Loughborough University London is a part of technē; a consortium which comprises nine universities in London and the South-East, with almost 60 AHRC studentships to award each year across a range of arts and humanities disciplines. technē supports outstanding students pursuing the ‘craft’ of research through innovative, interdisciplinary and creative approaches.
For students technē provides:
- An environment for students who wish to be intellectually innovative and experimental
- Disciplinary and interdisciplinary training and networking opportunities
- Collaborative engagement with Partners in the creative, media and cultural sectors
- Rigorous scholarly training and opportunities to develop skills in innovation, critical thinking, risk taking, creativity and communication that are valued in academic and work contexts .
The Institute for Media and Creative Industries (IMCI) invites doctoral research proposals that fit with IMCI’s research themes, that links to one or more of our current research projects, and that aligns with the research of one or more of our academic staff. Our academics cover a range of research interests ranging from populism and the media, gender and media, museums and heritage industries, creative and cultural industries, youth engagement, citizen’s media, social movements, communication and social change, Freirean communication, digital ethnography, AI and everyday life, and disability communication and the global South. Our research takes place in diverse regions, and we are equally interested in applications exploring topics relevant to our East London and UK location and to global and global South perspectives including Middle East, Africa, South Asia, and Latin America.
By choosing a doctoral programme from IMCI at Loughborough University London, you’ll work alongside academics who are leaders in their field. IMCI has a strong interest in the relationships between media and communication and political, social and cultural change. Our academic staff explore a range of topics around communication for social change, political and economy of media and creative industries, digital media in everyday life, as well as activism in contemporary and historical contexts. Much of our research is collaborative and interdisciplinary, connecting to local and global communities and organisations. Methodologically the Institute is particularly strong in the use of archival and oral history, ethnographic, and participatory and action research methods to understand complex processes of change in rich and holistic ways.
General information about the research agenda of the IMCI can be found here: https://www.lborolondon.ac.uk/research/media-creative-industries/
For more information on how to apply, take a look at the listing on our website https://www.lboro.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/research-degrees/phd-opportunities/techne-media-creative-industries-2021/
The studentship is for 3.5 years and provides a tax-free stipend at the level set by the AHRC, with London Weighting, of £19,668 per annum for the duration of the studentship plus tuition fees at the UK rate. International students may apply and we will cover the difference in tuition fee if they are successful in winning a techne scholarship. In order to qualify for UK fees, you must meet the UKRI eligibility criteria including the minimum UK residency requirement: Eligibility for studentship funding – UKRI. AHRC eligibility criteria apply and all AHRC awards are subject to the AHRC and UKRI terms and conditions. Please note that studentships will be awarded on a competitive basis to applicants who have applied to this project and other advertised projects within the School. Funding decisions will not be confirmed until early May 2023.