Media and Communication PhD and MPhil
|How to Apply|
Make sure we offer PhD/MPhil supervision in the area in which you want to work - search our staff research interests
Draft a research proposal that tells us what you want to research, how you intend to do it, and why it is worth doing
You must also provide contact details for two academic (not personal) referees who can comment on your suitability for the research degree programme
|4.||Submit your online application|
As one of the longest established academic centres specialising in the study of media and communication, our Department of Media and Communication has been the fastest growing department of its kind in the UK.
|Our Research Degrees|
The Department of Media and Communication offers supervision for the degrees of:
- Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) - Full-Time and Part-Time
- Master of Philosophy (MPhil) - Full-Time and Part-Time
We also offer a distance learning PhD/MPhil - allowing you to gain a University of Leicester research degree wherever you are in the world.
|Supervision and Research Areas|
We offer PhD and MPhil supervision in areas compatible with the research interests of our academic staff including:
- Cultural, arts and media industries
- Media and domestic cultures
- Feminism and the media
- Media and Gender
- Media audiences and consumption
- Television studies
- Community media
- News and Journalism
- Political communication
- Environmental communication
- Crises and disasters
- Public relations and political lobbying
- Advertising cultures
- Online behaviour and social networks
- Big data, information and politics
- Cyber and digital securities
- Digital inclusion, activism and social movements
- Media values, ethics and moralities
|Entry Requirements and Fees|
Applicants must hold a UK undergraduate (Bachelors) degree with at least first class or upper second class honours or an equivalent qualification from a recognised overseas institution.
Tuition fees vary according to the applicant's fee status (UK, EU, or international) and the mode of study (full-time or part-time).
|Studentships and Funding|
Funded PhD studentships and other funding opportunities are advertised as they become available.
PhD students complete an independent research project under the guidance of a supervisory team. The research is normally completed over a maximum period of 3.0-3.5 years (full-time) or 6.0-6.5 years (part-time).
A fourth year (full-time) or seventh year (part-time) or the remaining part of this can be used to prepare the thesis for examination. The thesis should not normally exceed 80,000 words and must make an original contribution to knowledge and contain work of publishable quality. The thesis must then be defended in a viva voce (oral) examination before a degree can be awarded.