CHASE AHRC PhD Studentships


The Centre for Cultural Studies at Goldsmiths, University of London invites applications for October 2017 entry to our PhD programme.

About CSS

The Centre for Cultural Studies is postgraduate teaching and research environment specialised in the study of contemporary culture, media and technology, software, urban space, literature, the arts, cultural geopolitics, globalisation, environmental humanities and political activism. It fosters theoretical research for the development of intellectual and practical interventions that can reshape the meaning of culture in relation to changing political, economic and technoscientific landscapes.

The Centre offers trans-disciplinary approaches to engage with the diverse manifestations of cultural practices in the 21st Century ranging from cultural and critical theory, literary criticism, software culture analysis, philosophy of technology and science, post-colonial and decolonial studies, and political theory. We also offer practice-based PhDs in these areas.  The Centre offers places to PhD projects that can address our areas of specialism and engage with the problematics of contemporary culture.

The Centre for Cultural Studies also hosts leading research groups such as the Digital Culture Unit and the Centre for Philosophy and Critical Theory. Applicants for doctoral research in these areas are invited to contact a member of staff directly by email, sending them an idea of your research project and a short CV.

About the CHASE studentship

CHASE comprises nine universities alongside Goldsmiths, University of London and is one of the 11 AHRC Doctoral Training Partnerships. CHASE supports discipline-based projects, but also specialises in interdisciplinary research and research in emerging fields of study and creative practice. Our research and training environment encourages our doctoral students to develop interdisciplinary methodologies and to explore how to integrate their research with developments in digital technologies. In addition, our network of partnerships with leading arts and humanities organisations and creative industries provides an outstanding resource for future CHASE scholars.

How to apply

Applications for funding will be considered by Goldsmiths with the best applicants put forward to four CHASE selection panels. Applications will be considered on a competitive basis.

For UK students, these awards cover both fees and maintenance and for EU residents awards are on a fees only basis. The funding will cover professional development opportunities, including the enhancement of public engagement skills and placements with CHASE partner organisations in the UK and overseas.

To be considered for one of these awards, please note that you need to have applied to a PhD programme by 28 November 2016. We encourage you to contact us as early as possible to discuss your proposal.

For full details of the subject areas covered, and how to apply, please refer to AHRC CHASE funding information and the CHASE website.