Centre for Research and Education in Arts and Media (CREAM) PhD Research Studentships in the Westminster School of Media, Arts and Design

Three years, full-time

£16,000 annual stipend plus fee waiver

A number of full-time University of Westminster Studentships are available to candidates with either Home or Overseas fee status in any area of art starting in September 2018.

The UK's 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) ranked CREAM as one of the top three art and design departments in the UK and number one in the field of UK arts departments with research profiles across both theory and practice. With over 60 doctoral students and more than 30 research active staff, CREAM is a leading provider of both practice-based and theoretical PhD research in photography, film, moving image, digital and experimental media, ceramics, visual art, music, and art-science relationships. A number of researchers work across these fields with projects such as ceramics as installation practice, exploration of the overlaps between photography and the moving image, South Asian experimental media, arts and science, computing and generative music. We are highly international with research expertise in South and Southeast Asia, the Caribbean, and European media arts. Our students undertake practice-based and theoretical research in contemporary art and in arts and media history.

Entry requirements

The University’s standard entry requirements apply.

Please note that the studentships are not available to applicants who already have a PhD or who are currently enrolled on a doctoral programme at Westminster or elsewhere.

The Studentship consists of a fee waiver and a stipend of £16,000 per annum. Successful candidates will be expected to undertake some teaching duties or to assist in the organisation of CREAM events.

Further enquiries

Prospective candidates wishing to informally discuss an application should contact CREAM PhD Programme Director Dr Roshini Kempadoo, [email protected].

The closing date for applications is 5pm Thursday 1 March 2018. Interviews are expected to be held on 11 and 12 April 2018.

Apply now

Applications should be made to one of the following MPhil/PhD programmes and you should clearly state that you are applying for a Studentship on your application:

  • Music
  • Creative Media
  • Film
  • Photography
  • Visual Arts

Read the full details on how to apply