Research course

Communications, Cultural and Media Studies

Nottingham Trent University · Communications, Culture and Media

Entry requirements

A good UK honours degree (minimum 2.1) in a relevant discipline.

Months of entry


Course content

The results of the UK's 2008 Research Assessment Exercise have placed NTU amongst the leading institutions for research in Media, Communications and Cultural Studies, with 70% of its research being rated as world-leading or of international excellence. Research is organised within the Institute for Cultural Analysis, Nottingham (ICAn).

Research within ICAn is organised into six broad clusters:

  • Globalisation, Media and Diaspora
  • Cultures of the Everyday
  • Strategies in Communication (SinC)
  • Theory, Politics and Culture
  • The Centre for the Study of Inequality, Culture and Difference

The unit is also home to some specialist research groups and a journal:

Publications' listings of members can be found at the University's Institutional Repository.

Department specialisms

Areas of specialism within this unit include cultural studies - natural cultural identities, cross cultural study, the international and multi-ethnic contexts of cultural study; film and cinema studies; city cultures; urban lifestyles; leisure; consumer culture and the cultural industries; globalisation & locality studies; women's studies, gender and sexualities.

Information for international students

IELTS 6.5 required by applicants whose first language is not English.

  • University orientation programme.
  • School Induction and social/welcome event.
  • Overseas students will be required to pay fees.
  • Contact the administrator for details.
  • A deposit may also be required.

Visit our International pages for more information.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Applications are invited for MPhil. or PhD. PhD students must first enter at MPhil level and then transfer to PhD if applicable. PhD direct may be permitted if student holds relevant MA.

Course contact details

Mrs Sarah Davey
+44 (0)115 848 2999