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Art/Design and Ecologies of Change

   Centre for Culture and Creativity

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  Prof Mikhail Karikis, Prof Sarah Perks  No more applications being accepted  Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)

About the Project

A full PhD studentship and a fees-only studentship are offered by MIMA School of Art and Design. Co-directed by Professor Mikhail Karikis and Professor Sarah Perks and the support of academic experts at the school, we invite applications for PhD study that research the environment and nature recovery through your chosen specific focus area of creative specialism that may range from curatorial practice to sound art, moving image, performance, design and socially engaged art practices.

We invite experienced practitioners and academic scholars to apply and may work through either theoretical or practice-based methodologies. Our school encourages applicants from minority ethnic backgrounds, LGBTQI+, disabled scholars and practitioners to consider this opportunity to join our diverse and dynamic doctoral programme. The award holders will be selected on the basis of their qualifications, experience and research abilities; their capacities to work in a discursive research environment and the preparedness and viability of their thesis proposal.

Entry Requirements

Applicants should hold or expect to obtain a good honours degree (2:1 or above) in a relevant discipline. A masters level qualification in a relevant discipline is desirable, but not essential, as well as a demonstrable understanding of the research area. Further details of the expected background may appear in the specific project details. International students will be subject to the standard entry criteria relating to English language ability, ATAS clearance and, when relevant, UK visa requirements and procedures.

How to Apply

Applicants should apply online for this opportunity at:

Please use the Online Application (Funded PHD) application form. When asked to specify funding select “other” and enter ‘RDS’ and the title of the PhD project that you are applying for. You should ensure that you clearly indicate that you are applying for a Funded Studentship and the title of the topic or project on the proposal that you will need to upload when applying. If you would like to apply for more than one project, you will need to complete a further application form and specify the relevant title for each application to a topic or project.

Applications for studentships that do not clearly indicate that the application is for a Funded Studentship and state the title of the project applied for on the proposal may mean that your application may not be considered for the appropriate funding.

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For administrative enquiries before or when making your application, contact [Email Address Removed].  

Funding Notes

The Fees-Paid PhD studentship will cover all tuition fees for the period of a full-time PhD Registration of up to four years. Successful applicants who are eligible will be able to access the UK Doctoral Loan scheme to support with living costs. The Fully Funded PhD Studentship covers tuition fees for the period of a full-time PhD Registration of up to four years and provide an annual tax-free stipend of £15,000 for three years, subject to satisfactory progress.
Applicants who are employed and their employer is interested in funding a PhD, can apply for a Collaborative Studentship.
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