Author Topic: PhD Studentship in Designing for Digital Neighbourhoods at Plymouth University in UK, 2013/14  (Read 247 times)

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Plymouth University is providing three year full time PhD studentship for UK, EU and international students in UK. Studentship is provided for a research project to explore how to achieve socially sustainable digital neighbourhoods. Applicants should have a Masters qualification in Architecture, Urban Design, Interaction Design, HCI, Anthropology or another related discipline. Applicants would be expected to have a clear interest in the impacts of technologies on the use of public space and on social networks, and an ability to undertake cross-disciplinary research with a strong spatial component. Application should be submitted till 16th September 2013.

Study Subject(s): Studentship is provided for a research project to explore how to achieve socially sustainable digital neighbourhoods.

Course Level: Studentship is available for pursuing PhD degree level at Plymouth University in UK.

Scholarship Provider: The project is part of a larger research project funded by the EU Marie Curie programme and the European Regional Development Fund.

Scholarship can be taken at: UK

Eligibility: Applicants should have a Masters qualification in Architecture, Urban Design, Interaction Design, HCI, Anthropology or another related discipline. Applicants would be expected to have a clear interest in the impacts of technologies on the use of public space and on social networks, and an ability to undertake cross-disciplinary research with a strong spatial component. Strong analytical skills are desirable, as is experience of conducting fieldwork and an ability to work independently. Candidates should have excellent written and oral communication skills. We will actively support students in disseminating the results of their work and the development of their academic career.

Scholarship Open for International Students: UK,EU and internationalstudents can apply for this studentship.

Scholarship Description: The aim of the project is to develop and implement a design proposal for a neighbourhood to connect online spaces and physical spaces. This will explore how such an intervention can contribute to integrating local places with online networks. The project will work as part of the broader research that aims to develop a model for public spaces that engage people through their digital social networks that will impact on planning and policy for regional ICT access and neighbourhood settings. 

Number of award(s): Not Known

Duration of award(s): Studentship is offered for three years.

What does it cover? The studentship pays for fees (at the Home/EU student rate) and provides a £13,726 per year stipend for the student for three years.  To be automatically eligible for full fees and stipend, candidates must be a UK/EU national who has been ordinarily resident in the EU for the previous 3 years. Overseas applicants are eligible, but must fund the £9,690 difference in fees between the Overseas rate (currently £13,640 per annum) and Home/EU student rate.

Selection Criteria: Not Known

Notification: Shortlisted candidates will be invited for interview on 23rd September 2013.

How to Apply: The mode of applying is by post or email.

Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is 16th September 2013.

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