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Media and communications PhD

University of Brighton

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  • Qualification

    PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

  • Location

    University of Brighton

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    3 years

Course summary

Media and communication studies is a multi-faceted research area that examines the ways in which the media represent and influence our social, cultural and political lives. Research in media and communications critically analyses the role of media institutions, as well as the changing landscape of media industries and cultural production.

The University of Brighton’s School of Media fosters a thriving community of theorists and practitioners in the development of new knowledge around media cultures, technologies and practices. Our research examines audiences and reception, television and screen studies, digital media, gender and communication, communication and democracy, as well as media history, policy and law. We are ideally placed to offer supervisory support in this diverse and complex area, drawing on the methodologies from both the research staff at the school and related disciplines university wide.

Through these specialist centers and groups, research expertise covers a wide range of topics that engage with critical issues around media and communication. Critical investigations of media phenomena or practice-based work through digital arts and sciences, photography and film can also be aligned to cross-disciplinary work with, for example, arts practices, architecture, heritage technologies, cultural studies, human geography, politics and philosophy.

The School of Media supports PhD students to research their area of interest across a wide spectrum of media and communication research, drawing on the expertise of cutting-edge research at the School of Media.

Tuition fees

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(international fees)

£ 13,326per year

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University information

University of Brighton

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  • Campus address

    University of Brighton, Mithras House, Lewes Road, Brighton, Brighton & Hove, BN2 4AT, England

Employability is embedded into every course, helping students to develop transferable and personal skills.
The university is set between the sea and the South Downs National Park and has easy access to London.
International students are guaranteed a place in halls of residence.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    83rd out of 97 4

  • Entry standards

    / Max 190
    111 55%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    44 44%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.79 76%



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