Funded PhD Opportunity Photography, Performance and Social Activism

This opportunity is now closed.

Subject: Art and Design: History, Practice and Theory

Summary

Applications are invited for PhD study in the area of Photography as a method to connect performance with social activism. We invite research proposals investigating the interconnected areas of contemporary performance art and photography. The proposal may also address ethics, social media, autobiography, authorship and legal issues surrounding public performance and photography. The proposed research may include the development of new photographic research outputs in addition to conventional outcomes.

Essential Criteria

  • Upper Second Class Honours (2:1) Degree from a UK institution (or overseas award deemed equivalent via UK NARIC)
  • Sound understanding of subject area as evidenced by a comprehensive research proposal
  • A comprehensive and articulate personal statement

Desirable Criteria

If the University receives a large number of applicants for the project, the following desirable criteria may be applied to shortlist applicants for interview.

  • Completion of Masters at a level equivalent to commendation or distinction at Ulster
  • Practice-based research experience and/or dissemination
  • Experience using research methods or other approaches relevant to the subject domain
  • Work experience relevant to the proposed project

Funding

    Vice Chancellors Research Scholarships (VCRS)

    The scholarships will cover tuition fees and a maintenance award of £14,777 per annum for three years (subject to satisfactory academic performance). Applications are invited from UK, European Union and overseas students.

    DFE

    The scholarship will cover tuition fees at the Home rate and a maintenance allowance of £ 14,777 per annum for three years. EU applicants will only be eligible for the fees component of the studentship (no maintenance award is provided).  For Non EU nationals the candidate must be "settled" in the UK.

Other information

The Doctoral College at Ulster University

Launch of the Doctoral College

Current PhD researchers and an alumnus shared their experiences, career development and the social impact of their work at the launch of the Doctoral College at Ulster University.

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Key Dates

Submission Deadline
Monday 19 February 2018
Interview Date
12th to 16th March 2018

Contact Supervisor

Professor Paul Seawright

Other Supervisors

  • Haley Morris-Cafiero

Apply online

Visit https://www.ulster.ac.uk/applyonline and quote reference number #237209 when applying for this PhD opportunity