Stipendium: Doctoral Research Students (Birmingham City University)

Birmingham Centre for Media and Cultural Research (BCMCR), Birmingham City University:
“Doctoral Research Students”
Funding: AHRC funding for UK/EU Arts and Humanities
Deadline: 12th December 2014 / 14th January 2015

The Midlands3Cities Doctoral Training Partnership will be awarding 410 PhD studentships over a five year period to excellent research students in the arts and humanities. A collaboration between Birmingham City University, De Montfort University, Leicester, Nottingham University, Nottingham Trent University, and the University of Birmingham, the partnership provides research candidates with cross-institutional mentoring, expert supervision including cross-institutional supervision where appropriate, subject specific and generic training, and professional support in preparing for a career.

The Birmingham Centre for Media and Cultural Research (BCMCR) at Birmingham City University is inviting applications from students whose research interests include:

  • Media and Cultural History
  • Creative Industries, Cultural Policy and Cultural Work
  • Popular Music Culture
  • Songwriting
  • Jazz Studies
  • Radio Studies
  • Sexuality, Gender, the cultural construction of masculinity
  • Screen Melodrama
  • Pornography studies
  • Cult Media fandom and entrepreneurship
  • Film and television audiences
  • Comedy
  • Innovative research methodologies
  • Austerity and the media
  • Community Media, Hyperlocal Media and Media Activism
  • Media for Social Change, Media in the Arab Region

Please send initial expressions of interest and research proposals to before Friday 12th December 2014. The deadline for completed applications is Wednesday 14th January 2015 at 12 noon. For full details of eligibility, funding and research supervision areas, please visit or contact

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