AHRC PhD Studentships In The Arts and Humanities.

Kingston University – Kingston School of Art

2018 AHRC PHD studentships at Kingston School of Art, Kingston University

Kingston School of Art is a member of two consortia that have been awarded a total of £15.9m by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) to fund more than 200 postgraduate students in London and the South East. The two Doctoral Training PartnershipsTECHNE – and the London Doctoral Design Centre (LDOC) bring together leading academic institutions, cultural organisations and industry partners to provide innovative postgraduate training and support. 

TECHNE Doctoral Training Partnership

TECHNE provides an outstanding graduate training experience, drawing together the best of traditional scholarship, history, theory and practice across seven higher education institutions in London and the South East with extensive collaboration from 13 world-leading partners including the Natural History Museum, the V&A, the Science Museum, the BFI and the Barbican. TECHNE has approximately 50 scholarships to award each year across a range of arts and humanities disciplines.

Learn more about the TECHNE research community

London Doctoral Design Centre

LDOC offers a unique opportunity to conduct interdisciplinary research in Design, supported by a rich and varied network of design research expertise and creative industry partners organisational partners (including BT, Design Council, International Flavours and Fragrances, Microsoft Research Cambridge and V&A Museum). LDOC is focused in the Design and Built Environment areas and has approximately 6 scholarships to award each year.

Learn more about the LDoc research community.

Fully funded PhD studentships in all areas of Art, Design and Film – practice, history and theory - available for October 2018 start

Kingston School of Art PhD applications are now invited for both the TECHNE and LDOC consortiums. Awards will be available for both full-time and part-time students (AHRC eligibility criteria apply). In order to be eligible to apply for an AHRC TECHNE or LDOC award, you should apply first to Kingston University by an earlier deadline - see here for more details of the application process.

AHRC Maintenance rates for 2018-19 are yet to be announced - the doctoral stipend for 2017-18 was £16,553 (three years full-time or part-time equivalent for six years); levels are likely to rise slightly for 2018-19.

Kingston School of Art’s research centres offer the highest quality research expertise and aim to develop the next generation of art, design and film researchers. In 2017-18, 8 AHRC PhD studentships were awarded to Kingston applicants in Kingston School of Art.

  • TECHNE at Kingston School of Art - deadline for initial TECHNE applications for subject areas at KSA: 5.00pm (GMT) on Monday 20 November 2017

Please also see here for details of a 2018 Partnership Doctoral Award, supported by TECHNE, between Kingston University and the British Film Institute.

Interviews will be held from 27 November 2017

Deadline for final submission to TECHNE: GMT Midnight Sunday 28 January 2018

  • LDOC at Kingston School of Art- deadline for initial LDoc applications for subject areas at KSA: 5.00pm (GMT) 27 November 2017

Please also see here for details of a 2018 Collaborative Doctoral Award, supported by LDoc, between Kingston University and Crafts Council.

Interviews will be held from 4 December 2017

Deadline for final applications to LDOC: GMT Midnight 5 February 2018

Find out more about research degrees in Kingston School of Art - for further information, please contact Emily Bowles e.bowles@kingston.ac.uk or Peter Taylor p.taylor@kingston.ac.uk