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  • Qualification

    MPhil - Master of Philosophy

  • Location

    Brunel University London

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    FEB, MAR, APR, MAY, JUN, JUL, AUG, SEP, OCT, NOV, DEC

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

About the course

Research students are welcomed to Brunel as valued members of our thriving, research-intensive community. A research degree provides the opportunity to investigate a topic in depth, and contribute new knowledge to your discipline.

An MPhil involves the exploration of a research topic and is typically studied over a shorter period of 1 year for a full-time student and 2 years for a part-time student. MPhil students are required to demonstrate a systematic understanding of knowledge and a critical awareness of current problems and/or new insights informed by the forefront of their discipline, field of study or professional practice.

Research profile

The Journalism group is a dynamic, international and globally respected community of researchers. Members are at the forefront of research into subjects as diverse as: journalism and the implications for it of emergent digital and social technologies; migration and refugees; social justice and political communication; environmental and health communication. We also have specialist expertise on media and journalism in China and Hong Kong. Read more here.

While we welcome a wide range of topics in the areas of journalism, political communication and media here is an example list of potential research topics that we would like to supervise:

Chinese media, journalism and society
Data Journalism
Digital cultures
Environmental, health and science journalism
Food communication and social conflict
Immersive media/Virtual and Augmented Reality
Media and the creative industries
Sanctuary, refugees and asylum
Political communication
Political economy of journalism
Poverty, hunger and social justice
Refugees and migration
Social media, politics and society (social media analysis)

Employability
Careers and your future

Paid work available to research students
Undertaking teaching and learning support duties represents an important professional and career development opportunity for postgraduate research students. Brunel offers two levels of paid work available to Postgraduate Research students. The first level post is as a Demonstrator and the second level post is as a Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA). Teaching and learning support duties will vary between Departments and research students should not rely on such opportunities being available.

Successful PhD students have gone on to work in the following types of sectors: Public Relations; Cultural Industries; Think Tanks; Research Centres; Teaching; Data Science; Charities/NGOs; Media production; Academia; Activism.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 17,355per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

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Brunel University London

  • University League Table

    84th

  • Campus address

    Brunel University London, Kingston Lane, Uxbridge, Hillingdon, UB8 3PH, England

All new international students have guaranteed campus accommodation.
Pre-sessional English courses provide students with intensive English language training before the start of their academic studies.
Brunel offers more than 100 scholarships every year to help international students pay their fees and living costs.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    38th out of 97 7

  • Entry standards

    / Max 190
    115 57%

    52nd

    5
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    69 69%

    25th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.10 82%

    24th

    50

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