Gareth Neame PhD in Creative Industries

Level of study
Doctoral research
Subject area
Drama and Theatre Arts, English Language and Linguistics, English Literature, Film and Creative Writing
EU, Overseas (Non-EU), UK
Type of Award
Deadline for applying
Closed 17/05/2024 (Note: competition closed for this year)

Award Description

This is an exciting opportunity to undertake a PhD related to the Creative Industries. The candidate will propose a unique project focusing on a contemporary issue in the Creative Industries, such as emergent areas of interest, or specific models or examples of practice, and their wider implications. Areas that might be studied include performance, film, television, digital media, publishing and/or creative writing in relation to the wider landscape of the Creative Industries.

The candidate will be attached to the School of English, Drama and Creative Studies, with supervisors drawn from the School and beyond, as appropriate for the successful project.   

Successful candidates will commence study in 2024/25 if possible.

Value of Award

The studentship is for on-campus programmes only and will cover up to £80,000 over 3 years (pro-rata if part-time). Distance Learning programmes are not eligible.

For a UK student the scholarship will cover fees and stipend at UKRI rates (£4,786 and £19,237 respectively for 2024/25 full-time, with annual increases). The remainder can be used for research support costs.

For a full-time International student in 2024/25 fees are £21,840. The scholarship will contribute the UK fee rate towards this, with the remainder (£17,054 for 2024/25) payable by the student. The stipend and research support costs will be as for UK students.

Successful candidates will commence study in 2024/25 if possible.

Eligibility Criteria

Given that the Creative Industries includes economic, business and entrepreuneurial aspects, applicants from a range of backgrounds are welcome, including and beyond the arts and humanities. Entry to our programmes usually requires a good Honours degree (normally a 2:1 or above), or equivalent qualification if you were educated outside the UK, and a Masters qualification at Merit level or above (or its international equivalent).

How to Apply

Applications for this studentship should be sent to the College of Arts and Law Graduate School:   

 Applicants are required to submit the following:

  • A CV
  • A research proposal of between 1,000 and 1,500 words specifying the subject of the proposed research, the body of ideas or theory that will be used, the aim and objectives, and the methodological approach to be adopted.
  • A sample of writing of no more than 3,000 words relevant to your proposed research project
  • The names and emails of two referees (ensuring that you have contacted your referees in advance about your application for this scholarship)

For an informal discussion to find out more about the scholarship please contact: Dr Gianna Bouchard (