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[Commlist] AHRC Funded PhD at the University of Salford / Media and Cultural Studies

Fri Nov 15 12:04:57 GMT 2019

Study for an AHRC Funded PhD at the University of Salford: Call for Expressions of Interest and Applications in Media and Cultural Studies *

North West Consortium Doctoral Training Partnership Studentship Competition for 2020-21 Entry*

We invite expressions of interest and applications, to the Media and Cultural Studies Pathway, for +2/+3 full and part-time PhD studentships as part of the *AHRC’s North West Consortium Doctoral Training Partnership studentship competition*.

The studentship covers all PhD fees, provides an annual stipend for the duration of your study (currently set at £15,009 and subject to review), and access to additional funding for field research and further training.

*Deadline for Expressions of Interest: Friday 13 December 2019.***

The University of Salford is a member of the North West Consortium Doctoral Training Partnership (NWCDTP), which includes non-HE institutions such as the BBC, Home/Cornerhouse, Tate Liverpool, Opera North, FutureEverything, and FACT (Liverpool).

In 2018, as part of Phase 2 of the DTP,  the Partnership was awarded over £6 million of funding from the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) to deliver postgraduate supervision, training and skills development.

The Cultural, Communication and Media research group at Salford undertakes work in the conceptual, applied and practice-based aspects of cultural, film and media studies and traditional and new digital media. CCM research has been established formally at the University of Salford since 2005. In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework, a quarter of CCM research was judged to be world leading, with almost two thirds judged as internationally excellent or world leading.

Our media and cultural studies research environment is based at  MediaCityUK, allowing for access to  - and engagement with  - media institutions like the BBC and ITV, reinforced by a programme of research events with both an industry and academic focus.

NWC PhD students will be invited to work with our non-HE partners, so as to engage in research, placements and internships. We particularly welcome applications that seek to engage with our non-HEI partners in research / industry / showcase / training capacities.

Areas of expertise of our academic staff include: Film practice; Film history and theory; Media policy; Journalism studies; Celebrity studies; Media theory; Digital culture; Social media; Internet regulation and governance; Television studies; Media politics; Transnational media; Urban cultures; Creative industries; Celebrity studies; Popular culture; Popular music and media; Cultural theory.

*How to Apply:***

Prospective applicants should provide an expression of interest and draft PhD proposal by *Friday 13 December 2019.*  Please send this directly to:

Dr Leslie McMurtry ((L.G.McMurtry /at/ <mailto:(L.G.McMurtry /at/>)


Dr Carole O’Reilly ((C.OReilly /at/ )

As well as to: (PGR-SupportSAM /at/

We would expect you to have a very good first degree, and a completed or current MA, or equivalent professional experience.

Following that, it will be necessary to complete a formal application for PhD study at the University of Salford to be submitted by *Monday 13 January, 2020* and ultimately an application to the Northwest Consortium before 5PM, on *Friday 7 February 2019* .

For further information including an application form and guidance notes, please see the NWC DTP site:

If you have further queries about the research specialisms in media and cultural studies in the School of Arts and Media, and the potential for working with our non-HE partners, please contact  University of Salford NWCDTP Institutional Lead, Professor Seamus Simpson ((s.simpson /at/

If you have any questions regarding the formal application procedure please contact (PGR-SupportSAM /at/

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