Communications - Research
Research Opportunities in the School Of Communications
The School of Communications at Dublin City University invites applications for postgraduate research degrees for the 2006-2007 academic year. M.A. and Ph.D. applications are considered from both full-time and part-time applicants.
Research interests and activities in the School of Communications cover a wide variety of topics, and the School invites, in particular, applications in the following areas :
- digital media and information society
- media history, policy and structures
- analysis and critique of media content (including film)
- communication across cultures
- journalism and conflict in Ireland
- science in society
Production-based research applications are also considered.
Further information about the research interests of individual staff members is available on the School’s web pages (Staff details – see biographies or personal home pages).
Prospective applicants are encouraged to communicate with staff members whom they identify as possible supervisors.
The School of Communications at Dublin City University has a number of scholarships (including fees) for full-time postgraduate research students starting in the forthcoming academic year.
The scholarships are available to students enrolling full-time at MA or PhD level, at the following rates (approx.): 10,000 Euro for PhD (maximum 3 years), and 7,600 Euro for MA (maximum 2 years).
Applicants who are interested in being considered for one of these scholarships should indicate this when communicating with potential supervisor.
Applying for a Research Scholarship
Applicants for a research scholarship must:
- be nominated by a member of the School's academic staff who agrees to act as the supervisor of the applicant's M.A./Ph.D. research within the School.
- have submitted a complete application to undertake postgraduate research in the School of Communications (through DCU Registry)
submit a 2,000-word (max.) typed statement addressing the following
topics in relation to the research proposal:
- topic of research (including title);
- background – relevant areas of existing research which will be considered in developing the topic, including own prior work if relevant;
- importance – indicating why this research is important both theoretically and in terms of extensions to existing knowledge;
- methodology (including schedule) – indicating what sorts of data will be collected and analysed and how this will be done;
- anticipated problems – indicating the major problems that are anticipated over the course of this research, in terms of theory, method and implementation.
- be available for interview on their application; the interview will cover some or all of the above points.
Deadline for submission: July of the current academic year.
Queries: Dr Miriam Judge, Research Convenor, School of Communications, DCU; email@example.com