AHRC Research Preparation Masters in History of Design and Material Culture

AHRC Research Preparation Masters
in History of Design and Material Culture

University of Brighton and University of Chichester Consortium 

The University of Brighton and the University of Chichester Consortium are inviting applications for one research preparation masters award in the History of Design and Material Culture to commence in October 2013. This studentship is part of the Consortium’s Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) Block Grant Partnership (Capacity Building) secured in 2011.

Award: History of Design and Material Culture MA (at the University of Brighton)

The MA in the History of Design and Material Culture offers an extensive exploration of the material world in all its complexity. In both the taught unit and research (projects), emphasis is on the reciprocal relationship of theory to practice and practice to theory. This involves the in-depth analysis of objects and images, embracing typically the history of design and dress in Europe from the eighteenth century to the present, print culture, everyday things, and artefacts in museums and other collections. Specialists in design history, material culture, print history, dress history, ethnography and museums teach and supervise students. The MA is recognised nationally and internationally, and our students have gone on to undertake doctoral research in the UK, Japan, Canada, Colombia and Sweden, for example.

Research preparation masters studentships aim to support applicants in developing their research career or plans. As such, the student will be able to access research training opportunities provided by the Faculty of Arts.

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The studentship is one year full-time in duration (two years part-time), and will pay your fees and provide a stipend. Rates for 2013/14 have not yet been set by the AHRC but last year the figure was £9,490 per annum (pro-rata for part-time). This award starts on 1st October 2013.  

Closing date for applications: Thursday 28th March, 4pm, 2013

Interviews to take place in mid-late April 2013

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