Research course

Sociology and Communication

Institution
Brunel University London · Social Sciences, Media and Communications
Qualifications
MPhilMResPhD

Entry requirements

The general University entrance requirement for registration for a research degree is normally a First or Upper Second Class Honours degree and additionally, for a PhD, a Master’s degree or equivalent. All international students must show evidence that they meet the English requirement for their course of study. This applies even if English is the native language of your home country. An appropriate level of English language competence is also expected as listed below. Applicants may also be required to attend compulsory in-sessional English language support. The Senate reserves the right to assess the eligibility of applicants on an individual basis.

Sociology & Communications.

Months of entry

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

Course content

Sociology and Communications at Brunel teaches a wide variety of areas in social sciences and media studies. Our academic staff are all research active and we bring our research interests and passions to the modules we teach to help create a friendly and vibrant environment. Areas of research strength include:

  • Social, psychological and cultural aspects of health and illness;
  • Social and cultural research methods;
  • Social theory;
  • National and international media: their social role, and production and consumption processes;
  • Construction of scientific and medical knowledge;
  • Social context and analysis of language and communication.

The College of Business, Arts and Social Sciences includes a number of disciplines and research students are entitled to attend staff seminars, where presentations are made both by Brunel staff and prestigious external speakers.

The Graduate School supports all Brunel Postgraduates and Early Career Researchers though the provision of a comprehensive skills development programme, workshops and networking events, research prizes and 24/7 study and social facilities.

Department specialisms

Areas of research strength include: Social, psychological and cultural aspects of health and illness Social and cultural research methods Social theory National and international media: their social role, and production and consumption processes Construction of scientific and medical knowledge Social context and analysis of language and communication

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

UK students
£8,350 full-time
International students
£15,400 full-time

Find out more about PhD funding.

Qualification and course duration

MPhil

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

MRes

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

PhD

part time
60 months
full time
36 months

Course contact details

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