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Art, Design and Architecture Postgraduate Research Discount

As a Huddersfield graduate you have to opportunity to undertake a Postgradute Research Degree or PhD in the field of Art, Design and Architecture at the University of Huddersfield with a £500 reduction in tuition fees.


This is fantastic opportunity for anyone who is wanting to further their studies and develop upon their existing degree. A research degree is a chance to gain expertise in your specialist area and contribute to cutting-edge research being undertaken at the University. At Huddersfield you will have access to state of the art facilities and support from specialist academics.


Research centres within the School of Art, Design and Architecture:

Vice Chancellor's Scholarship

If you have earned a first-class degree or a distinction in a Postgraduate Master's (taught or research) from Huddersfield you can apply for the Vice Chancellor's Scholarship . If successful this means you can undertake a Postgraduate Research Degree or PhD without any tuition fees. Successful applicants will be required to undertake a research degree on a full-time basis and within 12 months of graduation, and contribute to 6 hours of teaching related activities per week. Your application will be based on quality of proposal, research topic and potential to engage in teaching within the School. Please contact a.lee@hud.ac.uk for further details.

CSC-Huddersfield PhD Scholarship

The international multi award-winning School of Art, Design and Architecture, at the University of Huddersfield, is delighted to announce a competitive PhD Scholarship. The CSC-Huddersfield PhD Scholarship is a joint PhD scholarship provided by the International Scholarly Exchange Curriculum Program (ISEC), China Scholarship Council and University of Huddersfield, for Chinese students who will take full time PhD study for three years in the School of Art, Design and Architecture at University of Huddersfield, UK.

The School’s mission is to foster the next generation of creative researchers, and boasts a dynamic and interactive learning community that allows staff and students to nurture, develop and exploit their talents.

Subject areas

The School has approximately 100 PGR students, from a growing number of different nationalities. Applications are welcome, but not limited to, the following research areas; the School particularly welcomes inter and multidisciplinary research in:

Art and Design

  • Graphics 
  • Art history, theory and public engagement
  • Sculptural studies
  • Cultural analysis
  • Photography 
  • Creative pattern cutting and technologies
  • Fashion ecology, economics and business engagement
  • Fashion retail and social media
  • Textile design, construction, materials, surfaces 
  • Costume studies
  • Design pedagogy
  • Serious games for education and healthcare
  • Digital design, digital media arts, 3D animation
  • Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, simulation

Architecture and the Built Environment

  • Disaster resilience 
  • Architectural/ urban design, history and theory
  • Sustainable environmental design and energy efficiency
  • Construction project management
  • BIM
  • Lean construction
  • Supply chain management
  • Process and performance management
  • Healthcare in the built environment 
  • Conservation

Duration and Start date

Starting from September 2017 for three years, or from January 2018 for three years.

Scholarship Amount

  • Exemption from international tuition fee
  • The living allowance of successful candidates will be funded by the China Scholarship Council and the fee waiver is provided by University of Huddersfield.

Requirements

  • Applicants should be citizens of the People’s Republic of China at the time of application. 
  • Applicants must have a relevant Bachelor’s and Master’s degree 
  • Applicant's current institution is a member of CSC-International Schorlarly Exchange Curriculum Program (ISEC)
  • English language proficiency score of at least IELTS 6.0 (minimum 5.5 in all elements) is required, unless the previous degree was taught in English and obtained in a majority English speaking country, e.g. UK, USA, Australia, New Zealand etc. as recognised by the UKBA.
  • Applicants should satisfy the CSC selection criteria

 

How to apply

Step 

Procedure

Deadline

1

Send the completed ISEC application form to zhangheng@chinaisec.org to express your interest. Supporting documents and IELTS report are not required at this stage.

31 December 2016

2

Attend IELTS and achieve 6.0 (minimum 5.5 in all elements)

Obtain IELTS results by 1 Feb 2017

3

Complete the University of Huddersfield PGR online application form http://halo.hud.ac.uk/pgr_onlineapps/. Required information includes a research proposal, two academic reference letters, copies of degree certificates and transcripts and IELTS report.

Please note that in the Fee Information section of the online form, you should select ‘Other’ and put ‘CSC-Huddersfield joint PhD Scholarship’ in the box below.

Submitted research proposals must demonstrate a strong understanding of the extant literature and clearly substantiate the potential for making a significant contribution in the field. Applicants may consider a wide variety of quantitative and/ or qualitative methods making a strong case of the appropriateness for the method(s) suggested in the proposal. Particular attention will be paid to clarity of expression and also the structure, coherence and flow of argument. It is expected to be around 1000 words and to include a bibliography. Please note: we will not be able to consider your application if a research proposal is not submitted.

1 Feb 2017

4

If your application is successful, you will receive an offer letter from the University of Huddersfield, notifying your PhD application is successful.

10 March 2017

5

ISEC will assist successful candidates on your application for the CSC scholarship.

To be instructed by ISEC, application deadline usually in March

6

Practical arrangements related to travel, arrival and stay of the successful candidates (such as visa, accommodation, etc.) are the responsibility of the PhD student. University of Huddersfield’s China Office will assist the successful candidates on their UK visa application.

 

7

PhD start date

September 2017 or January 2018

 

More information

If you have any questions, you can contact:   

  • Prof. Minhua Ma m.ma@hud.ac.uk, School of Art, Design and Architecture, University of Huddersfield, for queries regarding PhD application
  • Queries regarding CSC application should be sent to zhangheng@chinaisec.org

4 PhD Fee-Waivers in the Built Environment

The international multi award-winning School of Art, Design and Architecture, at the University of Huddersfield, is delighted to announce 4 competitive PhD fee-waivers for 2016. These will support successful candidates to develop their research, whilst also providing opportunities to gain career-enhancing teaching experience and teaching-related skills. The School’s mission is to foster the next generation of creative researchers, and boasts a dynamic and interactive learning community that allows staff and students to nurture, develop and exploit their talents.

Funding information

The PhD fee waivers will cover full tuition fees at UK/EU or international rate, and provide the opportunity to apply for funding to support attendance at research-related conferences. Fee-waivers will be awarded through an open competition to applicants wishing to commence full-time PhD studies in September 2016 and will be renewable annually for up to 3 years, subject to satisfactory research progress and good citizenship. Successful candidates will be expected to contribute an average of 6 hours per week to teaching and teaching-related activities.

You will have full access to state-of-the-art technical resources and will be guided through your research by our researchers that are experts in your field of study.

Students who are unable to complete their studies are required to refund the fee-waiver awarded.

Eligibility

The School will consider applications from promising candidates of any nationality. Candidates should already hold a 1st Class Honours Bachelor’s or Master’s degree (UK or UK equivalent).

For those whose first language is not English and/ or if from a country where English is not the first language (as recognised by the UKBA), a language proficiency score of at least IELTS 6.0 (in all elements of the test) is required, unless the degree was taught in English and obtained in a majority English speaking country, e.g. UK, USA, Australia, New Zealand etc as recognised by the UKBA.

Administrative contact and how to apply

The ideal applicant would normally be expected to pursue an academic career and be willing to disseminate research outcomes in high quality international academic journals and conferences, and to engage with policy through external grants applications. They will be positioned within a research centre, to work amongst research active staff, in a supportive and collegiate environment.

Candidates are required to complete an online application form via http://www.hud.ac.uk/researchdegrees/howtoapply/ Required information includes a brief application letter, research proposal, two academic reference letters, copies of degree certificates and transcripts and proof of English language proficiency (if English is not your first language).

Submitted research proposals must demonstrate a strong understanding of the extant literature and clearly substantiate the potential for making a significant contribution in the field. Applicants may consider a wide variety of quantitative and/ or qualitative methods making a strong case of the appropriateness for the method(s) suggested in the proposal. Particular attention will be paid to clarity of expression and also the structure, coherence and flow of argument. It is expected to be around 1000 words and to include a bibliography. Please note: we will not be able to consider your application if a research proposal is not submitted.

For more detailed information on these and about research at our School, please visit: www.hud.ac.uk/schools/artdesignandarchitecture/research

Please note: in the research degree application form, mark it clearly with AS FEE-WAIVER.

Topic: Built for performance

We are seeking PhD candidates to investigate the concept of ‘built for performance.’ Perceiving that building performance research traditionally focuses on designing energy efficient, durable, safe, and comfortable buildings; we anticipate ‘built for performance’ will investigate ‘true’ building performance during the whole lifecycle of a building (from design and construction to operation and use). It can cover wide range of topics, including design performance, construction performance and operation performance. We welcome novel enquiries that aim to investigate:

  • Performance measurement/ process modelling in terms of original design intention (such as fit-for-purpose design, fit for business process, design quality indicators etc), in specific building types, such as hospitals, schools etc.
  • Simulation of design and construction, such as design energy analysis, construction simulation, workflow simulation etc.
  • Simulation of building operation: such as occupant behaviour, occupants movement, energy analysis and security/safety analysis in specific building types such as hospitals, schools etc

Candidates with a management, architectural, construction, engineering or computing background are encouraged to apply.

Further information or for an informative discussion, please contact Professor Angela Lee a.lee@hud.ac.uk or Professor Song Wu s.wu@hud.ac.uk

Deadline

The deadline for the receipt of applications is end May 2017 for September 2017 start date.                                    

Person specification

Person specification of essential (E) or Desirable (D) requirements
Criteria: E or D
Education and training:
  • 1st class Honours Bachelor's or Master's degree (UK or UK equivalent)
E
  • For those whose first language is not English and/ or if from a country where English is not the first language (as recognised by the UKBA), a language proficiency score of at least IELTS 6.0 (in all elements of the test) is required, unless the degree above was taught in English and obtained in a majority English speaking country, e.g. UK, USA, Australia, New Zealand etc as recognised by the UKBA
E
Experience and skills:
  • Previous experience of understanding research (e.g. undergraduate or masters dissertation)
E
  • Knowledge of research methodology
E
Personal attributes:
  • Understands the fundamental differences between a taught degree and a research degree in terms of approach and personal discipline/motivation
E
  • Able to, under guidance, complete independent work successfully
E

 

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