GSA’s PhD programmes support innovative research in a wide range of areas, fosters a spirit of independent enquiry, and encourages researchers to challenge received wisdom and extend the boundaries of the discipline
At school and Faculty level, we host regular research events as well as bespoke training sessions on academic skills and informal research development opportunities. The aim is to offer postgraduates researchers a thought-provoking and supportive research environment in which to complete their PhD studies.
We welcome proposals that will result in a written thesis (c. 80,000 words) or a practice research curated portfolio with complementary writing (c. 40,000). As a research conservatoire, we are fully able to offer time and support for practice research experiments and practical methods of knowledge enquiry.
PhD Studentships in GSA for Oct 2021 entry
Details will be announced in due course
Research at GSA is multifaceted and, while we welcome applications on any topic, we have particular interests in:
- Actor training;
- Animals and performance;
- Choreography and kinesthetic empathy;
- Disability and performance;
- Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in the arts;
- Musical theatre;
- Performance and cognitive science
- Performance philosophy;
- Phenomenology and time;
- Screen dance.
Three steps to applying
Step 1: Identify and speak to a prospective supervisor: We recommend that you contact our Director of Postgraduate Research Professor Robert Shaughnessy who can connect you with an appropriate supervisor.
Step 3: The strongest applicants will be invited to complete a studentship application form and receive one-to-one support in refining their applications.
All of our studentships are extremely popular and very competitive. The process after application deadlines differs for each studentship scheme. Most candidates will have confirmation by May.
Finance and Funding
For details on funding postgraduate study please visit the University Web Page
Are you a Home or EU candidate?
Doctoral College Studentships. Home/EU fee waiver, £15,008 stipend per year. This is a university wide scheme and is highly competitive. Application deadlines to be announced
AHRC technē studentships. Home/EU fee waiver, c. £15,008 stipend per year. Now in it’s 7th year, technē is a consortium of 9 universities and funds exceptional PhD researchers. EU candidates who do not have 2-years residency in the UK are eligible to apply for a Fees Only award. Application deadlines to be announced
Are you an international (not EU) candidate?
Vice Chancellor’s Studentships. International fee waiver, £15,008 stipend per year. This is a university wide scheme and is highly competitive. Application deadlines to be announced
If you have any questions about the studentship in GSA, please contact Professor Robert Shaughnessy Director of Research, GSA to find out more.