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Job opportunity: Three fully funded PhD positions at the Department of journalism, media and communication (JMG), University of Gothenburg

The Department of Journalism, Media and Communication (JMG) at University of Gothenburg, Sweden is seeking PhD candidates. The application period for the doctoral program has just started and four doctoral studentship positions are currently open for application. One of the positions is announced in cooperation with the SOM-institute and focuses on survey-based research.

JMG is a nationally leading center for journalism and media research and education in Sweden. The department established in 1990 through a merger between the School of journalism and the Section for Mass Communication at the Department of Political Science at University of Gothenburg. The doctoral program bridges the department’s top-ranked undergraduate programs in journalism and media and communication studies and its ongoing research activities and programs. The current research agenda at JMG focuses on journalism, political communication, audience studies, crisis communication, media discourse, gender and media, organizations and communication and media history. Candidates who are interested in any of the above-mentioned areas of research are particularly encouraged to apply for the doctoral program.

The final date for submitting an application is March 2. The final decision on admissions is made in May, and the new doctoral candidates start the program on September 1. The PhD programme lasts four years full-time. It is fully funded including wages, social security and entitlement to benefits. International applicants are welcome to apply. The successful candidate is expected to devote their time primarily to the completion of obligatory course work and the writing of a doctoral dissertation. The candidate may however undertake a limited amount of teaching, administration or research not directly connected to their dissertation topic.

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A number of full-time University of Westminster Studentships are available to candidates with either Home or Overseas fee status in any area of Media and Communication starting in September 2015.

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WRoCAH has funding for 54 studentships per annum through the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) Block Grant Partnerships scheme.WRoCAH offers a unique training scheme for doctoral researchers. Students will work with and learn with a cohort from across the three White Rose Universities. A range of additional funding schemes are available to successful applicants to support training activities, research data gathering, running events and undertaking knowledge exchange projects.

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2 PhD Research Fellowship in Audiovisual Media, Lillehammer University.  College, Norway


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