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[Commlist] Applications open for fully-funded PHD studentships, University of Brighton

Mon Nov 04 12:36:16 GMT 2019

The School of Media, University of Brighton is inviting applications for AHRC-funded techne Doctoral studentships for October 2020 entry.

We are looking for motivated and engaged individuals to study across our research strengths in media and communications, arts and humanities. Applicants will be educated to masters level, or equivalent, and meet AHRC eligibility criteria for funding.

Your application will go through a two-stage process, being considered first by the University of Brighton Doctoral College.

    AHRC-funded techne studentships

Techne <> is a Doctoral Training Partnership funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) to create a new model for collaborative research skills training for research students across nine higher education institutions in London and the South East (Royal Holloway; Brunel University; University of Brighton; Kingston University; Loughborough University, London; Roehampton University; University of Surrey; University of the Arts London; and University of Westminster). Techn?’s vision is to produce scholars who are highly motivated and prepared for academic, public or professional life.

Fully-funded studentships (stipend and fee waiver) will be awarded by /techn?/ to the best students put forward by its member universities. Successful applicants will benefit from a rich and diverse training programme with a focus on interdisciplinarity and developing career potential both in and beyond higher education; and will be able to draw on supervisory expertise from across the partnership. The techn? training programme is enhanced by input and placement opportunities provided by 13 partner organisations, including the Barbican, Natural History Museum, Museum of London, BFI and the Science Museum.

*The School of Media and Centres for Research Excellence*

The University of Brighton’s School of Media fosters a thriving community of theorists and practitioners in the development of new knowledge around media cultures, technologies and practices. Our research examines audiences and reception, television and screen studies, digital media, gender and communication, communication and democracy, as well as media history, policy and law. We are ideally placed to offer supervisory support in this diverse and complex area, drawing on the methodologies from both the research staff at the school and related disciplines university-wide.

Research is supported through specialist centres and groups. Doctoral supervisors are active in research in the Centre for Digital Media Cultures <>, the Centre for Spatial, Environmental and Cultural Politics <> the Centre for Transforming Sexuality and Gender; also the Cultural Informatics research group, Screen Studies Research and Enterprise Group <> and Photography in Practice; Photography in Theory Research and Enterprise Group <>.

Creative media practice is another key focus of research in the School of Media. This includes both theoretical and practice-based research around Digital Transformation Design, Digital and Interactive Arts/Music/Sound, Photography, Immersive Media (AR/VR), Creative Industries, and many more.

The City of Brighton and Hove gives our PhD students access to one of the UK’s most lively media economies. We foster research that takes advantage of these relationships with a history of community-engagement and industry-based research projects.

For more information about the School of Media, please see:

For more about the Techne  scheme, see here:


*For more details and how to apply see here: *



*Important dates:*

*Deadline *(University of Brighton) Monday 06 January 2020, 16.00hr

*Interviews *Week beginning 27 January 2020

For further information please contact the Postgraduate Research Coordinator of the School of Media, Dr Aristea Fotopoulou ((a.fotopoulou /at/ <mailto:(a.fotopoulou /at/>)

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