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UCLan Research Bursaries and Studentships

UCLan advertises a range of funding schemes for postgraduate research at various times through the year. These include the University’s own studentships and bursaries and those from external organisations, including the Research Councils, the NHS, commerce and industry.

Available funding

Most funding is for PhD places. Schemes vary and may provide either full cover or partial funding for tuition fees, and some may also include a maintenance grant. A list of schemes currently open for applications is listed below.

Note: CURRENT UCLAN RESEARCH STUDENTS ARE NOT ELIGIBLE TO APPLY FOR THESE ADVERTISED RESEARCH STUDENTSHIPS

Reference RS/16/28

Applications are invited for a full time MA (by Research) studentship in the School of Language and Global Studies. The studentship is tenable for up to 1 year full-time [subject to satisfactory progress] and will cover the cost of tuition fees at UK/EU rates. International applicants may apply but will be required to pay the difference in tuition fees. It is expected the successful applicant will commence 1 July 2017.

Project Description

The School of Language and Global Studies at the University of Central Lancashire is pleased to offer a studentship to prospective MA by research students to begin in July 1st 2017.

In the UK Government’s recent REF 2014 assessment of research activity, 70% of outputs were judged to be ‘world leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’ in Modern Languages and Linguistics in the School. Based in Preston in Lancashire, the School has a number of research hubs, including the Worldwise Centre, the International Institute of Korean Studies, and the International Institute for Sign Languages and Deaf Studies.

Under the lead of the TESOL and Applied Linguistics team, applications are invited for a studentship to support tuition fees for up to three years of full-time study. We welcome research proposals on any TESOL-related area. We have a particular interest in the following or related fields:

  • Second Language Acquisition
  • Instructed Second Language Acquisition
  • Digital technologies and language teaching
  • Second Language Pragmatics and intercultural communication

Candidates should have (or expect to hold) a UK Bachelor degree at 2:1 or above in a related area (or equivalent qualification).

EU and International applicants require an English Language level of UKVI IELTs 7.0 (no sub-score below 6.5) or equivalent qualification.

Further information

For an informal discussion about the project please contact Nicola Halenko email nhalenko@uclan.ac.uk

Completed application forms should be returned to the Research Student Registry email researchadmissions@uclan.ac.uk   quoting the studentship reference number

Closing Date:   2nd May 2017

Proposed Interview Date  18 May 2017

CURRENT UCLAN RESEARCH STUDENTS WILL NOT BE ELIGIBLE TO APPLY FOR THE RESEARCH STUDENTSHIP

Reference RS/16/07

Applications are invited for a full or part time PhD (via MPhil) studentship in the School of Social Work and Community Engagement in collaboration with McGill University, Montreal, Canada.  The studentship is tenable for up to 3 years full-time or six years part-time [subject to satisfactory progress] and will cover the cost of tuition fees at UK/EU rates. International applicants may apply only for the full time studentship and will be required to pay the difference in tuition fees. The successful applicant will be required to comply with the terms of funding. It is expected the successful applicant will commence 1 October 2017.

Project Title
Sexual Violence on University Campus

Project Description

A full-time 3 year or six year part-time PhD studentship is available exploring sexual violence on university campus in the UK and Canada. It is a collaborative, international study funded by the Canadian Social Science and Humanities Research Council. The PhD student will be based in the Connect Centre for International Research on Interpersonal Violence and Harm, School of Social Work, Care and Community at the University of Central Lancashire. The successful candidate will focus on sexual violence on university campus in the UK, using an intersectional approach and ensuring that student voices are central to future policy and curriculum development. S/he requires skills to work with a range of stakeholders, to work collaboratively with Canadian colleagues and be confident in using social media and related technologies.

Candidates should have (or expect to hold) a UK Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts degree at 2:1 or above in a related area (or equivalent qualification).

International applicants require an English Language level of UKVI IELTs 6.5 (no sub-score below 6.0) or equivalent qualification.

Further information

Completed application forms should be returned to the Research Student Registry email researchadmissions@uclan.ac.uk   quoting the studentship reference number

Closing Date: April 19th 2017
Proposed Interview Date  May 16th 2017

CURRENT UCLAN RESEARCH STUDENTS WILL NOT BE ELIGIBLE TO APPLY FOR THE RESEARCH STUDENTSHIP

Application Form (.doc 82kb)
Description and Specification (.doc 48kb)

Reference: RS1613

Applications are invited for a full time practice based PhD (via MPhil) studentship in the School of Art Design and Fashion.. The studentship is tenable for up to 3 years full- time [subject to satisfactory progress] and will cover the cost of tuition fees at UK/EU rates. International applicants may apply for the studentship but will be required to pay the difference in tuition fees. The successful applicant will be required to comply with the terms of funding. It is expected the successful applicant will commence 1 July 2017.

Project Title
Plotlander North – Searching for Lost Housing in Northern England

Project Description

This studentship is offered to support a PhD research project to critically examine whether existing documentation of historic Plotlander housing in the UK accurately represents the national picture, or whether it merely reflects a lack of understanding of anarchistic housing practices across the wider UK.

Whilst the underlying hypothesis for this PhD project is prescribed by this question, the opportunity exists for applicants to propose and develop their own unique research methodology with which to explore this question and contribute to the wider research theme.

The long-term ambition of this analysis of historic housing techniques is to frame propositions for alternative housing practices that contest the capitalist and neoliberal foundations that define the contemporary (and seemingly unending) housing crisis in the UK.

The successful PhD student will work within the ‘People and Place’ research group, and contribute specifically to the ‘Alternative Spaces & Anarchist Practices’ research theme. This PhD project will run concurrently with ongoing research to document the history of known Plotlander sites in the South of England and is expected to intersect with an AHRC funded research project (currently under review) to reveal the relationships between the historic Plotlander housing movement and the contemporary UK housing context. See: http://unofficiallyinformal.wordpress.com

Candidates should have (or expect to hold) a UK Bachelor degree at 2:1 or above in a relevant area (or equivalent qualification), or a Masters level qualification.

International applicants require an English Language level of UKVI IELTS 7 (minimum sub-score 6.5) or equivalent qualification.

Further information

For the application form and full details go here

For an informal discussion about the project please contact Richard Bower

Completed application forms should be returned to the Research Student Registry email researchadmissions@uclan.ac.uk quoting the studentship reference number

Closing Date: 30th April 2017
Proposed Interview Date: Week Commencing 15th May 2017

CURRENT UCLAN RESEARCH (MPhil/PhD) STUDENTS WILL NOT BE ELIGIBLE TO APPLY FOR THE RESEARCH STUDENTSHIP

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Description and Specification (.doc 362kb)

Reference RS1615

Applications are invited for a full PhD (via MPhil) studentship in the School of Humanities and Social Science.  The studentship is tenable for 3 years full-time and will cover the cost of tuition fees at UK/EU rates. International applicants may apply only for the studentship but will be required to pay the difference in tuition fees. The successful applicant will be required to comply with the terms of funding. It is expected the successful applicant will commence 1 July 2017.

Project Title
Democratic Preston
Research on the history of Preston as the only manhood suffrage parliamentary borough in Britain, 1770s-1830s, including the radical movement and Henry Hunt's period as MP.  Supervisor: Dr Robert Poole

Project Description

The PhD student will be based in the History (Labour and People’s History) research grouping in the School of Humanities & Social Science.

The research topic is Democratic Preston 1768-1840. Between 1768 and 1832 Preston enjoyed a unique householder franchise in parliamentary elections, making it the most democratic constituency in Britain. From 1807 it faced strong challenges from reforming and radical candidates, culminating in the election of the radical Henry Hunt as its MP in 1830. Hunt lost his seat in 1832 as the franchise began to narrow after the Great Reform Act. This project will investigate Preston’s history and workings as a democratic franchise in a pre-democratic age, both before and after 1832, using material in the Lancashire Record Office, the Harris Museum and Library, the parliamentary archives and the National Archives. It is expected that the principal focus will develop in the course of the inquiry, influenced both by the available source materials and by the researcher’s own interests and expertise; suggestions from candidates are welcome. The project will also involve public engagement activity as part of UCLan’s partnership with the Harris Museum and Library. Supervisor: Dr Robert Poole.

International applicants require an English Language level of UKVI IELTS 7 (minimum subscore 6.5) or equivalent qualification.

Candidates should have (or expect to hold) a UK Bachelor of Arts degree at 2:1 or above in a relevant area (or equivalent qualification), or a Masters level qualification.

Further information

For the application form and full details go here

For an informal discussion about the project please contact Robert Poole

Completed application forms should be returned to the Research Student Registry email researchadmissions@uclan.ac.uk quoting the studentship reference number.

Closing Date:  30th April 2017
Proposed Interview Date: Week Commencing 15th May 2017

CURRENT UCLAN RESEARCH (MPhil/PhD) STUDENTS WILL NOT BE ELIGIBLE TO APPLY FOR THE RESEARCH STUDENTSHIP

Application Form (.doc 79.1kb)
Description and Specification (.doc 47.1kb)

Reference RS1616

Applications are invited for a full time practice based PhD (via MPhil) studentship in the School of Art Design and Fashion. The studentship is tenable for up to 3 years full- time [subject to satisfactory progress] and will cover the cost of tuition fees at UK/EU rates. International applicants may apply for the full time studentship and will be required to pay the difference in tuition fees. The successful applicant will be required to comply with the terms of funding. It is expected the successful applicant will commence July 2017.

Project Title
Contemporary Art Practice

 Project Description 

A full-time three-year practice-based PhD studentship is available within the Department of Fine Art at University of Central Lancashire. The Department advocates experimentation and innovation within Contemporary Art Practice, encouraging the development of new approaches to audience, media, and site. The bursary is open to practitioners working in a broad range of disciplines and the successful candidate will outline a project that uses a range of Fine Art media to develop new approaches to architecture, memory, and archive. These themes feature strongly in research spaces within the department, such as Making Histories Visible and In Certain Places, and wherever necessary the department will support students in accessing relevant archives and collections in the North-west. The bursary holder may also be offered some optional paid teaching opportunities in the department.

Candidates should have (or expect to hold) a UK Bachelor of Arts degree at 2:1 or above in a relevant area (or equivalent qualification), or a Masters in Fine Art.

International applicants require an English Language level of UKVI IELTs 7.0 (no sub-score below 6.5) or equivalent qualification.

Further information

For the application form and full details go here

For an informal discussion about the project please contact Andy Broadey

Completed application forms should be returned to the Research Student Registry email researchadmissions@uclan.ac.uk quoting the studentship reference number

Closing Date:  30th April 2017
Proposed Interview Date: Week Commencing 15th May 2017

CURRENT UCLAN RESEARCH (MPhil/PhD) STUDENTS WILL NOT BE ELIGIBLE TO APPLY FOR THE RESEARCH STUDENTSHIP

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Description and Specification (.doc 304kb)

Reference ST-16-05

Applications are invited for a partially funded studentship for a full time PhD (via MPhil) studentship in Intelligent Machines and maintenance Engineering in the School of Engineering.  The studentship is tenable for up to 3 years full-time [subject to satisfactory progress] and will cover the cost of tuition fees at UK/EU rates and a partial maintenance grant of £3000 per annum. International applicants may apply but will be required to pay the difference in tuition fees.  It is expected the successful applicant will start on 1st July 2017.

Project Title

Next Generation of Wind turbine Gearboxes; Intelligent Wind turbine Gearbox

Project Description


Wind turbine gearboxes play a major role in wind turbine performance and power generation. In order to improve their efficiency and reliability under different operating conditions, it is necessary for wind turbine components to operate efficiently, and with increased reliability. This project will focus on developing an intelligent gearbox for the wind turbine industry, by integrating sensors, intelligent electronics and actuators to develop an “Intelligent Gearbox”. The project include wireless communication via the “internet of things” to allow data to be collected from a remotely sited operating system. This combination of capability would be a significant advantage for critical gearbox applications in remote locations e.g. off shore wind turbines locations, which would enable cost-effective operation and proactive maintenance practices.

For informal enquiries please contact Dr Ahmed Onsy email: aonsy@uclan.ac.uk

Candidates should have (or expect to hold) a UK Bachelor degree at 2:1 classification or above or a Masters degree in a related discipline (or equivalent).

International applicants require an English Language level of UKVI IELTs 6.5 (no sub-score below 6.0) or equivalent qualification.

Further information

For the application form and full details please download an application pack.

Completed application forms should be returned to the Research Student Registry email researchadmissions@uclan.ac.uk quoting the studentship reference number by the closing date.

Closing Date:                         2nd May 2017

CURRENT UCLAN RESEARCH STUDENTS WILL NOT BE ELIGIBLE TO APPLY FOR THIS RESEARCH STUDENTSHIP

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Reference RS/16/29

Applications are invited for a full time PhD studentship in the Jost Institute for Tribotechnology. The studentship is tenable for up to 3 years full-time [subject to satisfactory progress] and will cover the cost of tuition fees at UK/EU rates. International applicants may apply but will be required to pay the difference in tuition fees. It is expected the successful applicant will commence 1 July 2017.

Project Title

Ionic Fluids in Tribotonics

Project Description

This project will examine two features of ionic fluids: how they lubricate tribological contacts in a vacuum, and the effects of electrical fields on their lubricating properties.  Because of their low vapour pressure, ionic fluids have the potential to be used in high vacuum environments, including in space.  They also may be able to be used in Tribotronic situations, where their lubricating properties may be altered by the use of an external field. This project will examine these features both experimentally in our laboratories and theoretically using Molecular Modelling software.

Candidates should have (or expect to hold) a UK Bachelor degree at 2:1 or above in Mechanical Engineering, Physics, Chemistry or a related area (or equivalent qualification).

EU and International applicants require an English Language level of UKVI IELTs 7.0 (no sub-score below 6.5) or equivalent qualification.

Further Information

For an informal discussion about the project please contact Professor Ted Smith email ehsmith@uclan.ac.uk

Completed application forms should be returned to the Research Student Registry email researchadmissions@uclan.ac.uk quoting the studentship reference number

Closing Date:  7/5/17            

Proposed Interview Date:    16/5/17

CURRENT UCLAN RESEARCH STUDENTS WILL NOT BE ELIGIBLE TO APPLY FOR THE RESEARCH STUDENTSHIP

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Reference RS1617

Applications are invited for a full PhD (via MPhil) studentship in the School of Journalism, Media and Performance.  The studentship is tenable for 3 years full-time and will cover the cost of tuition fees at UK/EU rates. International applicants may apply only for the studentship but will be required to pay the difference in tuition fees. The successful applicant will be required to comply with the terms of funding. It is expected the successful applicant will commence 1 April 2017.

Project Title
Disruptive media, marginalised groups and democracy: Exploring challenges, practices and impact

Project Description

Applicants will investigate how marginalised groups, constituted as publics such as but not limited to diaspora, migrant, LGBT  or marginalised ethnic groups  and or media engage with both the technological affordances of new media/digital practices and emerging forms of journalistic or communication practices to address their own sense of exclusion and how they position themselves as key players in the broader democratic process and debates -  both of civic and political values that transcend geography while simultaneously addressing the specific issues that characterise their marginalisation and institutionalised alienation from the mainstream. What are their (new) forms of communication practices? How do they ensure popular inclusion? What are the key challenges they face and how do they assess their impact? Recent technological developments have for example seen the emergence of ‘impact tools’ some of these which include Chalkbeat’s MORI, USC Annenberg’s Project Measurement System and the open-source News Lynx. How useful or appropriate are these tools in assessing impact especially relating to civic and political engagement? More importantly, how can or should such impact in fact be assessed? The project will employ both qualitative and quantitative methodologies depending on an applicant’s interests and skills.

Candidates should have (or expect to hold) a UK Bachelor of Arts degree at 2:1 or above in a relevant area (or equivalent qualification), or a Masters level qualification.

International applicants require an English Language level of UKVI IELTS 7 (minimum sub-score 6.5) or equivalent qualification.

Further information

For the application form and full details go here

For an informal discussion about the project please contact Dr.George Ogola ,or Clare Cook

Completed application forms should be returned to the Research Student Registry email researchadmissions@uclan.ac.uk quoting the studentship reference number

Closing Date: 30th April 2017
Proposed Interview Date: Week Commencing 15th May 2017

CURRENT UCLAN RESEARCH (MPhil/PhD) STUDENTS WILL NOT BE ELIGIBLE TO APPLY FOR THE RESEARCH STUDENTSHIP

Application Form (.doc 78.6kb)
Description and Specification (.doc 45.3kb)

Reference RS1619

Applications are invited for a full PhD (via MPhil) studentship in the School of Art, Design & Fashion (Grenfell-Baines Institute of Architecture).  The studentship is tenable for up to 3 years full-time [subject to satisfactory progress] and will cover the cost of tuition fees at UK/EU rates. International applicants may apply and will be required to pay the difference in tuition fees. The successful applicant will be required to comply with the terms of funding. It is expected the successful applicant will commence 1 July 2017.

Project Title
Urban Memory & The Museum

Project Description

The research studies the role of local museums and art galleries in fostering a concept of Place Identity. The research project is intended to build upon existing collaboration between UCLan and The Harris Museum, Library and Art Gallery, in Preston (particularly with The Harris Re-imagine project), as well as extending the network and collaboration with other museums of the North West region (e.g. Museum of Liverpool, Walker Art Gallery, Merseyside Maritime Museum, the Whitworth and the Gallery of Costume in Manchester).

Applicants should include a full reash proposal with their application and proposals should be multi-disciplinary in their approaches. Applications combining the disciplines of Heritage, Museology, Architecture, and/or Urban Studies are encouraged. In addition, proposals are expected to draw on theoretical concepts from Visual Communication, Phenomenology, Material Culture, and Social Studies to enrich the projects.

The proposal would focus on the cultural role of museums and community engagement, adopting the theme: “The relation between local museums’ strategies and the cities’ socio-cultural development plans/visions”

Candidates should have (or expect to hold) a UK Bachelor of Science degree at 2:1 or above in a related area (or equivalent qualification), and a Masters degree in a relevant subject.

International applicants require an English Language level of UKVI IELTS 7 (minimum sub-score 6.5) or equivalent qualification.

Further information

For the application form and full details go here

For an informal discussion about the project please contact Ehab Kamel Ahmed

Completed application forms should be returned to the Research Student Registry email researchadmissions@uclan.ac.uk quoting the studentship reference number

Closing Date: 30th April 2017
Proposed Interview Date: Week Commencing 15th May 2017

CURRENT UCLAN RESEARCH STUDENTS WILL NOT BE ELIGIBLE TO APPLY FOR THE RESEARCH STUDENTSHIP

Application Form (.doc 79.7kb)
Description and Specification (.doc 46.2kb)

Reference RS1620

Applications are invited for a full time practice based PhD (via MPhil) studentship in the School of Art Design and Fashion. The studentship is tenable for up to 3 years full- time [subject to satisfactory progress] and will cover the cost of tuition fees at UK/EU rates. International applicants may apply only for the full time studentship and will be required to pay the difference in tuition fees. The successful applicant will be required to comply with the terms of funding. It is expected the successful applicant will commence 1 July 2017.

Project Title
The role and significance of artist’s led exploration in the contribution to the form and function of a place.

Project Description

A Full time 3-year practice based PhD is available to examine through art practice, how artist’s led exploration can contribute to the form and functions of a place, by exploring new approaches to art, culture and urban development. The PhD student will be based in the In Certain Places unit on the University Campus. The student will be encouraged to generated new understandings of the urban environment, enabling ideas to be tested in the city’s public spaces. The project will be set within the context of the current Connected City programme of creative activities and collaborative artworks, focused on places involved in the City Deal areas – a £430m 10-year infrastructure scheme within the centre and peripheries of Preston. The project will be able to build upon the extensive research, community connections and institutional support already generated by our researchers and artists over past ten years.

Candidates should have an honours degree at 2:1 or above in a related area (or equivalent qualification).

International applicants require an English Language level of UKVI IELTs 7.0 (no sub-score below 6.5) or equivalent qualification.

Further information

For the application form and full details go here.

For an informal discussion about the project please contact Charles Quick

Completed application forms should be returned to the Research Student Registry email researchadmissions@uclan.ac.uk quoting the studentship reference number

Closing Date: 30th April 2017
Proposed Interview Date: Week Commencing 15th May 2017

CURRENT UCLAN RESEARCH (MPhil/PhD) STUDENTS WILL NOT BE ELIGIBLE TO APPLY FOR THE RESEARCH STUDENTSHIP

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Description and Specification (.doc 44.3kb)

Reference RS/16/21

PhD Film & Media

Applications are invited for a full PhD (via MPhil) studentship in the School of Humanities and Social Science. The studentship is tenable for 3 years full-time and will cover the cost of tuition fees at UK/EU rates.  International applicants may apply for the studentship but will be required to pay the difference in tuition fees  The successful applicant will be required to comply with the terms of funding. It is expected that the successful applicant will commence 1 July 2017.

Project Title
Space, place and identity in media representations of northern England

Project Description

The PhD student will be based in the Film and Media Studies research grouping in the School of Humanities & Social Science, and will work on one of two topics.

This PhD will investigate the relation between space, place and identity as represented in media forms and will focus on representation of northern England. We particularly welcome studies of how the North is represented in either television or music that demonstrate original approaches to this topic. The study should also have a relatively modern focus and deal with representations since 1980. It is noted that the North is currently undergoing considerable change as the concept of a ‘northern powerhouse’ provides a developmental narrative for the region.

Archive material and relevant data will be researched along with interviews with relevant personnel. Supervisor: Dr Peter Atkinson and Archive material and relevant data will be subject to research along with interviews with relevant personnel. Supervisor: Dr Peter Atkinson and Prof. Ewa Mazierska.

Candidates should have a UK BA degree at 2:1 or above in a Humanities or Media subject, or a related area. An MA or equivalent in such an area is also desirable.

International applicants require an English Language level of UKVI IELTS 7 (minimum sub-score 6.5) or equivalent qualification.

Further information

For the application form and full details go here.

Completed application forms should be returned to the Research Student Registry email researchadmissions@uclan.ac.uk quoting the studentship reference number.

Closing Date: 30th April 2017
Proposed Interview Date: Week Commencing 15th May 2017

CURRENT UCLAN RESEARCH STUDENTS WILL NOT BE ELIGIBLE TO APPLY FOR THE RESEARCH STUDENTSHIP

Application Form (.doc 79.7kb)
Description and Specification (.doc 46.6kb)

Reference RS1622

Applications are invited for a full PhD (via MPhil) studentship in the School of Language and Global Studies.  The studentship is tenable for 3 years full-time and will cover the cost of tuition fees at UK/EU rates and provide a maintenance grant of £5500 in the first year only. International applicants may apply only for the studentship but will be required to pay the difference in tuition fees. The successful applicant will be required to comply with the terms of funding. It is expected the successful applicant will commence 1 July 2017.

Project Title
Prosodic grouping and short term memory

Project Description

The project is a collaborative study between Dr. Hae-Sung Jeon (School of Language and Global Studies) and Dr. John Everett Marsh (School of Psychology). The successful candidate will carry out a project exploring the relationship between prosodic grouping in speech and short-term memory. The successful candidate will be offered training in acoustic speech analysis, psychological theories, research methods including experimental set-up and data analysis. 

Candidates should have (or expect to hold) a UK undergraduate degree at 2:1 or above in a related area (e.g., linguistics, speech sciences or psychology) or a Masters level qualification in a related area. Candidates are also expected to offer a sample academic writing prior to interview.

International applicants require an English Language level of UKVI IELTS 7 (minimum sub-score 6.5) or equivalent qualification.

Further information

For the application form and full details go here

For an informal discussion about the project please contact Dr Hae-Sung Jeon

Completed application forms should be returned to the Research Student Registry email researchadmissions@uclan.ac.uk quoting the studentship reference number

Closing Date: 30th April 2017
Proposed Interview Date: Week Commencing 15th May 2017

CURRENT UCLAN RESEARCH (MPhil/PhD) STUDENTS WILL NOT BE ELIGIBLE TO APPLY FOR THE RESEARCH STUDENTSHIP

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Description and Specification (.doc 186kb)

Reference RS1623

Applications are invited for a full PhD (via MPhil) studentship in the School of Languages and Global Studies.  The studentship is tenable for 3 years full-time and will cover the cost of tuition fees at UK/EU rates. International applicants may apply only for the studentship but will be required to pay the difference in tuition fees. The successful applicant will be required to comply with the terms of funding. It is expected the successful applicant will commence 1 July 2017.

Project Title
Capacity building and aspects of agency among deaf communities in the Global South

Project Description

This interdisciplinary PhD project explores the relationships between the implementation of capacity building measures in deaf communities in the Global South on the one hand, and the (subjective) experience and (objective) manifestations of agency by deaf people on the other hand. The aim is to track the ways in which deaf people with active roles in applied linguistics projects enact, perceive, and extend the level of their agency, which is understood as people's capacity for conscious individual and collective goal-directed action in context. Methodologies include anonymous online questionnaires, focus group interviews, and analysis of multimedia documentation arising from project workshops. Factors that may be investigated include the mediation of information between different sub-groups, design features of capacity building measures, the use of e-learning technology, and the dynamics of team roles.

Candidates should have (or expect to hold) a Master's degree or equivalent in a subject area relevant to the project, and must have sign language skills.

International applicants require an English Language level of UKVI IELTS 7 (minimum sub-score 6.5) or equivalent qualification.

Further information

For the application form and full details go here

For an informal discussion about the project please contact Ulrike Zeshan

Completed application forms should be returned to the Research Student Registry email researchadmissions@uclan.ac.uk quoting the studentship reference number

Closing Date: 30th April 2017
Proposed Interview Date: Week Commencing 15th May 2017

CURRENT UCLAN RESEARCH STUDENTS WILL NOT BE ELIGIBLE TO APPLY FOR THE RESEARCH STUDENTSHIP

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Description and Specification (.doc 334kb)

 

Reference RS1625

Applications are invited for a full PhD (via MPhil) studentship in the School of Humanities and Social Science.  The studentship is tenable for 3 years full-time and will cover the cost of tuition fees at UK/EU rates. International applicants may apply for the studentship but will be required to pay the difference in tuition fees  The successful applicant will be required to comply with the terms of funding. It is expected the successful applicant will commence 1 July 2017.

Project Title
Black Atlantic Culture

Project Description

The PhD student will be based in the Institute for Black Atlantic Research (IBAR) in the School of Humanities & Social Science, and will work on the following topic.

This project will utilise the researchers at the Institute for Black Atlantic Research (IBAR) to help create new work in the field of Black Atlantic Studies with particular reference to the cultural field. The candidate will undertake research in any of the specialisms of IBAR which include Performance Studies, the Visual Arts or Literature and use appropriate cultural theoretical models (Postcolonialism, Black Atlantic Studies, Intersectionality etc.)  to analyse them. The project will also investigate the legacies of Transatlantic Slavery for Transnational black Cultures providing contextual frameworks for analysing the specific texts germane to the project.

Candidates should have (or expect to hold) a UK undergraduate degree at 2:1 or above in a related area or a Masters level qualification in a related area.

International applicants require an English Language level of UKVI IELTS 7 (minimum sub-score 6.5) or equivalent qualification.

Further information

For the application form and full details go here

For an informal discussion about the project please contact Professor Alan Rice

Completed application forms should be returned to the Research Student Registry email researchadmissions@uclan.ac.uk quoting the studentship reference number

Closing Date: 30th April 2017
Proposed Interview Date: Week Commencing 15th May 2017

CURRENT UCLAN RESEARCH STUDENTS WILL NOT BE ELIGIBLE TO APPLY FOR THE RESEARCH STUDENTSHIP

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Reference RS1626

Applications are invited for a full PhD (via MPhil) studentship in the School of Humanities and Social Science.  The studentship is tenable for 3 years full-time and will cover the cost of tuition fees at UK/EU rates. International applicants may apply only for the studentship but will be required to pay the difference in tuition fees. The successful applicant will be required to comply with the terms of funding. It is expected the successful applicant will commence 1 July 2017.

Project Title
Unreliable narration and social media.

Project Description

The PhD student will be based in the Creative Writing research grouping in the School of Humanities & Social Science, and will work on the following topic.

The candidate will investigate the narrative and real-word impacts of combining the writing of an experimental novel with literary and sociological research into digital adolescent identity construction. The PhD will combine practice-based creative writing with literary and sociological critical research. The aim is to produce an experimental novel that highlights the impact of social media on adolescent identity. The project will explore how young people construct their identities on and off-line and will devise interviews and questionnaires to provide qualitative and quantitative data. There will be opportunities to meet with groups of young people from Lancashire schools and through Barnardos. The candidate will use research into unreliable narration to explore how narrators can produce bonding and estranging effects on readers. The PhD will thus bring together research from Creative Writing, English Literature and Sociology.

Candidates should have (or expect to hold) a UK undergraduate degree at 2:1 or above in a related area or a Masters level qualification in a related area. Candidates are also expected to engaged in creative writing (prose fiction) and be willing to offer a sample prior to interview.

International applicants require an English Language level of UKVI IELTS 7 (minimum sub-score 6.5) or equivalent qualification. The novel will be written in English.

Further information

For the application form and full details go here

For an informal discussion about the project please contact Helen Day

Completed application forms should be returned to the Research Student Registry email researchadmissions@uclan.ac.uk quoting the studentship reference number

Closing Date: 30th April 2017
Proposed Interview Date: Week Commencing 15th May 2017

CURRENT UCLAN RESEARCH (MPhil/PhD) STUDENTS WILL NOT BE ELIGIBLE TO APPLY FOR THE RESEARCH STUDENTSHIP

Application Form (.doc 79.8kb)
Description and Specification (.doc 45.9kb)

Reference RS16/27

Applications are invited for a full PhD (via MPhil) studentship in the School of Humanities and Social Science. The studentship is tenable for 3 years full-time and will cover the cost of tuition fees at UK/EU rates. The successful applicant will be required to comply with the terms of funding. It is expected the successful applicant will commence 1 July 2017.

Project Title
Designing materials to encourage citizens to build their own Internet of Things

Project Description

With the predicted growth of the Internet of Things and its wide availability of technologies in the workplace and home presents a unique opportunity to explore user- interface/experience design challenges. The PhD will explore the use of creating tools, methods and processes for co-designing for the IoT. It will focus on the work/life balance of many of us, by applying a lean methodology, grounded in the maker movement and a build, measure, learn and iterate process. Involving the end user in every stage of development from conceptualisation workshops to user testing, applied by a mixed methodology of qualitative and quantitative research, working with communities and industry partners to develop prototypes to test in the wild. Through the combination of physical hardware and software prototypes we will explore the use of mock-ups and prototyping developing seamless interaction to create a more complete experience and disseminate novel concepts.

Through a series of initial workshops, the PhD will investigate how prototyping for the IoT can be used in various disciplines. It is already obvious how design and computing will utilise such tools, methods and processes. So this would make the obvious first step to developing a solution within these disciplines. But what would be interesting is to co-design IoT prototypes in areas like architecture, journalism, art and performance. For example how could an object be created that be situated in someone's home be used as a capturing devices that could be used to add a dynamic element during a performance? or how could an architect prototype a piece of software and hardware that could demonstrate their ideas for a building? or even, how stories could told through the use of physical interfaces?

This opportunity will provide the successful candidate with a dynamic and challenging subject, firstly by the nature of the technology, but also through engaging with communities, involving designing, prototyping, and evaluating. The research will seek to create and innovate by collaborating with leading industry partners. Through the development of products, collaboration between UCLan departments coupled with industry partners and a series of workshops will generate innovative solutions to workplace and home problems. The PhD candidate will output in REF-able peer reviewed publications and journals, presenting their work at international conferences. Due to the nature of study, it is envisioned and encouraged that the candidate work initially with fellow researchers from UCLan to collaborate and co-author in areas of skill gaps; for example, a work/life balance prototype could require collaborations between design and health. This will be guided through the Media Innovation Studio’s network of academic and industry collaborators.

International applicants require an English Language level of UKVI IELTS 7 (minimum sub-score 6.5) or equivalent qualification.

Candidates should have (or expect to hold) a UK Bachelor degree at 2:1 or above in a relevant area (or equivalent qualification), or a Masters level qualification.

Further information

For the application form and full details go here

Completed application forms should be returned to the Research Student Registry email researchadmissions@uclan.ac.uk quoting the studentship reference number

Closing Date: 30th April 2017
Proposed Interview Date: Week Commencing 15th May 2017

CURRENT UCLAN RESEARCH (MPhil/PhD) STUDENTS WILL NOT BE ELIGIBLE TO APPLY FOR THE RESEARCH STUDENTSHIP

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Reference RS/16/14

Applications are invited for a full PhD (via MPhil) studentship in the School of Journalism, Media and Performance.  The studentship is tenable for 3 years full-time and will cover the cost of tuition fees at UK/EU rates. International applicants may apply for the studentship but will be required to pay the difference in tuition fees.  The successful applicant will be required to comply with the terms of funding. It is expected the successful applicant will commence 1 July 2017.

Project Title
Publishing popular history in the 19th century British newspaper

Project Description

Applications are invited for a full-time 3 year fees-only PhD studentship (via MPhil), exploring the publishing of popular history in the 19th century British newspaper. The successful candidate will assess the scale and content of history publishing in newspapers, particularly local newspapers. The project will involve analysis of digitised and non-digitised newspapers, and comparisons with history publishing via magazines and books. Material such as chronologies, news of archaeological finds, dedicated ‘Notes and Queries’-style columns, folklore, dialect and wholesale scholarly transcription of historical sources will be analysed, and case studies selected. Qualitative, quantitative and ‘digital humanities’ methods can be used, according to the student’s interests and skills. The project could also study the writers of this material, and links between newspaper and book publishing.  Director of Studies: Dr Andrew Hobbs.

The project combines the histories of journalism, publishing, provincial literary and scholarly cultures, history as an academic profession, and amateurism versus professionalism. There is scope for the student to pursue personal scholarly interests under these broad headings.

This is an opportunity to realign current thinking on the publishing of history, away from books and towards newspapers and periodicals; to challenge established 19th-century historiography; to contribute to public history, and to explore historical consciousness among ordinary people, beyond the universities and metropolitan salons.

The University of Central Lancashire is close to substantial archival collections related to 19th-century local history and antiquarianism, including the Lancashire Archives, Chetham’s Library (Manchester) and Manchester Central Library. The student will be encouraged to use other relevant archives in the UK and Ireland.

Candidates should have (or expect to hold) a UK Bachelor of Arts degree at 2:1 or above in a relevant area (or equivalent qualification), or a Masters level qualification.

International applicants require an English Language level of UKVI IELTS 7 (minimum sub-score 6.5) or equivalent qualification.

Further information

For the application form and full details go to:

http://www.uclan.ac.uk/research/study/studentships.php

Completed application forms should be returned to the Research Student Registry email researchadmissions@uclan.ac.uk quoting the studentship reference number

Closing Date:    30 April 2017
Proposed Interview Date:     Week commencing 15 May 2017

CURRENT UCLAN RESEARCH STUDENTS WILL NOT BE ELIGIBLE TO APPLY FOR THE RESEARCH STUDENTSHIP

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Reference RS/16/12

Applications are invited for a full time PhD (via MPhil) studentship in the School of Engineering in the Centre for Energy and Power Management.  The studentship is tenable for up to 3 years full-time [subject to satisfactory progress] and will cover the cost of tuition fees at UK/EU rates. International applicants may apply but will be required to pay the difference in tuition fees. There may be the opportunity for the applicant to undertaking teaching or demonstrating duties within the School up to a maximum of 6 hours per week. It is expected the successful applicant will commence either 1 July 2017 or 1 October 2017.

Project Title
Simulation and Prediction of Energy Consumption Profiles for the Built Environment

Project Description

“Future buildings/dwellings are anticipated to incorporate microgeneration such as photovoltaics, solar collectors, heat pumps and micro CHP, as well as energy storage. Detailed energy consumption profiles for buildings and groups of buildings with microgeneration mix is an important prerequisite for the analysis and implementation of emerging energy technologies and low-carbon strategies such as demand site management. Simulation of such profiles requires detailed modelling of the occupancy patterns and usage profiles of the appliances and energy systems. This is typically performed using (i) autoregressive techniques, (ii) stochastic models based, mainly, on Markov chain method and (iii) pattern recognition models such as artificial neural networks.

This work will be aiming to apply machine learning tools in the simulation of occupancy patterns and usage profiles. Such techniques can represent complex dependencies and interactions; therefore, this approach is expected to allow for development of higher quality output with relatively uncomplicated model structure. These advanced generated profiles will be then used for the detailed simulation of buildings and their systems with the aim to produce thermal models which can potentially interact with existing network models. The results will be validated using published data from previous research

This project is in collaboration with Dr Stefan Dantchev, School of Engineering and Computing Sciences, Durham University.

Candidates should have (or expect to hold) a 2:1 degree or above either in Physics/Engineering/Science with strong Mathematical background or in Maths, or equivalent foreign degree.

International applicants require an English Language level of UKVI IELTs 6.5 (no sub-score below 6.0) or equivalent qualification.

Further information

For the application form and full details go to:

http://www.uclan.ac.uk/research/study/studentships.php

Completed application forms should be returned to the Research Student Registry email researchadmissions@uclan.ac.uk  quoting the studentship reference number

Closing Date:                        19 May 2017
Proposed Interview Date:    Week commencing 29th May 2017

CURRENT UCLAN RESEARCH STUDENTS WILL NOT BE ELIGIBLE TO APPLY FOR THE RESEARCH STUDENTSHIP

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Reference RS/16/30

Applications are invited for a full time PhD studentship in the Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning in collaboration with the School of Psychology at the University of Central Lancashire. The studentship is tenable for up to 3 years full-time [subject to satisfactory progress] and will cover the cost of tuition fees at UK/EU rates plus an annual stipend of £14296 (2016/17 rates)  International applicants may apply but will be required to pay the difference between the UK and International tuition fee rates.  It is expected the successful applicant will commence 1 July 2017.

Project Title – Predictors of student satisfaction in Higher Education in the UK.

Project Description

The project aims to establish variables that are associated with student satisfaction for teaching, learning, assessment and feedback as measured by the National Student Survey. This will involve statistical modelling of NSS data against variables such as teaching qualifications of staff, research outputs, survey response rates, and cohort size. The objective is to enhance understating of what factors correspond to high levels of satisfaction among students in Higher Education in the UK.

As part of the studentship, the successful candidate will have the opportunity to contribute to teaching, learning and assessment in education and/or psychology. In the first year of the studentship a maximum of three hours of contact teaching per week will be expected, progressing to a maximum of six hours contact teaching per week in subsequent years.

Candidates should have (or expect to hold) a UK Bachelor degree at 2:1 or above in Education, Psychology or a related discipline (or equivalent qualification) with a 2:1 grade (or above) for the final year dissertation.

EU and International applicants require a minimum English Language level of UKVI IELTs 6.5 (no sub-score below 6.0) or equivalent acceptable qualification.

Further information

For an informal discussion about the project please contact Dr Jamie Taylor email jataylor2@uclan.ac.uk.

Completed application forms should be returned to the Research Student Registry email researchadmissions@uclan.ac.uk   quoting the studentship reference number

Closing Date 10/5/17                       

Proposed Interview Date: week commencing 22 /5/17

CURRENT UCLAN RESEARCH STUDENTS WILL NOT BE ELIGIBLE TO APPLY FOR THE RESEARCH STUDENTSHIP

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PhD (via MPhil) Studentship in the School of Engineering

Reference RS/16/29 

Applications are invited for a full time PhD studentship in the Jost Institute for Tribotechnology. The studentship is tenable for up to 3 years full-time [subject to satisfactory progress] and will cover the cost of tuition fees at UK/EU rates. International applicants may apply but will be required to pay the difference in tuition fees. It is expected the successful applicant will commence 1 July 2017.

Project Title – Ionic Fluids in Tribotonics

Project Description

This project will examine two features of ionic fluids: how they lubricate tribological contacts in a vacuum, and the effects of electrical fields on their lubricating properties.  Because of their low vapour pressure, ionic fluids have the potential to be used in high vacuum environments, including in space.  They also may be able to be used in Tribotronic situations, where their lubricating properties may be altered by the use of an external field. This project will examine these features both experimentally in our laboratories and theoretically using Molecular Modelling software.

Candidates should have (or expect to hold) a UK Bachelor degree at 2:1 or above in Mechanical Engineering, Physics, Chemistry or a related area (or equivalent qualification).

EU and International applicants require an English Language level of UKVI IELTs 7.0 (no sub-score below 6.5) or equivalent qualification.

Further information

For an informal discussion about the project please contact Professor Ted Smith email ehsmith@uclan.ac.uk  

Completed application forms should be returned to the Research Student Registry email researchadmissions@uclan.ac.uk quoting the studentship reference number

Closing Date:  7/5/17            

Proposed Interview Date:    16/5/17

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CURRENT UCLAN RESEARCH STUDENTS WILL NOT BE ELIGIBLE TO APPLY FOR THE RESEARCH STUDENTSHIP

Qualification type: PhD                                            

Location: Preston and Manchester                        Closes: Monday 5 June 2017

Funding for: UK Students / EU Students               Reference: RS/16/11

Funding amount: £15,103 per annum 2017/18 rate                  Start Date: 1 October 2017

Hours: Full time                                       

Applications are invited for a full time PhD (via MPhil route) studentship in collaboration between the University of Central Lancashire and the National Football Museum.  The studentship is funded by the AHRC, within the remit of its Collaborative Doctoral Partnership programme. It is tenable for up to 3.5 years full-time [subject to satisfactory progress] and will cover the cost of tuition fees at UK/EU rates and a maintenance grant (£15,103 per annum at 2017/18 rates). Please note that residency restrictions apply and applicants should check this link prior to applying. The studentship is also subject to the terms and conditions of the funding.

Project Title
The National Football Museum as a ‘Cultural Institution’

Project Description

The National Football Museum of England is one of the world’s leading sport museums and, as such, a museum prominently concerned with popular culture. Its collection has gained official recognition, from the Arts Council England, as being of ‘outstanding importance and value’. The National Football Museum has gained a standing within the UK museum sector that could not have been anticipated until recent years. It is now timely for the National Football Museum to be studied as a ‘cultural institution’. In taking on this brief, the proposed project will, inter alia, examine the Museum’s extensive collection and archive and, also, the National Football Museum’s organisational working in regard to such matters as acquisition, display and public education. The project will trace the development of the National Football Museum, over the last twenty years, from its origins at Preston’s Deepdale Stadium to its present location in Manchester’s Urbis Building. As indicated by the project title, the key aim is to present an understanding of the National Football Museum as a cultural institution.

Fieldwork for the project will be UK based, mostly undertaken at the National Football Museum sites in Manchester and Preston. Meetings with supervisors will be held on the Preston Campus of the University of Central Lancashire and at the National Football Museum, Urbis Building, Manchester. The lead academic supervisor at the University of Central Lancashire is Professor John Hughson. The National Football Museum supervisor is Dr Justine Reilly, Director of the Sports Heritage Network. The project will be transdisciplinary. Prospective doctoral candidates for appointment can be expected to have undergraduate and master’s level backgrounds in one or another of these academic areas: museum studies, cultural studies, cultural/social history, cultural sociology, cultural policy or socio-cultural sport studies.

Candidates should have (or expect to hold before commencing the studentship) a Master’s degree in a relevant subject area (or equivalent qualification) and an Honours degree I or 2.1 in a relevant subject area.

EU applicants require an English Language level of UKVI IELTs 6.5 (no sub-score below 6.0) or equivalent qualification.

Further information

Interested applicants are encouraged to email Professor John Hughson jehughson@uclan.ac.uk for further information about the studentship. For the application form and full details go to: http://www.uclan.ac.uk/research/study/studentships.php .

Completed application forms should be returned to the Research Student Registry via email at researchadmissions@uclan.ac.uk, quoting the studentship reference number: RS/16/11.                 

It is intended that interviews for the studentship will be held during the week commencing 19 June 2017.

CURRENT UCLAN RESEARCH STUDENTS WILL NOT BE ELIGIBLE TO APPLY FOR THIS RESEARCH STUDENTSHIP

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