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Ph.D. Studentship: Cultural and Media Studies


Ph.D. Studentship: Cultural and Media Studies

The University of Worcester is offering a Ph.D studentship. This is an initiative to expand their research strength in Media and Cultural Studies. According to the government’s last Research Excellence Framework (REF2014), Research Fortnight pinpointed Worcester as the most improved university in the UK.Researchers in our Media and Culture course team contributed to that success and continue to produce publications of regional, national, and international significance.


We are looking for aspiring researchers who will gain from that environment and who could, at the same time, consolidate and re-shape our existing research specialisms.As a postgraduate researcher, you could also help enhance our University-wide focus on producing distinctive research in Arts, Culture, and Heritage.


To this effect, University of Worcester is offering a full-time, fully funded Ph.D. studentship to address, broadly, one of the following three areas: social media; eco-media; media, culture, and sport. These studentships offer an exciting opportunity to help expand media and cultural studies in new discrete areas of study which are beginning to receive critical attention.For general inquiries about the opportunity, please contact Dr. John Parham (


Candidates should have or be able to evidence:

A First or Upper Second (2.1) Honours Degree, or expect to receive one by October 2017;

  • A sound understanding of, and interest in one of the areas of Media and Cultural Studies outlined above;
  • Computer literacy;
  • Ability to organize and meet deadlines;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills;
  • Ability to work independently and contribute to a team;
  • Commitment and an enthusiastic approach to completing a higher research degree.
Ph.D. Studentship: Cultural and Media Studies
Ph.D. Studentship: Cultural and Media Studies

Desirable Criteria

  • Education to Masters Degree level in a relevant area;
  • Experience of appropriate research methods and skills;
  • Ability to contribute to research study design;
  • Means of travelling independently to archives

Location: University of Worcester

Level of Study: Ph.D

Salary: £13,863

Hours: 37 hours per week

Start: 2nd October 2017

Duration: 3 years

Responsible to: Director of Studies

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