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[ecrea] Aberdoc PhD scholarships - Department of Theatre, Film and TV Studies, Aberystwyth

Tue Jan 10 18:21:37 GMT 2017

*_AberDoc PhD Scholarship Competition (Deadline: 27/1/17), & PhD study in the Department of Theatre, Film and Television Studies, Aberystwyth University_*

Aberystwyth University's AberDoc PhD scholarship scheme offers a package of research and training for full-time PhD students. These awards are tailored to enable students to develop the necessary skills required to meet their career choices and offer a breadth of development opportunities to enhance their research, teaching and transferable skills.The competition for these prestigious AberDoc scholarships is now open to students who wish to study for a full-time PhD commencing in September 2017.

*Deadlines:*The Department of Theatre, Film and Television Studies’ submission deadline for the 2016 competition is *27th January 2017*.

*Applying for a Scholarship*

The application to study for a PhD must be received by the closing date. There are no additional forms for applicants to complete for this competition. Decisions will be based on the application to study for a PhD. Applications must include an application form, two academic references, academic transcripts and a research proposal (1000 to 1500 words). Applicants are encouraged to contact Dr Kate Egan, Departmental Postgraduate Research Coordinator, email: (kte /at/ <mailto:(kte /at/>before constructing their research proposal.

The results will be announced during the first week of May. Selection for the above awards will be based on the application for admission, including research proposal and two academic references. The regulations and criteria that pertain to these studentships may be accessed from this page:

For application forms and further details please visit the Aberystwyth University Postgraduate Admissions Office webpage:

N.B. All application materials (e.g. forms, research proposals, references, transcripts) must be submitted electronically.

N.B. Academic references must be received by the deadline.

*_Information about the environment for doctoral study in the Department of Theatre, Film and Television Studies (TFTS) at Aberystwyth University:_*


The department has over thirty experienced, research-active PhD supervisors, able to supervise projects in both the English and Welsh Medium across theatre and drama, scenography, performance studies, media and communication, film and television, and spanning historical and archival work, textual analysis, audience and reception research, policy research and practice as research. We offer supervision and research training in both English and Welsh, with a focus on topics such as:

Contemporary European theatre; theatre and gender; physical theatre; disability and performance; site-specific performance; theatre, performance and architecture; performance and philosophy; performance and politics; cultural theory, drama and performance; performance historiography; archiving and documentation; history of performance art; performance and the heritage industry; contemporary English, Welsh and Irish drama; Welsh-language drama and performance;playwriting, performance writing and devised drama; intermediality in performance.

Avant-garde and experimental cinema; Landscape in Film and Performance; Film stardom and performance; Film audience and reception research (with specialisms in children as audiences, audience memory studies, and local cinemagoing studies); the role of sound and music in cinema; semiotics and advertising; minority/minoritised language media; press, cinema and broadcasting history and policy; content regulation of television, and film censorship (national and local); documentary film and television; British and American television drama; Horror and Cult Cinema; Russian Cinema and Theatre; Classical Hollywood Cinema; British cinema and television (including Welsh cinema and television).

See our staff pages for further details: well as our current PhD student projects page:

As well as the National Library of Wales (which is home to the Arts Council of Wales Archives, the Brith Gof archives, the National Sound and Screen Archive of Wales, and the ITV Wales Film and Video archive), the department also has a strong working relationship with Aberystwyth Arts Centre, which runs a range of important theatre and performance events and film festivals.The department is also a partner in the University's Centre for Media History (with the Departments of History and Welsh History), and the Politics and Performance International Research Centre (with the Department of International Politics).

If you have further queries about the research and supervision specialisms in the Department of Theatre, Film and Television Studies at Aberystwyth University, please contact Dr Kate Egan, Departmental Postgraduate Research Coordinator, email: (kte /at/ <mailto:(kte /at/>

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