AHRC Midlands3Cities


AHRC Midlands3Cities funding for UK/EU students with the School of Media, Communication and Sociology at the University of Leicester

The Midlands3Cities Doctoral Training Partnership (M3C) is a collaboration between the University of Birmingham, Birmingham City University, De Montfort University, University of Leicester, Nottingham Trent University and The University of Nottingham. M3C is awarding up to 80 PhD Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) studentships for UK/EU applicants for 2018 entry.

M3C is also awarding 7 Collaborative Doctoral Awards with partner organisations: Flatpack Festival, Leicester City Council, Nottingham City Museums and Galleries, Nottingham Contemporary, Oxford Lieder, Royal Shakespeare Company, and Spalding Gentlemen's Society.

M3C provides research candidates with expert supervision (including cross-institutional supervision where appropriate), research training and access to a wide range of facilities, cohort events and placement opportunities with regional, national and international partners in the cultural, creative and heritage sectors.

The School of Media, Communication and Sociology at the University of Leicester has been a highly successful host department for M3C PhD awardees; we thus encourage applications from suitably highly qualified applicants with exciting and challenging research topics. Our core research interests include: -

Cultural, arts and media industries
Media and domestic cultures
Feminism and the media
Media and Gender
Media audiences and consumption
Television studies
Community media
News and Journalism
Political communication
Environmental communication
Crises and disasters
Public relations and political lobbying
Online behaviour and social networks
Big data, information and politics
Cyber and digital securities
Digital inclusion, activism and social movements
International advertising and promotional cultures
Chinese media, communication and popular culture
Archival research
Migration and citizenship
Sport and social inclusion
Communication for Development and Social Change
Media and Development.

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- Our expertise is extensive; please visit our webpages to see staff research interests and current PhD topics in the School: www2.le.ac.uk/departments/mcs. We invite interested applicants to contact potential supervisors in good time to discuss themes. The deadline for M3C funding applications is Monday 15 January 2018, by which time students must have applied for a place to study and have ensured that two academic references are submitted to the home university on the correct M3C form. For full details of eligibility, funding, research supervision areas and CDA projects, and for dates of our application writing workshops (the Leicester workshop is Saturday 18th November), please visit www.midlands3cities.ac.uk or contact enquiries@midlands3cities.ac.uk
Midlands3Cities Doctoral Training Partnership | AHRC Funding for UK/EU Students
Nottingham Leicester Birmingham | www.midlands3cities.ac.uk

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School of Media, Communication and Sociology

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T: +44(0)116 252 3863

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T: +44(0)116 252 2785
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