School of Creative and Cultural Industries and the School of Art and Design Studentship


An exciting opportunity to apply for four fully funded PhD positions in the School of Creative and Cultural Industries and the School of Art and Design, UWE Bristol.

The expected start date of this studentship is 1 April 2023.

The closing date for applications is 13 November 2022.

REF: 2223-APR-CATE01

Studentship details

The Schools of Creative and Cultural Industries and Art and Design at the University of the West of England, Bristol have a strong and continually evolving research environment. We submitted a significant proportion of our staff to the 2021 Research Excellence Framework and over 75% of our submitted research was judged to be internationally excellent or of world leading quality.

Applicants may apply in any subject area offered in the Schools, but it is essential that the proposed research fully aligns with one of the UWE’s four main research priority areas:

  • Digital Futures
  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Creative and Digital Technologies
  • Sustainability and Climate Change Resilience

More information about these themes can be found in UWE Bristol’s research strategy for 2030.

Our research is organised primarily through the UWE Bristol Schools, Research Centres and Groups. View our current research and knowledge exchange landscape. You can find the research expertise of individual supervisors through the School staff profiles.

Please ensure that you have contacted and gained the agreement of a suitable potential supervisor prior to your application. We are very happy to receive applications from candidates interested in practice as research.


The studentship is available from 1 April 2023 for a period of three and half years, subject to satisfactory progress, and includes a tax-exempt stipend, which is currently £16,062 per annum.

In addition, full-time tuition fees will be covered for up to three years.

For further information please contact Professor David Greenham, College Director of Research.


You would normally be expected to have a 2:1 degree in a relevant subject area. A related Masters degree or further appropriate research experience is desirable.

Candidates for this PhD position will be interviewed by a panel including the School’s Associate Head for Research and Scholarship, members of the potential supervisory team, and a senior researcher from the School. Following this interview process, the successful candidate will be offered a studentship and other candidates will be notified within two weeks of the interview.

Candidates who meet the criteria to study at UWE Bristol but are not offered a studentship will be offered the opportunity to consider pursuing a self-funded PhD.

A recognised English language qualification is required.

How to apply

Please submit your application online. When prompted use the reference number 2223-APR-CATE01

You will need to upload your research proposal, all your degree certificates and transcripts and a recognised English language qualification is required.


You will need to provide details of two referees as part of your application. At least one referee must be an academic referee from the institution that conferred your highest degree. Your referee will be asked for a reference at the time you submit your application, so please ensure that your nominated referees are willing and able to provide references within 14 days of your application being submitted.

Closing date

The closing date for applications is 13 November 2022.

Further information

It is expected that interviews will take place in December. If you have not heard from us by 15 December 2022, we thank you for your application but on this occasion you have not been successful.

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