Research course

Comedy Studies

Institution
Brunel University, London · Arts and Media
Qualifications
PhD

Entry requirements

The general University entrance requirement for registration for a research degree is normally a First or Upper Second Class Honours degree.

Months of entry

January, December, November, October, September, August, July, June, May, April, March, February

Course content

Research students are welcomed to Brunel as valued members of our thriving, research-intensive community. A research degree provides the opportunity to investigate a topic in depth, and contribute new knowledge to your discipline.

Our teaching and research interests are very much interlinked. We provide a stimulating and supportive teaching and research environment for our international community of PhD students. Close interaction with funded projects, monthly seminars and affiliated researchers all imbue our teaching and research with an ethos of excellence.

The Centre for Comedy Studies Research (CCSR) is an international research centre devoted to the academic study of comedy. As an interdisciplinary centre it considers the production, content, reception and wider socio-political implications of comedy in a variety of formats and from a range of perspectives. The Centre successfully brings together leading academics and writers in the fields of media and communications, sociology, psychology, theatre, drama, film and television, computing, English, creative writing and social work.

Information for international students

English language requirements

  • IELTS: 6.5 (min 6 in all areas)
  • Pearson: 58 (51 in all subscores)
  • BrunELT: 65% (min 60% in all areas)

Fees and funding

Learn more at the research fees and funding page.

Qualification and course duration

PhD

full time
36 months

Course contact details

Name
Enquiries
Email
enquiries@brunel.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1895 265599