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. IELTS 6.5 required by applicants whose first language is not English. An MA in a relevant discipline can also be helpful in some areas.


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:

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.

Fees and funding

NTU is part of the AHRC Midlands3Cities Doctoral Training Partnership, which provides funding for PhD research in the Arts and Humanities. View further details about this.

Qualification and course duration


part time
96 months
full time
48 months


part time
72 months
full time
36 months

Course contact details

Mrs Sarah Davey
0115 848 6335