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[Commlist] Media Discourse Centre: De Montfort University PhD Scholarships, 2019

Mon Mar 04 16:44:42 GMT 2019

The *Media Discourse Centre* at De Montfort University ( invites prospective PhD students to apply for a De Montfort University (DMU) *PhD Scholarship *(see '_How to Apply_', below).

This initiative - found here - ranges from full scholarships (UK and EU only, with a stipend of £15,009 per annum) to fee waiver awards (which include overseas applicants).

(See MDC's 'Areas of Expertise': for specific guidance).

The Media Discourse Centre, known for its critical, interdisciplinary research on global media formations and practices, welcomes applications from students who wish to pursue enquiries that reflect the *University's headline topics* ('urban living, lifelong well-being, creativity in the digital age, social value') and/or which engage with the *UN's Sustainable Development Goals* (found here:

(Examples of recent MDC initiatives: 'Degradation: profiting from environmental catastrophe' (27.2.19), which enraged with UN Sustainable Development Goal 13, and the forthcoming conference (held in Jakarta in April and the UK in September 2019) which focusses on the material/discursive composition of the concept of environmental sustainability (and which also covers 1, 8, and 11 in the UN's list). Other fields of enquiry include (in partnership with Leicester Media Productions and the Documentary Media Centre) work on creative, practical and reflexive film-making, Investigative Journalism with Channel Four (see MDC's new edited book:, and the Media and Health section, led by Jason Lee).

*How to Apply to MDC (stage 1): *write to Stuart Price at (_sprice /at/

i) Applicant’s name, address, email, educational qualifications and relevant work experience. ii) Details of the proposed research project and how it maps onto the areas outlined above (maximum 500 words). (Include: - an overview of project, supported by a central research question and a clear statement of research methodology).
iii) Name (with addresses and emails) of two academic referees.
iv) Name of potential supervisor within MDC (please indicate if contact has been made).
*MDC Deadline: 15th March 2019*
Once approved by a potential supervisor, candidates should submit final scholarship applications to (pgrscholarships /at/ <mailto:(pgrscholarships /at/> by *Tuesday 26 March 2019*.

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