Winchester School of Art is currently offering funded opportunities for PhD candidates whose research interests connect with one or more of the following areas: Fine Art, Curation, Design, Fashion, Media, Luxury, and Serious Gaming.
NB. We welcome both practice-based and critical/historical research methods.
As a School of the University of Southampton (a Russell Group research-intensive university), Winchester School of Art has a growing reputation as an international centre for research in global art and design, culture and communication, with nearly 80% of its research judged world-leading or internationally excellent according to the REF 2014 exercise. The School welcomes research students engaged in creative and critical practices across a wide range of interests in the domains of fine art, graphic arts, media and cultural studies, fashion?and textile design, marketing, branding, art management and contemporary curatorship. NB. We particularly welcome applications that align with the School's key research groups, which includes the Luxury Research Group; Archaeologies of Media and Technology, and Critical Practices (in Art and Design).
To find out more about the programme and current PhD research at the School see: http://blog.soton.ac.uk/wsapgr/
Two types of studentship award are available: Faculty PhD Scholarships; Vice-Chancellor (VC) Awards
• Faculty PhD Scholarships will provide a maintenance allowance of £14,000 per annum, in addition to payment of tuition fees (tuition fees will be paid in full by the School). Successful candidates will normally be expected to contribute up to 40 hours per year of teaching activities, at the discretion of the Head of School. NB. These awards are available for full-time study only (if a studentship is awarded and the award holder transfers to part time registration, then the holder will be deemed to have withdrawn from the studentship).
• Vice-Chancellor (VC) Awards worth up to £7,000 per year to either contribute to international fees or to cover Home/EU fees plus contribution towards living costs (for three years of full-time study). NB. The VC Awards are available for full- or part-time study (the latter calculated pro-rata).
To be eligible for consideration, the full application must be submitted by the deadline of 31 January 2017. This includes the standard application form, research proposal, CV, and other supporting documentation (transcripts, reference letters, IELTS certificates where necessary, etc., and for practice-based applicants a portfolio of work). For the avoidance of doubt, if any of the documents listed have not been submitted by the closing date you will not be eligible for the scholarship.
All shortlisted applicants will need to be available for interview (either in person or via Skype). Interviews are likely to be scheduled for the first week in March.
For all administrative queries, including admissions information, please contact:
PGR Student Administration Team
Faculty of Business, Law & Art
University of Southampton
Southampton, SO17 1BJ
Tel: +44 (0)23 8059 2562
Email: [email protected]
For academic enquiries, including preliminary discussion of research proposals contact:
Dr. Sunil Manghani
Director of Doctoral Research
Winchester School of Art
Winchester, SO23 8DL
Email: [email protected]
For specific instructions on how to apply, see:
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.