Joint Degree Macquarie University, Sydney​-St Andrews University, Scotland: ‘Switched-on Audiences: Australian Listeners and Viewers’

A full-time joint international student PhD Macquarie Research Excellence Scholarship (MQRES) is available in the Department of Media, Music, Communication and Cultural Studies at Macquarie University associated with Professor Bridget Griffen-Foley’s ARC Future Fellowship, ‘Switched-on Audiences: Australian Listeners and Viewers’.

The recipient will be jointly enrolled in both MMCCS, Macquarie University, Australia and with the School of History, University of St Andrews, Scotland. The supervisor at St Andrews will be Dr Chandrika Kaul

It is hoped the successful applicant will work on a comparative study of radio and/or television audiences in Australia and Britain. Proposals for a comparative study of newspaper or magazine reception history will also be considered.

Macquarie University is also home to Australia’s only Centre for Media History

Prospective applicants should, in the first instance, contact Professor Bridget Griffen-Foley at or phone: (02) 9850 8828

The scholarship includes tuition fees payable at Macquarie University for up to 3 years; a living allowance stipend valued at AUD$25,849 pa (2015 rate) tax exempt, paid pro-rata for periods of time spent on campus at Macquarie University, for up to a maximum of 3 years and subject to terms and conditions of the joint degree agreement; and a return economy airfare between Australia and the United Kingdom.

​At St Andrews, the candidate will be given ​an annual £400 research allowance, and access to study space.

Prospective PhD applicants should have completed the equivalent of Macquarie University’s Master of Research (MRes) degree, MPhil or other 2 year Masters degree with a major research component with excellent results. Refer to the HDR Entry Criteria for more information about this.

To be eligible for a PhD scholarship applicants would be expected to have a record of excellent academic performance, especially in the research Masters degree, and additional relevant research experience and/or peer-reviewed research activity, awards and/or prizes in line with the University’s scholarship rating guidelines. Refer to the HDR Scholarship Requirements for more information about this

Applicants will need to complete a candidature/scholarship application form and arrange for two academic referee reports to be submitted to the Higher Degree Research Office. Refer to HDR Application page for further application instructions. Macquarie University will advise the successful applicant of entitlements at the time of scholarship offer. Please quote the allocation number on your application


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