PhD Media


The Department of Media offers programmes in journalism, television, radio, music production, media and film studies, advertising and photography, serving more than 500 students at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. The Department welcomes postgraduate research studies in the areas of Advertising, Journalism and Media Studies.

The Department

Staff at the Department of Media are established international researchers who have published books and journal articles in the fields of journalism studies, fan and audience cultures and the societal impacts of social media. Recent and forthcoming books include: Understanding Fandom (2013), Popular Music Fandom (2013), Shades of Expression: Online Political Journalism in the Post-Colour Revolution Nations (2013), Global Journalism: An Introduction (forthcoming), Russia’s Liberal Media: Handcuffed but Free (forthcoming). Members of staff have also contributed to policymaking by submitting evidence to parliamentary inquiries and/or government departments and have participated in world-leading research projects such as the Worlds of Journalism study.

The Department of Media has a growing number of PhD students who benefit from our excellent library and learning resources, including a postgraduate study space and a regular programme of skills development workshops. Students conduct research on either a full-time or part-time basis. PhD students also attend and present their work at departmental and faculty research seminars and conferences.

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£13,308 Per Year

International student tuition fee

2 Years


Sep 2024

Start Month

Aug 2024

Application Deadline

Upcoming Intakes

  • September 2024
  • October 2024

Mode of Study

  • Full Time