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[Commlist] AHRC Midland4Cities PhD Studentships in Media & Culture

Tue Nov 17 20:48:14 GMT 2020

*AHRC Midlands4Cities funding for UK/international students*

The AHRC-funded *Midlands4Cities Doctoral Training Partnership <>*(M4C) brings together eight leading universities across the Midlands to support the professional and personal development of the next generation of arts and humanities doctoral researchers. M4C is a collaboration between the University of Birmingham, Birmingham City University, University of Warwick, Coventry University, University of Leicester, De Montfort University, Nottingham Trent University and The University of Nottingham.

M4C is awarding up to 89 doctoral studentships for UK/international applicants for 2021 entry through an open competition and 21 Collaborative Doctoral Awards (CDA) through a linked competition with a range of partner organisations in the cultural, creative and heritage sector.

The *Media & Culture Research Centre *( <>)** at *De Montfort University *invites applications from students who are interested in developing research in any of the following areas:


Migrant communities, Race, youth engagement, media representation of women, national and cultural belonging, pop culture, subcultures, gender identities & intersectionality, black masculinity.

*Media technical change & culture***

Disinformation, Big Data, social disadvantage through human centred design, database culture, TV Studies and streaming cultures.

*Cultural citizenship***

Multiculturalism and decolonization, women in academia, mental health, sports rights and the media, Festival studies.

*Cultural & Media policy*

Institutional analysis, sport & the media, journalism and political actors in India.

*Cultural Value*

Online communication and persuasion, intersections between the aesthetics of media forms and ideology.


Consumerism and sustainable development, cultures of waste.

The MCRC undertakes this research utilising a wide range of methods including textual analysis, semiotic analysis, statistical analysis, industry/policy analysis, ethnography, games-based modelling as well as theory led approaches.

Applicants for M4C funding must in the first instance apply for a PhD place at DMU via DMU’s Doctoral College: <> (deadline *2 December 2020*).

Following internal approval, the online deadline for M4C funding applications (including two academic references) is *13 January 2021 (noon)*.

For informal enquiries and advice on developing proposals for the DDPS, please contact: Dr. Simon Mills ((smills /at/ <mailto:(smills /at/>).

For full details of eligibility, funding, research supervision areas and CDA projects, and for dates of our November application writing workshops, please visit <> <> or contact mailto:(enquiries /at/ <mailto:(enquiries /at/>

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