The School of Communications at Dublin City University invites applications for a full-time, three-year, funded PhD studentship. The PhD is linked to the Worlds of Journalism study in which the School of Communications is a participant member.
The Irish component of the Worlds of Journalism study is led by Professor Paschal Preston, Dr. Kevin Rafter, and Dr. John O Sullivan. As part of their studies the doctoral student will be expected to provide assistance to the research team on the Worlds of Journalism study in terms of defined quantitative and qualitative research.
Worth of Scholarships: The studentship provides for a €12,000 annual stipend, plus fees waiver.

  • The successful candidate will have a good first degree in the social sciences or arts and humanities (2.1 or better). Candidates would normally be expected to have a Master’s degree in a related area, with experience in research methods at that level, but we will also consider candidates with a strong first degree.
  • Successful candidates will be expected to undertake some teaching duties
    (or other related duties) within the School.

How to Apply

  • Prospective candidates wishing to informally discuss an application should contact Dr. Kevin Rafter [email protected]
  • Applications should be submitted to [email protected]  and should include a curriculum vitae, supporting statement and outline of PhD topic, which should be related to the Worlds of Journalism study.

This studentship is funded by the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at Dublin City University.
Deadline: applications must be submitted by 5pm on Friday, September 21, 2012.
For more information about the Communication School at DCU, click here.
To learn more about the work of the Worlds of Journalism, click here