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Collaborative Doctoral Awards

Collaborative Doctoral Awards (CDAs) are projects co-designed, and jointly supervised, between an M4C university and an external partner organisation. CDAs offer diverse and unique research projects that support the work of the partner organisation. Studentships are four years for full-time study.

Birmingham City University will be working in collaboration with Ex Cathedra, Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, and Stan’s Cafe on three respective projects. The following projects are also listed on our PhD studentships page

Information can also be found via M4C's Find a Project page.

stan's cafe

Composition as a workplace intervention: Adding value to Stan’s Cafe

Assessing the possibilities of ‘inserting’ a composer into the organisation of an established artistic company, so they can observe and relate to not the artistic output and general activities of the company.
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Baroque M4C

Giving New Voices to Old Music: Baroque Vocal Music with Ex Cathedra

This project, in collaboration with Ex Cathedra, will ask what we can learn about the performance practice of baroque choral music through practical experiments with some of the leading practitioners in this field.
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BCU UN

Shakespeare and the Articulation of Human Rights in the United Nations

Considering how human rights issues, presented in Shakespeare’s works, find their reflection in the institutions, values, and mission of the modern United Nations (UN) and international human rights.
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