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PhD – Faculty of Media & Communication

Bournemouth University

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  • Qualification

    PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

  • Location

    Talbot Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    JAN-21

  • Duration

    7 years

Course summary

From law, computer animation and media production to communication and journalism, our Faculty of Media & Communication offers many opportunities for doctoral of philosophy research across a wide range of specialisms.

The faculty hosts seven research centres: Centre for Excellence in Media Practice (CEMP), Narrative, Culture and Community Research Centre, Centre for Comparative Politics and Media Research, Centre for Intellectual Property Policy & Management (CIPPM), Experimental Media Research Centre (EMERGE), National Research Centre for Computer Animation, Centre for the Study of Conflict, Emotion and Social Justice.

The research strategy in the faculty is aligned with Bournemouth University’s 2025 vision and strategic plan; a plan that stresses real-world impact, the enrichment of society and the economy, and advancing knowledge to significantly influence challenges world-wide.

Research projects within the faculty have had a significant impact on a number of worldwide issues including digital and technological futures; The implications of 3D printing for Intellectual Property, Afterglow, The impact of digital technologies on readers and reading and global security; Tear gas, policing and human rights.

As well as conducting research within the faculty, we also work closely with colleagues from other specialisms through our research institutes and centresas well as with other universities, helping to deliver impactful and relevant research projects.

Careers

A research degree can open new career opportunities in commercial research and development, consultancy, or could lead you to starting your own business. You may alternatively consider a career in academia.

You may wish to undertake research to contribute to your knowledge of a specialist subject, or develop your employability by enhancing your skills in project management and analysis.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 15,000overall cost

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

University information

Bournemouth University

  • University League Table

    86th

  • Campus address

    Bournemouth University, Talbot Campus, Fern Barrow, Poole, Poole, BH12 5BB, England

Opportunity of a work placement on all undergraduate courses and most postgraduate courses.
Home to the UK's only Centre for Excellence in Media Practice (CEMP).
Recognised by the UN World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) as a centre of excellence in tourism.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    45th out of 97 3

  • Entry standards

    / Max 190
    121 60%

    42nd

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    60 60%

    57th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.93 79%

    67th

    12

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