appropriate English language proficiency, normally defined as 6.5 in IELTS (with not less than 6.0 in any of the individual elements).
Please note that the studentships are not available to applicants who already have a PhD or who are currently enrolled on a doctoral programme at Westminster or elsewhere.
The Studentship consists of a fee waiver and a stipend of £16,000 per annum. Successful candidates will be expected to undertake some teaching duties.
Prospective candidates wishing to informally discuss an application should contact Dr May Ingawanij, M.Ingawanij@westminster.ac.uk and/or Dr Roshini Kempadoo, R.Kempadoo@westminster.ac.uk
HOW TO APPLY
We use the national online applications system, UKPASS for all research degree applications. To make your application for an MPhil/PhD please work through the following steps:
- Check that you meet the entry criteria
- Check that the Faculty can provide supervision in your research area. If you have not done so yet, please review the research areas. You will be asked to confirm this in your UKPASS application form.
- Consider your funding options – are there any Studentship or Scholarships available to you or will you have to be applying as a self-funded student?
- What documents you will be required to upload with your UKPASS application:
a) Research proposal of between 2,000 and 3,500 words (four to seven pages) in length. We recommend that you follow our guidance on writing a research proposal. Please note we will not be able to consider your application if you do not include your research proposal.
b) Scanned copies of all your relevant qualification certificates and transcripts (if your award is pending, please upload the transcript of the modules already undertaken).
c) If your secondary level education has not been conducted in the medium of English, you should also demonstrate evidence of appropriate English language proficiency, for example IELTS or TOEFL certificates.
d) 2 academic references. Please note that it is your responsibility to contact your referees and arrange for a reference letter to be provided, whether by upload to UKPASS, emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or posted to:
Postgraduate Admissions Office
University of Westminster
101 New Cavendish Street
London W1W 6XH
5.Before proceeding to apply via UKPASS, please make a note of the following essential information:
- In UKPASS, all applications including those for PhD are made via the MPhil programme – applicants cannot apply for PhD Direct (including PhD by Published Work).
- The course you are applying for in UKPASS is called Research – Media, Arts and Design.
- Click here for a printable version of the above guidance for reference while completing your UKPASS application.
Apply for Westminster School of Media Arts and Design with code P043128 (course title Research – Media, Arts and Design)
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