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[Commlist] 3-year Fully Funded PhD Scholarships - Media & Communication Research Centre, De Montfort University

Fri Feb 07 16:23:11 GMT 2020

Could you please draw your attention to anyone who might be interested in applying for a 3-year fully funded PhD scholarship with the Media & Communication Research Centre, De Montfort University, Leicester (

The MCRC is an interdisciplinary research Centre whose main areas of specialization are:

 1. Representation
 2. Media technical change & culture
 3. Cultural citizenship
 4. Cultural & Media policy
 5. Cultural Value
 6. Sustainability

We would welcome research proposals that relate to these areas. Some examples of the work of MCRC members in these areas are:


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, online, 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 utilizing 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.

Details regarding applying for a scholarship can be found here:

If interested in applying could you please contact Simon Mills ((smills /at/, the MCRC Director, by 26 February, prior to making a full application including:

1)      A CV attachment.

2)      Details of the proposed research project and how it maps onto DMU areas of research excellence.

3)      Name of a potential MCRC supervisor (please indicate if contact has been made).

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