ESRC Wales DTP PhD studentships in Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies

This funding opportunity has expired.

Key facts

Application deadline 1 February 2019
Start date 1 October 2019
Duration 1+3 years or 3 years or the part time equivalent.
Funding body ESRC
Level of study Postgraduate research
Award type PhD studentship

Cardiff University's School of Journalism, Media and Culture, supported by the ESRC Doctoral Training Partnership for Wales (Wales DTP), invites applications for PhD study, with the possibility of being awarded a fully-funded ESRC DTP Studentship, available to start in October 2019.

We expect to make doctoral studentship awards in the area of journalism and democracy.

The School of Journalism, Media and Culture is a world leading centre for media teaching and research and offer a wide range of courses at various levels. The School combines a long standing record of excellence in teaching and training with an outstanding research portfolio routinely winning awards from a range of bodies.

This reputation was recognised in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF), which ranked the School 2nd for the quality of its journalism, media and communications research when compared with 66 other institutions in the UK. 89% of the School’s research was classed as ‘world leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’ by REF, with both the School’s research environment and the impact of its research receiving the top possible score of 100%. Our staff regularly contribute expert opinion and commentary about research and topical news events to the local, national and international media and through the School blog JOMEC@Cardiff University.

The University values diversity and equality at all levels and encourages applications from all sections of the community. We welcome applications for both full and part-time study, and studentships are available as either ‘1+3’ (ie one full-time year of research training Masters followed by three years of full-time Doctoral study, or the part-time equivalent), or ‘+3’ (ie three years of full-time doctoral study or its part-time equivalent), depending on the needs of the applicant.

These studentships are ‘open’ awards. Applicants should consider approaching a potential supervisor before submitting their application to confirm that there is appropriate supervisory capacity within the University and to discuss their draft application. Information on the research interests of our staff can be found on the School of Journalism webpages. Short descriptions of each accredited pathway are available on the ESRC Wales DTP website.

Supervisors:

Contact

Cindy Carter

Dr Cynthia Carter

Reader

Email:
cartercl@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2087 6172

Funding details

Tuition fee support Full UK/EU tuition fees
Maintenance stipend Doctoral stipend matching UK Research Council National Minimum

Eligibility criteria

Residency UK Research Council eligibility conditions apply
Academic criteria

Candidates should have an excellent academic background in the social sciences, holding a 1st or strong upper 2nd class degree; applications from those also holding a relevant research training Masters degree (or an equivalent background in research training) will be considered for a +3 award.

Full awards (fees plus maintenance stipend) are open to UK Nationals and EU students who can satisfy UK residency requirements. To be eligible for the full award, EU Nationals must have been in the UK for at least 3 years prior to the start of the course for which they are seeking funding, including for the purposes of full-time education. EU Nationals who do not meet the above residency requirement are eligible for a fees only award, provided that they have been ordinarily resident in the EU for at least 3 years prior to the start of their proposed programme of study.

Contact

Cindy Carter

Dr Cynthia Carter

Reader

Email:
cartercl@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2087 6172

completed application form for admission to doctoral study at Cardiff University, for a Doctor of Philosophy in Journalism Studies with start date October 2019 by the deadline of 12:00 noon, 1 February 2019. Please ensure that you make it clear in your application that you are applying for one of the ESRC scholarships. Incomplete applications or applications received after this specified time will not be accepted.

The application must contain the following documents:

  • Covering letter: Please address to Dr Cynthia Carter. The covering letter must set out your reasons and motivation for applying to study at Cardiff University, and the Journalism and Democracy pathway; your understanding, and expectations of doctoral study; and your academic interests generally, and particularly of those relating to your proposed research. The covering letter should be no more than two pages. Please also specify which pathway you will be applying to and whether you wish to apply on a +3 or 1+3 basis.
  • Academic / professional qualifications: Where appropriate, this should also include proof of English Language Competency (7.0 IELTS minimum).
  • References: All applications require two academic references to be submitted in support. Candidates must approach referees themselves and include references with their application.
  • Curriculum vitae: It should be no longer than two pages.
  • Research proposal: The proposal should be up to a maximum of 1000 words, not including bibliographic references. We suggest that you use the following five headings in your research proposal:
    • Title, aims and purpose of the research
    • Brief overview of the academic literature relevant to your field
    • Proposed design/methods
    • Academic contributions of your research
    • Bibliographic references.

We reserve the right to close applications early should sufficient applications be received.

Contact

Cindy Carter

Dr Cynthia Carter

Reader

Email:
cartercl@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2087 6172

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Eligible research programmes