Funded PhD Opportunity Photographic Investigation of the Mental Health Affect of Belfast Peace Walls/Lines

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 documentation of the affect on the mental health of Belfast residents who live near the peace walls.  The photographs must document the residents living within close proximity of the Belfast peace walls and corroborate the anthropological research that will be conducted.

The research proposal should contextualize the proposed project within historical and contemporary documentary photography. The proposal should also include the potential legal impact(s) of the proposed project.

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 or equivalent from a UK institution (or overseas award deemed to be 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 £15,009 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 £15,009 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

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The PhD training programme and regular supervision contacts have provided the direction and support necessary to ensure that I deliver a quality thesis in a timely manner.I have thoroughly enjoyed the experience of working at Ulster University and feel it has put me in a better position to sustain a full time career as an artist and academic in the years to come.

Jacqueline Wylie


Key Dates

Submission Deadline
Monday 18 February 2019
Interview Date
18 to 22 and 25 to 28 March 2019

Campus

Belfast campus

Belfast campus
At the centre of the civic evolution in Belfast

Contact Supervisor

Professor Paul Seawright

Other Supervisors

Apply online

Visit https://www.ulster.ac.uk/applyonline and quote reference number #341391 when applying for this PhD opportunity