The University Of Newcastle, Australia, is now offering a PhD scholarship to study the social geography of heavy metal. Actually in the last decade four different Australian University have all sponsored psychological and/or sociological studies of extreme music. University Of Birmingham is the fifth university that offer a PhD in the social geography of heavy metal culture according to Kerrang. Musicians with PhD,
The mentioned university offering up three scholarships. Two for Australian students, one for a student from abroad, to study the social geographies. Vital in the study is Simon Springer, Director Of Human Geography at the University Of Newcastle, to thank. Springer says, « The University gave him free reign to recruit students to work in areas of personal interest, and as a life-long metal fan who has only recently started to do some work in the area of metal studies, I figured this would be a good conduit to further my research agenda in this area».