PhD student research and information

The Department of Media and Communication offers opportunities for students to complete a PhD or MPhil in a lively, engaging and dynamic environment, led by some of the world’s leading experts in their fields.

Supervision is available across our three research clusters: Digital Networks and Communication; Media Cultures; and Public Communication. Applicants are encouraged to visit these clusters and staff research interests for more information. Financial support is also available each year for outstanding applicants to engage in research and teaching in the department.

Along with an extensive Research Programme, students enrolled in the Department will benefit from:

  • a supervisory team comprised of a primary and secondary supervisor, responsible for guiding you through your programme of study
  • a third supervisor where appropriate, who will monitor and provide feedback on your progress, the quality of written work and supervision
  • a one-year Doctoral Training programme, consisting of two modules per term
  • a dedicated PhD common room containing computing facilities, printing and photocopying facilities
  • invitations to all departmental seminars
  • regular social gatherings and events
  • the opportunity to present your work at monthly post-graduate student seminars
  • training opportunities to guide you on teaching, research activity, publication, and grant applications
  • meetings of research groups and sessions designed to bring research interests together around particular research themes
  • regular post-graduate conferences, where research students present their work to colleagues
  • financial support to attend conferences and carry out fieldwork
  • the opportunity to contribute to the PhD student journal and to work with other emerging scholars (see below for more)



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School of Media, Communication and Sociology

Campus based courses
T: +44(0)116 252 3863

Distance Learning Courses
T: 0116 252 3755

Research degrees (campus-based and distance learning courses)
T: +44(0)116 252 2785

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