PhD studentship in digital media, Coventry University

Coventry School of Art and Design (CSAD) carries out research which is world leading, as verified by the 2008 RAE in which the majority of our work in Media and Communication, Design and Visual Arts, Industrial Design, and Performing Arts, was rated internationally excellent.

Opportunities are available to work in this vibrant and creative environment through four PhD studentships to conduct investigations with our professors and other research leaders on projects within, or across, our research clusters.

Funded by: Coventry University
Fees: UK/EU fee equivalent for three years
Maintenance grant: £13,726 maintenance per annum (tax free)
Academic contact: Professor Gary Hall

Digital media is one of Coventry School of Art and Design’s (CSAD) main research themes and is also the focus of the University’s cross-institutional Digital Media Grand Challenge and its new Centre for Disruptive Media (


Research in digital media at Coventry has three main areas of activity:

* Open Media – including Open Education, Open Access, Open Data and the university in the 21st century
* Creative Archiving and Digitisation
* Immersive, Mobile and Interactive Communications

All three areas adopt a critical Digital Humanities approach which involves exploring and experimenting with some of the humanities’ core concepts and values, both theoretically and practically. This includes new ideas of the author, subjectivity, originality, the book, the university, teaching and education, the archive, the law, copyright, piracy, the human and the posthuman.

Please note that only UK/EU fee payers are eligible to apply.

Coventry University standard Entry criteria for applicants to PHD:Good honours degree in an area related to one of the research activity clusters, or similarly qualified through professional experience.

Expertise required:
IT skills and understanding of new technology Relevant research skills

Closing date: August 28th 2013

Interview date: to be notified to shortlisted candidates.

Instructions for applicants (to be added to the above studentship details):

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Complete the application form and return with a covering letter to:
Research Recruitment and Admissions team
Student Centre
Coventry University
Priory Street
United Kingdom


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