PhD Studentships in Media Studies, University of Sunderland [UK]


Building on our recent success in RAE 2008 (65% World Leading/Internationally Excellent research), the Centre for Research in Media and Cultural Studies invites applications for five fully-funded PhD research studentships. Applicants should be suitably qualified and motivated to undertake a full-time programme of research leading to a PhD.

Although we welcome applications from across the field of media and cultural studies, we would be particularly interested in research projects that fall within one of the Centre’s general research themes:

  • Histories and Theories
  • Texts, Performances and Identities
  • Technologies and Spaces of Communication

Further details of staff research interests are available at:

The studentships will include the payment of all tuition fees and carry an annual bursary for a maximum of three years. Students will be provided with a programme of research training and excellent facilities on the University of Sunderland’s new St Peter’s Campus.

Further details of these studentships and application forms are available from: Diane Davis, University of Sunderland, Graduate Research School, diane.davis[ at ]
+44 (0) 191 515 2072

For informal discussion, please contact either Professor John Storey (john.storey[ at ] or Professor Shaun Moores (shaun.moores[ at ]

Closing date for the receipt of applications: 1 September 2009.