Two doctoral students in Media and Communication Studies

Ref no: ORU 2.2.1-06685/2018

Two doctoral students in Media and Communication Studies

Örebro University seeking doctoral student for the doctoral programme in Media and Communication Studies at the School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences commencing September 2019.

Department of Media and Communication Studies at Örebro University is a thriving research environment of recognised international standing. The announced positions should be linked to at least one of the department’s three research groups.

The group of Discourse and Communication Studies specialises in such areas as critical discourse studies, analysis of broadcast talk and media language. Studies focus on communication in contemporary public debates and analyse traditional as well as web-based/social media. The group of Film and Visual Communication Studies works on various aspects of visual and multimodal communication, film history and on critical approaches to film and visual culture. The research in the third group, Strategic communication, conducts research on business, public sector and the wider public sphere including politics. Studies follow a variety of theoretical and methodological perspectives on concepts such as branding, organizational communication, political communication, public relations, and on risk-, crisis- and environmental communication. For more on the research in Media and Communication Studies at Örebro University, please visit the department’s web-page:

https://www.oru.se/english/research/research-subjects/media-and-communication-studies/

Information

Information on admission regulations, the general syllabus for media and communication studies, a regulations handbook for doctoral studies and other information can be found on Örebro University’s webpage for information on doctoral education on www.oru.se. Information on what documents to attach to your application can be found by clicking “How to apply for admission to doctoral studies” below.

More information about the programme and the doctoral studentship can be provided head of subject, Professor Göran Eriksson (goran.eriksson@oru.se).

The programme

The programme concludes with the Degree of Doctor. The programme comprises 240 credits, which corresponds to four years of full-time study. Extensions to the study period are granted for instance to compensate for any sick leave or parental leave.

Information on programme content and organisation can be found in the general syllabus for the subject.

Doctoral studentships

The place on the programme is linked to a full-time doctoral studentship for the duration of the study programme. Duties such as teaching, administration and research other than the student’s own thesis project may be included, however with no more than 20 per cent of a full-time post. If this is the case, the working hours spent on such duties, as well as the corresponding funding, will be added on to the four-year study period.

Entry requirements and selection

For admission to doctoral studies, applicants are required to meet general and specific entry requirements. In addition, they shall be considered in other respects to have the ability required to benefit from the programme. For a full account of the entry requirements, refer to the admissions regulations as well as to annex 2 to the general syllabus for the subject.

General entry requirements

Applicants meet the general entry requirements for doctoral studies if they:

  1. have been awarded a qualification at the Master’s level, or
  2. have satisfied the requirements for courses comprising at least 240 credits (four years) of which at least 60 credits (one year) were awarded at the Master’s level, or
  3. have acquired substantially equivalent knowledge in some other way in Sweden or abroad.

Applicants with credits or qualifications from undergraduate programmes under the previous Swedish higher education system corresponding to these entry requirements are also eligible. The University may permit exemptions from the entry requirements for individual applicants, if there are special grounds.

Specific entry requirements

Applicants meet the specific entry requirements for doctoral studies in the subject if they have received a passing grade in courses of at least 120 credits, including an independent project on both the advanced course level and on the second cycle, in media and communication studies or in an equivalent main field of study. Applicants who have acquired substantially corresponding knowledge, in Sweden or abroad, also meet the specific entry requirements. Applicants with credits or qualifications from undergraduate programmes under the previous Swedish higher education system corresponding to these entry requirements are also eligible.

Ability to benefit from the course or study programme

The assessment whether an applicant has the ability to benefit from the programme shall be made based on prior courses and programmes taken by the applicant, on other previous activities, as well as on the essays and other independent projects of a scholarly nature that have been submitted by the applicant.

Selection 

In selecting between applicants, their ability to benefit from the doctoral studies shall be taken into account (see the University’s selection criteria, annex 2 to the general syllabus for the subject). Applicants whose proposals are aligned with the ongoing research and expertise of members of staff at the department will be viewed favourably. In particular applicants showing a strong alignment with the research expertise of members of staff If applicants are found to have equal qualifications, preference will be given to applicants of the underrepresented sex. The term underrepresented sex here refers to if and when the share of either female or male students enrolled on the doctoral study programme in the subject amounts to less than 40 per cent.

Application to the programme and for a doctoral studentship

The application is made online. Click the button “Apply” to begin the application procedure. For the application to be complete, the following electronic documents must be included:

  • The form “application for/decision on admission to research studies”
  • CV
  • Certificate on completed higher education courses and programmes, if applicable a degree certificate
  • Degree project (independent project, e.g. MA thesis)
  • Copies of relevant course/degree certificates and references

In addition to the documents above, the following document shall be attached to the application:

  • Preliminary project description (3-5 pages)

Only documents written in Swedish, English, Norwegian and Danish can be reviewed. Documents in other languages shall be translated to Swedish or English by an authorised translator. A list of translators can be obtained from the Swedish Legal, Financial and Administrative Services Agency (www.kammarkollegiet.se).

When you apply for admission, you automatically also apply for a doctoral studentship.

The application deadline is 15 February 2019. We look forward to receiving your application.

Read the job description at the university homepage


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Post expires on Friday February 15th, 2019