The University of Westminster is one of the nine universities that make up the AHRC-funded technē Doctoral Training Partnership.
technē supports outstanding students pursuing the ‘craft’ of research through innovative, interdisciplinary and creative approaches across a range of the arts and humanities. For more information on technē please see the website.
technē offers a developmental framework for doctoral researchers across the collaborating institutions, with research training, supportive community networks, professional and public engagement opportunities and a space for both independent and collaborative scholarship.
technē is now welcoming applications for fully-funded studentships across the arts and humanities beginning in autumn 2021.
At Westminster we are offering technē studentships in the following areas:
Centre for Research and Education in Arts and Media (CREAM). The Centre was judged by Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014 as the UK’s leading research centre working across art and design, with a rating of 95% of our research as ‘world leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’
Communication and Media Research Institute (CAMRI). The Institute is world leading in the study of media and communication. In REF 2014 87% of our work was ranked ‘internationally excellent’.
English Literature, Languages and Visual Culture which are all part of the School of Humanities. The research publications of the School’s staff in English Language, Literature and Linguistics were ranked by REF 2014 as being in the top 20 of departments in the UK and we also have ‘internationally excellent’ research in Visual Culture and in Modern Languages, including French, Spanish and Chinese.
Studentships include maintenance and fees for 3.5 years for a full time student; or 7 years for a part-time student at 50% of the full-time studentship level each year (pro rata if you have already started your PhD). Studentships are open to students who have already started their doctoral study but they must have at least 50% of the funded period of an AHRC award remaining at the time they start their studentship.
International students are eligible to apply for studentships but will be expected to pay the difference between the home and international fee rate.**
Students must comply with the the AHRC eligibility criteria and other terms and conditions.
We strongly recommend you first contact a member of the academic staff in the relevant area and talk to them about your proposal:
Professor Christian Fuchs (Media/Communication and Journalism), firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr Lucy Reynolds (Photography, Film, Visual Arts, Creative Media), email@example.com
Dr Anthony McNicholas, (Media/Communication and Journalism), firstname.lastname@example.org
Professor Neal White (Photography, Film, Visual Arts/Creative Media), email@example.com
Dr Helen Glew (English Literature and Language, Visual Culture), firstname.lastname@example.org
Entry criteria are normally at least a 2:1 in a relevant first degree and a masters degree. Applications should include a research proposal and all necessary additional documents.
If you would like to be considered for a technē studentship at the University of Westminster you need to apply to the university using the links below. Doctoral programmes eligible for technē studentships are:
You must apply for one of these programmes in order to be eligible for a technē studentship. Applications in other areas will not be eligible.
Please make sure you indicate on your application form that you wish to be considered for a technē studentship.
The deadline for applications is 5pm (GMT) on Tuesday 1st December 2020.
Interviews will be held week commencing 18th January 2021.
The final decision on allocation of studentships rests with the technē review panel. Applicants must hold an offer with the University of Westminster before nomination to technē.
*20/21 UKRI stipend rates
**21/22 home fee rate is £5,520 and the international fee rate is £14,110. Therefore, international students will be expected to pay the difference themselves - £8,590.
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