PhD Studentships in Media History

Macquarie University Library, attr. to Mw12310, CC BY-SA 3.0

Macquarie University Library, attr. to Mw12310, CC BY-SA 3.0

A full-time joint international student PhD Macquarie Research Excellence Scholarship (MQRES) is available in the Department of Media, Music, Communication and Cultural Studies at Macquarie University associated with Professor Bridget Griffen-Foley’s ARC Future Fellowship, ‘Switched-on Audiences: Australian Listeners and Viewers’.

The recipient will be jointly enrolled in both MMCCS, Macquarie University, Australia and with the School of History, University of St Andrews, Scotland. The supervisor at St Andrews will be Dr Chandrika Kaul. It is hoped the successful applicant will work on a comparative study of radio and/or television audiences in Australia and Britain. Proposals for a comparative study of newspaper or magazine reception history will also be considered.

Macquarie University is also home to Australia’s only Centre for Media History. Prospective applicants should, in the first instance, contact Professor Bridget Griffen-Foley at phone: (02) 9850 8828

The scholarship includes tuition fees payable at Macquarie University for up to 3 years; a living allowance stipend valued at AUD$25,849 pa (2015 rate) tax exempt, paid pro-rata for periods of time spent on campus at Macquarie University, for up to a maximum of 3 years and subject to terms and conditions of the joint degree agreement; and a return economy airfare between Australia and the United Kingdom. At St Andrews, the candidate will be given ​an annual £400 research allowance, and access to study space.

Prospective PhD applicants should have completed the equivalent of Macquarie University’s Master of Research (MRes) degree, MPhil or other 2 year Masters degree with a major research component with excellent results. Refer to the HDR Entry Criteria for more information about this. To be eligible for a PhD scholarship applicants would be expected to have a record of excellent academic performance, especially in the research Masters degree, and additional relevant research experience and/or peer-reviewed research activity, awards and/or prizes in line with the University’s scholarship rating guidelines. Refer to the HDR Scholarship Requirements for more information about this.

About standrewshistory
With over forty fulltime members of staff researching and teaching on European, American and Asian history from the dawn of the Middle Ages to the present day, the School of History at the University of St Andrews has one of the finest faculty and diverse teaching programmes of any School of History in the English speaking world. The School boasts expertise in Mediaeval and Modern History, from Scotland to Byzantium and the Americas to South Asia. Thematic interests include religious history, urban history, transnationalism, historiography and nationalism. The School of History prides itself on small group teaching, allowing for in-depth study and supervision tailored to secure the best from each student. Cutting edge research combined with teaching excellence offer a dynamic and intellectually stimulating environment for the study of History.

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