rts and Humanities Research Council Studentships
University of Sussex - School of Media, Film and Music
In 2009, the University of Sussex was awarded a substantial number of Doctoral and
Research Preparation Masters Studentships for the following five years within an AHRC
Block Grant Partnership award.
Developing the research potential and impact of our postgraduate students is integral to
our vision for research at Sussex. Postgraduate students will also find support for their
research and career development through Sussex's Doctoral School.
This year, the School of Media, Film and Music will be offering:
1 Doctoral award in each of the following:
Film Studies & Television Studies
Media and Film at Sussex is one of the leading departments in the UK in the field of
media theory, practice and research. We have a firmly established reputation in both
teaching and research, built on our distinctive interdisciplinary approach. In the 2008
national research assessment exercise (RAE) our results were excellent, placing us joint
8th out of 47 UK departments.
Our internationally respected research explores questions around the materiality and
politics of cultural forms and formations. Researchers work on, across and through a
range of media: film, television, radio, photography, and 'new' and interactive forms, and
specialise within three interlocking fields: media, technology, form and experience;
cultural histories/cultural politics; and the politics of representation.
Full and partial awards are also available for the Doctoral Awards which enable students
to undertake and complete a doctoral degree (DPhil). A full award covers fees and an
annual, tax free stipend of £13,290 (2009/10 rates). A partial award covers fees only. If
you are a part time student, support is pro rata.
The deadline for applications is 5 March 2010.
Candidates need to complete both an application form for admission to a Postgraduate
Degree at the University of Sussex and a separate application form for a studentship.
For further information on eligibility and how to apply please visit:
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