Funded PhD Opportunity The Politics of the Image in Ireland and Beyond

This opportunity is now closed.

Subject: Communication, Cultural and Media Studies, Library and Information Management

Summary

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.

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)
  • 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

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
  • Masters at 70%
  • Research project completion within taught Masters degree or MRES

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

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 18 February 2019
Interview Date
5 March 2019

Contact Supervisor

Dr Robert Porter

Apply online

Visit https://www.ulster.ac.uk/applyonline and quote reference number #345037 when applying for this PhD opportunity