The Cardiff University’s, School of Journalism, Media and Culture, supported by the ESRC Doctoral Training Partnership for Wales (Wales DTP), Fully-funded PhD Scholarships starting in October 2019. UK and EU nationals are eligible to apply for this studentship.

The first, which is supported by the ESRC Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP) for Wales, aims to support successful applicants who wish to frame their research around the Journalism and Democracy pathway.

The School of Journalism, Media and Culture Studies is a world leading centre for media teaching and research and offer a wide range of courses at various levels.

Scholarship Description

  • Applications Deadline: February 1, 2019
  • Course Level: Studentships are available to pursue PhD programme.
  • Study Subject: Studentships are awarded in the areas of Journalism and Democracy.
  • Scholarship Award: Studentship Awards commence in October 2019 and will cover your tuition fees as well as a maintenance grant (currently £14,777 p.a. for 2018/19 for full-time students, updated each year); and includes access to an additional Research Training Support Grant (RTSG), though an element of this latter fund may be ‘pooled’ and require separate applications from 2019 onwards. There are other opportunities and benefits available to studentship holders, including an overseas fieldwork allowance (if applicable), internship opportunities, overseas institutional visits and other small grants.
  • Nationality: UK and EU nationals are eligible to apply for this studentship.
  • Number of Scholarships: Two studentships are available.
  • Scholarship can be taken in the UK

Eligibility for the Scholarship

Eligible Countries: UK and EU nationals are eligible to apply for this studentship.

Entrance Requirements: Applicants must meet the following criteria:

ESRC studentships are highly competitive; candidates should have an excellent academic background in the social sciences, holding a 1st or strong upper 2nd class degree; applications from those also holding a relevant research training Masters degree (or an equivalent background in research training) will be considered for a +3 award.  Full awards (fees plus maintenance stipend) are open to UK Nationals and EU students who can satisfy UK residency requirements.

English Language Requirements: Applicants whose first language is not English are usually required to provide evidence of proficiency in English at the higher level required by the University.

Application Procedure

How to Apply: The application must contain the following documents:

  1. Covering letter: Please address to Dr Cynthia Carter. The covering letter must set out your reasons and motivation for applying to study at Cardiff University, and the Journalism and Democracy pathway; your understanding, and expectations of doctoral study; and your academic interests generally, and particularly of those relating to your proposed research. The covering letter should be no more than two pages. Please also specify which pathway you will be applying to and whether you wish to apply on a +3 or 1+3 basis.
  2. Academic / Professional Qualifications: Where appropriate, this should also include proof of English Language Competency (7.5 IELTS minimum).
  3. References: All applications require two academic references to be submitted in support. Candidates must approach referees themselves and include references with their application.
  4. Curriculum Vitae: It should be no longer than two pages.
  5. Research Proposal: The proposal should be up to a maximum of 1000 words, not including bibliographic references. We suggest that you use the following five headings in your research proposal:
  • Title, aims and purpose of the research;
  • Brief overview of the academic literature relevant to your field;
  • Proposed design/methods;
  • Academic contributions of your research.
  • Bibliographic References

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