Research course

Communication and Media

University of Leeds · School of Media and Communication
PhDMPhilMA by researchMSc by research

Entry requirements

Good Bachelor's degree or Master's degree in appropriate subject. Acceptance is dependent on submission of an acceptable research proposal.

Months of entry


Course content

The School of Media and Communication is a leading centre for media and communications research. Our research is multidisciplinary, theoretically innovative and socially relevant. Researchers at the School are involved in extensive networks of collaboration with academic institutions, the public sector and media industries both within the UK and across the globe.

A vibrant and growing community of PhD students is an essential part of our research culture. We are also committed to research-led teaching, which is reflected in the portfolio of our undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.

Research in the School is clustered around five major research themes:
•Cultural Production and Media Policy
•International Communication
•Journalism Studies
•Political Communication
•Visual and Digital Cultures

Department specialisms

Main research groupings are 1) Political/international communications. 2) Audiences and New Media and 3) Film and television studies. Active research areas include public diplomacy and information warfare, Europeanisation, media and identity, cinema industry.

Information for international students

IELTS 6.5 with no area below 6.0.

Fees and funding

British Academy, ESRC, university scholarships, departmental bursaries.

Qualification and course duration


full time
36+ months


full time
24 months

MA by research

full time
12 months

MSc by research

full time
12 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions
+44 (0)113 343 4192