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About the Programme

Application details:
Reference number: 2021/TECHNE/IMCISocVal
Start date: October 2021
Closing date: 22nd November 2020

Supervisors:
Amalia Sabiescu, Institute for Media and Creative Industries.

Preamble:
Loughborough University London is part of technē (http://www.techne.ac.uk/); a consortium comprising nine universities in London and the South-East. Around 55 AHRC studentships are awarded each year. To apply for a technē scholarship you must first be accepted by a technē university.


Loughborough University London is now taking applications.


technē supports outstanding students pursuing the ‘craft' of research through innovative, interdisciplinary and creative approaches. technē provides:
• An environment for students who wish to be intellectually innovative and experimental
• Varied disciplinary and interdisciplinary training and networking opportunities
• Collaborative engagement with partners in the cultural and other sectors
• Rigorous scholarly training and opportunities to develop skills in innovation, critical thinking, risk taking, creativity and communication


Loughborough is a top-ten rated research-intensive university in England (REF2014). By choosing a doctoral programme from the Institute for Media and Creative Industries you'll work alongside academic leaders in their fields. The Institute has a strong interest in the relationships between media, communication and technological, political, social and cultural change. We explore a range of topics around communication for social change, political and economic communication and movements, social media and activism in contemporary and historical contexts.


Much of our research is collaborative and interdisciplinary, connecting to local and global communities and organisations. London is a world leading hub for media and creative and cultural industries and an ideal location for students to expand their knowledge, expertise and networks.


Find out more: http://www.lborolondon.ac.uk/about/

Project Detail:


Over recent decades, museums' role in society has expanded and diversified. Numerous studies now demonstrate their role in enhancing well-being, social engagement and becoming inspiring places for reflection and learning. The benefits that museums bring are oftentimes intangible and the echo of their impacts are difficult to measure. For instance, a museum visit may support one episode of learning about artworks, but it may also inspire lifetime career choices.
We invite proposals that develop new perspectives and frameworks for articulating and measuring the social value of museums and the cultural sector. The proposal should draw on a multidisciplinary perspectives to examine multiple dimensions of social value, from informal learning to well-being. It will pay particular attention to markers of diversity and inclusion afforded by museum experiences; and the transformative role of information and communication technologies as platforms to support and catalyse these processes.


We particularly welcome applications from those with inter/transdisciplinary backgrounds.

Find out more:
For enquiries please contact Dr Amalia Sabiescu, .
See also https://www.lborolondon.ac.uk/research/media-creative-industries/

Entry requirements:
An honours degree (2:1 or above) and a relevant master's degree, or equivalent qualifications or experience.

Funding information:
Awards are available for both full-time and part-time students. AHRC eligibility criteria apply and all AHRC awards are subject to the AHRC and UKRI terms and conditions as described in three documents available on the AHRC's Current Award Holders web page. Eligible students will receive a tax-free stipend at AHRC levels, and a fee waiver at AHRC rates.

Contact details:
Name: Dr Jessica Noske-Turner
Email address:

How to apply:
All applications should be made online at http://www.lboro.ac.uk/study/apply/research/. Under programme name, select Media and Creative Industries. Please upload a research proposal with your application

Please quote: 2021/TECHNE/IMCISocVal


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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