PhD Studentship in History and Heritage

PhD studentship in World Heritage, Urban Planning and Sustainable Tourism in the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site

Studentship information
Qualification type PhD
Location Derby, UK
Funding amount £15,009 stipend pa + UK home/EU tuition fees
Hours Full Time
Closes 14 February 2020
Interview 2 March 2020
Start date March

The College of Arts, Humanities and Education has an opportunity for a University Funded Full-Time Post Graduate Research Studentship in History and Heritage.

The Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site, which comprises a series of mills, associated buildings and industrial housing communities on a 15 mile stretch from Matlock in the north of the Valley to Derby in the south, was inscribed by UNESCO as a site of ‘outstanding universal value’ in 2001 with support from the University of Derby and other partners. This project, building on the partnership between the University of Derby and the Derwent Valley Mills, will work within the Derwent Valley Mills Research Framework to provide the first in-depth analysis of the development of the World Heritage Site to date to inform future strategy, particularly relating to the development of sustainable tourism. The interdisciplinary project will contribute to the evaluation of impact of UNESCO designation on the site in the last twenty years and examine how community-engaged heritage development and interpretation contributes to policy formation.

The successful applicant will receive a stipend of £15,009 per annum for 3 years. The post also covers Home/EU PhD tuition fees for three years. Please note, if your application is successful and you are assessed as Overseas for fees purposes, you will need to pay the difference between the Home/EU fees and the Overseas fees.

The intended start date is March 2020, or the next available intake.

The successful applicant will be expected to complete their PhD within 3 years on MPhil/PhD, contribute to future College REF submissions and get involved in the wider research activities of the College and University

Applicants will become part of a friendly and welcoming team and will be supported and managed by their supervisory team.

The vacancy details are as follows:

Derwent Studentship Role Description

Derwent Studentship Person Specification

To apply

For general information on how to apply and required documentation go to our How to Apply webpage.

Completed applications should be submitting via our Online Application system quoting funding reference AHE_Derwent_PGRS_0220

For other enquires which are subject–specific please contact: Professor Paul Elliott

Closing dates for applications: 14 February 2020

Interviews: 20 March 2020

If you have not been invited for interview by the interview date, please assume your application has been unsuccessful.