Funded PhD Opportunity Contemporary Performance Practice (Drama)

This opportunity is now closed.

Subject: Music, Drama, Dance, Performing Arts, Film and Screen Studies

Summary

PhD proposals are welcomed in aspects of contemporary performance practice including Dramaturgy and Playwriting; Theatre for Young Audiences; Directing; Acting. However, Dramaturgy is a priority area. Proposed research in this field may focus on creative industries and practices in the UK, USA and Ireland and might include institutional approaches to play development (literary departments, new playwrights programmes, festivals of new work, etc.); the role of the dramaturge or playwright in either contemporary or modern theatre; or Practice–as–Research projects that engage with playwriting as a methodology.

Essential Criteria

  • Upper Second Class Honours (2:1) Degree from a UK institution (or overseas award deemed equivalent via UK NARIC)
  • Experience using research methods or other approaches relevant to the subject domain
  • 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.

  • First Class Honours (1st) Degree
  • Completion of Masters at a level equivalent to commendation or distinction at Ulster
  • Research project completion within taught Masters degree or MRES
  • Practice-based research experience and/or dissemination
  • Work experience relevant to the proposed project
  • Experience of presentation of research findings
  • Use of personal initiative as evidenced by record of work above that normally expected at career stage.

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

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Key Dates

Submission Deadline
Monday 19 February 2018
Interview Date
5 to 12 March 2018

Contact Supervisor

Dr Tanya Dean

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Apply online

Visit https://www.ulster.ac.uk/applyonline and quote reference number #238360 when applying for this PhD opportunity