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Doctoral Studentships in the School of the Arts

  • Funded PhD Programme (Students Worldwide)
    Funded PhD Programme (Students Worldwide)

Profile Description

The School of the Arts is offering up to six fully funded PhD studentships, to cover fees and living allowance, to commence on 1st October 2019. There is a normal expectation that successful candidates will be given the opportunity to undertake some undergraduate teaching in the relevant department, after their first year of study, which will be paid separately from the stipend.

Candidates should submit a full C.V. and a research proposal that aligns closely with the existing research strengths within one of the five departments of the School (Architecture, English, Media and Communications, Music, and Philosophy).

Faculty: Humanities and Social Sciences
School: School of Arts
Stipend: Fees paid, plus £15,072 living allowance
Tenure: Up to 3 years
Hours of Work: Full time
Closing Date: 15th March 2019

For further information, please visit the School of the Arts website:

Application procedure

To apply, please submit a full C.V. and a research proposal detailing your intended research topic (maximum 1,500 words), including the names of two suitable supervisors from the staff in the School of the Arts to by no later than 5pm on Friday 15th March 2019.

You should arrange for TWO academic references to be sent independently by referees to by the closing date, clearly marked with your name and the studentship you are applying for.

Informal inquiries can be sent to Dr Yannis Tzioumakis;

Applicants should be prepared to be called for interview.

We invite applications to join our team of over 150 postgraduate research students and 150 active research staff, from candidates who have, or expect to graduate with, a good Masters level qualifications to undertake doctoral studies at the University. We particularly welcome applications in:
Architecture: areas of research expertise include architectural history, urban history, architecture and the visual arts, acoustics, digital architecture and sustainable environments.
Communication and Media: areas of research expertise include political communication, political, independent and alternative American cinema, gender and media, media and human rights, media discourse, global entertainment industries, broadcasting and public interest media and media and gender and stardom and celebrity.
English: areas of research expertise include literature, language, and creative writing.
Music: areas of research expertise include Popular music, Composition and technology, Analysis, aesthetics and psychology.
Philosophy: areas of research expertise include Metaphysics, Language and Mind, Religion, Ethics and Practical Philosophy, Aesthetics, Art and Literature.

We actively engage with Liverpool's rich arts, culture and heritage scene, with many of the city's key players including the Tate, Liverpool Philharmonic and National Museums Liverpool collaborating with us on teaching and research.
We hold a range of events to address research and teaching outputs, areas of interest, careers advice and much more. Through our events we aim to reach out to our students, alumni, staff, employers and interested parties to engage with us.
Through our activities we aim to achieve our goal of inspiring, supporting and developing people who can think for themselves, imagine the future and shape the world.

Our PGR students are provided with a comprehensive package of formal supervision, support and training, as well as high quality study space in our newly refurbished Graduate School at 19-23 Abercromby Square, including conference spaces, library facilities and seminar rooms that every member of the School can call their own.


Funding Notes

Some or all of the PhD opportunities in this programme have funding attached. Applications for this programme are welcome from suitably qualified candidates worldwide. Funding may only be available to a limited set of nationalities and you should read the full programme details for further information.

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