Research course

Media & Cultural Studies

Institution
Canterbury Christ Church University · Media
Qualifications
MPhilPhD

Entry requirements

The minimal qualification for PhD applicants is: a good bachelor's degree in a relevant subject, an excellent research proposal. However, a Master's degree is often preferred as evidence of some experience in research. Holders of other qualifications are welcome to apply.

MPhil/PhD

Months of entry

January, October

Course content

For the application documents please see:

http://www.canterbury.ac.uk/StudyHere/Postgraduate/PostgraduateResearch/HowToApply.aspx

Department specialisms

MPhil and PhD research in Media and Cultural Studies takes place in the Department of Media, Art and Design which offers excellent facilities for research, teaching and professional practice. The department has a strong interdisciplinary research culture, offering quantitative, ethnographic and textual research methodologies and a growing practice- based research environment. Staff have major publications in film, media, cultural studies and sociology and also produce national and international creative work. Staff are editors of key peer reviewed Journals and members of the AHRC and ESRC Peer Review College. In addition to research, the department offers professional production and editing equipment, three radio studios and a large studio for film and television. BBC Radio Kent also operates in the department. Our animation resources combine professional equipment for traditional forms of animation (such as drawn or model) with industry standard software and dedicated suites for newer forms of 2D and 3D computer animation. For digital media and design work, we have dedicated suites, housing top-of-the-range computers running the latest versions of industry standard software for web design and graphic design. Research in the Department is organised into the following Research Groups: Powell Research; Communities in the Digital Age; Digital Games and Interactive Entertainment; Cinema and the Digital; Practice-Based Research Group; Expanded Radio; Ethnography and also Social Media (cross Faculty). Enquiries should be directed to Professor Shane Blackman, shane.blackman@canterbury.ac.uk. Further information is on the Department website at: http://www.canterbury.ac.uk/arts-humanities/MediaArtAndDesign/home.aspx

Information for international students

Canterbury Christ Church University welcomes applications from international Students. http://www.canterbury.ac.uk/StudyHere/International/Home.aspx

Fees and funding

Canterbury Christ Church University Graduate School holds an annual scholarship competition. Details can be found here:

http://www.canterbury.ac.uk/study-here/postgraduate-research/funding-for-research-degrees.aspx

Qualification and course duration

MPhil

block mode
NA months
distance learning
36 months
full time
24 months
part time
36 months

PhD

part time
60 months
block mode
NA months
distance learning
60 months
full time
36 months

Course contact details

Name
The Graduate School/Professor Shane Blackman
Email
graduateschool@canterbury.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1227 782701