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Department of Journalism Studies PhD opportunities

  • Funded PhD Programme (European/UK Students Only)
    Funded PhD Programme (European/UK Students Only)

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Funded PhD opportunity in international media/information law

The Department of Journalism Studies is releasing funds for a new PhD scholarship in the broad research areas of international, EU and comparative media law and policy, with a particular interest in new information and communication technologies.

The scholarship will cover either full-time or part-time fees for a UK or EU student, with a small stipend for living expenses.

The programme of PhD study would begin in the 2016-17 academic year.

Applying to study for a PhD

If you would like to apply for this scholarship, please submit a PhD application. This will need to include a detailed research proposal – a key aspect of your application.

The proposal will need to outline:

- your research questions

- the state of current knowledge in this area

- how your research fits in to the current research landscape

- your methodology – including why you have chosen this methodology and what resources you will require to undertake this research.

You may find it useful to read the guidance on writing a proposal from Vitae and Findaphd.com.

Indicate this scholarship in your application

Please make clear that you are also applying for this scholarship when submitting your PhD application.

The application form includes a section about funding. When you complete this, please select 'University of Sheffield Scholarship' when indicating your proposed funding source, then enter 'Department of Journalism Studies Scholarship' in the text box below

Our online application system can be accessed here


For informal enquiries about the project, or to discuss the content of your research proposal, ideas or supervision, please contact Dr Irini Katsirea, the postgraduate research director at the Department of Journalism Studies.

For questions about the application procedure, please contact Clare Burke, the department's PhD Programme Assistant (telephone 0114 222 4251, email ).


Funding Notes

Some or all of the PhD opportunities in this programme have funding attached. It is available to citizens of a number of European countries (including the UK). In most cases this will include all EU nationals. However full funding may not be available to all applicants and you should read the full programme details for further information.

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