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  Embodying Hip Hop Culture: Wholistic Approaches, Diverse Techniques, Complex Belongings

   Centre for Dance Research (C-DaRE)

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  Dr Victoria Thoms  No more applications being accepted  Competition Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)

About the Project

January 2024 Entry

Full Time- 1 Year

Details of MRes

This Masters by Research offers an important opportunity to build intellectual capacity for theorising the under-research area of Hip Hop culture in Britain. Britain is outstripped by thinking in the USA, where Hip Hop has embedded itself within postgraduate courses including institutions such as Harvard to Stanford. This project is a unique opportunity to foreground the wholistic embodied significance of a form that has often been colonised and disempowered by isolating its different aesthetic characteristics. It is also an opportunity to open a discussion on the ways in which Hip Hop in its wholistic approach, is the mechanism for community building and personal empowerment. It seeks to establish Hip Hop as a valued form of academic knowledge and in doing so, build the profile of Hip Hop as a unique and important form of British culture. The MReS is interested in exploring and developing new methodologies unique to Hip Hop study and supporting the most effective and ethical way of researching Hip Hop. This might include Practice-Research and employing embodied research principles.


The successful candidate will receive comprehensive research training including technical, personal and professional skills. 

All researchers at Coventry University (from PhD to Professor) are part of the Doctoral College and Centre for Research Capability and Development, which provides support with high-quality training and career development activities. 

Entry criteria for applicants to MRes

·       A bachelor’s (honours) degree in a relevant discipline/subject area with a minimum classification of 2:1 and a minimum mark of 60% in the project element (or equivalent), or an equivalent award from an overseas institution.


·       An adequate proficiency in English must be demonstrated by applicants whose first language is not English. The general requirement is a minimum overall IELTS Academic score of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in each of the four sections, or the TOEFL iBT test with a minimum overall score of 95 with a minimum of 21 in each of the four sections.

All applications require a covering letter and a 2000-word supporting statement is required showing how the applicant’s expertise and interests are relevant to the project.   

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Funding Notes

MRes M4C Routes in Studentship Award
Fully Funded with Stipend
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