Funded AHRC technē studentships in Screen Studies at the University of Brighton

Funded AHRC technē PhD studentships in Screen Studies at the University of Brighton

The Screen Studies Research and Enterprise Group in the School of Media is currently inviting applications for fully-funded doctoral studentships to join our PhD programme at the University of Brighton through the AHRC-funded technē consortia (UK applicants only). AHRC technē covers a broad range of arts, humanities and social science disciplines, and encourages interdisciplinary research.

The expertise of the Screen Studies Research and Enterprise Group (SSREG) revolves around the collective term ‘screen’, encompassing and consolidating histories of technologies, texts and cultures, from the magic lantern to film, video, television and digital media. Reflective of the range of media, theories and cultures circulating the screen, ours is a necessarily interdisciplinary collective with expertise encompassing histories and archiving, politics of identities and representation, literature and genre studies, digital gaming and portable media.

Although not restricted to, we welcome proposals that relate to the collection of Screen Archive South East and address one or more of the following areas:

  • histories of the magic lantern (both production and exhibition)
  • the rise of the amateur and community film cultures in the 1930s
  • non-professional and professional film culture in Britain during the Second World War
  • the cine-geographies and cine-cultures of the South East

Potential applicants are advised to identify a potential supervisor to work with in formulating their application, and to ensure that the ‘fit’ between the proposed project and the research context and environment at the University of Brighton is clearly articulated.

Enquiries can be made to Director of SSREG, Dr Ewan Kirkland ( who can also help you identify a potential supervisor.

The deadline for applications for study at the University of Brighton for October 2019 entry is 7 January 2019 (midday) but it is important to make contact with a potential supervisor as soon as possible.

For further details about the award:

Further details on the School of Media and its postgraduate interests related to this subject are found here:

AHRC-funded technē Studentships

technē is a Doctoral Training Partnership funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) to create a new model for collaborative research skills training for research students across nine higher education institutions in London and the South East (Royal Holloway, University of Brighton, Kingston University, Roehampton University, Royal College of Art, University of Surrey, University of the Arts London, Loughborough London, Westminster). technē’s vision is to produce scholars who are highly motivated and prepared for academic, public or professional life.

Fully-funded studentships (stipend and fee waiver) will be awarded by technē to the best students put forward by its member universities. Successful applicants will benefit from a rich and diverse training programme with a focus on interdisciplinarity and developing career potential both in and beyond higher education; and will be able to draw on supervisory expertise from across the partnership. The technē training programme is enhanced by input and placement opportunities provided by 13 partner organisations, including the Barbican, Natural History Museum, Museum of London, BFI and the Science Museum.

Residential eligibility

Applicants must be a resident of the UK or European Economic Area (EEA). In general, full studentships are available to students who are settled in the UK and have been ordinarily resident for a period of at least three years before the start of postgraduate studies. Fees-only awards are generally available to EU nationals resident in the EEA.

International applicants are normally not eligible to apply for this studentship.

See technē guidance notes (included in technē online application process) for full details of residency requirements.