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[eccr] Doctoral scholarships in media and communication studies

Wed Apr 06 16:34:59 GMT 2005

Doctoral scholarships in media and communication studies

The Communication and Media Research Institute has a number of scholarships 
available for candidates wishing to commence study for a doctoral 
degree.  The Institute is one of the leading UK research groups in media 
and communication studies.  It was awarded a 5 in the last three research 
assessment exercises. Today the Institute has 20 researchers and around 40 
doctoral students, located in the Department of Journalism and Mass 
Communication. In the last Teaching Quality Assessment (TQA) the Department 
scored 23 out of 24.  For the past four years the Guardian has rated 
Westminster the top university in the UK for media studies.

The Institute has strengths in media policy and economics, in media 
history, and in the study of media audiences.  The work of the Institute 
also has a very strong international dimension, with members who are 
leading experts on media in India, China and the Arab world, as well in the 
study of diasporic audiences in Europe.

Applications are invited from prospective students with research proposals 
in the above areas.  We particularly wish to expand our research in 
globalisation and the media, and media audiences.

The Institute is part of the School of Media, Art and Design. Information 
about the School and its work are available at:

The scholarships are open to all prospective students.  The duration of 
scholarships is three years, and they consist of a stipend (currently 
£9,000 per annum for new students) and a waiver of tuition 
fees.  Successful candidates may be asked to act as teaching assistants on 
appropriate modules for up to six hours per week, or to undertake 
equivalent other duties in support of the work of the Institute.

The method of application is by means of the standard University 
postgraduate admissions procedure.  Applicants may obtain copies of the 
documentation from Erica Spindler ((e.spindler /at/ or telephone 
020-7911-5968). Applications should be accompanied by a developed statement 
of the candidate's proposed field of research, including a definition of 
the topic and principal research questions, an outline of the research 
methods to be adopted, and an indicative bibliography.  Please state 
clearly in your covering letter that you wish to be considered for a 
scholarship (ref 50007782).

Completed application forms and proposal documents should be returned to 
Erica Spindler at:

Research Office
University of Westminster
Harrow Campus
Watford Road
Middlesex HA1 3TP UK

All material should reach the Research Office by Friday 22nd April 
2005.  It is planned that interviews will be arranged in the week beginning 
16th May 2005.

Prospective students wishing to discuss an application informally may 
contact Dr Roza Tsagarousianou (Head of the Doctoral Programme).

Carpentier Nico (Phd)
Katholieke Universiteit Brussel - Catholic University of Brussels
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Office: 4/0/18
Vrije Universiteit Brussel - Free University of Brussels
Centre for Media Sociology (CeMeSO)
Pleinlaan 2 - B-1050 Brussels - Belgium
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Office: 5B.401a
European Consortium for Communication Research
E-mail: (Nico.Carpentier /at/

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