[Air-L] Full-fee PhD Scholrships - Centre for Digital Citizenship, University of Leeds

Stephen Coleman S.Coleman at leeds.ac.uk
Sun Jul 13 15:07:42 PDT 2008

The Centre for Digital Citizenship at the University of Leeds has two full-fee scholarships with start date September 2008.

The CdC in the Institute of Communications Studies is co-directed by Professor Stephen Coleman and Professor Ann Macintosh. Its research focuses on public communication in an era of digital media, bringing together work on e-democracy, participation and deliberation, new media and political efficacy. The Centre's unique task is to consolidate research in both social scientific and technological domains, seeking to translate and integrate concepts, methods and styles that have been traditionally isolated within disciplinary silos. Building on the reputation of the Institute of Communications Studies as a forerunner in the social and political study of modern communication and technology, the Centre conducts, facilitates and promotes collaborative interdisciplinary research.

As part of the University's ongoing strategic commitment to the Centre for Digital Citizenship, we have two PhD full-fee scholarships. These scholarships present an exciting opportunity for committed and enthusiastic researchers with an interest in the Internet as a space for political and civic participation.

Applications are invited from suitable candidates for PhD scholarships related to Digital Citizenship and eParticipation with particular emphasis on the use of Web2.0 based technologies and digital storytelling.

Supervisors: Professor Ann Macintosh and Professor Stephen Coleman

Start Dates: September, 2008.

 Candidates will have at least a 2.1 class degree and ideally a Masters degree in a relevant discipline. In the first instance, candidates should send a curriculum vitae and a 2000 word statement setting out your understanding of, and interest in, the research area to: Mrs Jag Lota j.lota at leeds.ac.uk <mailto:j.lota at leeds.ac.uk> 

For informal discussion, please contact Professor Macintosh a.macintosh at leeds.ac.uk <mailto:a.macintosh at leeds.ac.uk> .

Fees and Cost of Living in Leeds

The terms of the scholarships are the full payment of Home/EU fees for three years or a contribution of up to 5000 pounds to the tuition fee of an international student for three years, subject to annual review and satisfactory progress. Additionally, full-time research postgraduate students will have the opportunity to undertake either paid research or teaching activities up to 250 hours per academic year.

Although Leeds is a thriving city, and the UK 's second finance centre after London , it is a much cheaper place to live than London , or indeed most parts of the south of England. Cost of living information can be found at

http://www.leeds.ac.uk/students/cost_of_living_postgrad.htm <https://outlook.leeds.ac.uk/exchweb/bin/redir.asp?URL=https://outlook.leeds.ac.uk/exchweb/bin/redir.asp?URL=http://www.leeds.ac.uk/students/cost_of_living_postgrad.htm>  <http://www.leeds.ac.uk/students/cost_of_living_postgrad.htm <https://outlook.leeds.ac.uk/exchweb/bin/redir.asp?URL=https://outlook.leeds.ac.uk/exchweb/bin/redir.asp?URL=http://www.leeds.ac.uk/students/cost_of_living_postgrad.htm> >  .

Candidates whose first language is not English must provide evidence that their English language is sufficient to meet the specific demands of their study. For further information about postgraduate research procedures see http://www.leeds.ac.uk/rds/index.html <https://outlook.leeds.ac.uk/exchweb/bin/redir.asp?URL=https://outlook.leeds.ac.uk/exchweb/bin/redir.asp?URL=http://www.leeds.ac.uk/rds/index.html>  <http://www.leeds.ac.uk/rds/index.html <https://outlook.leeds.ac.uk/exchweb/bin/redir.asp?URL=https://outlook.leeds.ac.uk/exchweb/bin/redir.asp?URL=http://www.leeds.ac.uk/rds/index.html> > .

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