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Course summary

Our Media and Cultural Studies PhD research degree will help you achieve a career in media research or academia.The PhD enables research into a broad range of interests within the fields of media, communication and cultural studies. Your research will be delivered over three years (full time) or four years (part-time or distance learning). We support both traditional PhD research presented through an academic thesis and PhD research through practice. What's covered in the course? Our Media and Cultural Studies PhD research degree offers individual programmes of research across many areas of interest. Our PhD gives you the opportunity to spend time researching and developing a deep understanding of a unique area of interest whilst contributing world leading insight to the Birmingham Centre of Media and Cultural Research, and the wider School of Media. On successful completion of your PhD research degree your findings will have either contributed new knowledge or extended existing theory and understanding of an area of interest. You will have proven yourself as a scholar, be an expert in your field and be eligible to use the title ‘Doctor’. Our Media and Cultural Studies PhD is research based and does not include taught modules of study


Entry requirements

To apply for our Media and Cultural Studies PhD research degree you should have, or expect to be awarded, a Masters degree in a relevant subject area from a British or overseas university. Exceptional candidates without a Masters degree, but holding a first class Bachelors degree in media studies, may be considered. We also welcome enquiries from potential PhD researchers without formal academic qualifications but with appropriate levels of professional experience.


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Media and Cultural Studies at Birmingham City University - UCAS