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[ecrea] ESRC PhD Studentship (FUNDED), JOMEC, Cardiff University for Pathway "Journalism and Democracy"
Mon Jan 23 16:18:24 GMT 2017
REMINDER: ESRC Wales PhD Studentship (FUNDED), JOMEC, Cardiff University
for Pathway "Journalism and Democracy"
DEADLINE WEDNESDAY, 1ST FEBRUARY 2017, 12 NOON
Cardiff University’s School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies,
supported by the ESRC Doctoral Training Partnership for Wales (Wales
DTP), invites applications for PhD study, with the possibility of being
awarded a fully-funded ESRC DTP Studentship, available to start in
October 2017. There is potential for up to three doctoral studentship
awards (although this number is not guaranteed) in the area of:
"Journalism and Democracy"
(details of the studentship are available at:
The School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies is a world-leading
centre for media teaching and research. We offer a wide range of courses
at various levels. Our postgraduate degrees range from industry
oriented, practice-based training to more academic degrees, from Masters
The School combines a long-standing record of excellence in teaching and
training with an outstanding research portfolio – routinely winning
awards from a wide range of bodies. This reputation was recently
recognised in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF), which ranked
the School 2nd for the quality of its journalism, media and
communications research when compared with 66 other institutions in the
UK. 89% of the School's research was classed as either ‘world-leading’
or ‘internationally excellent’ by REF, with both the School’s research
environment and the impact of its research receiving the top possible
score of 100%. Our staff regularly contribute expert opinion and
commentary about research and topical news events to the local, national
and international media and through the School blog –JOMEC @ Cardiff
Supervisors: Professor Stuart Allan; Dr Mike Berry; Dr Paul Bowman; Dr
Cynthia Carter; Professor Simon Cottle; Dr Stephen Cushion; Dr Lina
Dencik; Dr Iñaki Garcia-Blanco; Dr Janet Harris; Dr Arne Hintz; Dr John
Jewell; Dr Jenny Kidd; Professor Jenny Kitzinger; Professor Justin
Lewis; Dr Kerry Moore; Dr Caitriona Noonan; Dr Joanna Redden; Professor
Richard Sambrook; Professor Karin Wahl-Jorgensen; Dr Andy Williams.
Applications are invited from exceptional candidates with a first class
or strong upper second class honours degree, or appropriate Master’s
degree. The University values diversity and equality at all levels and
encourages applications from all sections of the community. We welcome
applications for both full and part-time study, and studentships are
available as either ‘1+3’ (i.e. one full time year of research training
Masters followed by three years of full-time Doctoral study, or the
part-time equivalent), or ‘+3’ (i.e. three years of full-time doctoral
study or its part-time equivalent), depending on the needs of the applicant.
Pathway Convenor: Dr Cynthia Carter. Email: (cartercl /at/ cardiff.ac.uk)
Applications are welcomed until 1 February 2017 (12 noon).
Further details for ESRC Wales DTP General studentships:
These studentships are ‘open’ awards. Applicants should consider
approaching a potential supervisor before submitting their application
to confirm that there is appropriate supervisory capacity within the
University and to discuss their draft application. Information on the
research interests of our staff can be found on the
webpages. A short description of the Journalism and Democracy pathway is
available on the ESRC Wales DTP website
http://www.walesdtc.ac.uk/pathway/journalism-and-democracy/ . If you
have any questions, the Pathway Convenor may be able to advise you. To
do so, please contact:
Dr Cynthia Carter. Email: (cartercl /at/ cardiff.ac.uk)
WHAT THE STUDENTSHIP WILL COVER
Studentships commence in October 2017 and will cover your tuition fees
as well as a maintenance grant (currently £14,296 p.a. for 2016/17 for
full-time students, updated each year); and includes an additional
Research Training Support Grant (RTSG) of up to £750 for three years for
full-time students (pro rata for part-time students). There are other
opportunities and benefits available to studentship holders, including
an overseas fieldwork allowance (if applicable), internship
opportunities and overseas institutional visits.
ESRC studentships are highly competitive; candidates should have an
excellent academic background in the social sciences, holding a 1st or
strong upper 2nd class degree; applications from those also holding a
relevant research training Masters degree (or an equivalent background
in research training) will be considered for a +3 award. Full awards
(fees plus maintenance stipend) are open to UK Nationals and EU students
who can satisfy UK residency requirements.
1+3 OR +3?
The awards are available on either a 1+3 or +3 basis. A 1+3 studentship
provides funding for four years (or part-time equivalent), completing a
research training Masters in the 1st year, followed by 3 years’ research
funding for a PhD. A +3 studentship provides funding for the three years
PhD research study only (or part-time equivalent).
The closing deadline for applications is 12:00 noon on Wednesday, 1
February 2017. Short-listed applicants will be invited to interview,
which are expected to take place in March 2017. After interview, a final
short-list of applicants will be put forward to the ESRC Wales DTP
Doctoral Panel at which final decisions with regard to studentship
awards will be made. Successful applicants can expect to hear by
HOW TO APPLY
A completed application form for admission to doctoral study at Cardiff
University, submitted via Cardiff University's Online Application
Service by the deadline of 12.00 noon, Wednesday, 1 February 2017.
Incomplete Applications or applications received after this specified
time will not be accepted. See:
The application must contain the following documents:
1. Covering letter: Please address to Dr Cynthia Carter. The covering
letter must set out your reasons and motivation for applying to study at
Cardiff University and, specifically, the Journalism and Democracy
pathway; your understanding and expectations of doctoral study; your
academic interests generally and particularly of those relating to your
proposed research. The covering letter should be no more than two pages.
Please also specify whether you wish to apply on a +3 or 1+3 basis.
2. Academic / Professional Qualifications: This should also include
proof of English Language Competency (7.0 IELTS minimum), if appropriate
(e.g. if you are not a native English speaker).
3. References: All applications require two academic references to be
submitted in support. Candidates must approach referees themselves and
request a reference to be submitted.
4. Curriculum Vitae: It should be no longer than two pages.
5. Research Proposal: The proposal should be up to a maximum of 1000
words, not including references. We suggest that you use the following
five headings in your research proposal:
• Title, aims and purpose of the research;
• Overview of the academic literature relevant to your field;
• Proposed methodology;
• Academic contributions of your research.
You may also find the ESRC Wales DTP website helpful. See:
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