PhD Scholarships, School of Art, Design, and Architecture, University of Huddersfield, UK

Publish Date: Sep 07, 2015

Deadline: Oct 30, 2015

Research within the School of Art, Design and Architecture is structured within 7 interdisciplinary research centres. These centres bring together likeminded individuals from a range of backgrounds (including theorists, photographers, architects, artists, historians, designers, sculptures, engineers, surveyors) to explore, interrogate and develop new knowledge. All staff and postgraduate research students work within research centres, which each adopt a collegiate and supportive environment.

Our research members place considerable importance on contributing to research and practice, within the UK and internationally. Many members act as assessors for research funding bodies, visiting professors, external examiners, journal editors, members of international scientific committees and international conference organisers.

The school boasts a growing postgraduate research community of around 100 students and offers a number of Research Degrees. Our PGR students are fundamental to our research activities, culture and ethos, as is the recruitment, supervision, progression and completion of our PGR activities.

The international multi award-winning School of Art, Design and Architecture, at the University of Huddersfield, is delighted to announce two competitive PhD Scholarships for the academic year 2015-2016. These scholarships will support successful candidates to develop their research, whilst also providing opportunities to gain career-enhancing teaching experience and teaching-related skills. The School’s mission is to foster the next generation of creative researchers and boasts a dynamic and interactive learning community that allows staff and students to nurture, develop and exploit their talents.

Funding information

The PhD Scholarships will cover full tuition fees (at UK/EU rate*), provide an annual stipend of £13,863 and the opportunity to apply for funding to support attendance at research-related conferences, training, workshops and public engagement events. Scholarships will be awarded through an open competition to applicants wishing to commence full-time PhD studies in January 2016 and will be renewable annually for up to 3 years, subject to satisfactory research progress and good citizenship. Successful researchers will be expected to contribute an average of 6 hours per week to teaching and teaching-related activities.

You will have full access to state-of-the-art technical resources and will be guided through your research by our researchers that are experts in your field of study.

UK/EU tuition fees are £3,795 and International tuition fees are £12,000. International students will be required to use the stipend to meet the shortfall in tuition fees.

Students who are unable to complete their studies are required to refund the scholarship awarded.


The School will consider applications from promising candidates of any nationality. Candidates should already hold a 1st Class Honours Bachelor’s and Master’s degree (UK or UK equivalent).

For those whose first language is not English and/or if from a country where English is not the first language (as recognised by the UKBA), a language proficiency score of at least IELTS 6.0 (in all elements of the test) is required, unless the degree was taught in English and obtained in a majority English speaking country, e.g. UK, USA, Australia, New Zealand etc. as recognised by the UKBA.

Administrative contact and how to apply

The ideal applicant would normally be expected to pursue an academic career and be willing to disseminate research outcomes in high quality international academic journals and conferences, and to engage with policy through external grants applications. They will be positioned within one of the School’s Research Centres, to work amongst research active staff, in a supportive and collegiate environment.

Candidates are required to complete an online application form.  Required information includes a brief application letter, research proposal, two academic reference letters, copies of degree certificates and transcripts and proof of English language proficiency (if English is not your first language).

Submitted research proposals must demonstrate a strong understanding of the extant literature and clearly substantiate the potential for making a significant contribution in the field. Applicants may consider a wide variety of quantitative and/or qualitative methods making a strong case of the appropriateness for the method(s) suggested in the proposal. Particular attention will be paid to clarity of expression and also the structure, coherence and flow of argument. The proposal is expected to be around 1000 words and to include a bibliography. Please note: we will not be able to consider your application if a research proposal is not submitted.

For more detailed information on these and about research at our School, please

Please note: in the research degree application form, mark it clearly with FEE-WAIVER SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION, and mention which topic you are interested in, as listed below.

Further information can be obtained from Professor Angela Lee, Director of Research & Graduate Studies

Collaborative Doctoral Partnerships

The School of Art, Design and Architecture invites applications for doctoral studentship projects with the Henry Moore Institute Leeds and The Hepworth Wakefield on the following topics:

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