Research course

Media, Film and Communication Studies

University of Gloucestershire · Faculty of Media, Art and Communications
PhDMPhilMA by research

Entry requirements

• MA by Research/MRes/MPhil: you will need at least a 2.1 honours degree or equivalent in a relevant subject area • we normally consider applications from candidates from different backgrounds who demonstrate appropriate research experience and achievement • EU and international students need IELTS 6.5 overall (no less than 6.0 in writing and 5.5 in any other band) or equivalent

Months of entry


Course content

Research opportunities in media, film and communication are available for either full or part-time study. You will benefit from research-active and industry-connected supervisors as well as state-of-the-art media studios and equipment.

Our experienced team of research active staff are able to offer supervision across a wide range of subjects and themes, including:

  • film and animation
  • TV and radio
  • popular music
  • news and journalism
  • media and cultural studies
  • women, ageing and the media

There is also the opportunity to undertake interdisciplinary research both within the faculty and across the university. For example, a student researching in the area of film may wish to combine a written theory component with the production of a feature-length screenplay.

Applications are welcomed in the following areas, where research strengths and expertise lie: community and media, film practice and theory, journalism, music in media, and women ageing and media . We encourage attendance at relevant conferences, as well as the giving of papers and publication of articles towards the later stages of your studies. Peer group seminars and discussions together with campusbased and university-wide open lecture programmes are seen as integral to the research student experience. Our research centres - in Women, Ageing and Media; Film and Screen Cultures; and Media, Memory and Community - build upon areas of expertise within the school and help foster the sharing of knowledge, spanning different disciplines, among both staff and students.

Department specialisms

Painting; Sculpture; Print Making; Drawing; Historical and Theoretical Studies; Theories of Cultural Value; Time-Based Media; Interactive and Electronic Media; Film Studies; Television Studies; Research Methodology

Qualification and course duration


part time
48-84 months
full time
30-48 months


full time
18-36 months
part time
30-60 months

MA by research

part time
18-36 months
full time
12-24 months

Course contact details

Enquiries Team
+44 (0)3330 141414