Research course

Media and Cultural Policy

University of Glasgow · College of Arts
PhDMLitt by researchMPhil

Entry requirements

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.

Research proposal

Candidates are required to provide an outline of the proposed research subject in about 1000 words. This need not be a final thesis proposal but should include:

  • 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

Your application, including your references and research proposal, will be passed to members of staff whose expertise and research interests most closely match the area of your proposed study.

Months of entry


Course content

The Centre for Cultural Policy Research offers an outstanding research environment and high quality supervision experience from leading international experts in their fields.

As a dedicated postgraduate research and teaching centre, the Centre for Cultural Policy Research has a highly experienced team of postgraduate supervisors and is home to a thriving cohort of postgraduate research students. The Centre is also home to major externally ESRC and AHRC funded research projects and is closely linked to CREATe the UK Research Councils' centre for copyright and new business models in the creative economy. These projects and the researchers working on them all contribute to the research culture and interact with PG students through a programme of workshops and seminars.

We welcome applications to undertake studies for higher degrees in the following broad areas of staff interest and specialist.

  • creativity and innovation in the cultural and media industries
  • cultural and national identities and communications in the global context
  • communication and media studies
  • evaluation of the social impact of arts intervention
  • evidence-based policy-making
  • media management and media economics
  • media regulation and cultural policy in the UK and EU
  • social media, journalism and sport.

Information for international students

International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic module (not General Training)

  • 7.0 with no sub-test under 7.0.
  • Tests must have been taken within 2 years 5 months of start date. Applicants must meet the overall and subtest requirements using a single test.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PhD
    full time
    36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    60 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • MLitt by research
    full time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • MPhil
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

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