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  • Qualification

    PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

  • Location

    City, University of London

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    2 years

Course summary


You will be joining our internationally renowned Department of Journalism, whose staff includes experienced industry professionals and leaders in media research.

External assessors and students praise the high standard of research and the support of supervisors on our research degrees. A high percentage of our research graduates publish their theses in peer-reviewed journals and books.

Our faculty has expertise in topics including:

Law and regulation
Practices and processes in a digital context
Effects of/on globalisation
representation and democratisation
business and leadership
scholarship of teaching and learning in journalism.

We are especially interested in research proposals around journalism practices.

Our students often have the opportunity to teach, and after graduating may enter academia or return to senior roles in the media sector.


Students on graduate research programmes are initially registered for the degree of MPhil. Promotion to registration to PhD is not automatic, but contingent on the satisfactory outcome of a review process.

This normally takes place towards the end of the first year of registration for full-time candidates. The review process for part-time candidates will take place towards the end of the second year. If the outcome is satisfactory, the student will be upgraded to PhD.

The programme will conclude with submission of your research in the form of a PhD thesis. You will attend a viva voce examination in front of at least two examiners, at least one of whom will be external to City.

Application deadline

20 August 2021

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 12,480per year

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

University information

City, University of London

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  • Campus address

    City, University of London, Northampton Square, City of London, EC1V 0HB, England

City is one of the most international UK universities. Students are from over 160 countries, creating a diverse, cosmopolitan university community.
City's supportive alumni network stretches across the globe. They help those thinking of moving to London and organise in-country events after graduation.
City's international student advice team give guidance on the application process, answers questions on visa and immigration issues and check visa documents.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    36th out of 97 26

  • Entry standards

    / Max 190
    133 66%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.52 70%



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