Media and Communication at Leicester

Midlands4Cities PhD funding opportunity

Midlands4Cities PhD funding opportunity

AHRC Midlands4Cities PhD funding for UK/EU applicants – 2020/21 competition open NOW

The AHRC-funded Midlands4Cities Doctoral Training Partnership (M4C) brings together eight leading universities across the Midlands to support the professional and personal development of the next generation of Arts and Humanities doctoral researchers. M4C is a collaboration between the University of Birmingham, Birmingham City University, University of Warwick, Coventry University, University of Leicester, De Montfort University, Nottingham Trent University and The University of Nottingham. 

M4C is awarding up to 94 doctoral studentships for UK/EU applicants for 2020 through an open competition and 15 Collaborative Doctoral Awards (CDA) through a linked competition with a range of partner organisations in the cultural, creative and heritage sector.

The School of Media, Communication and Sociology here at the University of Leicester is inviting applications from students/scholars whose research interests connect with our multiple fields of expertise in, e.g., cultural industries and representations. For an outline of our research foci, see

For all applicants it is essential to contact potential supervisors in our School in good time to discuss topics, refine ideas and potential methods/approaches planned; see respective webpages for staff, where research interests and topics for supervision are highlighted.

The deadline for M4C funding applications is 14 January 2020 (noon), by which time applicants must have liaised fully with proposed supervisors and applied for a place to study at this University and have ensured that two academic references are submitted using the Midlands4Cities online reference form.

For full details of eligibility, funding, research supervision areas and CDA projects, and for dates of our November application writing workshops (at Leicester one is set for 9 November), please visit: or contact

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