The Department of Media Arts at Royal Holloway offers fully funded doctoral research awards for suitably qualified applicants, starting in September 2014. Awards will be funded through applications to our new AHRC backed TECHNE awards system, where Royal Holloway is a partner in a consortium with six other colleges and universities in London and South East England. £380, 000 is available for funded studentships across our Arts Faculty. TECHNE is working with a number of prestigious extra-academic institutions to enhance training and employment opportunities: these include the BFI, the Barbican, and the Museum of London.
The department offers doctoral supervision in a wide range of specialist areas in film and television studies. We have internationally recognised researchers in fields such as British film and television, Hollywood, Asian and diasporic European cinema, avant-garde film and video art, documentary, cultures of celebrity and television history, technology and aesthetics. We also provide expert supervision of PhDs by Creative Practice.
For a detailed account of the Departmentís areas of research expertise, see: http://www.rhul.ac.uk/mediaarts/research/researchinterests.aspx
and for individual staff profiles: http://www.rhul.ac.uk/mediaarts/staffdirectory/home.aspx
Initial enquiries about study in Media Arts at Royal Holloway should be directed to Prof. Christopher Townsend, [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>. We will then discuss your project and possible supervisors, prior to application. Applications under the TECHNE scheme will close on 19 February 2014. We will be able to advise the result of the TECHNE application by 5 May 2014.
Unsuccessful applicants to TECHNE will be automatically considered for funding by Royal Holloway Faculty bursaries. We will accept applications outside the TECHNE scheme after 19 February, and there will be some opportunities for Faculty funding for applicants missing the TECHNE deadline but applying before 1 April 2014.
Dr James Bennett
Reader in Television & Digital Culture
Undergraduate Admissions Tutor
Department of Media Arts
Royal Holloway, University of London
Ph: 01784 443 940
Fax: 01784 443832
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