PhD Studentship in Digital Media

Coventry University:
Coventry School of Art and Design (CSAD) carries out research which is world leading, as verified by the 2008 RAE in which the majority of our work was rated internationally excellent in Design and Visual Arts; Industrial Design; Media and Communication; Performing Arts.

Opportunities are available to work in this vibrant and creative environment through four PhD studentships  to conduct investigations with our professors and other research leaders on projects within, or across, our research clusters.

Funded by: Coventry University
Fees: UK/EU fee equivalent for three years
Maintenance grant: £13,726 maintenance per annum (tax free)
Academic contact Professor Gary Hall
Digital media is one of Coventry School of Art and Design’s (CSAD) main research themes and isalso the focus of the University’s cross-institutional Digital Media Grand Challenge and its new Centre for Disruptive Media (

Research in digital media at Coventry has three main areas of activity:

Open Media – including Open Education and the university in the 21st century;
Creative Archiving and Digitisation;
Immersive, Mobile and Interactive Communications.

All three areas adopt a critical Digital Humanities approach which involves exploring and experimenting with some of the humanities’ core concepts and values, both theoretically and practically. This includes new ideas of the author, subjectivity/identity, originality, the book, the university, teaching and education, the archive, the law, copyright, piracy and the (post)human.

Also Read  ESRC Studentships

Please note that only UK/EU fee payers are eligible to apply

Coventry University standard Entry criteria for applicants to PHD


  • Good honours degree in an area related to one of the research activity clusters, or similarly qualified through professional experience.

Expertise required:

  • IT skills and understanding of new technology
  • Relevant research skills

This is a re-advertisement- previous applicants need not reapply

Closing date: August 28th 2013
Interview date: to be notified to shortlisted candidates

Instructions for applicants (to be added to the above studentship details):

To view details of Studentship, please visit the link:

For an application form please click on the ‘Apply’ button below.

For guidance on writing a proposal, please visit the following link

Complete the application form and return with a covering letter to:
Research Recruitment and Admissions team
Student Centre
Coventry University 
Priory Street
United Kingdom


Information for staff:

Please note:

  • The above details will be placed on the University’s Research-net, under ‘Research Degrees/Studentships’ page. 
  • Details of these will also be placed on the University Job Vacancies page with a link to the above site.
  • If you want the Studentship advertised on any other e-websites, i.e.: (cost £105) and/or other relevant sites, and in magazines, please let us know by emailing for the attention of Jayne Roberts. If you wish to do this yourself please ensure to link the application details to Resnet, as indicated above.
  • In addition to the above advertising, we will also take responsibility to produce Posters with the details of the studentship, for display around the faculty for the benefit of your current students – if you do not wish to do this, please let us know.
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For any enquiries on the above please email: for the attention of Jayne Roberts.

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