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Cultural Heritage Protection: Innovative tools and methods

PGR-P-291

Key facts

Type of research degree
PhD
Application deadline
Ongoing deadline
Country eligibility
International (open to all nationalities, including the UK)
Funding
Non-funded
Supervisors
Dr Gehan Selim
Schools
School of Civil Engineering
<h2 class="heading hide-accessible">Summary</h2>

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.

<h2 class="heading">How to apply</h2>

<p>Formal applications for research degree study should be made online through the&nbsp;<a href="https://www.leeds.ac.uk/info/130206/applying/91/applying_for_research_degrees">University&#39;s website</a>.&nbsp;&nbsp;Please state clearly in the research information section&nbsp;that the research degree you wish to be considered for is &lsquo;Cultural Heritage Protection: Innovative tools and methods&rsquo; as well as&nbsp;<a href="https://engineering.leeds.ac.uk/staff/1171/Dr_Gehan_Selim">Dr Gehan Selim</a>&nbsp;as your proposed supervisor.</p> <p>If English is not your first language, you must provide evidence that you meet the University&#39;s minimum English language requirements (below).</p> <p><em>We welcome applications from all suitably-qualified candidates, but UK black and minority ethnic (BME) researchers are currently under-represented in our Postgraduate Research community, and we would therefore particularly encourage applications from UK BME candidates. All scholarships will be awarded on the basis of merit.</em></p>

<h2 class="heading heading--sm">Entry requirements</h2>

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.

<h2 class="heading heading--sm">English language requirements</h2>

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.

<h2 class="heading">Funding on offer</h2>

<p><strong>Self-Funding Students are welcome to apply.</strong></p> <p><strong>UK&nbsp;students</strong>&nbsp;&ndash;&nbsp;The&nbsp;<a href="https://phd.leeds.ac.uk/funding/138-leeds-doctoral-scholarships-2021-january-deadline">Leeds Doctoral Scholarship (January deadline)</a>&nbsp;is available to UK applicants. &nbsp;<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>&nbsp;&ndash;The&nbsp;<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>&nbsp;is available to nationals of China. The&nbsp;<a href="https://phd.leeds.ac.uk/funding/73-leeds-marshall-scholarship">Leeds Marshall Scholarship</a>&nbsp;is available to support US citizens. &nbsp;<a href="https://phd.leeds.ac.uk/funding/60-alumni-bursary">Alumni Bursary</a> is available to graduates of the University of Leeds.</p>

<h2 class="heading">Contact details</h2>

<p>For further information regarding your application, please contact Doctoral College Admissions by email:&nbsp;<a href="mailto:EMAIL@leeds.ac.uk">p</a><a href="mailto:phd@engineering.leeds.ac.uk">hd@engineering.leeds.ac.uk,</a>&nbsp;or by telephone: +44 (0)113 343 5057</p> <p>For further information regarding the project, please contact Dr Gehan Selim by email:&nbsp;&nbsp;<a href="mailto:G.Selim@leeds.ac.uk">G.Selim@leeds.ac.uk</a></p>


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