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Media and Communication


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

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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.

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<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>As an international research-intensive university, we welcome students from all walks of life and from across the world. We foster an inclusive environment where all can flourish and prosper, and we are proud of our strong commitment to student education. Across all Faculties we are dedicated to diversifying our community and we welcome the unique contributions that individuals can bring, and particularly encourage applications from, but not limited to Black, Asian, people who belong to a minority ethnic community, people who identify as LGBT+ and people with disabilities. Applicants will always be selected based on merit and ability.</em></p>

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