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[ecrea] PhD scholarships: Aberystwyth University, Department of Theatre, Film and Television Studies
Fri Dec 19 21:37:55 GMT 2014
Doctoral Career Development PhD Studentships at Aberystwyth University –
Application Deadline 30th January 2015
The Aberystwyth University doctoral (PhD) scholarship (DCDS) scheme
offers a package of research, training and career development 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.
Competition for University DCDS Scholarships
The competition for these prestigious University DCDS scholarships is
now open to students who wish to study for a full-time PhD commencing in
To be eligible you must:
1. have or expect to obtain at least upper second class honours in your
2. Have an MA or be currently studying for an MA (or have an equivalent
level of professional experience)
3. apply and be offered a place for doctoral study at Aberystwyth
4. if English is not your first language: have achieved at least a 7.0
in your IELTS examination, or equivalent (before the end of March 2015
at the latest)
5. be commencing, or have commenced, your doctoral study in September 2015
Value of DCDS Scholarships
Successful candidates will receive a grant for up to three years which
will cover their tuition fees (up to the UK/EU rate of approx. £3996)
and also provide them with a maintenance allowance of approximately
£13,863 per annum and access to a travel and conference fund (max. £500
per annum). Scholarships commence from the main intake: September 2015.
There will be approximately 8 new DCDS awards available for the
September 2015 intake.
Non-EU students would have to cover the difference between UK/EU tuition
fees and the non-EU tuition fees (approx. £8,350 to £8,600) from their
scholarship. However, there will be 3 additional President's
Scholarships, which cover this difference in tuition fees. These will be
awarded to the three highest ranked non-EU candidates for the DCDS
How to Apply
Deadlines: The application deadline (for the Department of Theatre, Film
and Television Studies) is the 30th January 2015.
The application to study for a PhD must be received by the relevant
closing date. There are no additional forms for applicants to complete
for this competition. Decisions will be based on the standard
application to Aberystwyth University to study for a PhD. Applications
must include an application form, two academic references, academic
transcripts and a research proposal (1000 to 1500 words). We encourage
applicants to contact the Theatre, Film and Television Studies
departmental postgraduate coordinator, Dr Kate Egan ((kte /at/ aber.ac.uk))
before constructing their research proposal.
Departments will interview all applicants before a decision is made to
offer a place to study for a PhD and to nominate for a University DCDS
For application forms and further details please see
or contact the Postgraduate Admissions Office [(pg-admissions /at/ aber.ac.uk)]
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.
N.B. Applicants who are applying separately for an AHRC award via the
SWW DTP site, should use one of our off-line options if also applying
for DCDS funding.
Subsequent to the submission of your application: if your application is
shortlisted, we will then send you a DCDS form to complete and submit.
Information about the environment for doctoral study in the Department
of Theatre, Film and Television Studies (TFTS) at Aberystwyth University:
The Department’s established reputation for conducting leading-edge,
international quality research makes TFTS an ideal place to pursue
doctoral study. We offer supervision and research training in both
English and Welsh, with a focus on topics such as:
Aesthetics, politics and social engagement in theatre; site-specific
performance; contemporary British and European drama and theatre;
performance and gender; performance philosophy; documentary and verbatim
theatre; performance and media historiography and archiving; national
and transnational theatre and cinema; Welsh and minority-language
theatre, film, television and online media; alternative, avant-garde and
experimental theatre and film;
Russian cinema and theatre; landscape in film and performance; practice
as research in relation to film, television, media, performance and
theatre; film censorship and press and broadcasting regulation;
television drama, genres and aesthetics; media fan studies and reception
and audience studies; documentary film and television; horror, fantasy
and cult film and television; film stardom and performance; British
cinema; music and sound in film; children and the media.
Facilities include: Dedicated research student study suite with
computers, desks, printer and wireless access; four fully equipped
studio theatres; three rehearsal rooms; digital, high-definition
television studio; thirty-six digital video-editing, recording and
viewing rooms; computerised lighting systems; and digital sound studio
with digital effects processing and multi-track recording facilities.
As well as the National Library of Wales, the department also has a
strong working relationship with Aberystwyth Arts Centre, which is
located on the main University campus.
See our staff pages for further details:
http://www.aber.ac.uk/en/tfts/staff/ as well as our current PhD student
projects page: http://www.aber.ac.uk/en/tfts/study-with-us/phd/phd-students/
Dr Kate Egan
Lecturer in Film Studies and Departmental Postgraduate Co-ordinator
Department of Theatre, Film and Television Studies
Institute of Literature, Languages and Creative Arts
Aberystwyth University, UK
Email: (kte /at/ aber.ac.uk)
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