Research course

Media and Cultural Studies

Newcastle University · School of Arts and Cultures

Entry requirements

A 2:1 honours degree or higher (or international equivalent), in a related subject (see examples below). PhD applicants also require a Master's degree at Merit standard or higher (or international equivalent).

  • Cultural studies
  • Communication studies
  • Media studies
  • Gender studies
  • Related humanities and social sciences subjects

We may ask you to attend an interview either in person, via telephone or Skype.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

Join us for an MPhil or PhD in Media and Cultural Studies. You'll become part of the media and cultural studies team and contribute to a vibrant learning community.

We're a leading research unit at Newcastle University with a strong PhD culture. Our research environment supports world-leading, internationally excellent scholarship. Our approach is distinct and interdisciplinary, focusing across theoretical and applied areas. This provides quality assured supervision.

During your studies you'll have the opportunity to:

  • present papers at conferences
  • write articles for academic journals
  • contribute articles to edited collections alongside other publications.

Additionally, you'll have the opportunity to enrol on a nationally recognised Teaching in Higher Education qualification, allowing you to host undergraduate and postgraduate seminars.

Information for international students

English Language requirements: Direct Entry: IELTS 7.0 overall (with a minimum of 6.5 in all sub-skills). If you have lower English Language scores, you may be accepted onto a Pre-sessional English Language course.

Fees and funding

See Fees and Funding tab in the Programme information in our online Prospectus.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Tina Sikka, School of Arts and Cultures
+44 (0) 191 208 3509