Good first degree or equivalent experience
Months of entry
January, October, July, April
The Department of Social Sciences is a world-leading centre for academic excellence, comprising the disciplines of communication and media studies, criminology and social policy, social psychology and sociology.
We are currently home to more that 30 research students, who work in diverse and often interdisciplinary projects. Our students frequently work with the department's several research centres and groups, such as the Centre for Research on Communication and Culture (comprising world-class research from political communication to conversation analysis), Cultural Communities and Cosmopolitanism and Citizenship Group and Loughborough's Qualitative Digital Research Lab (LiQUiD Lab).
Our research is also supported by, or directly impacts on, national and international institutions and organisations, including the BBC, the Electoral Commission, the Association of Mediation Assessors, Trainers and Instructors, the NHS, and the NSPCC amongst others.
Communication and Media Studies
Criminology and Social Policy
Centre for Child and Family Research
Centre for Research in Social Policy (CRSP)
Communications Research Centre
Crime Science Research Group (CSRG)
Organisation of journalism, Political communications, Cinema, Information and communication technologies, Critical theory, International dimensions of communications, Representations of social issues and social policies in the media, Sociology of new communication technologies, Media and nationalism, Media rituals, Symbolic geographies, Propaganda, Politics and the media, Popular culture, Advertising systems, Political communication
Information for international students
There are a number of international students taking higher degrees by research in the department.
Fees and funding
ESRC, AHRC, Faculty, University
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Postgraduate Research Office
- 01509 22 82 92