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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 September 2015:

To be eligible you must:

1. have or expect to obtain at least upper second class honours in your first degree 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 competition.

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/ 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 Scholarship.

For application forms and further details please see

or contact the Postgraduate Admissions Office [(pg-admissions /at/]

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: as well as our current PhD student projects page:

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/

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