Postgraduate Study

 

Masters Study with island studies focus

Individuals interested in pursuing postgraduate research as a taught masters with an island studies focus should link to  postgraduate study at University of the West of Scotland and complete an application accordingly for either postgraduate research degrees or taught Masters.

University of the West of Scotland offers range of taught Masters  where island studies could inform the research and learning focus.  A course delivered currently where a creative industries and cultural island studies focus  has been especially developed includes:

PG Dip/MA Creative Media Practice

Contact:  Mr Tony Grace, Programme Leader,  School of Media, Culture and Society for further advice on this route. Email: tony.grace@uws.ac.uk

 

PhD Study with island studies focus

Doctoral research is also undertaken in association with the centre.

Current funded doctoral studentships:

Scottish Centre for Island Studies and SAGES Funded PhD Studentship: 2018 – Vulnerability and adaptation to climate change in island communities: engaging participatory approaches to inform community decision-making. This studentship is based at the University of Dundee with the Director of Studies Dr Alistair Geddes and will be co-supervised by Dr Kathryn A. Burnett, University of the West of Scotland (UWS), and Dr Alexandre Gagnon, Liverpool John Moores University. This studentship is funded by the Scottish Association for Geosciences, Environment, and Society (SAGES) and University of Dundee.

Julian Sartorius was appointed to this studentship in October 2018 at the University of Dundee. Julian is a post-graduate fellow of the Royal Geographical Society.

Past funded doctoral studentships:

PhD studentships funded within the  Scottish Centre for Island Studies, University of the West of Scotland include:

Kirsten MacLeod (2014) Process, Practice and Participation: exploring participatory community based media as an epistemological social process, using an ethnographic, practice led approach. Director of Studies: Dr Kathryn A. Burnett, co-supervisor Mr Tony Grace

Rachael Flynn (2017) Points of Departure and a Remembered Edge: Representing Diasporic Cultural Memory of Irish Women through Creative Practice. Director of Studies: Dr Kathryn A. Burnett, co-supervisor Mr Tony Grace