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Gothic Studies: Interdisciplinary Dimensions PhD Scholarship in UK, 2018

The Manchester Metropolitan University is inviting applications for Vice-Chancellor PhD Scholarship to study in the UK. This opportunity is open to UK/EU and International applicants.

This project seeks to consolidate and expands the research that is currently being undertaken by staff either in or closely associated with the Centre for Gothic Studies at Manchester Metropolitan University.

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Scholarship Description:

  • Application Deadline: January 31, 2018
  • Course Level: Scholarships are available to pursue PhD programme.
  • Study Subject: To this end, we invite innovative and original proposals from suitably qualified individuals for a scholarship in any aspect of the Gothic, from the eighteenth century through to the present day, and across all possible forms, modes, cultures, mutations and disciplinary boundaries. Though the precise topic remains open and unspecified, it is expected that the successful candidate will engage with the Gothic in some of its interdisciplinary manifestations, that is, its interactions with, say, science, technology, medicine, architecture, education, history, the social sciences, fashion, art or culture and/or the creative industries more generally.
  • Scholarship Award: The funding possibilities for this opportunity are either full (fees and stipend) or fees only. The successful
    candidate will be notified following interview.
  • Nationality: UK/EU and International applicants
  • Number of Scholarships: Numbers not given.
  • Scholarship can be taken in the UK

Eligibility for the Scholarship: 

Eligible Countries: This opportunity is open to UK/EU and International applicants.

Entrance Requirements: To be eligible for this scholarship you must meet the following requirements:

Specific requirements of the project

The successful candidate will usually hold a good Honours degree (in the first or upper-second class) as well as a Masters degree (with merit or distinction, either awarded or forecast) in a relevant field. In addition to this, proposals should demonstrate a familiarity with the research interests of members of staff in (or affiliated with) the Manchester Centre for Gothic Studies, including Dr Linnie Blake; Dr Sorcha Ní Fhlainn; Dr Emma Liggins; Dr Xavier Aldana Reyes; Dr Chloe Buckley; Dr Julian Holloway; Dr Paul Wake; Dr Lucy Burke; Dr Matt Foley; Dr Peter Lindfield; and Prof. Dale Townshend. Applications will be assessed on the extent to which they fit with, and complement, the research strengths of members of staff. Though this is by no means an exhaustive list, proposals might wish to explore such topics as Gothic and gaming cultures (Paul Wake; Chloe Buckley); Gothic, children and education (Chloe Buckley; Dale Townshend); Gothic and popular culture (Sorcha Ní Fhlainn); Gothic cinema (Xavier Aldana Reyes, Sorcha Ní Fhlainn); Gothic and international relations (Xavier Aldana Reyes, Kathryn Starnes, Sarah Ilott); Gothic heritage and tourism (Dale Townshend, Peter Lindfield, Julian Holloway); Gothic, fine art and architecture (Dale Townshend, Peter Lindfield, Emma Liggins); historical manifestations of the Gothic (Linnie Blake, Dale Townshend, Emma Liggins); Gothic and national identity (Xavier Aldana Reyes, Linnie Blake, Sarah Ilott); Gothic and medical humanities (Linnie Blake, Lucy Burke); and Gothic, philosophy and critical theory (Dale Townshend, Matt Foley). Though the studentship will be based in the Centre for Gothic Studies in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, members of the supervisory team will, where appropriate, be drawn from other departments and faculties across the University.

The successful candidate would be expected to start in September/October 2018

Student eligibility: This opportunity is open to UK/EU and International applicants

English Language Requirements: Applicants must have IELTS score for undergraduate 6.0 (No less than 5.5 in any component) and for postgraduate students 6.5 (No less than 5.5 in any component for MA or MSc).

International Scholarship

Application Procedure: 

How to Apply: The quickest and most efficient way to apply for this course is to apply online. This way, you can also track your application at each stage of the process.

Please complete the additional Postgraduate Research Degree Supplementary Information document and upload it to the Student documents section of your online application. This collects important information about your research application and there may be delays if you do not submit this document.

Before you apply, we recommend that you:

  • Contact the relevant Research Degrees coordinator within your chosen area of interest to discuss the project or your ideas.
  • Ensure that you have gathered the necessary supporting documents required and submit them along with your application where possible: references, passport copy, qualification transcripts and certificates, English language proficiency evidence where relevant.

Online Application

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