Lead Research Groups
How to apply for the PhD
Applications for the PhD places are now closed until December 2013.
If you have applied for the 2013 PhD, interviews are now due to be held in March, we will contact you to make arrangements.
-Q: How do I specify that I apply for the scholarship in addition to the programme?
-A: In the online application form you need to write in "Media and Arts Technology Scholarship" in the box "How do you intend to finance your studies at Queen Mary".
-Q: My research is practice based, is that problematic?
-A: Not in principle. We consider applications on practice-based research. The main thing would be to demonstrate that you want to do a Ph.D. which is typically a more extended and sustained piece of work and that you could write, to the right standard, a thesis.
-Q: Can I submit a CD / DVD in support of my application?
-A: No, include weblinks to your work as supporting material.
-Q: My background is in Drama / Psychology / Law / Biology / Linguistics (etc.). Can I pursue this while doing the course?
-A: This is a highly interdisciplinary programme and we welcome applications from a range of backgrounds. What we require is some clear evidence of both technical and creative abilities. You will be able to develop additional skills through the selection of specialist options including some offered by collaborating departments such as Drama. The key is to identify and pursue a specific research question and keep a clear and consistent focus.
-Q: I have professional commitments that I would like to pursue. Can I enrol to this programme and do other things at the same time?
-A: This will be a problem. The Media and Arts Technology programme is full-time. There are also requirements that you aren't away from QMUL for more than 35 days a year. You also need to attend 6 full-time modules in the first year as well as a 5 month internship so there might well be conflicts.
-Q: The application form asks for a research proposal. What should this cover?
-A: We do not expect people to fix their Ph.D. research project or supervisor, until the end of the first year of the Media and Arts Technology programme. However it would be helpful at this stage if you could provide an indication of the kinds of research question and possible project(s) that interest you.
-Q: What if english is not my 1st language and i am an international applicant?
-A: If English is not your first language we require an IELTS score of 6.4 overall with no mark less than 5.5 in the individual components.
We do not expect people to fix their Ph.D. research project or supervisor, until the end of the first year of the Media and Arts Technology programme. However it would be helpful at this stage if you could provide an indication of the kinds of research question and possible project(s) that interest you.
Email email@example.com for informal enquiries on the program and the application process.