Research course

Mediatized Conflict Group

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.

Months of entry

January, October, July, April

Course content

Programme 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 the specialist areas below. 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.

The Mediatized Conflict Group

This group focuses on issues such as the reporting of war, terrorism, crime and violence. We have done extensive work on crises such as the Iraq war coverage, as well as research into court reporting, prison and, particularly, sexual violence. This Group also addresses issues around racism, urban conflict and global crises.

For more information visit our website.

Information for international students

Applicants whose first language is not English must obtain a IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent.

Qualification and course duration


full time
36 months
part time
possible months


part time
possible months
full time
24 months

Course contact details

Professor Simon Cottle
+44 (0)29 2087 4506