PhD (via MPhil) Studentship in Film and Media Studies, School of Humanities and Social Science

Reference RS/16/21

PhD Film & Media

Applications are invited for a full PhD (via MPhil) studentship in the School of Humanities and Social Science. The studentship is tenable for 3 years full-time and will cover the cost of tuition fees at UK/EU rates.  International applicants may apply for the studentship but will be required to pay the difference in tuition fees.  The successful applicant will be required to comply with the terms of funding. It is expected that the successful applicant will commence 1 July 2017.

Project Title

Space, place and identity in media representations of northern England

Project Description

The PhD student will be based in the Film and Media Studies research grouping in the School of Humanities & Social Science, and will work on one of two topics.

This PhD will investigate the relation between space, place and identity as represented in media forms and will focus on representation of northern England. We particularly welcome studies of how the North is represented in either television or music that demonstrate original approaches to this topic. The study should also have a relatively modern focus and deal with representations since 1980. It is noted that the North is currently undergoing considerable change as the concept of a ‘northern powerhouse’ provides a developmental narrative for the region.

Archive material and relevant data will be researched along with interviews with relevant personnel. Supervisor: Dr Peter Atkinson and Archive material and relevant data will be subject to research along with interviews with relevant personnel. Supervisor: Dr Peter Atkinson and Prof. Ewa Mazierska.

Candidates should have a UK BA degree at 2:1 or above in a Humanities or Media subject, or a related area. An MA or equivalent in such an area is also desirable.

International applicants require an English Language level of UKVI IELTS 7 (minimum sub-score 6.5) or equivalent qualification.

Further information

For the application form and full details go to:

Completed application forms should be returned to the Research Student Registry email   quoting the studentship reference number

Closing Date:    30th April
Proposed Interview Date Week Commencing 15th May


Published on: 
19 Apr 2017