Research Degrees (PhD and MPhil)

Media and Communication offers study in the following broad areas: media audiences; cultural production and consumption; the mediation of disability and health, environment and science (including climate change); media ethics and regulation; cultural policy; popular culture and film; migration, transnationalism and multiculturalism; news and journalism (including online news); new media / digital media and their social consequences; online relationships; political economy of new media; political communication.

Our staff supervision interests cover a wide range of topics.

Maximum and minimum periods of registration

PhD full-time 2 years 4 years
PhD part-time 4 years 7 years
PhD by distance learning 4 years 7 years
MPhil full-time 1 year 2 years
MPhil part-time 2 years 4 years
MPhil by distance learning 2 years 4 years


Department Facilities for Campus-Based Research Students

Research Students have access to a large open-plan work space in our own building, Bankfield House. They also have access to computer facilities in other work areas on the main campus and in the University’s Library.

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Contact Details

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

University of Leicester
Bankfield House
132 New Walk
United Kingdom

University of Leicester
107-111 Princess Road East
United Kingdom


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