Are you interested in doing a Phd at Northumbria University, Newcastle?

Northumbria-University-Newcastle-LogoAre you interested in doing a Ph.D at Northumbria University, Newcastle? I am currently looking for strong candidates interested in bringing fresh perspectives to debates around the forms of digital and social inclusion and sketch a concept of inclusion and inequality in the digital sphere. The successful candidate will develop innovative ways through which to study how to counter social inequalities through digital inclusion. The successful researcher will use a case study approach to explore the ways in which digital literacy and digital skills programmes work together to challenge social inequalities and to propose a more nuanced understanding of how social and digital inclusion are related.  I am open to applications bringing a variety of interpretations and suggesting different case study examples to this broad topic. Candidates should have an interest in equality issues and digital technologies. This project will be suitable for candidates with an MA or MFA in mass communication, media and sociology. Researcher who can bridge two or more of the above disciplines will be particularly well placed to apply for this doctoral studentship.

If you are interested please get in touch with me: massimo.ragnedda @

Eligibility and How to Apply:

Please note eligibility requirement:

  • Academic excellence of the proposed student i.e. 2:1 (or equivalent GPA from non-UK universities [preference for 1st class honours]); or a Masters (preference for Merit or above); or APEL evidence of substantial practitioner achievement.
  • Appropriate IELTS score, if required.
  • Applicants cannot apply for this funding if currently engaged in Doctoral study at Northumbria or elsewhere.

Deadline for applications: Friday 25 January 2019

Start Date: 1 October 2019

Northumbria is offering up to 100 funded PhD studentships, to commence from October 2019, open to exceptional applicants worldwide, including AHRC, ESRC and NERC funded studentships. Specifically, we have two great opportunities to recruit quality applications for these fully funded PhD studentship: RDF (Northumbria Research and Development Fund) Studentship and NBC DTP (Northern Bridge Consortium Doctoral Training Partnership)

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