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PhD Scholarship in the School of Performing and Digital Arts

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PhD Scholarship in the School of Performing and Digital Arts

  • Date01 January 0001

The School of Performing and Digital Arts at Royal Holloway welcomes applications for a full-time PhD scholarship for entry in 2020-21.

The School is comprised of three outstanding departments – Drama, Theatre and Dance; Media Arts; and Music. For information about the research culture and activities of each department and links to potential academic supervisors, see:

Applications are invited for doctoral projects that intersect with the main research priorities of the School. These priorities are:

  • Arts and media heritage and archiving;
  • Digital creativity in drama, media and music;
  • Global/transnational displacement and culture;
  • Inclusion and diversity in the media and performing arts.

The studentship includes a stipend at Research Council UK 2020-21 rates of £15,285 + £2,000 London weighting per annum (plus fees at home/EU rates of £4,407) for three-and-a-half years. Studentships can be either full- or part-time. 

Applicants should have a good undergraduate degree in a relevant discipline, and a Masters-level qualification or equivalent which meets AHRC requirements for research training. Candidates with relevant work/professional experience who are considering doing a PhD are also encouraged to apply.

In order to apply, candidates are required to complete a Royal Holloway application form and indicate on this form that they wish to be considered for a Scholarship. The online application process is set out here

If you have any questions about the application process, please contact the Doctoral School ( For academic queries, please contact the School Director of Postgraduate Research Education, Dr Chris Megson (

The closing date for applications is Monday 6 April 2020. Candidates will be informed of the outcome of their application in May.

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