Journalism, Media and Culture
We are committed to undertaking research that engages with contemporary issues across journalism, the media and communications both theoretically and practically.
A key strength of our research environment is the dialogue between research and practice-based staff which helps us to deliver impactful research outcomes in terms of practice and policy in the wider world.
Our overarching PhD/MPhil programme of Journalism, Media and Culture covers all projects that we supervise within any of the fields of journalism, media and cultural studies. We particularly invite applications for PhD or MPhil projects that fall within one or more of our research groups.
However, we will also consider applications for projects that do not fit entirely within these parameters.
You will have the opportunity to make an indelible mark on academia and we are committed to help you reach your fullest potential, with the assistance of our expert research supervisors and the academic, technical and personal support provided by our experienced staff.
We provide training and a high level of support, and the postgraduate community contributes vitally to the University's international reputation for research.
- The School is one of Britain's premier centres for teaching and research
- Staff have international reputations both in practical journalism and in research and publications.
|Mode of study||Full-time, part-time|
|Full-time duration||PhD 3 years; MPhil 2 years|
|Part-time duration||PhD 5-7 years; MPhil 2-3 years|
|Start dates||January, October|
All students are required to attend timetabled research seminars in the autumn and spring semesters.
We offer supervision and/or research projects in the following areas:
UK government postgraduate doctoral loans
Candidates for the Professional Doctorate programme may be eligible to apply for a UK government postgraduate doctoral loan.Find out more about UK government postgraduate doctoral loans
Students from the UK
Students from the EU, EEA and Switzerland
Students from the rest of the world (international)
Applicants should possess, or predicted to attain, a 1st (or equivalent) in their undergraduate degree. In exceptional cases, students with a 2.1 will be considered. Applicants will also usually have completed a master's degree.
English language requirements
Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to demonstrate proficiency in the English language (IELTS 7.5 with a minimum of 7.0 in each sub score).
Please read our English language requirements for more details.
School of Journalism, Media and Culture