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  • Qualification

    PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

  • Location

    Colchester Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    OCT-21, JAN-22, APR-22

  • Duration

    4 years

Course summary

Our Department of Literature, Film and Theatre Studies offers supervision for PhD Journalism from our expert academics, covering a range of research interests, including: journalism, public communication and policy in the Middle East and North Africa; media, democracy and democratisation, propaganda, influence and censorship, war reporting, counter-terrorism, the interplay between news media, social media and politics, parliamentary reporting in developing countries and in established democracies.

As well-known and established journalists and scholars, our staff have published in reputable peer reviewed journals and flagship policy platforms as well as in renowned mainstream media organisations.

Your future

A number of our graduates have gone on to undertake successful careers as journalists.

As a research student, you will be able to establish yourself as a scholar, university lecturer, teacher, publisher, publishers’ editor, journalist, media analyst/advisor for governmental, policy and civil society bodies.

Tuition fees

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£ 16,230per year

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University information

University of Essex

  • University League Table

    41st

  • Campus address

    University of Essex, Wivenhoe Park, Colchester, Essex, CO4 3SQ, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    67th out of 97 36

  • Entry standards

    / Max 190
    103 51%

    81st

    30
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    n/a

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.43 69%

    96th

    69

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