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AHRC PhD Studentship: Sport, Museums and Cultural Policy, UK

Job Description: AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Award (CDA) in partnership between the University of Central Lancashire and the Sports Heritage Network .Applications are invited for this three year doctoral award, tenable in the School of Sport, Tourism and Outdoors at the University of Central Lancashire.The award, which is tenable for up to 3 years from January 2011, will cover University tuition fees at the UK/EU rate, and will provide a maintenance award of approximately £13,300 per year for three years, with an additional allowance to meet costs of travel during the period of the award.

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The project will examine the significance of the dedicated sports museum as a ‘cultural site’ in contemporary Britain. The location of sports museums within the broader ‘museum community’ will be investigated and social factors bearing on museum accessibility, including class, gender and ethnicity, will be examined. Social accessibility will be explored in comparative relation to commercial viability and of particular interest will be questions of how sports museums maintain ‘cultural integrity’ in the quest to attract visitors. Students with a background in cultural and related policy studies, museum and heritage studies, sociology and cultural studies are invited to apply.

Please ensure that you meet the AHRC’s eligibility requirements before applying for this award: see the ‘Guide to Student Eligibility’ on the AHRC website www.ahrc.ac.uk for further details. International applicants are not eligible to apply.

Applicants should have, or expect to receive, a second class (upper division) honours degree (or equivalent qualification) in a related discipline.

Informal enquiries may be made to Professor John Hughson [email protected]

Requests for an application pack (quoting the reference number RS0926) should be directed to the Graduate Research Office. Tel: 01772 895082 or email: [email protected]

The closing date for applications to the Graduate Research Office:

Friday 25 June 2010

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