PhD Fee Waiver Studentships in Art, Design and in collaboration with the Sydney Nolan Trust

Bath Spa University - Bath School of Art and Design

Bath School of Art and Design at Bath Spa University is delighted to offer 3 PhD Fee Waiver Studentships in Art, in Design and in collaboration with the Sidney Nolan Trust; to start in October 2017.These will provide:

  • A full tuition fee waiver for 3.5 years for full-time students;
  • A support fund of £1800, which may be used during the period of the studentship, to support research activities and/or resources such as specialist training, equipment or conference attendance;
  • Access to a wide-ranging Researcher Development programme;
  • Opportunities to develop teaching skills by participating in Bath Spa's Graduate Teaching Assistant Scheme which includes registration on the Postgraduate Certificate in Professional Learning in Higher Education (CPLHE) course, which leads to HEA accreditation.

We encourage applications for practice-based and/or theory-based research topics in these areas supported by our tremendous community of research active staff. For more details of their research interests please see the links below:

For Art:

For Design:

For more details of the Sidney Nolan Trust, a charity devoted to the life and work of this internationally celebrated artist based at The Rodd near Presteigne in Wales,  please visit the Trust’s website:

Dr Graham McLaren, Head of Research at Bath School of Art and Design will be available to answer queries regarding these exciting opportunities during the week beginning 14th August 2017 (; tel. 01225 875520).

How to apply

The application deadline is midnight on Friday 1st September, for a start date of 1st October 2017.

Please see accompanying document for full terms and conditions of the Fee Waiver studentship.

The application form, together with full details of the procedure, may be found via the following link:

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