PhD Studentship - Digital Media

Coventry University - Post-Digital Media Faculty Research Centre

This research centre explores how innovations in digital media and culture can help 21st century society respond to the challenges it faces at a global, national and local level: 

  • how we receive, consume and process information
  • how we learn, work, and travel
  • how we engage and regenerate our communities 

’The digital’ is no longer a distinct domain of culture. If we actually examine the digital - rather than taking it for granted that we already know what it means - we soon see that today digital information processing is present in nearly every aspect of our lives. This includes our global communication, entertainment, education, energy, banking, health, transport, manufacturing, food, and water-supply systems. Attention therefore needs to turn away from ‘the digital’ understood as a separate sphere toward the overlapping processes and infrastructures that shape and organise the digital, and that the digital shapes and organises in turn. This research centre investigates the implications of such enmeshed models of culture, society, and the economy for the 21st century world. 

Research Areas covered by the Post-Digital Media Faculty Research Centre include: 

  1. Creative Archiving and the Creative Economy.
  2. Digital Humanities.
  3. Post-humanities. 
  4. Affirmative Disruption and Open Media. 
  5. The 21st Century Art School.
  6. Post-capitalist Economies.

Proposals for PhD
We invite applications that consider an aspect of these themes within this framework. 

Successful applicants will have

  • a good masters degree in a relevant subject, with a substantial written component in English
  • the potential to engage with a variety of primary research and complete within three years
  • a strong minimum of English proficiency (IELTS minimum score of 7.0)
  • the willingness to play a full part in the research culture of the faculty. 

Application Procedure:
Application information can be found in our how to apply section. Before completing the application please contact Professor Gary Hall on

for an initial informal discussion about the opportunity. You can also find the Research Studentship Application Form here.

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