Up to 7 fully-funded three-year PhD studentships are currently available in the Durham Leverhulme Interdisciplinary Training Programme in Visual Culture (DLITP VC) for October 2016. Applications are welcomed from graduates in the arts and humanities, social sciences, natural sciences and life sciences who wish to pursue a PhD in visual science or visual culture. It is expected that candidates will have a strong first degree in a relevant discipline (2.1 minimum), together with an excellent Master’s qualification, also in a relevant field.
Students for whom visual culture generously defined is integral to their research may apply to any of the University’s departments. Students need to be accepted by a department first to be considered for an award. Applicants are encouraged to discuss their applications with potential supervisors if they wish. The full supervisory team will however only be finalised after an offer has been made. Successful applicants will participate in the scheme’s activities, such as the summer school in July each year, which they will help to design and organize.
There is a two-stage application process for the Programme:
- Two formal applications to both the University (online) and to the Programme (supplementary form to complete).
- Selection day for shortlisted candidates, which will be held in Durham on 14 – 15 March 2016. Travel expenses (within the UK) and one night's accommodation will be provided for those invited to attend.
The deadline for both formal applications to Durham University is 15 JANUARY 2016.