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ESRC funded "Collaborative Project" PhD studentships

17.01.2019 08:48 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Deadline: February 1, 2019

Cardiff University School of Journalism, Media and Culture, supported by the ESRC Doctoral Training Partnership for Wales (Wales DTP), invites applications for funded PhD study.

These particular studentships, known as ‘collaborative studentships’, involve liaison with a non-academic organisation, often at many key stages of the research programme. They will commence in October 2019. The following collaborative studentships are available for the “Journalism and Democracy” pathway:

  • Journalism, Data Literacy and Democratic Futures (Dr Joanna Redden): MORE HERE
  • ”End of Life Decisions in the News: Medical Ethics, Law and Democracy” (Professor Jenny Kitzinger): MORE HERE

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 recently 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.

Both the University and the ESRC Wales DTP value diversity and equality at all levels and we encourage 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.

  • 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

Contact: Dr Cynthia Carter (Reader),, +44 (0)29 2087 6172




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