Research course

Children and the Media

Cardiff University · Cardiff School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies

Entry requirements

Normally a good undergraduate degree is required (a first or exceptionally a 2.1) and candidates will usually have successfully completed an MA degree.

Note: International students pursuing part-time programmes of study are not eligible for Tier 4 General Student) visas and must have alternative leave to remain in the UK if they intend to study at the University in person.

Months of entry

January, October, July, April

Course content

Research in this area aims to offer knowledge and expertise for academic research and teaching or for a career in the media and communications industries.

Special Features

  • The School is one of Britain's premier centres for teaching and research
  • Staff have international reputations both in practical journalism and in research and publications.

Programme Description

Cardiff welcomes applications from students interested in researching for a PhD or MPhil in these specialist areas. The school provides training and a high level of support, and the postgraduate community contributes vitally to the University's international reputation for research.

All students are required to attend and pass two modules which run in the first year of study - Methods and Approaches in Postgraduate Research in Semester One, and Contemporary Cultural and Social Theory in Semester Two.

Part-time opportunities may be available in exceptional circumstances; please contact the School for more details.

Information for international students

Applicants whose first language isn't English must obtain an IELTS 6.5.

Qualification and course duration


full time
36 months


full time
24 months

Course contact details

Dr Cynthia Carter
+44 (0)29 2087 6172