Research course

Interdisciplinary Study of Culture

The University of Manchester · Faculty of Humanities

Entry requirements

Candidates must hold a first or upper second class UK honours degree and a M.A. degree at a leval equivalent to a UK average of 60%, or equivalent qualification gained outside of the UK, in an appropriate area in the humanities or the social sciences.

Months of entry


Course content

The PhD Programme in the Interdisciplinary Study of Culture is co-ordinated by the Research Institute for Cosmopolitan Cultures (RICC) and welcomes applications for doctoral dissertations on any aspect of one of the following broadly defined themes

Living Cosmopolitanism: Cities, Transnationalities and Migration

Injustice, Inequality and Violence: Rethinking Materialities

Mediating Cosmopolitanism: Film, Technology and Fantasy

Imagining Otherness, Embodying Difference: Gender and Postcolonialism

Genealogies of Cosmopolitanism: History, Literature and Memory

Belonging and Exclusion: Exile, Diaspora and Cultures of Citizenship

As RICC is a Faculty-wide interdisciplinary Research Institute; we welcome applications from candidates from a wide range of disciplines in the humanities and the social sciences, and from those whose interests do not fall neatly in any one particular discipline.

It is required that students in the RICC PhD Programme be (co)supervised by one of the three full-time RICC Chairs:

Nina Glick Schiller (Professor of Social Anthropology, SOSS)Jackie Stacey (Professor of Media and Cultural Studies, SAHC)Galin Tihanov (Professor of Comparative Literature and Intellectual History, SLLC).

Other members of RICC's academic staff, which includes the RICC Fellows, can aso be part of the supervisory team, as could an appropriate academic from SoSS, SAHC, or SLLC.

Information for international students

For further information about entry requirements, including English Language requirements please see the University website.

Qualification and course duration


part time
72 months
full time
36 months

Course contact details

The Research Institute for Cosmopolitan Cultures (RICC)
+44 (0)161 275 3559