The Digital Cultures Research Centre (DCRC) studentship


The Digital Cultures Research Centre (DCRC) at UWE Bristol invites applications for two fully-funded PhD studentships for April 2022 entry.
Located within the Pervasive Media Studio  on Bristol's Harbourside, DCRC supports a network of researchers working across disciplinary boundaries, foregrounding critical, creative and applied modes of research.

REF 2022-APR-ACE02. 

 The closing date is 9th January 2022.


About the studentship

The Centre maintains an ambitious research programme with current research priorities configured and shaped around four primary research themes: 

Evolving Media  
• Creative Economies
• Restorative Futures 
• Screen Industries/Screen Cultures 

We are interested in supporting doctoral research which addresses these interdisciplinary areas and their intersections, and keen to hear from applicants who are attracted to working in a collaborative knowledge exchange context, with a focus on research in emerging fields of study and creative practice. 

Candidates are encouraged to visit the DCRC website to find out more about each strand, and the people, partners and projects involved. 

The Centre is engaged in a number of large-scale research and knowledge exchange collaborations and partnerships, and PGR students will benefit from access to a network of national and international academic and industry stakeholders and connections with a wide range of community, cultural and third sector organisations. 

The research and training environment at DCRC offers opportunities for professional & skills development. Doctoral researchers are expected to contribute to the Centre’s post-graduate network, and programme of research, teaching and Pervasive Media Studio community events. 



Each studentship will cover full-time tuition fees for three years, with an annual stipend of £15,609. 


Applicants must have a good honours degree (2.1 or equivalent). The studentship will only fully fund applicants who are eligible for UK fees. UK Applicants only.  


How to apply

Please submit your application online. When prompted, use the reference number 2022-APR-ACE02.

Candidates are strongly encouraged to discuss their interest in applying with the appropriate DCRC Theme Lead contact, for help with identifying a suitable potential supervisor.
Visit: for more information.

Applications will close on: 9th January 2021

For further information, please see the research project proposal guidance (PDF).

Supporting documentation: You will need to upload your research proposal, all your degree certificates and transcripts and your proof of English language proficiency as attachments to your application, so please have these available when you complete the application form. 

References: 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.

Further information

It is expected that interviews will take place in the week of 24th February. If you have not heard from us by 1st March 2022, we thank you for your application but, on this occasion, you have not been successful.

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