Full-time Studentships for Doctoral Study
The Research Department at Birmingham Conservatoire invites applications for the following three-year full-time PhD studentships, all fully funded at AHRC rates:
One Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) funded Collaborative Award to study Benjamin Britten's Performance Annotations. This is a unique opportunity to undertake full-time doctoral study at Birmingham Conservatoire in collaboration with the Britten-Pears Library, Aldeburgh. Applicants should hold a relevant Master's degree (or be completing one this year) and be a skilled and experienced performer.
In addition, two PhD studentships are offered, commencing September 2009 or January 2010, in areas consonant with the research strategy at Birmingham Conservatoire. Areas of special relevance to our research include performance and technology, performance studies, specialist historical studies in 15th and early 16th-century music theory, Charpentier, Messiaen, film music and cognate studies.
Further details at www.conservatoire.bcu.ac.uk/research. Current part-time students
may apply for a two- or three-year full-time programme.
Birmingham Conservatoire has a very lively research department. Twenty per cent of its output was judged 'world leading' in the recent Research Assessment Exercise (RAE 2008). It has awarded PhDs since 1993 and has an excellent completion rate.
For further information regarding either award, please contact Liz Reeve, Research Administrator, Birmingham Conservatoire, Paradise Place, Birmingham B3 3HG, or email firstname.lastname@example.org, indicating your intended programme of research.
Deadline for applications: 27 June 2009.