Falmouth University invites MPhil and PhD project proposals that align with and respond to the Doctoral Project briefs listed below.
About Doctoral Project briefs
Doctoral Project briefs are prospective research calls devised by Falmouth University staff to indicate our priority areas of research interest for research degree applicants.
Each brief considers our overarching Research & Innovation strategy and has been subsequently designed to align with one, or more, of our Research & Innovation themes and one, or more, of our transdisciplinary Research & Innovation programmes. It's expected that research MPhil and PhD applicants will emphasise the link between their proposed project idea and at least one of our Research & Innovation themes and programmes within their application.
Doctoral Project briefs are expressed in the form of challenges and have been designed to elicit a range of creative responses. In each case, it is imperative that applicants are able to demonstrate an imaginative, methodologically robust and independent response to the thematic area.
How to apply
Responding to a Doctoral Project brief is a straight-forward process, simply:
- Check out the Doctoral Project briefs: we've listed them below so you can find the challenge you'd like to explore during your research PhD or MPhil.
- Check out the Research & Innovation programme aligned with the Project brief to understand the drivers behind the Project call.
- Check out our Research & Innovation themes and strategy pages to understand the wider context of the Project briefs.
- Check out our How to apply for a research degree page to start your application.
Key Dates for Application
The application deadline for September 2020 entry has now passed, however Expressions of Interest are welcomed at any time. Details for September 2021 entries will be announced in autumn 2020. Please see our How to apply page or email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
List of Project briefs
Our Doctoral Project briefs are split by Research & Innovation theme:
Creative Connected Communities Project briefs
Coming of Age Today: Gen Z’s Myriad Interfaces
Researching the generation of extreme multi-tasking, mobile phone addiction, Instagram and Netflix binging: Gen Z.
Diversifying the Biological Products of National Parks for Application in the Textile Industry
This practice-based PhD project focuses on auditing moorland biological waste streams for diversifying textile applications.
Exploring the Relationship Between Health Narratives in Cornish Local Media and Regionally Specific Public Health Issues
An opportunity to research existing local media representations of public health issues across Cornwall and the Scillies.
Light in the Dark: Comedy within Genre Writing
A practice-based PhD with a thesis comprising creative and critical writing examining dark narratives interlaced with comedy.
Design Thinking Project briefs
Design for Social Change
Prospective researchers have freedom to propose a 'wicked problem' that they believe will benefit societies across the globe.
Digital Economies Project briefs
Dark Tourism in the Digital Age
This project will contribute to the research into the rising and popular phenomenon of dark tourism through engaging with new technologies.
Digital Games for Computing Education
This project will research the application of novel and emerging computing technologies to opportunities and exciting challenges.
Futures of Audio Journalism
Investigating the practical, creative and editorial possibilities and constraints of immersive and games platforms for audio-only...