Our regular standard of admission is at least an Upper Second Class Honours degree (2:1), although candidates will usually also have completed or be undertaking a Masters qualification.
- a straightforward, descriptive, and informative title
- the question that your research will address
- an account of why this question is important and worth investigating
- an assessment of how your own research will engage with recent study in the subject
- a brief account of the methodology and approach you will take
- a discussion of the primary sources that your research will draw upon, including printed books, manuscripts, archives, libraries, or museums
- an indicative bibliography of secondary sources that you have already consulted and/or are planning to consult
Months of entry
January, December, November, October, September, August, July, June, May, April, March, February
Information Studies has a vibrant research culture with a growing number of doctoral and masters students, exploring a range of topics in the fields of information studies, museology, digital culture and digital humanities.
Information Studies has a vibrant research culture that investigates a range of topics in the fields of information studies and digital culture, and digital humanities. Rapid technological change, massive volumes of digital information of increasing complexity, that is both global and mobile pose significant challenges to us individually and collectively. Fundamental concepts such as identity, memory, authenticity, trust, transparency, accountability, representation, engagement, preservation of cultural heritage and access are just some of the issues that the transition to the digital age brings into focus. These concerns demand a fresh theoretical approach, a deeper understanding of the nature of information and innovative solutions that connect theory with practice, people with information and technology with humanity.
Information Studies research focuses on five main areas:
- Theoretical approaches to information
- Management, Curation and Evaluation of Digital Assets
- Archive, Records and (Personal) Information Management
- Digital Heritage, Digital Museology & Digital Humanities
- Entertainment and information access systems
Start dates are set by both the supervisor and the department. As such some PHD options will have fixed start dates (likely January/October) and others have a rolling intake. For more details please contact the relevant department.
Information for international students
Fees and funding
- College of Arts Graduate School funding opportunities
- Eligibility and submission details : closing date is Friday 15 December 2017
- Eligibility and application details : closing date is Friday 15 December 2017 (we must also have received your PhD application by this date)
Qualification and course duration
MLitt by research
Course contact details