8 PhD Studentships in Art & Design: 100 Year Life & the Future Home

  Culture & Creativity Research Institute (CCRI)

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 Funded PhD Programme (European/UK Students Only)

About the Programme

Application details:
Start Date of Studentship: 1 October 2019
Closing Date of Advert: 12 noon on Wednesday 17th July 2019
Interview Dates: To be confirmed

Please note, the deadline has been extended from the original date of 1st July

We invite PhD applications from candidates interested in joining Lab4Living: a design led interdisciplinary research group at Sheffield Hallam University, recognized for its world-leading research in design for health and award-winning products and interventions that positively impact on people's lives. Lab4Living has secured national funding to build the next generation of design research leaders in this field. The award makes provision for eight full-time PhD studentships to support design led research projects that explore the 100 year life, with a particular focus on the Future Home.

One in three children born in the UK today can expect to live to be 100 and by 2066 one in two children will reach this milestone (ONS 2018). This opens up a critically important research space for creative practitioners and designers across the fields of industrial design, fashion, graphics, film media and creative practice to respond to such questions as: what does this expanded life-span mean in relation to where and how people live, the clothes they wear and the products they use? What is the role of design in understanding and re-envisioning the ageing process? How can multi-sectorial groups of stakeholders (such as design, business and manufacturing sectors) work together on these challenges? What are the implications of shifting models of health and care to the community and what does this mean in terms of the home?

We invite research proposals from candidates who are interested in exploring this research space.


• Studentships are open to UK/EU applicants only who intend to register for full-time study
• Applicants need a good honours degree (at least a high 2:1) in a relevant subject and ideally will have or expect to receive a relevant Masters-level qualification.

How to apply

Application by Sheffield Hallam University Postgraduate Application Form downloaded here: https://www.shu.ac.uk/research/degrees/apply submitted to pgradmin@shu.ac.uk. Application requires a 1500 word research proposal, two academic references and evidence of qualifications. In addition please also submit a short CV outlining relevant creative practice projects and/or professional creative practice experience. Where English is not your first language, submit evidence of English language ability to an overall score of IELTS 7.0 (minimum of 6.5 in each component) or accepted equivalent.


For queries about the application process please email pgradmin@shu.ac.uk

For enquiries about PhD topics, proposals and Lab4Living please contact Prof Paul Chamberlain p.m.chamberlain@shu.ac.uk Dr Claire Craig c.craig@shu.ac.uk or Dr. Joe Langley j.langley@shu.ac.uk

For information about the PhD programme please contact Dr Becky Shaw b.shaw@shu.ac.uk

Please visit the C3RI Impact Blog for further information about current staff, students and research projects.


Funding Notes

PhD studentships provide a tax-free bursary at the national minimum doctoral stipend rate of £15, 009 (in 2019/20) and full-time tuition fees at the national recommended UK/EU rate of £4327 per annum (in 2019/20), for a period of 3 years. Writing up -fees of £500 are payable in a fourth year of registration.

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