PhD Studentship Playing Shakespeare at Open University, UK

Publish Date: Aug 19, 2016

Deadline: Sep 07, 2016

PhD Studentship Playing Shakespeare

A three-year PhD studentship with the Open University and Globe Education, Shakespeare’s Globe
Based in Milton Keynes with regular travel to London

The Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology, at the Open University has an international reputation for the quality of its research. Providing research students with a supportive environment and excellent research facilities ensures a future supply of first class researchers. In conjunction with the highly prestigious Globe Theatre and with the Open University’s Department of English, CREET offers you a unique opportunity to study from October 2016 for a three-year full-time PhD in Playing Shakespeare.

Every year Globe Education’s flagship schools programme Playing Shakespeare with Deutsche Bank creates a high quality production of a Shakespeare play specifically designed for young people. The project provides free training for around 200 teachers and in-school workshops for around 3,000 students, backing this up with a range of digital resources. The aim of the Playing Shakespeare Full-time Studentship will be to explore the impact of the programme upon secondary school students.

The studentship will be full time at the Milton Keynes campus and you will be expected to live within easy travelling distance of Milton Keynes and London. You will need to attend the University regularly, to engage with the research environment at the OU and with a range of activities organised by Shakespeare’s Globe in relation to their research topic. Your research may involve attending Globe Theatre programmes and productions overseas. Expenses incurred in doing so will be reimbursed.

If you feel that the challenge of research in this exciting area of arts education is for you and you have the drive and intellectual curiosity to pursue postgraduate research, then we look forward to hearing from you!

You will have a postgraduate qualification at Masters level in arts, drama, education, language studies, or another appropriate discipline.

The Open University is one of the UK’s leading Research Institutions. In the 2014 REF 72% of its research was rated as “world leading” or “internationally excellent”.

There is currently a vibrant international community of students studying our PhD programmes. The Open University provides excellent support for students and offers a full range of training in computer, library and presentation skills.

Funding is available for UK, EU, EEA and International students who currently hold a tier 4 visa to study in the UK. Full funding for PhD studentships will include fees and maintenance (£14, 296 in 2016) for three years, depending on satisfactory progress.

Closing date: 7 September 2016. 

Interviews will commence in late September 2016, for immediate entry.

We promote diversity in employment and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

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