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[ecrea] PhD at LSE - Deadline for applications and funding

Thu Dec 18 10:38:43 GMT 2014

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The Department of Media and Communications at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) invites excellent researchers to apply for its PhD programmes ­ MPhil/PhD in Media and Communications<>  or MPhil/PhD in New Media, Innovation and Literacy<>.

Media and communication courses have been taught at the LSE since the 1990s. Established in 2003, the Department of Media and Communications at LSE has grown to become a world leader in media and communications research.  The QS World University Ranking<>  recently rated our department as the best place in the UK to study media and communications and second worldwide. Thedepartment’s 20 full-time members of staff<>  are e
xperts in their respective fields and specialisms.

PhD researchers will benefit from our department’s rigorous training in research methods and media and communication theories and will join a dynamic department that is very active in global as well as national debates. We are an interdisciplinary department conductingcritical, empirical and engaged social science research in relation to media, communication and/or culture. Through our research we aim to provide a deepunderstanding of the changes in the media and communications environment asthese shape, and are shaped by, complex socio-technical, political-economic, cultural and historical developments.

We accept a broad range of topics and encourage innovative proposals dealing with important questions for our age. We particularly welcome projects that focus on the relationship, the impact or the role of media and/or communication, as well as culture and discourse, in relation to questions of inequality, legitimacy, privacy-publicness, voice, activism, representation, cultural critique, children/youth, media literacy, audiences and urban contexts. We are, however, also keen toexplore emerging fields and topics beyond this.

The deadline for applications is 12th of January 2015. All offer holders will automatically be considered for an LSEstudentship and/or an ESRC grant, both of which offer generous support. The LSE offers 63 PhD studentships across the school. LSE studentship holders’ fees are waived and researchers receive an annual stipend of £18,000 for four years. For more information, see here<>. In addition to this, the LSE also allocates a minimum of 36 Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC<
ts/index.aspx>) grants every year.

Prospective applicants are encouraged to contact potential supervisors before submitting their application formally.Please fill in this page<>  to let us know of your interest and to contact potential supervisors.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us on:(Media.Phd /at/  <mailto:(Media.Phd /at/>

Kind Regards,

Prof. Nick Couldry - Head of Department

Dr. Bart Cammaerts - Director of the PhD programme

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