Research course

Media and Cultural Studies

Lancaster University · Media, Film and Cultural Studies

Entry requirements

An upper second class honours degree, or its equivalent, in a relevant subject, including Sociology, Media Studies, Cultural Studies, Geography, Philosophy, Politics, Linguistics, Anthropology, and a viable research proposal.

Months of entry


Course content

Communication and Media Studies at Lancaster is ranked first in The Times and the Sunday Times Good University Guide Subject Rankings 2016 and studies of Media and Cultural Studies make up a strong component of research and teaching in the Sociology Department at Lancaster. You will be supervised by academics specialising in the analysis of power, value, identity and difference in contemporary media and cultural life. We offer supervision in areas as diverse as globalised culture, brands and commodities, queer theory, and platform culture.

Department specialisms

Lancaster’s Sociology Department is well known for its leading role in developing social theory by applying it to substantive research topics such as gender, media, cultural studies, science and technology studies, environmental change, political economy, mobilities, social work, disability studies and social welfare policy and doing so in a way which is open to other disciplines.

Information for international students

IELTS: 7.0 or equivalent.

Fees and funding

Qualification and course duration


full time
36 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Coordinator
+44 (0)1524 593148
+44 (0)1524 592475