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PhD studentships at Edinburgh College of Art - Art, Design, Architecture & Landscape Architecture, Music, History of Art

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Profile Description

At Edinburgh College of Art, we're looking for outstanding candidates to take up a range of generous PhD scholarships. Our Schools offer a rich and vibrant postgraduate research community with a broad range of academic research interests.

Applications are invited from students whose research interests align with the research focus of our schools:

School of Art: The School of Art will prioritise applications relating to Post Media, Educational Turn and Art Criticism. We also welcome applications focusing on Contemporary Art Practices (Intermedia, Painting, Sculpture, Print, Drawing, Film & Video, Photography, New Media, Performance, Sound Art, Art Writing, Artists' Publishing, Curating), Extradisciplinary Arts (Education/Anthropology/Social Practices/Science), Parahumanities, Contemporary Visual, Material & Sensual Cultures, Contemporary Cultural Theory & Criticism, Artist-led Cultures, Histories of Contemporary Art (1975-Present).

School of Design: We welcome applications relating to the School's Research Centres and Groups, including: Design Informatics; Scottish Documentary Institute; ‘█raft' (digital technologies and traditional ways of making); ‘Disign' (dissonant and transgressive design practices); ‘Lines' (narrative and storytelling)

ESALA (Architecture and Landscape Architecture): Architectural and Urban Design; Cultural Studies in Architecture; Digital Media; History, Theory and Conservation of Architecture and Urbanism; Landscape Architecture; Material Science and Technology; and Sustainability

History of Art: The Arts of Medieval and Renaissance Europe; the Global Middle Ages; Visual culture in the British Isles in the Medieval, Early Modern and Contemporary eras; 19th and 20th century European Art; Aesthetics and Art Theory; Feminist and Marxist Theory; Contemporary Art; Urban Visual Culture; Art and Ecology; Curatorial Studies; the Arts of the Islamic World, South Asia, China and Japan

Reid School of Music: Interdisciplinary musicology - particularly with sociology, philosophy, politics, psychology. We also particularly welcome proposals that make use of our world-leading historical instrument collections and/or the work of the Acoustics and Audio Group at Edinburgh

Available scholarships:

  • AHRC Doctoral Studentships

The University of Edinburgh is part of a consortium of eight Higher Education institutions which has been awarded funding from the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) to support postgraduate doctoral studentships and training in the Arts and Humanities in Scotland.

Studentship application deadline - Friday 8th January 2016

  • Edinburgh College of Art PhD Scholarships

5 x ECA PhD Scholarships, for the sum of £18,000 per year for three years full-time study (part-time funding also available), open to new PhD students commencing study in September 2016. One ECA PhD Scholarship will be awarded per School. Please note this award is for new PhD entrants only.
All applications must be submitted no later than 4th March 2016 (PhD programme applications for admission must already be received by than 22 February 2016)

  • College Research Awards

All students applying for AHRC and/or ECA PhD Scholarships are strongly encouraged to also apply for the College Research Awards. The award is intended to supplement the existing pool of PhD Scholarships that ECA is offering.
The deadline for College Research Awards applications is 4th March 2016.

  • Helen Doig Bursary

The Helen Doig PGR Bursary is open to matriculated PG research students of the University of Edinburgh, pursuing research in the area of Scottish Music in the Music department or in the department of Celtic and Scottish Studies.
Applications should be submitted by 4th March 2016 .

  • Michael Tilmouth Research Scholarship

The Michael Tilmouth Research Scholarship is open to new and continuing postgraduate research students in Music at the University of Edinburgh working in the field of Musicology. One scholarship of £500 per year for full-time and part-time students.

For further information on all available ECA Scholarships, please visit the ECA website here.


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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