Research course

Communication, Cultural and Media Studies

Ulster University · Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Entry requirements

A first or upper 2nd-class honours degree in a relevant subject area (or equivalent qualification).

Months of entry

January, December, November, October, September, August, July, June, May, April, March, February

Course content

The school has an integrated approach to its work and sociological and humanities methods. There is special expertise in the media and Ireland.
View the Research Prospectus on-line (see link below).

Department specialisms

Research falls into three main clusters of interrelated activities: National and Regional Cinemas; the New Technologies, Everyday Culture, and Education; and News and Journalism.

Information for international students

International students should visit the university's website ( or contact the university and ask to be sent an international students' handbook.

Fees and funding


Qualification and course duration


part time
72 months
full time
36 months


part time
48 months
full time
24 months

Further details of qualification

Students enrol on a programme of work leading to the degree of PhD or MPhil. Award of the degree is subject to academic progress which is assessed formally throughout the 2- to 6-year study period, including by formal examination following submission of the thesis.

Course contact details

Dr Robert Porter
+44 28 7012 3998