A number of full-time University of Westminster Studentships are available to candidates with either Home or Overseas fee status in any area of Media and Communication starting in September 2014.
CAMRI (the Communication and Media Research Institute) is the UK’s number one research group in media and communication as rated by the UK Government’s 2008 Research Assessment Exercise, with a score of 60% 4*, 30% 3*, 10% 2*. We have over 20 research active staff and more than 60 PhD students. We have a wide and expanding range of research interests, including media economics and policy, media history, political communication, questions of identity and media, new media, and international communication. We have established centres for the study of the media in China, India, the Arab world and Africa. In the broadest sense we are interested in the social, economic, political and cultural significance of the media, and welcome proposals from prospective students on these or any other topic related to media and communication.
Eligible candidates will hold at least an upper second class honours degree and a Master’s degree. Candidates whose secondary level education has not been conducted in the medium of English should also demonstrate evidence of appropriate English language proficiency, normally defined as 6.5 in IELTS (with not less than 6.0 in any of the individual elements).
The Studentship consists of a fee waiver and a stipend of £16,000 per annum. Successful candidates will be expected to undertake some teaching duties.
Prospective candidates wishing to informally discuss an application should contact Dr Anthony McNicholas, [email protected].
The closing date for applications is 5pm Friday 17 January 2014.
For further information, including how to apply, please visit our research studentships page.