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MPhil/PhD Research Degrees in Music

SOAS University of London
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 6 years September 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

Staff and students of the Department of Music pursue research on a wide range of subjects, mainly but not exclusively focused on the music of Asia and Africa. Staff have special interests in the music of China and Central Asia (Harris), Korea (Howard), Japan, Indonesia and Thailand (Gray), India and Nepal (Widdess), the Islamic Middle East (Wright), the Jewish world (Wood), West Africa and Cuba (Durán) and South and East Africa (Impey). But research is not limited to these areas: projects have been undertaken on American jazz, and on Caribbean, Mediterranean and Eastern European music, for example. [+]

Doctors of Philosophy in Arts in England in United Kingdom. Research Degrees in Music Subjects of research Staff and students of the Department of Music pursue research on a wide range of subjects, mainly but not exclusively focused on the music of Asia and Africa. Staff have special interests in the music of China and Central Asia (Harris), Korea (Howard), Japan, Indonesia and Thailand (Gray), India and Nepal (Widdess), the Islamic Middle East (Wright), the Jewish world (Wood), West Africa and Cuba (Durán) and South and East Africa (Impey). But research is not limited to these areas: projects have been undertaken on American jazz, and on Caribbean, Mediterranean and Eastern European music, for example. Staff often have research interests in issues that cross regional boundaries; see the Department Staff page for a summary of their interests, and select the name of a lecturer for further details of their individual research specialisms and activities. Whatever its regional origin, music is studied as a cultural phenomenon, and also from analytical and historical perspectives. Instrumental and vocal, sacred and secular, art and popular, traditional and modern musical forms are all of equal interest. Research methods employed include fieldwork, interview, archive research, recording and filming, performance, transcription and analysis, and composition. Entry requirements Postgraduate students of the Department come from a wide variety of backgrounds in the UK and from overseas. Most are performers of music as well as researchers; applicants are evaluated individually on the basis of their background and academic achievements. Applicants should normally possess a Master’s degree, or equivalent, in Music, Ethnomusicology or other relevant discipline. Applicants who are accomplished performers or teachers, or who work in the music industry, may have alternative qualifications, and are encouraged to apply. Research training and coursework All research students are required to follow a course of research training held in the department in their first year. In addition they may be required to take one or more postgraduate courses, such as the MMus core course Ethnomusicology in Practice, and/or a language course, depending on their prior qualifications and the requirements of their research project. They are also expected to attend department research seminars; and they may be recommended to attend research training workshops elsewhere in SOAS, or in institutions such as the Institute for Musical Research (http://music.sas.ac.uk/training). See “Structure” for more information about the place of research training in the structure of the programme. Supervision Each research student is allocated a Supervisory Committee, comprising the First Supervisor, who will be primarily responsible for guiding the student’s research; the Second Supervisor, who is available for periodic consultation; and the Third Supervisor, normally the Research Tutor. The Committee as a group periodically assess the student’s progress (see Structure). Research students are welcome to consult any members of the Department of Music about their research. Where the project is inter-disciplinary, the Second Supervisor can be a member of another department. Funding For links to available sources of funding for research see: http://www.soas.ac.uk/registry/scholarships/ Students from outside the UK may be eligible for financial support from their country of origin. Residence requirements MPhil/PhD students are required to be resident in London, with the following exceptions: In Year 2, you may spend up to 12 months overseas on fieldwork. In Year 4, you may apply for permission to work away from SOAS (this does not affect your fees). Part-present or Distance Learning research degrees are not currently available. How to apply If the subject you are thinking of researching coincides with the research interests of one or more members of academic staff, you are welcome to contact them to discuss your project before applying. If you are not sure how your projects fits in with the department’s subject coverage, or if you have any other question about the department or the research programme in general, you may contact the Research Tutor. When you are ready to apply, please do so online at https://app.hobsons.co.uk/AYApplicantLogin/fl_ApplicantLogin.asp?id=soas In considering your application, the Registry will advise the department as to whether your academic qualifications meet the normal requirements for MPhil/PhD at SOAS, and whether you meet English language requirements. The Department will consider your background and experience more generally, your research proposal, and your references. We will pay particular attention to the questions: is your project one that can reasonably be completed within 4 years (or part time equivalent), taking into account any difficulties there may be in working in particular parts of the world; do you have the appropriate subject knowledge and skills, or can these be provided at SOAS as part of your research training (you may be recommended to take a Master’s degree first before commencing research); do you communicate effectively in written English; do your referees confirm that you have the ability to carry out this research; can the Department provide appropriate supervision? Please ask your referees to note the questions on the reference form and respond to them as far as possible in their reference. Your referees should have personal knowledge of your academic and/or musical (performance, composition etc.) work. 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PhD Research Degrees in Media Studies

SOAS University of London
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 6 years September 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

Media and Film Studies at SOAS has an expanding programme of doctoral research with some thirty research students currently enrolled. Our research students work on an exceptionally wide range of topics, both theoretical and empirical, with about half coming from Africa, the Middle East and Asia, and half from Europe and North America. [+]

Research Degrees in Media Studies Media and Film Studies at SOAS has an expanding programme of doctoral research with some thirty research students currently enrolled. Our research students work on an exceptionally wide range of topics, both theoretical and empirical, with about half coming from Africa, the Middle East and Asia, and half from Europe and North America. The Centre puts emphasis on the acquisition of critical theoretical skills and in-depth regional, linguistic and cultural knowledge of media and film forms and practices. The PhD in Media and Film Studies is a research degree, involving original research on some aspect of contemporary theoretical and global issues in media and film. Our approach to media and film studies involves a developed critique of Eurocentrism. Our speciality is the analysis of the film and media industries, their contents and their audiences in Asia, Africa, the Middle East and their diasporas, an approach equally well-suited to research on Latin American, East European and mainstream ‘Western' media. In 2007 we opened a PhD stream designed to integrate and interrogate the relationships between theory and practice. The submitted work comprises 60,000 words of written work and up to one hour of audio-visual materials. A research degree in media and film normally takes three years, or up to a maximum of four years should extensive periods of fieldwork be required. Part-time registration is also possible. The Centre stresses interdisciplinarity and draws upon expertise right across the School. So the PhD Programme is equally suited to researchers who wish to engage in detailed study of media and film in Asia or Africa and to those who wish to combine media and film studies with other disciplines, ranging from the study of language and culture through the humanities to the social sciences. We consider research students to be one of our main research strengths and advise them to develop a portfolio of projects, whether individual or collaborative, which will be relevant to their future careers. In their final year, we also encourage them to organize symposia and film festivals based on their fields of special expertise and aimed at a broader audience. For example, the student-led Sacredmediacow collective organised a conference on media in India and produced an edited book, Indian Mass Media and the Politics of Change, which was published by Routledge. Other students have become involved with the organization of the Small Media Initiative (smallmediainitiative.com) events every autumn. Many students also give papers at national and international conferences and some publish in academic journals. For details about requirements and structure of the programme, or to see profiles of current research students please follow the links in the menu. Academic Staff and their Research Areas Dr Elisa Oreglia PhD, MIMS, (University of California Berkeley) China and Southeast Asia, particularly Myanmar; Information and Communication Technologies and Development (ICTD); Information Society and digital divides; localized information sharing practices and media production; intermediation in digital media use; rural markets and new media. Dr Dina Matar, MSc PhD (London) Middle East, especially the Arab world; international political communication; Arab cultural politics; Arab cultural studies; memory studies and oral history; Islamist movements; social movements and media; diasporas; ethnic minorities; transnational movements and communications. Dr Somnath Batabyal, MA (SOAS), PhD (SOAS) Southeast Asia with a focus on India; transnational news spheres with a special focus on India; Development discourses in India and its articulation in mainstream and alternate news forums; environmental politics. Dr Jaeho Kang, MA (Korea); PhD (Cambridge University) East Asia; Korea, China and Japan; critical theory; media theory; East Asian cultural studies; political communication; media and urban spaces in East Asian cities; New media and democracy; media spectacle and global mega events [-]

MPhil/PhD Research Degrees in Film Studies

SOAS University of London
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 6 years September 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

The Centre for Film and Screen Studies invites applications for disciplinary and interdisciplinary research in Film and Screen Studies with particular reference to Africa, Asia and the Near and Middle East. The Centre’s geographical focus on film/screen industries and movements beyond the dominant Western ‘global’ Hollywood and European economies of production, distribution and exhibition, makes the Centre unique in its approach. We are also keen to promote research on the transnational, transcultural and multi-media nature of the image in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. [+]

Doctors of Philosophy in Arts in England in United Kingdom. Research Degrees in Film Studies The Centre for Film and Screen Studies invites applications for disciplinary and interdisciplinary research in Film and Screen Studies with particular reference to Africa, Asia and the Near and Middle East. The Centre’s geographical focus on film/screen industries and movements beyond the dominant Western ‘global’ Hollywood and European economies of production, distribution and exhibition, makes the Centre unique in its approach. We are also keen to promote research on the transnational, transcultural and multi-media nature of the image in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. In a ‘global’ industry, film and media scholars and practitioners are increasingly recognising the need for a move toward the study of image cultures and industries beyond the historical hegemonies of the European and Hollywood industries. The range of expertise in non-Western film/screen studies and cultures offered at SOAS provides a unique opportunity to respond and contribute to current critical and theoretical debates in these disciplines by providing a vibrant intellectual home for research students with an interest in film and screen studies. Programme Convenor: Lindiwe Dovey [-]

PhD Research Degrees in History of Art and/or Archaeology

SOAS University of London
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 6 years September 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

While a research degree should be very rewarding personally, it is also a serious and sometimes intense undertaking. Under the current system, a full-time doctoral student has three years to complete a full draft of her or his thesis and then a further one year for writing up (known as a 3+1 degree). There are always solitary moments when carrying out individual research, even if a department has a strong collegiate atmosphere, as ours does. Research degrees are generally undertaken by individuals who aim to become professionals in the field of art history and/or archaeology, whether as academics who carry out research and teach in universities or as curators or educators in museums, libraries or archives, or in any number of other related areas such as academic publishing or even the commercial art world. It is generally a good idea to have some experience of work outside university before applying to a doctoral programme, for example, in some role in a museum or gallery. Embarking on a research degree is not just about the qualification but also about developing as a person and a professional so as to be able to contribute to national and international discourses in, and perhaps also far beyond, the history of art and archaeology. [+]

Research Degrees in History of Art and/or Archaeology Start of programme: September intake only Mode of Attendance: Full Time or Part Time Why embark on a Research Degree? While a research degree should be very rewarding personally, it is also a serious and sometimes intense undertaking. Under the current system, a full-time doctoral student has three years to complete a full draft of her or his thesis and then a further one year for writing up (known as a 3+1 degree). There are always solitary moments when carrying out individual research, even if a department has a strong collegiate atmosphere, as ours does. Research degrees are generally undertaken by individuals who aim to become professionals in the field of art history and/or archaeology, whether as academics who carry out research and teach in universities or as curators or educators in museums, libraries or archives, or in any number of other related areas such as academic publishing or even the commercial art world. It is generally a good idea to have some experience of work outside university before applying to a doctoral programme, for example, in some role in a museum or gallery. Embarking on a research degree is not just about the qualification but also about developing as a person and a professional so as to be able to contribute to national and international discourses in, and perhaps also far beyond, the history of art and archaeology. Why at SOAS? Beyond the distinctive intellectual environment of SOAS, doctoral researchers are generally drawn to work with an individual supervisor who is a renowned expert in a particular field or else is known for a particular critical approach. Many of our current students completed MA degrees at SOAS during which time they took courses with and got to know members of academic staff in the department, experiences that encouraged them to consider a research degree. Prospective applicants may wish to browse through the staff webpages where updated biographies and publications of individual staff members may be found. Some supervisors prefer their research students to have trained under them at MA level even if they have an MA in art history or archaeology from elsewhere. Our department generally makes about 10-20 offers each year. One reason why an offer-holder might choose the Department of the History of Art and Archaeology, apart from wanting to work under the supervision of a particular scholar at SOAS, is that our programme has one of the highest completion rates at SOAS and indeed in the sector: we graduate about 0.7 doctorates each year, within the 3+1 year framework, per full time member of staff. What have our recent graduates gone on to do? Our graduates have gone on to a range of different roles, mainly in academia and the museum world. Quite often, after completing a doctorate, there is a transitional stage during which an early career researcher will work as a postdoctoral researcher, sometimes with a fellowship, before securing a teaching post. Some graduates do go straight into teaching positions in universities around the world. Many of our graduates have ended up working in museums, galleries and libraries, or else they carried out their degrees part-time while working in one of these, and remained working there on completion. Changes to the way research is carried out and disseminated through forms of publishing, brought on by the arrival of the digital age, would suggest that many new types of professional career will open up in the near future which can only be guessed at now. [-]

PhD Music and Technology

University of Kent, School of Music and Fine Art
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 6 years September 2017 United Kingdom Chatham + 1 more

Through the Music and Technology PhD programme you develop your work through an intensive period of study in an ambitious and challenging research environment. You undertake a substantial research project resulting in a practice-based output and written thesis, guided by a core supervisory team who have expertise within the given research area. [+]

Doctors of Philosophy in Arts in England in United Kingdom. Our programmes offer you the opportunity to mix with composers, sound designers, film-makers, technologists, theorists, visual artists and curators. During your time with us, you become part of our specialist community, exchanging ideas and developing your own creative and intellectual interests, informed by expert academic staff. The School of Music and Fine Art is situated on the University of Kent's Medway campus. Facilities include purpose-built recording studios, post-production rooms, rehearsal spaces, workstations and seminar rooms. There is a professionally designed 5.1 recording and compositional space and a spatial audio studio. In addition, there is a multi-loudspeaker sound diffusion system for the performance of sonic art and live electronics. Our location on the Chatham Historic Dockyard provides interesting and unique spaces for concerts, performances and sound installations, with further venues on the other parts of the campus and in the surrounding area. Our students explore both the creative and technical aspects of music and its related technologies and also have the opportunity to work collaboratively with practitioners from other arts subjects. You have regular meetings with your supervisor as well as tuition in research methodologies in the early stages of your research. Additionally, the School regularly invites academic and professional specialists for guest lectures, workshops and special events relevant to students’ research. Research areas Individual staff research interests cover a wide range of aspects of music technology and composition, and supervision is available in all these areas. Our research environment is fuelled by the work of our celebrated composers, performers and scholars: Dr Ben Curry (music semiotics, popular music, eighteenth century music), Professor Kevin Dawe (ethnomusicology, musical instrument research, popular music), Profesor Tim Howle (electroacoustic music, acoustic music and visual music), Dr Paul Fretwell (instrumental and electronic music), Richard Lightman (popular music production, film music and cross-cultural collaborations) Duncan MacLeod (experimental music, temperament and spatialisation), and Dr Aki Pasoulas (electroacoustic music, spatial sound, soundscape and acoustic ecology). Our research culture is enhanced by the presence of a wide range of visiting colleagues (honorary professors, associate and assistant lecturers), as well as regular seminars and master-classes. Our Graduate Teaching Assistants and PhD students have scholarly pursuits in a wide range of topics. Recent topics have included: progressive rock, the Memphis music scene, Cretan music, Czerny's piano transcriptions, computer-based interactive instruments and microtonality in music composition. [-]

PhD Music (Research, Composition or Performance)

University of Kent, School of Music and Fine Art
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 6 years September 2017 United Kingdom Chatham + 1 more

Our taught and research programmes are exciting and innovative, offering you the opportunity to mix with composers, sound designers, film-makers, technologists, ethnomusicologists, theorists, visual artists and curators. During your time with us, you become part of our specialist community, exchanging ideas and developing your own creative and intellectual interests, informed by expert academic staff within the School of Music and Fine Art. [+]

Kent is a top 20 research-intensive university. All of our academic schools produce world-class research, and Kent is rated as internationally excellent, leading the way in many fields of study. The School of Music and Fine Art is home to the Sound-Image-Space Research Centre which promotes practice-led research underpinned by theory and scholarship within the broad domain of image, sound and the spatial arts. The focus is on new collaborative relationships that generate research outputs through multiple modalities; these include the production of new creative work, performance, publication, and exhibition and curation. Our taught and research programmes are exciting and innovative, offering you the opportunity to mix with composers, sound designers, film-makers, technologists, ethnomusicologists, theorists, visual artists and curators. During your time with us, you become part of our specialist community, exchanging ideas and developing your own creative and intellectual interests, informed by expert academic staff within the School of Music and Fine Art. Individual staff research interests cover a wide range of aspects of music composition, performance, ethnomusicology and music technology, and supervision is available in all of these areas. For these programmes, you have regular meetings with your supervisor as well as tuition in research methodologies in the early stages of your research. Additionally, we regularly invite academic and professional specialists for guest lectures, workshops and special events relevant to students’ research. [-]

MPhil / PhD in Games Computing and Creative Technologies specialisms

University of Bolton
Campus Full time 3 - 7 years August 2017 United Kingdom Bolton

This MPhil/PhD offered by the School of Business and Creative Technologies offers you an opportunity to focus your studies in an area that is of personal or professional relevance to you. You will be supported by a first supervisor, who will offer specialised guidance, and a second supervisor, who will provide a more general overview of your studies. Depending on your qualifications and experience you may register for an MPhil with the option to... [+]

Doctors of Philosophy in Arts in England in United Kingdom. Games Computing and Creative Technologies specialisms - MPhil / PhD This MPhil/PhD offered by the School of Business and Creative Technologies offers you an opportunity to focus your studies in an area that is of personal or professional relevance to you. You will be supported by a first supervisor, who will offer specialised guidance, and a second supervisor, who will provide a more general overview of your studies. Depending on your qualifications and experience you may register for an MPhil with the option to progress to a PhD or register for the PhD directly. As well as regular meetings with your supervisors, there will be an annual review of progress by means of a formal submission to the school’s research committee. Subject overview The latest nationwide Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) results, announced in December 2008, resulted in research work conducted at the University of Bolton being assessed as world-leading in terms of originality, significance and rigour. The School of Business and Creative Technologies is developing a multidisciplinary research culture in the disciplines of computer games, computing and IT, and the creative technologies, and is collaborating with industry and other academic partners. Research topics Research activity in the school is vibrant and staff and research students work in a number of areas including machine-mediated communication and HCI, e-learning and e-commerce, relational agents, artificial intelligence, physical character animation modelling, emotioneering and biofeedback, sound engineering and computer game sound. Current large-scale research and enterprise activity within the school includes projects such as virtual research environments, open content and learning, cybersavvy youth and girls and gadgets. [-]

PhD in Engineering, Product Design and Textiles specialisms

University of Bolton
Campus Full time 3 - 7 years August 2017 United Kingdom Bolton

The doctor of philosophy (PhD) degree is aimed at students with a masters degree in a relevant field, in addition to a good honours degree (or significant work experience and professional qualifications), who wish to undertake a research-based doctorate. On the PhD programme you are expected to demonstrate the creation and interpretation of new knowledge through original research, or other advanced scholarship of a quality to satisfy peer review, which... [+]

Engineering, Product Design and Textiles specialisms - PhD The doctor of philosophy (PhD) degree is aimed at students with a masters degree in a relevant field, in addition to a good honours degree (or significant work experience and professional qualifications), who wish to undertake a research-based doctorate. On the PhD programme you are expected to demonstrate the creation and interpretation of new knowledge through original research, or other advanced scholarship of a quality to satisfy peer review, which extends the forefront of the discipline and merits publication. You will also be expected to acquire an understanding of a substantial body of knowledge in your particular subject area in the field of engineering or design, as well as a general ability to conceptualise, design and implement a project for the generation of new knowledge. You will also gain a detailed understanding of applicable techniques for research and advanced academic enquiry in the engineering or design subject area. If you wish to develop research and analytical skills and conduct an original piece of research this course is appropriate for you. Your research may be applied research or action research, and may be based on your work in industry if you choose to study part-time. Careers & professional development Recent graduates from the PhD programme are following careers in academia and industry. On graduation you will become a member of the University's alumni association. You will be a lifelong member of the University's community, able to access careers information, the library, professional periodicals and journals, as well as a range of other facilities. Subject overview With over thirty years' experience in teaching, practice and research in engineering, the University of Bolton leads the field. The engineering and design research group works in collaboration with industry and our strengths lie in applied research. The group encompasses a number of different engineering and design disciplines, including electronic engineering, mechanical engineering, automotive engineering, product design and textiles. Research topics Research topics include: - applications of electronics - applied physics - robotics - manufacture of electronics-enabled products - engine design - structural crashworthiness - impact biomechanics - accident investigation - manufacturing systems - general textile technology - textile supply chain - advanced composite materials - inclusive design - finite element modelling. [-]

MPhil / PhD in Supply Chain, Business IT, Music and Creative Industries Management specialisms

University of Bolton
Campus Full time 3 - 7 years August 2017 United Kingdom Bolton

You may already be working professionally in the field you wish to research or you may already have extensive knowledge of your field. Alternatively, you may be a business professional with the basis of your research in mind, looking for a way to formalise and extend your knowledge and skills within the framework of a research degree. The award of a UK doctorate is based solely upon individual research, presented in the form of a thesis... [+]

Doctors of Philosophy in Arts in England in United Kingdom. Supply Chain, Business IT, Music and Creative Industries Management specialisms - MPhil / PhD You may already be working professionally in the field you wish to research or you may already have extensive knowledge of your field. Alternatively, you may be a business professional with the basis of your research in mind, looking for a way to formalise and extend your knowledge and skills within the framework of a research degree. The award of a UK doctorate is based solely upon individual research, presented in the form of a thesis. We expect prospective candidates to have a good honours degree or its equivalent in a relevant discipline. You may also have an appropriate masters degree, or other demonstrable research experience and writing skills. The doctorate-level programmes at the BLIS Research Centre are intended for professionals, graduates and career-minded individuals seeking to develop as a managerial, industrial, or academic professional in their chosen field of study. You should be seeking the knowledge that will allow you to respond operationally and strategically to the demands of, and function effectively within, a wide range of business and academic environments, and have a desire to make a significant contribution to knowledge in the field and to your own career development. Careers & professional development Successful PhD candidates stand out as specialists in their chosen field. The qualities required to be successful in PhD research are also being recognised more and more in industry as those necessary to undertake the sort of complex and strategic work in managing global blue chip companies. In addition, there are well-recognized career opportunities in academia, and public sector or government organisations for PhD graduates. Subject overview The BLIS Research Centre's commitment to research and enterprise has been instrumental in the development of a dynamic research environment that fosters innovation and original contributions to knowledge in the areas of business and management. As a research degree candidate you will be supported by a supervisory team of academics with industry experience who will guide you through the programme of your studies. You will be expected to participate in seminars, conferences, research training workshops and other relevant events, as well as publishing output from your studies. It is also expected that you will have the commitment and willingness to assume responsibility for your personal development, and the intellectual capacity to assimilate, manipulate and master advanced levels of knowledge appropriate to your area of research. Research topics Research topics include: - supply chain management - global logistics - information systems for supply chain and logistics - use of open systems in business and management - information systems and management - strategic exploitation of ICT - e-business - strategy - knowledge management - operations management - process modelling - SME research - risk management - virtual learning environments (VLEs) - music and creative technologies business. Available projects Projects which are currently being undertaken by research degree candidates include: The use of open source ERP system in SMEs; North West Aerospace supply chain restructuring; Knowledge portals for SMEs; The use of open source product development management tools; Applying patterns to web services based solutions of Internal Enterprise Applications Integration (EAI) within small to medium businesses (SMEs); The role of customer service in B2B marketing; Portfolio incomes and the live music industry; Artist development in the dance music genre; E-marketing in the UK grocery retailing sector. [-]

PHD History and Philosophy of Art

University of Kent, School of Arts
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 6 years August 2017 United Kingdom Canterbury + 1 more

History & Philosophy of Art at Kent provides opportunities for graduate study with well-established researchers in the fields of art history, philosophy of art and aesthetics. Staff research covers contemporary art and aesthetics, modernism, theories of art, the historiography of art and the Cold War; biographical monographs, the photograph (in its historical, contemporary and critical contexts), and the historical interplay of... [+]

PHD History and Philosophy of Art History & Philosophy of Art at Kent provides opportunities for graduate study with well-established researchers in the fields of art history, philosophy of art and aesthetics. Staff research covers contemporary art and aesthetics, modernism, theories of art, the historiography of art and the Cold War; biographical monographs, the photograph (in its historical, contemporary and critical contexts), and the historical interplay of image, theory and institutions from the Renaissance to the present (especially European and North American). Developing areas of interest include the cultural and historical significance of the print, and the role of performance and new media in contemporary art practices, which draw upon our links with other subjects within the School of Arts and the Faculty of Humanities. In particular, postgraduates have the opportunity to participate in the activities of the multidisciplinary Aesthetics Research Centre, and there is also a full programme of visiting speakers from across the constituent subject areas within the School of Arts, which includes Filmand Drama. Course structure Undertake research under staff with interests in photography, art theory from the Renaissance to recent times and contemporary art. Postgraduate resources Postgraduate resources There is a large and wide-ranging library holding for History & Philosophy of Art, covering the fields of painting, sculpture, architecture, photography, aesthetics and contemporary visual communications. There is a substantial stock of periodicals, online access to e-journals and a slide library with well over 100,000 images, covering areas such as contemporary art, visual cultures, garden history and the film still, as well as traditional media. Kent is ideally located for access to galleries in London and on the continent. In 2010, we moved into the purpose-built, and RIBA award-winning, Jarman Building located at the centre of the Canterbury campus. The new building is home to the Studio 3 Gallery and a range of teaching and social spaces as well as a dedicated postgraduate centre. Support All postgraduate students are offered research skills training and the opportunity to take part in reading groups and research seminars at departmental, school and faculty level. Research students have the added opportunity for funded conference attendance. There is also a dedicated student support office at our Canterbury campus, which can offer support and guidance throughout your studies, in addition to an office in Paris. In recent years, several members of the History & Philosophy of Art Department, both full-time and part-time, have been awarded University prizes for excellence in student support, curriculum innovation and research-based teaching – an ethos which we seek to extend to the postgraduate community. Entry requirements An upper second-class honours degree or better, usually in a relevant humanities subject. In certain circumstances, the School will consider candidates who have not followed a conventional education path or who may have relevant experience in the industry. These cases are assessed individually by the Director of Graduate Studies. [-]

PhD Film: Practice by Research

University of Kent, School of Arts
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 6 years August 2017 United Kingdom Canterbury + 1 more

One of the largest European centres for the study of film, it has an established reputation going back 35 years. Approaching film as a dynamic part of our cultural experience, we encourage thinking about film as it emerges at the intersections of art, document and entertainment. Through theory and practice, individual research, student-led seminars and visiting speakers, we promote an environment in which postgraduate students are able to engage... [+]

Doctors of Philosophy in Arts in England in United Kingdom. PhD Film: Practice by Research The Film Department at the University of Kent is known for its excellence in research and teaching. It was ranked second in the UK for research power in the most recent Research Assessment Exercise (RAE). One of the largest European centres for the study of film, it has an established reputation going back 35 years. Approaching film as a dynamic part of our cultural experience, we encourage thinking about film as it emerges at the intersections of art, document and entertainment. Through theory and practice, individual research, student-led seminars and visiting speakers, we promote an environment in which postgraduate students are able to engage with the continuing vibrancy of cinema. Studying film as a postgraduate at the University of Kent will give you the opportunity to experience our rich resources of academic expertise, library facilities and a campus based film culture. We currently offer expertise in North American, European and Latin American cinemas. Our research and teaching will engage you in a dialogue with aesthetic, conceptual and historical perspectives, as well as with digital media and practice by research. In 2014, the University opened a new 62-seat cinema named after the pioneering female film director Ida Lupino, which students can enjoy as part of their experience during their studies. The Lupino has state-of-the-art digital projection and sound, and has been created to provide an intimate atmosphere for film viewing. Course structure Postgraduate students are supervised via a research team through regular meetings. Research supervision draws on wide staff interests in North American, European, and Latin American cinemas, offering opportunities to study projects based in aesthetic, conceptual and historical perspectives on film and digital media, as well as practice by research. For further details, see staff research interests below. In addition, research students participate in a series of regular events. These include work-inprogress seminars and professional development workshops, both of which are organised at School level. Research students are also able to enrol on the Graduate School’s Researcher Development Programme. Our research students also actively participate in a research seminar, which brings leading scholars and practitioners to Kent. We also hold an annual postgraduate presentation day. Postgraduate resources Film at Kent has excellent viewing and library facilities, with a large number of films screened weekly during term on 35mm and Blu-Ray. The Templeman Library has extensive book and specialist journal holdings in film and related areas; there is also a large and growing reference collection of film on DVD, with individual and group viewing facilities. The Department also benefits from the presence of the Gulbenkian Cinema on campus, which runs a programme of new releases and classics. In 2010, we moved into the purpose-built, and RIBA award-winning, Jarman Building. The new building is home to a range of professional standard editing and studio facilities, plus a dedicated postgraduate centre and teaching and social spaces. Internationally recognised research Our staff produce internationally recognised research at the intersection of film theory, history, practice, and the conceptual and stylistic analysis of moving image media. Based on this expertise, we are able to support research across a wide range of topics, including: moving image theory, history and criticism; American, European and Latin American cinemas; British Cinema; the avantgarde; and digital media and animation. There are also close connections between Film and the Aesthetics Research Group. The Centre for the Interdisciplinary Study of Film and the Moving Image promotes our excellence in research and hosts a range of research events including symposia, visiting speakers and workshops. A recently established affiliation with the Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) in London offers the possibility of collaborative projects, internships, postgraduate events and activities as well as free membership to all postgraduate students. Film-making The Department includes film-makers among its members of staff. Clio Barnard’s recent film The Arbor was nominated for a BAFTA and Clio received the best newcomer and original debut feature at the London Film Festival and best new documentary film-maker at the Tribeca Film Festival. Her most recent work, The Selfish Giant, was chosen as one of only two films to represent the UK in the Directors’ Fortnight line-up at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival. Virginia Pitts’ films Trust Me (2001) and Fleeting Beauty (2004) were selected to screen at 25 international film festivals, toured US art galleries and sold widely to television. Her latest film, Beat (2010), a narrative-dance piece exploring dialogism as an ideal for human interaction, is currently on the international festival circuit where it has been nominated for awards in New Zealand, Canada, the US and Greece. Lawrence Jackson worked in various crew capacities in the UK film industry for three years before working in-house, then freelance as a Bi-Media Producer for BBC Northern Ireland Drama. As writer-director, he has five short films and as producer-director, around 50 hours of radio drama to his name. The shorts, shot in locations from Margate to Northern Ireland and Prague to Newcastle, have been shown at the Munich Film Festival, London’s ICA Cinema and on BBC2. Entry requirements An MA in a relevant subject. [-]

PhD Film

University of Kent, School of Arts
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 6 years August 2017 United Kingdom Canterbury + 1 more

One of the largest European centres for the study of film, it has an established reputation going back 35 years. Approaching film as a dynamic part of our cultural experience, we encourage thinking about film as it emerges at the intersections of art, document and entertainment... [+]

PhD Film The Film Department at the University of Kent is known for its excellence in research and teaching. It was ranked second in the UK for research power in the most recent Research Assessment Exercise (RAE). One of the largest European centres for the study of film, it has an established reputation going back 35 years. Approaching film as a dynamic part of our cultural experience, we encourage thinking about film as it emerges at the intersections of art, document and entertainment. Through theory and practice, individual research, student-led seminars and visiting speakers, we promote an environment in which postgraduate students are able to engage with the continuing vibrancy of cinema. Studying film as a postgraduate at the University of Kent will give you the opportunity to experience our rich resources of academic expertise, library facilities and a campus based film culture. We currently offer expertise in North American, European and Latin American cinemas. Our research and teaching will engage you in a dialogue with aesthetic, conceptual and historical perspectives, as well as with digital media and practice by research. In 2014, the University opened a new 62-seat cinema named after the pioneering female film director Ida Lupino, which students can enjoy as part of their experience during their studies. The Lupino has state-of-the-art digital projection and sound, and has been created to provide an intimate atmosphere for film viewing. Course structure Postgraduate students are supervised via a research team through regular meetings. Research supervision draws on wide staff interests in North American, European, and Latin American cinemas, offering opportunities to study projects based in aesthetic, conceptual and historical perspectives on film and digital media, as well as practice by research. For further details, see staff research interests. In addition, research students participate in a series of regular events. These include work-inprogress seminars and professional development workshops, both of which are organised at School level. Research students are also able to enrol on the Graduate School’s Researcher Development Programme. Our research students also actively participate in a research seminar, which brings leading scholars and practitioners to Kent. We also hold an annual postgraduate presentation day. Postgraduate resources Film at Kent has excellent viewing and library facilities, with a large number of films screened weekly during term on 35mm and Blu-Ray. The Templeman Library has extensive book and specialist journal holdings in film and related areas; there is also a large and growing reference collection of film on DVD, with individual and group viewing facilities. The Department also benefits from the presence of the Gulbenkian Cinema on campus, which runs a programme of new releases and classics. In 2010, we moved into the purpose-built, and RIBA award-winning, Jarman Building. The new building is home to a range of professional standard editing and studio facilities, plus a dedicated postgraduate centre and teaching and social spaces. Internationally recognised research Our staff produce internationally recognised research at the intersection of film theory, history, practice, and the conceptual and stylistic analysis of moving image media. Based on this expertise, we are able to support research across a wide range of topics, including: moving image theory, history and criticism; American, European and Latin American cinemas; British Cinema; the avantgarde; and digital media and animation. There are also close connections between Film and the Aesthetics Research Group. The Centre for the Interdisciplinary Study of Film and the Moving Image promotes our excellence in research and hosts a range of research events including symposia, visiting speakers and workshops. A recently established affiliation with the Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) in London offers the possibility of collaborative projects, internships, postgraduate events and activities as well as free membership to all postgraduate students. Film-making The Department includes film-makers among its members of staff. Clio Barnard’s recent film The Arbor was nominated for a BAFTA and Clio received the best newcomer and original debut feature at the London Film Festival and best new documentary film-maker at the Tribeca Film Festival. Her most recent work, The Selfish Giant, was chosen as one of only two films to represent the UK in the Directors’ Fortnight line-up at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival. Virginia Pitts’ films Trust Me (2001) and Fleeting Beauty (2004) were selected to screen at 25 international film festivals, toured US art galleries and sold widely to television. Her latest film, Beat (2010), a narrative-dance piece exploring dialogism as an ideal for human interaction, is currently on the international festival circuit where it has been nominated for awards in New Zealand, Canada, the US and Greece. Lawrence Jackson worked in various crew capacities in the UK film industry for three years before working in-house, then freelance as a Bi-Media Producer for BBC Northern Ireland Drama. As writer-director, he has five short films and as producer-director, around 50 hours of radio drama to his name. The shorts, shot in locations from Margate to Northern Ireland and Prague to Newcastle, have been shown at the Munich Film Festival, London’s ICA Cinema and on BBC2. Entry requirements A first or 2.1 honours degree in a relevant subject for the MA; an MA for the PhD [-]

PhD Drama (by thesis and practice)

University of Kent, School of Arts
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 6 years August 2017 United Kingdom Canterbury + 1 more

Our flagship area of ‘Practice as Research’ has so far attracted a range of researchers and professionals, including the co-directors of Ridiculusmus, performance artist Kazuko Hohki, and many others working in areas from physical theatre to visual performance and cross-disciplinary projects... [+]

Doctors of Philosophy in Arts in England in United Kingdom. PhD Drama (by thesis and practice) Postgraduate Drama and Theatre studies at Kent has a very strong reputation for research and supervision in contemporary performance processes, applied performance and European theatre. The wide-ranging interests of our international team of leading and emerging researchers (from the UK, Australia, Malta, Greece, Germany and other countries) also include research strengths in Shakespeare, 18th-century theatre, multimedia performance, and in the history of comedy and popular performance. Our distinctive focus at Kent is on theatre as practice, whatever the topic, area, mode and methodology of research, and we encourage postgraduate students to make use of our close links and contacts with local, national and international (especially European) theatre companies, venues, schools and artists, both for research and to encourage professional postgraduate development. Our flagship area of ‘Practice as Research’ has so far attracted a range of researchers and professionals, including the co-directors of Ridiculusmus, performance artist Kazuko Hohki, and many others working in areas from physical theatre to visual performance and cross-disciplinary projects. Course structure Individual staff research interests cover a wide range of both historical and contemporary aspects of the theory and practice of theatre, and supervision is available in all these areas. For these programmes you have regular meetings with your supervisor as well as tuition in research methodologies in the early stages of your research. Additionally, we regularly invite academic and professional specialists for guest lectures, workshops and special events relevant to students’ research. Practice-based students also have supervision in the studio or other practice-related spaces. We provide financial and production support for students’ projects. Postgraduate resources The School of Arts’ award-winning Jarman Building offers professional standard drama facilities, along with social spaces and a dedicated centre for postgraduate students. Additional facilities across the Canterbury campus include two theatres; the 113-seat Aphra Theatre (a courtyard-type gallery theatre space) and the Lumley Theatre, which is a flexible and adaptable white room space. Drama students also benefit from an additional rehearsal studio, a sound studio, a theatre design suite and an extensively equipped construction workshop. The University’s Templeman Library is well resourced in our subject area and houses special collections of 19th-century manuscripts – playbills, programmes, prints and other theatre ephemera – theatrical biography and the history of the stage in the 19th and 20th centuries. It also has particular strengths as a research resource in English Renaissance drama, Russian and French theatre, and British theatre since 1900. We also house the Jacques Copeau Archive and the British Grotowski collection. Conferences and seminars We have strong links with organisations such as the International Federation for Theatre Research (IFTR) and the Theatre and Performance Research Association (TaPRA), and encourage postgraduates to present work within national and international conferences. Also, we run regular research seminars, workshops, and performance-related events led by members of staff, students, and invited experts and practitioners. Entry requirements An upper second-class honours degree or better, usually in a relevant humanities subject. In certain circumstances, the School will consider candidates who have not followed a conventional education path or who may have relevant experience in the industry. These cases are assessed individually by the Director of Graduate Studies. [-]

PhD Architecture

University of Kent, Kent School of Architecture
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 6 years August 2017 United Kingdom Canterbury + 1 more

Architects and the designers of our surroundings are the driving force behind the design and development of our built environment. Whether they are designing new buildings, giving a new lease of life to existing ones, developing urban spaces, landscapes or contemporary interiors, architects have a profound influence on all our lives. [+]

PhD Architecture Architects and the designers of our surroundings are the driving force behind the design and development of our built environment. Whether they are designing new buildings, giving a new lease of life to existing ones, developing urban spaces, landscapes or contemporary interiors, architects have a profound influence on all our lives. The Kent School of Architecture (KSA) offers a two-year full-time ‘professional’ Master of Architecture (MArch) which gives exemption from ARB/RIBA Part 2 on completion. The School also offers a research degree programme (PhD) and taught Master’s programmes in Architecture and Urban Design, Architectural Visualisation, Architectural Conservation, and Architecture and Sustainable Environment. These programmes also benefit from expertise in urban studies, animation and art within other schools at Kent. School staff have design expertise and specialist knowledge; they are at the forefront of current architectural issues, including sustainability, technology, professional practice and research. Course structure The Kent School of Architecture offers a full-time and part-time research programme, leading to a PhD research degree. The School promotes innovative and interdisciplinary research study in architecture, urbanism and related fields. The main objective is to combine contemporary advanced research with an educational agenda, preparing candidates to practise in a global academic and professional world. A particular feature of the KSA research degree programme is the wide spectrum of investigation and the possibility of undertaking research by design. PhD students have access to all University of Kent facilities and a weekly seminar designed for research students only. Each candidate is entitled to two supervisors. The Programme Director is Professor Gordana Fontana-Giusti. KSA supervisors include: Prof Gerald Adler, Dr Timothy Brittain-Catlin, Professor Marialena Nikolopoulou, Dr Henrik Schoenefeldt, Dr Richard Watkins, Dr David Haney, Dr Luciano Cardellicchio, Dr Manolo Guerci and Dr Giri Renganathan. Staff are active in research and give papers at conferences nationally and internationally. Postgraduate resources The School of Architecture studios include a dedicated computing suite with a range of environmental construction software, and a new digital crit studio. There is a fully equipped architectural model-making workshop for constructing models and large-scale prototypes. Professional links The School has excellent contacts with businesses and culture in the local area, including regional organisations such as the Kent Architecture Centre, Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), Kent County Council and Kent Design Initiative. The Sustainable Communities Plan is particularly strong in south-east England, making the region the ideal place in which to debate innovative solutions to architectural issues. Kent also has excellent links with schools of architecture in Lille, Bruges, Rome, Bauhaus-Dessau, Beijing, Venice, Istanbul and, in the USA, Virginia and California. Academic study is complemented by a mentoring scheme organised in collaboration with the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and involving students in events with local practices. Dynamic publishing culture Staff publish regularly and widely in journals, conference proceedings and books. Among others, they have recently contributed to: Architectural Research Quarterly; Architectural Review; Building and Environment; The Journal of Architecture; The World of Interiors; Journal of the Society of Antiquaries; and Architectural History. Details of recently published books can be found within our staff research interests. Entry requirements A minimum 2.1 honours degree, plus a Master’s degree or MArch in architecture or an appropriate subject, or equivalent track record and professional experience in architecture. As part of your application you are required to provide a CV and a detailed research proposal which should include the following: have a suggested title be clearly written and demonstrates engagement with an area in one of the two Research Centres of the School demonstrates originality the proposed methodology timescale (FT PhD's are expected to be completed within three years) bibliography If you have a prefered supervisor, please do state that in the application. [-]

PhD Fine Art

University of Kent, School of Music and Fine Art
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 6 years September 2017 United Kingdom Chatham + 1 more

The Fine Art PhD programme enables you to develop your work through an intensive period of study in an ambitious and challenging research environment. Alongside supervisory support, you are offered workshops, seminars and exhibition opportunities throughout your research period. [+]

Doctors of Philosophy in Arts in England in United Kingdom. Overview Postgraduate studies in Fine Art at Kent offer you an energetic, challenging and open framework in which to explore your artistic practice. The programme welcomes independent thinkers who seek to develop their practice in a discursive environment that brings together a diverse set of attitudes to making and producing art work in contemporary culture. As a student, you are encouraged to realise your creative and intellectual potential within your discipline informed by specialists within your field. The Fine Art PhD programme enables you to develop your work through an intensive period of study in an ambitious and challenging research environment. Alongside supervisory support, you are offered workshops, seminars and exhibition opportunities throughout your research period. Course structure You have your own studio space in which to explore and test your studio work, with full access to workshops and high quality resources at our multimillion pound development on the Chatham Historic Dockyard, just 45 minutes from London. The programme welcomes students who wish to pursue any form of artistic practice in an interdisciplinary studio-based research environment. Research students are supported through their studies by a supervisory team and regular supervisory meetings. You are provided with research methodology training sessions to ground and support your research in its early stages, as well as offered a breadth of research seminars, workshops and symposia. Research students are encouraged to enrol on the Researcher Development Programme provided by the University’s Graduate School, and to attend regular Research Centre and Research Group led events. You have access to a national and international cross-disciplinary visiting lecture series enabling you to access specialists in your territory and beyond. Entry requirements An upper second-class honours degree or better, usually in a relevant humanities subject. In certain circumstances, the School will consider candidates who have not followed a conventional education path or who may have relevant experience in the industry. These cases are assessed individually by the Director of Graduate Studies. A portfolio of creative work is required for admission. Please note that if you are required to meet an English language condition, we offer a number of pre-sessional courses in English for Academic Purposes through Kent International Pathways. Location: Medway [-]