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 Studies 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 five 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, April, July, October|
All students are required to attend and pass two modules which run in the first year of study - Methods and Approaches in Postgraduate Research in Semester One, and Contemporary Cultural and Social Theory in Semester Two.
Part-time opportunities may be available in exceptional circumstances; please contact the School for more details.
We offer supervision and/or research projects in the following areas:
Funding bodies have included the BBC, AHRC, ITC and Broadcasting Standards Commission.
UK and EU students
Students from outside the EU
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 Cultural Studies
- Telephone:+44 (0)29 2087 4156