Fully-funded PhD Scholarships for 2019

20 December 2018

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The School of Journalism, Media and Culture is currently accepting applications for PhD study in 2019 with the possibility of being awarded a fully-funded studentship.

The studentships, which include a generous stipend, offer an excellent opportunity for PhD applicants to realise their research ambitions.

Journalism and democracy

The first, which is supported by the ESRC Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP) for Wales, aims to support successful applicants who wish to frame their research around the Journalism and Democracy pathway.

Pathway convenor Dr Cynthia Carter said, “The School’s excellent track-record of producing impactful research in these areas will provide successful applicants with a rich foundation upon which to build their research thesis.

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The Wales Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP) trains top-level social scientists across Wales on a range of issues affecting society today.

“It is very important that applicants approach a potential supervisor before submitting their application. Our website’s profile pages contain detailed information on the research interests of our staff.”

Applicants should consult the scholarship criteria before applying online to study PhD Journalism, Media and Culture before 1 February 2019.

Collaborative studentships

The School is also uniquely positioned to offer two Collaborative ESRC DTP studentships to work with Professor Jenny Kitzinger and Dr Joanna Redden respectively.

These particular studentships, known as ‘collaborative studentships’, involve liaising with a non-academic organisation at key stages of the research programme and are focused upon a specific research theme.

Professor Jenny Kitzinger will be the main supervisor of the research project “End of Life Decisions in the News: Medical Ethics, Law and Democracy” while Dr Joanna Redden will supervise “Journalism, Data Literacy and Democratic Futures”.

Dr Carter said, "We’re fortunate that Professor Kitzinger’s working partnerships with key organisations and her recent appointment to The Lancet Commission on the Value of Death means that regular discussions are already integrated into her everyday working practice, and the student will be included in this.

“Separately, as Dr Redden is Co-Director of the School’s highly regarded Data Justice Lab, the student under her supervision will be suitably positioned to experience first-hand the lab’s contemporary and highly-relevant research”.

Both collaborative studentships will start in October 2019 and applications to study at Cardiff University must be received by 1 February 2019.