Funded PhD Opportunity The Politics of the Image in Ireland and Beyond
This opportunity is now closed.
The Politics of the Image in Ireland and beyond research team is concerned with interpretation of visual media and the issues surrounding the portrayal of the people of Ireland and further afield. We are interested in PhD projects that seek to illuminate questions of cultural representation, capitalism and class, national identity, and forms of political cinema.
We are also interested in PhD projects in photography, visual culture, gender and memory cultures. In addition, we are interested in PhD proposals that focus on documentary theory and practice, with a particular emphasis on collaborative documentary filmmaking/visual practice.
- Upper Second Class Honours (2:1) Degree or equivalent from a UK institution (or overseas award deemed to be 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
- Clearly defined research proposal detailing background, research questions, aims and methodology
- Research proposal of 1500 words detailing aims, objectives, milestones and methodology of the project
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
- Masters at 70%
- Research project completion within taught Masters degree or MRES
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.
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.
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.Watch Video