Skip to main content

Media and Communication


Expertise of research area
communication; cultural production; digital cultures; global communication; journalism; media industries; political communication; visual media

Coronavirus information for applicants and offer holders

We hope that by the time you’re ready to start your studies with us the situation with COVID-19 will have eased. However, please be aware, we will continue to review our courses and other elements of the student experience in response to COVID-19 and we may need to adapt our provision to ensure students remain safe. For the most up-to-date information on COVID-19, regularly visit our website, which we will continue to update as the situation changes

<h2 class="heading hide-accessible">Summary</h2>

The School of Media and Communication&#039;s research is multidisciplinary, theoretically innovative and socially relevant. A vibrant community of PhD students is an essential part of our research culture.

<h2 class="heading hide-accessible">Full description</h2>

<p>Researchers at the School are involved in extensive networks of collaboration with academic institutions, the public sector and media industries, both within the UK and across the world.<br /> <br /> The results of the&nbsp;REF 2014&nbsp;placed the School of Media and Communication in the top ten of all UK departments in our subject area, and ranked us third when taking into account the size of submissions (a measure called &lsquo;research power&rsquo;).</p> <p>We provide supervisory support for postgraduate researchers across a wide range of specialisms and cross-cutting topics clustered around the School&rsquo;s six major <a href="">research themes</a>:</p> <ul> <li> <p>Digital Cultures</p> </li> <li> <p>Global Communication</p> </li> <li> <p>Journalism</p> </li> <li> <p>Media Industries and Cultural Production</p> </li> <li> <p>Political Communication</p> </li> <li> <p>Visual Media and Communication</p> </li> </ul>

<h2 class="heading">How to apply</h2>

<p>Formal applications for research degree study should be made <a href="">online</a>. Please state clearly the research area you are interested in.</p> <p>If English is not your first language, you must provide evidence that you meet the University&#39;s minimum English language requirements.</p> <p>Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Cultures<br /> The minimum English language requirements for Schools in the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Cultures is an IELTS of 6.5 overall with at least 6.0 in each component.</p> <p><em>We welcome applications from all suitably-qualified candidates, but UK black and minority ethnic (BME) researchers are currently under-represented in our Postgraduate Research community, and we would therefore particularly encourage applications from UK BME candidates. All scholarships will be awarded on the basis of merit.</em></p>

<h2 class="heading">Contact details</h2>

<p>For further information please contact the School of Media and Communications.<br /> e:&nbsp;<a href=""></a></p>

<h2 class="heading heading--sm">Linked funding opportunities</h2>