Birmingham Centre for Media and Cultural Research

You could get a fully funded PhD, plus get extra money for living expenses through the Midlands3Cities Arts and Humanities scholarships.

The successful applicants will be joining a 40-strong research centre with a proven track record of producing internationally excellent standard research across a variety of media and cultural studies disciplines.

We are particularly keen to attract applicants who wish to study in one of the following areas:

Follow the links above to find out more about the subject and who will supervise you.

You will be supervised by a leading expert in the field, and will join a team of doctoral students and research-active academics producing work in your chosen area. We are involved in major research projects in the UK, Europe, the Arab region and beyond, and we have worked with over 100 partners in the creative industries including the BBC, the British Library and the Arts Council.

We are based in the University's new Parkside Building, a state-of-the-art media facility in the heart of the city centre. Much of our work is associated with new and emerging technologies, but we are as likely to study historical examples of cultures built around traditional media. We explore the ways in which groups interact and weave a culture out of communication technologies, and we use that knowledge to help professional, commercial and community bodies extend their work online.

Amongst the diverse research of this team you will find studies in popular music and radio, social media and citizen journalism, and computer games and online culture. We work particularly closely with the music and radio industry, journalism organisations of all kinds, and with education, to develop new modes of working and communicating.