We would normally expect you to have an Honours degree at Upper Second Class (2:1) in any suject and/or a relevant Master's degree.
Some supervisors may ask you for additional entry requirements such as relevant work experience, evidence of written work, or previous study of a particular subject.
Entry requirements may vary so it is important to discuss your application in principle before submitting a formal application.
Months of entry
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 six 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.
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 centres as well as with other universities, helping to deliver impactful and relevant research projects.
Book onto a Postgraduate Open Day to meet us and find out more.
Information for international students
If English is not your first language, you will need to provide evidence that you can understand English to a satisfactory level. English language requirements for this course are normally:
- IELTS (Academic) 6.5 with minimum 5.5 in each component or equivalent.
Fees and funding
As part of your application, you will need to specify how you plan to fund your studies and provide a personal statement. Please be aware that CVs and academic profiles will not be considered unless they are accompanied by a completed application form.
You can find further guidance about applying for a postgraduate research degree in our postgraduate research section: https://www.bournemouth.ac.uk/study/postgraduate-research/how-apply
Qualification, course duration and attendance options
- full time48 months
- Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
Course contact details
- Future Students Enquiry Team
- +44(0)1202 961916