PhD at WSA (Winchester School of Art, School of the University of Southampton)

PhD candidates whose research interests connect with one or more of the
following areas: Fine Art, Curation, Design, Fashion, Media, Luxury, and
Serious [and trivial!] Gaming. Deadline:  31 January 2017

NB. Both practice-based and critical/historical research methods welcome.
As a School of the University of Southampton (a Russell Group
research-intensive university), Winchester School of Art has a growing
reputation as an international centre for research in global art and
design, culture and communication, with nearly 80% of its research
judged world-leading or internationally excellent according to the REF
2014 exercise. The School welcomes research students engaged in creative
and critical practices across a wide range of interests in the domains
of fine art, graphic arts, media and cultural studies, fashion?and
textile design, marketing, branding, art management and contemporary
curatorship. NB. We particularly welcome applications that align with
the School’s key research groups, which includes the Luxury Research
Group; Archaeologies of Media and Technology, and Critical Practices (in
Art and Design).

To find out more about the programme and current PhD research at the
School see: | For specific instructions
on how to apply, see:

Two types of studentship award are available: Faculty PhD Scholarships;
Vice-Chancellor (VC) Awards

• Faculty PhD Scholarships will provide a maintenance allowance of
£14,000 per annum, in addition to payment of tuition fees (tuition fees
will be paid in full by the School). Successful candidates will normally
be expected to contribute up to 40 hours per year of teaching
activities, at the discretion of the Head of School. NB. These awards
are available for full-time study only (if a studentship is awarded and
the award holder transfers to part time registration, then the holder
will be deemed to have withdrawn from the studentship).

• Vice-Chancellor (VC) Awards worth up to £7,000 per year to either
contribute to international fees or to cover Home/EU fees plus
contribution towards living costs (for three years of full-time study).
NB. The VC Awards are available for full- or part-time study (the latter
calculated pro-rata).

To be eligible for consideration, the full application must be submitted
by the deadline of 31 January 2017. This includes the standard
application form, research proposal, CV, and other supporting
documentation (transcripts, reference letters, IELTS certificates where
necessary, etc., and for practice-based applicants a portfolio of work).
For the avoidance of doubt, if any of the documents listed have not been
submitted by the closing date you will not be eligible for the scholarship.

All shortlisted applicants will need to be available for interview
(either in person or via Skype). Interviews are likely to be scheduled
for the first week in March.

For all administrative queries, including admissions information, please

PGR Student Administration Team
Faculty of Business, Law & Art
University of Southampton
Highfield Campus
Southampton, SO17 1BJ
Tel: +44 (0)23 8059 2562

For academic enquiries, including preliminary discussion of research
proposals contact:

Dr. Sunil Manghani
Director of Doctoral Research
Winchester School of Art
Park Avenue
Winchester, SO23 8DL

Dr Seth Giddings Associate Professor of Digital Culture & Design
Winchester School of Art | staff:
University of Southampton | research:
Park Avenue, Winchester SO23 8DL | @sethgiddings
Author: Gameworlds: virtual media & children’s everyday play (Bloomsbury 2014)


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