This page contains all the available funding to prospective postgraduate and research students at the School. Use the links below to navigate around the page. The Postgraduate Centre website is also a useful resource for funding and other information.
Universities Ireland, the body which promotes collaboration between universities in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, is offering two - three scholarships to students undertaking a recognised Master’s or the first year of a PhD programme (taught or research) in the other Irish jurisdiction. Dublin Institute of Technology is also a partner in this scheme, which has been running since 2005.
These scholarships are worth £15,000 (approx. Stg £12,000 each). Scholarship winners from the Republic of Ireland will be paid in Euro whilst winners from Northern Ireland will be paid in the Sterling equivalent as converted on the day the cheques are issued. These scholarships must be taken up for the academic year 2013-2014.
The aim of this scheme is to encourage outstanding students from the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland to cross the border to undertake postgraduate study and experience life in the other Irish jurisdiction. It has been conceived to support the continuing peace process in Northern Ireland and to train highly skilled postgraduates to contribute to a new phase of economic, environmental, social and cultural development for the island as a whole.
The School makes available a certain amount of bursaries every year for the MA programmes in the School of Creative Arts. These normally amount to £3,400 each.
Bursaries and any other funding opportunities for MA study will be announced on this page when they become available.
Research in music, film, drama and sonic arts lies at the heart of the activities in the School of Creative Arts. It informs teaching, guides the programming of events and seminars, and provides a context for many strategic activities within the School.
The postgraduate community is one of the largest in the UK or Ireland (over 100 registered PhD students in 2011-12) with students working on a range of theoretical, historical, musicological, practice-based and technical projects across the School.
The School boasts world-class facilities including the Sonic Arts Research Centre (SARC), one of the foremost establishments in the world for research and performance using new technology, and the Brian Friel Theatre within the Drama and Film Centre.
Applications for PhD Studentships for this academic year have now closed. Future studentships will be advertised on this page and on the school news page.
International applicants holding an unconditional offer can apply for scholarships payable towards tuition fees. The University Postgraduate Centre website has details on the different funding options available.
The University Postgraduate Centre website is a very useful source of information for funding, scholarships and much more advice and guidence for postgraduate students. Click here to visit the website.