- Type of research degree
- Application deadline
- Ongoing deadline
- Country eligibility
- International (open to all nationalities, including the UK)
- Dr Gehan Selim
- School of Civil Engineering
Iconic heritage is globally threatened by terror, climate change, rampant commercialisation, overexploitation, and significant disinvestment. The global Instability across cities has prompted calls for the protection of culture and archaeological heritage as a political, economic and global challenge. With the increasing rate of destruction of heritage sites, digital preservation of historic artefacts has arisen as an international priority. There are strategies, practices, and skills that can protect, develop and sustain these places. Digitisation of heritage through customs, photo archives, film footage, oral history documentaries, and buildings has become central for the preservation of national identity and effective tool in undermining radical ideologies in marginalized communities. The use of online platforms and virtual exhibitions is ever increasing.<br /> <br /> This project engages with wide international grounds and multilayers of trans-disciplinary research between Architecture and Structural studies. The project seeks to address how contemporary liberal states should respond to cultural heritage demands and how these practices play a crucial role in the construction and maintenance of individual and group identity. Other pivotal aspects are to investigate the influence of the local community attachment towards heritage, to understand the local community involvement in heritage management.
<p>Formal applications for research degree study should be made online through the <a href="https://www.leeds.ac.uk/info/130206/applying/91/applying_for_research_degrees">University's website</a>. Please state clearly in the research information section that the research degree you wish to be considered for is ‘Cultural Heritage Protection: Innovative tools and methods’ as well as <a href="https://engineering.leeds.ac.uk/staff/1171/Dr_Gehan_Selim">Dr Gehan Selim</a> as your proposed supervisor.</p> <p>If English is not your first language, you must provide evidence that you meet the University's minimum English language requirements (below).</p> <p> </p>
Applicants to research degree programmes should normally have at least a first class or an upper second class British Bachelors Honours degree (or equivalent) in an appropriate discipline. The criteria for entry for some research degrees may be higher, for example, several faculties, also require a Masters degree. Applicants are advised to check with the relevant School prior to making an application. Applicants who are uncertain about the requirements for a particular research degree are advised to contact the School or Graduate School prior to making an application.
The minimum English language entry requirement for research postgraduate research study is an IELTS of 6.0 overall with at least 5.5 in each component (reading, writing, listening and speaking) or equivalent. The test must be dated within two years of the start date of the course in order to be valid. Some schools and faculties have a higher requirement.
<p><strong>Self-Funding Students are welcome to apply.</strong></p> <p><strong>UK students</strong> – The <a href="https://phd.leeds.ac.uk/funding/138-leeds-doctoral-scholarships-2021-january-deadline">Leeds Doctoral Scholarship (January deadline)</a> is available to UK applicants. <a href="https://phd.leeds.ac.uk/funding/60-alumni-bursary">Alumni Bursary</a> is available to graduates of the University of Leeds.</p> <p><strong>Non-UK students</strong> –The <a href="https://phd.leeds.ac.uk/funding/48-china-scholarship-council-university-of-leeds-scholarships-2021">China Scholarship Council - University of Leeds Scholarship</a> is available to nationals of China. The <a href="https://phd.leeds.ac.uk/funding/73-leeds-marshall-scholarship">Leeds Marshall Scholarship</a> is available to support US citizens. <a href="https://phd.leeds.ac.uk/funding/60-alumni-bursary">Alumni Bursary</a> is available to graduates of the University of Leeds.</p>
<p>For further information regarding your application, please contact Doctoral College Admissions by email: <a href="mailto:EMAIL@leeds.ac.uk">p</a><a href="mailto:email@example.com">firstname.lastname@example.org,</a> or by telephone: +44 (0)113 343 5057</p> <p>For further information regarding the project, please contact Dr Gehan Selim by email: <a href="mailto:G.Selim@leeds.ac.uk">G.Selim@leeds.ac.uk</a></p>
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