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[Commlist] Study for an AHRC Funded PhD at the University of Salford

Fri Nov 20 12:15:02 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 Competitionfor 2021-22Entry
We invite expressions of interest and applications,tothe Media and Cultural Studies Pathway, for+2/+3full and part-timePhD studentshipsas part of theAHRC’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 Cultural, Communication and Media research group at Salford undertakes research in the conceptual, applied and practice-based aspects of culturaland media studies and traditional and new digital media. CCM research has been established formally at the University of Salford since 2001.

Our media and cultural studies research environmentisbased at the heart of MediaCityUK, allowing for unique accessto  -and engagementwith  -media institutions like the BBC and ITV, reinforced by a richprogrammeof 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 ­ shouldget in touch with us with an expression of interestbyFriday 11 December 2020.Pleasecontact the CCM 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 atthe University of Salford byFriday 15 January 2021

and ultimately an application to the Northwest ConsortiumbyFriday5 February 2021
For further informationincluding an application form and guidance notes, please see the NWC DTP site: <>

If you have further queries about the research specialisms in media andcultural studies in the School of Arts and Media, and the potential for working with our non-HE partners, pleasecontact ourCCM Research Group Lead,Professor Seamus Simpson ((s.simpson /at/ <mailto:(s.simpson /at/>).

If you have any questions regarding the formal applicationprocedureplease contact (PGR-SupportSAM /at/
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