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UTS Doctoral Scholarships in Media Transition


Equivalent to RTPS rate

4 years





UTS is offering scholarships to research the effects and implications of disruption and transition in the media sector. Students will work with the new Centre for Media Transition, an interdisciplinary unit established by UTS in July 2017 to explore and develop responses to the dramatic and ongoing movements wrought by digital disruption to the media industry.

The scholarships are being offered as a joint initiative of the Faculty of Law, the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology, and the Connected Intelligence Centre. Candidates will be enrolled through one of the faculties but will work on an interdisciplinary project. Examples of topics that might be pursued by the Centre and which would suit doctoral research are:

Ways of building trust in media sources, including the role of computation in countering misinformation

The application of data science to social media/web analytics (e.g. for sentiment, argumentation or social network analysis) to provide novel insights for business, education and beyond

How communications regulation might evolve with changes in media production, distribution and consumption

Please visit the Centre for Media Transition for more information.

Who is eligible?

Applicants should:

  • Have a background in journalism, media and communication, communications or media law, or information technology
  • Have completed a Bachelor Degree with First Class Honours or Second Class Honours (Division 1), or be regarded by the University as having an equivalent level of attainment;
  • Be accepted into a UTS PhD degree in one of the three participating faculties prior to being ranked for the scholarship;
  • Commence the PhD degree program in the year in which the scholarship commences.


Selection process


  • Academic merit in previous undergraduate and/or postgraduate study
  • Research and other relevant experience of the applicant
  • Quality of the research proposal and its relevance to the strategic intent of the Centre for Media Transition.


Need more information? Contact...

Faculty of Law:

Dr Derek Wilding,,
0425 242 401

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences:

Professor Peter Fray,,
0437 533 760

Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology:

Professor Michael Blumenstein,

Centre for Connected Intelligence:

Professor Simon Buckingham Shum Professor Simon Buckingham Shum