Funded PhD Studentships in the Faculty of Media and Communications, Bournemouth University, UK

Publish Date: Sep 25, 2015

Deadline: Nov 01, 2015

Funded PhD Studentships in the Faculty of Media and Communications (including Law)

Outstanding and successful candidates will undertake fully funded, defined research projects that will enhance our thriving research culture and offer even more potential for societal or cultural impact and commercial exploitation.

What does the funded studentship include?

Funded candidates will receive a maintenance grant of £14,000 (unless otherwise specified) per annum, to cover their living expenses and have their fees waived for 36 months. In addition, research costs, including field work and conference attendance, will be met.

Funded Studentships are open to both UK/EU and International students unless otherwise specified.

Eligibility criteria

Candidates for funded PhD studentship must demonstrate outstanding qualities and be motivated to complete a PhD in 3 years.

All candidates must satisfy the University’s minimum doctoral entry criteria for studentships of an honours degree at Upper Second Class (2.1) and/or an appropriate Masters degree. An IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5 minimum (or equivalent) is essential for candidates for whom English is not their first language.

In addition to satisfying basic entry criteria, BU will look closely at the qualities, skills and background of each candidate and what they can bring to their chosen research project in order to ensure successful and timely completion.

Please check the individual project descriptions for additional eligibility criteria which may apply.

BU funded studentships:

Time-varying 3D Face Reconstruction

Please click on the research title above for the Project Description which may include additional eligibility criteria or requirements. 

Closing Date: 1 November 2015

How to Apply: Please complete the BU Research Degree Application form 2015 and submit to the Postgraduate Research Administrator for Admissions, Suzy Kempinski, via email to  Please note incomplete applications will not be considered so please make sure you complete the form in full.  CVs, transcripts, academic portfolio etc will not be considered unless accompanied by a completed Research Degrees Application Form.

Informal Enquiries to Lead Supervisor: Dr Hongchuan Yu.  The Studentship is for 3 years and is expected to begin inJanuary 2016.

Further Information:

Further details about Research Degree Programmes available at BU and general information about being a PhD Researcher at BU can be found on the Graduate School website.

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