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[Commlist] PhD opportunity in media and communication at the University of Salford

Wed Nov 18 14:03:38 GMT 2020

*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 2021-22 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 PhD fees, provides an annual stipend for the duration of your study (currently setat£15,283andsubject to review),and access to additional funding for field research and further training.


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).

The School of Arts, Media and Creative Technology at the University of Salford has an international reputation for research, both theoretical and practice-based. The Cultural, Communication and Media research group at Salford undertakes research in the conceptual, applied and practice-based aspects of cultural and media studies and traditional and new digital media. CCM research has been established formally at the University of Salford since 2001. 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 the heart of MediaCityUK, allowing for unique access to  - and engagement with  - media institutions like the BBC and ITV, reinforced by a rich programme of research events with both an industry and academic focus.

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

*How to Apply:***

Prospective applicants who are interested in applying ­ and eligible for funding ­ should get in touch with us with an expression of interest by*Friday 11 December 2020**.*Please contact the Media and Cultural Studies Pathway Representative at Salford:

Dr Carole O’Reilly ((C.OReilly /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 by*Friday 15 January 2021*

and ultimately an application to the Northwest Consortium by*Friday 5 February 2021*

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  our CCM Research Group Lead, Professor Seamus Simpson ((s.simpson /at/ <mailto:(s.simpson /at/>).

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

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