Research course

Media, Communications and Culture

Institution
Keele University · School of Humanities
Qualifications
PhDMPhil

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Entry requirements

Entry to our research programmes usually requires a Honours degree with a first or 2.1 classification, or the equivalent if you have been educated outside the UK.

Course start dates are either September or January but applications can be considered for any month.

Please visit the Keele website for more information on Postgraduate Research Entry Requirements

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

Media, Communications and Culture is an emerging theme, drawing together staff from across the Research Institute, from the disciplines of English and Music. In September 2007 the Institute introduced a new route to its very successful MRes Humanities Programme on Media, Communications and Culture.

FACILITIES

Research students are supported through the provision of: shared office space, IT equipment and research funding to support some travel and other expenses.

Our facilities include The University Library, which has access in paper and electronic form to a wide range of resources necessary in pursuing research in Media, Communications and Culture at postgraduate level. In addition, the Media Building has its own digital editing suite, exhibition and visual arts work space, and a technician to assist students with their audio-visual projects. We also provide access to industry-standard software for producing video editing, film production, photography and music production.

RESEARCH STAFF AND STUDENTS

Currently eighteen members of staff contribute to the MCC undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. These come from a range of media and culture disciplines including English, Sociology, Geography, Modern Languages, Music, Film Studies, and Visual Arts. The research interests covered by these staff ranges from globalisation to subcultures, from postmodernism to British cinema, and from the visual representation of marginalised groups to ecology and animal rights. We have a number of postgraduate students currently working towards MRes, Masters and PhD in Media and Cultural Studies, which forms a vibrant postgraduate community. We also hold a Guest Speaker series that invites active researchers and practitioners in Media and Culture and which is open to all students and staff.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PhD
    full time
    36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    • Online learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    72 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    • Online learningis available for this qualification
  • MPhil
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    • Online learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    • Online learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Postgrad Research Administrator
Email
humanities.phd@keele.ac.uk