Scottish Graduate School for Arts & Humanities: AHRC-funded PhD Studentship Competition/Scottish Graduate School of Social Science: ESRC-funded PhD Studentship Competition & PhD Study in Communications, Media & Culture at the University of Stirling, 2018

Communications, Media & Culture at the University of Stirling is pleased to invite applications for PhD studentships through its involvement with the ESRC and AHRC Doctoral Training Partnerships, Scotland.

We welcome applications across our areas of expertise in media, communications, journalism, film and television studies and particularly encourage applications which speak to the following areas of research strength:

  • Digital media and society
  • Critical theories of the media
  • Creative economies (geography, labour, policy)
  • Political economy of media, information and communication
  • Political communications
  • Public relations
  • Sport and/in media
  • Journalism and the representation of politics
  • Journalism and discourse
  • Big data journalism
  • Photojournalism
  • International journalism
  • Feminist and queer film, television and media studies
  • Film & TV history
  • Film & TV genres
  • Phenomenological approaches to film
  • Archival research
  • Film practice

University of Stirling is home to the Archives of filmmakers Norman McLaren, Lindsay Anderson and John Grierson (including material relating to Ruby and Marion Grierson), as well as to the archives of the Musicians’ Union and Commonwealth Games Scotland. We additionally welcome applications making use of these unique collections.

For further information on how to apply for the ESRC studentships please contact Professor Richard Haynes (ESRC Pathway Representative)  For further information on the AHRC studentships please contact Professor Karen Boyle

Potential applicants are also strongly encouraged to contact Dr Sarah Neely Divisional PhD Co-ordinator discuss their ideas before application. The deadline for applications to be received by the University is 5pm on Thursday 21st December and details about the application process can be found at: study/ahrcandesrc/ahrcdoctoralstudentships/