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Fully Funded PhD Studentship (London-Based) - Creative Technologies

Loughborough University

Qualification Type: PhD
Location: London
Funding for: UK Students, EU Students, International Students
Funding amount: The studentship is for 3 years and provides a tax-free stipend of £20,622 per annum plus tuition fees. See full details below
Hours: Full Time, Part Time
Placed On: 1st March 2024
Closes: 8th March 2024
Reference: 2024/LUL/GH
 

Loughborough University London (LUL) is seeking to appoint an excellent PhD candidate to undertake a fully funded PhD project on Creative Technologies at our London-based interdisciplinary school.  

Undertaken as part of the work of the CoSTAR Foresight Lab, our goal is to undertake interdisciplinary research that is bold, creative, and impact-focused to meet the grand challenges faced today.  

We welcome applications from any candidate whose proposed research fits into the work of the Foresight Lab, which aims to foster new research on the application and convergence of technologies in the Screen and Performance sectors. We would encourage applications that draw on one or more of Loughborough London’s research strengths in Creative Industries, Digital Technologies, Design Innovation, International Management, Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

You will join our diverse and international community of doctoral researchers and internationally recognised faculty of highly experienced academic supervisors. Your proposal should comprise a 4-page (circa 2000-word) outline of your proposed project covering the aim, research questions, literature review and proposed methodology. Potential candidates will be co-supervised by Professor Graham Hitchen. Applicants should follow LU’s guidance on writing research degree proposals

Allied to Loughborough University’s Creating Better Futures. Together strategy, interdisciplinary research is fundamental to building inclusive communities in the face of new global geopolitical contexts, tackling climate change, net zero and sustainability, and grappling with the effects of AI and digital transformation. 

We particularly welcome interdisciplinary project proposals, with a particular focus on the application of novel and emerging technologies in the Creative Industries, Carbon reduction, Skills and EDI.

This project is fully funded, covering fees and stipend. We welcome applications from UK and international candidates. 

Funding information:

The studentship is for 3 years and provides a tax-free stipend of £20,622 per annum plus tuition fees.

Studentships provide an annual stipend at the UKRI rate, plus UK or International tuition fees, for a period of 3 years (full-time) or 6 years (part-time).

How to Apply:

All applications should be made online. Under programme name, select Loughborough University London. Please quote the advertised reference number: 2024/LUL/GH in your application.

To avoid delays in processing your application, please ensure that you submit the minimum supporting documents including a research proposal.

The following selection criteria will be used by academic schools to help them make a decision on your application.

LU has an applied research culture. In REF 2021, 94% of the work submitted was judged to be top-rated as world-leading or internationally excellent.  

LUL offers a vibrant research culture with a community based on mutual support and collaboration. Through our Doctoral College there are continual opportunities for building important research skills and networks among your peers and research academics. 

Successful Doctoral Researchers will be based at LUL’s unique postgraduate only campus, nestled within the iconic Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, at the heart of London's creative and startup hub.

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