Media and Communication at Leicester

Midlands Graduate School ESRC DTP PhD Funding for Applicants

Qualification: PhD

Application deadline: 24 January 2023 (11.59pm GMT)

The School of Media, Communication and Sociology is part of the Communication and Media pathway of the Midlands Graduate School (MGS) ESRC DTP. As such, we welcome applicants wishing to conduct research in a relevant area to apply for PhD funding through the MGS’ Open Competition.

Information regarding the Open Competition is available on the MGS website: If you are interested, please consider in particular the section on eligibility. Please contact Dr Bernhard Forchtner at if you have questions.

This year’s studentship competition, for entry in October 2023, is open to both home and international students. All applicants will be eligible for a full award consisting of a maintenance stipend and payment of tuition fees at the home fee rate.

Please explore our staff profiles to see the wide range of expertise, specialisms and interests that we offer. If keen, do make contact soon with potential supervisors – this will enable you to put together a stronger research proposal for the competition. 

This year the closing date for student led Open Competition applications will be 24 January 2023 (11.59pm GMT)

We are looking forward to hearing from you.

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