Research course

Media Studies

Institution
Ulster University · Faculty of Arts Research
Qualifications
PhDMPhil

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.

Ulster University has pioneered the development of Media Studies in higher education, introducing one of the first media studies degrees in the UK and Ireland in 1978. Media Studies has also been at the forefront of research during the last thirty years and in the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise (RAE), it was ranked as the tenth best Media Studies research department in the UK. In the 2014 REF, the research profile for Media Studies shows that 60% of all work has been judged as being of ‘international excellence’; within this proportion, 21% is judged as having the highest accolade: ‘world leading’. The unit also scored highly in the Impact section of the REF, with 100% of its impact case studies scored at 4*/3*.

The University would welcome applicants interested in researching audio-visual archives; media and post-conflict issues; public space; media production studies; journalism and the public sphere; photographic history; media and information technology; Irish/Northern Irish media, and film, television & popular culture.

Department specialisms

Media and Cultural Identity; Media Policy; Media Education; Film and Television Studies; News and Journalism; Media and the New Technologies.

Information for international students

International students should visit the university's website (http://www.ulster.ac.uk) or contact the university and ask to be sent an international students' handbook.

Fees and funding

DEL and VCRS.

Qualification and course duration

PhD

part time
72 months
full time
36 months

MPhil

full time
24 months
part time
48 months

Course contact details

Name
Professor M Messenger Davies
Email
m.messenger@ulster.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)28 7012 4372