Stipendium: MFM International Research Studentship 2015 (University of Sussex)

The School of Media, Film and Music (MFM), University of Sussex:
„MFM International Research Studentship 2015“
Deadline: 1st April 2015

The School of Media, Film and Music (MFM – www.sussex.ac.uk/mfm) at the University of Sussex is pleased to invite applications to study for a PhD. We offer expert supervision in the following areas:

  • Creative and Critical Practice
  • Film Studies
  • Gender Studies (Humanities)
  • Media and Cultural Studies (including Digital and Journalism Studies)
  • Music/Musical Composition/Music Theatre

Successful international applicants to MFM will be eligible to compete for this scholarship, which covers the international fees for a 3 year full-time PhD course.

MFM has an outstanding record in research, and is currently home to over 90 research students who contribute actively to our lively interdisciplinary research culture.

The deadline for applications to go forward for consideration for the scholarship (including all supporting information such as references, etc.) is 1st April 2015. You are encouraged to contact the School as soon as possible to start the application process (NB. this deadline only applies if you want to be considered for the scholarship).

Eligibility:

  1. International fee paying students from any discipline can apply.
  2. Applicants will need to have received an offer from one of the following PhD courses by May 15th 2015:
  • Creative and Critical Practice
  • Film Studies
  • Gender Studies (Humanities)
  • Media and Cultural Studies
  • Music
  • Music Theatre
  • Musical Composition
  1. Applicants must commence their academic studies in the United Kingdom by the start of the UK academic year in September 2015
  2. Applicants will be expected to hold, by September 2015, the UK equivalent of a first class honours degree and a Masters degree graded at merit or above.
  3. Applicants must meet or ideally exceed the University’s English Language Requirements as set out in the postgraduate prospectus.

Procedure

  1. To apply, use the Sussex University on-line admissions at: www.sussex.ac.uk/study/pg/applying/2015entry/onlineapplication
  2. You must state in the „Other Information“ section of the on-line admissions system that you are applying for the MFM Doctoral Research Scholarship (or email Jaime Huxtable (j.c.huxtable@sussex.ac.uk) if you already have an offer to indicate your desire to be considered for the scholarship).
  3. An internal panel of subject specialists will judge the applications according to academic merit (academic record, quality of research proposal, fit of supervisory expertise)

Timetable

1st April 2015 – Deadline for completed applications
15th May 2015 – List of applicants holding offers to be sent to Panel for consideration
5th June 2015 – Deadline for applicants to be informed of the outcome

Successful international scholars will be expected to support the University’s international strategy. This could include supporting international partnership development, promotional or ambassadorial activities, up to a maximum of 6 paid hours per week and not exceeding 180 hours in any one academic year.

Queries should be directed to:
Andy Medhurst
Acting Director of Doctoral Studies

School of Media, Film and Music
Silverstone Building
University of Sussex
Falmer, Brighton
BN1 4NF
UK

a.medhurst@sussex.ac.uk

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