Normally a Masters degree with a Merit or equivalent in a subject relevant to your chosen area of research.
Months of entry
January, September, May
Cultural Studies engages with the study of everyday life, and critically with the ‘deep ordinariness’ of the world.
Studying cultural consumption, popular culture, multicultures, cultural values and the radicalism or conservatism of cultural politics involves thinking about culture as it is felt and lived.
Cultural Studies at Sussex can be researched using a humanities (textual) approach or social scientific (empirical) methods, or a combination of both.
The Sussex Centre for Cultural Studies is the largest research centre at the University, with workshops, conferences and events with leading external speakers – all of which you’re welcome to attend. Our leading scholars apply innovative methods and cutting-edge approaches to culture, power and agency.
Supervision in this subject area is offered in the School of Media, Film and Music, and also in interdisciplinary teams across different departments and schools.
We welcome research proposals in areas such as:
- cultural citizenship, values and beliefs
- somatic cultures, visual culture and senses
- affect, emotion and feeling
- cultural production and consumption
- everyday life and life histories
- popular culture
- cultural identities, subcultures, multiculture, cosmopolitanism
- cultural protest and resistance
- cultural practises of religion and spirituality
- digital culture
- cultural practices of race/ethniticy, class, gender/sexuality and other social formations of identity.
Information for international students
English language requirements
IELTS 6.5, with not less than 6.0 in each section. Find out about other English language qualifications we accept.
English Language Support
Don’t have the English language level for your course? Find out more about our pre-sessional courses.
Additional information for international students
We welcome applications from all over the world. Find out about international qualifications suitable for our PhD degrees.
Visas and Immigration
Fees and funding
Please visit our website for latest fees information: http://www.sussex.ac.uk/study/phd/2017/media-film-and-music/cultural-studies-phd
Information on PhD Fees and Scholarships: http://www.sussex.ac.uk/study/phd/fees-and-scholarships
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Jaime Huxtable
- +44 (0)1273 877215