Applicants are invited to become a part of the PhD International Studentship funded by the University of York in the UK for the academic session 2020/2021. The studentship is funded as part of the XRStories project.
The purpose of the educational award is to support students who want to undertake a PhD degree programme in conceptualising interactive & immersive fictional story design founded in film and TV.
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Application Deadline: September 9, 2020
- University or Organization: University of York
- Department: Department of Theatre, Film, Television and Interactive Media
- Course Level: PhD
- Award: Cover tuition fee
- Access Mode: Online
- Number of Awards:1
- Nationality: International
- The award can be taken in the UK
- Eligible Countries: All nationalities.
- Acceptable Course or Subjects: PhD degree programme in Conceptualising interactive & immersive fictional story design founded in film and TV.
- Admissible Criteria: To be eligible, applicants must meet the following criteria:
- Seeking to reach a professional standard of academic research and to pursue a career in either Higher Education or professional theatre, film, television, or interactive media.
- Working professionally in theatre, film, television, or interactive media who wish to make a career move into teaching and research in Higher Education.
- Working in theatre, film, television, or interactive media who wish to develop their careers with the production of a substantial piece of original research.
How to Apply
- How to Apply: In order to apply for the scholarship, please submit an application for a PhD degree programme by the given deadline.
- Supporting Documents: You will need to submit a proposal setting out: the research question(s) that the PhD will address, a clear indication of the methodologies to be adopted, a summary of the relevant scholarly field or context that the project will engage with and contribute to, and a provisional bibliography (see preparing a PhD Proposal). You will also normally be required to provide a writing sample.
- Admission Requirements: You will normally have completed a Master’s degree in a relevant subject and have gained at least a merit pass or equivalent. Relevant professional experience in theatre, film, television, or interactive media production may also be taken into consideration.
- Language Requirement: If English is not your first language then you must submit a copy of a recent English language test certificate or provide details of when you are going to take the test.
The studentship will cover the tuition fee at the home/EU rate (£4,407 in 2020/21) and a stipend at the standard research council rate for a period of up to 3 years (£15,285 in 2020/21). International (non-EU) candidates are welcome to apply but will be required to pay the difference between the UK/EU and international tuition fee rates, approx. £17,000 per year for the programme duration.