Research course

Digital Media

University of Sussex · School of Media, Film and Music

Entry requirements

You should normally have a merit (an average of 60% overall) in a Masters degree, or equivalent in a subject relevant to your chosen area of research. You may also be considered for the degree if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Months of entry

January, September, May

Course content

The rapid development and distribution of digital media technologies in so many aspects of everyday life raises new research questions. Specialist methods and approaches are needed to understand the transformations in everyday life and social worlds. Exploring these questions in your PhD, you’ll work with expert faculty guiding and supervising you throughout your research project.

You have the opportunity to participate in the Centre for Material Digital Culture and the Sussex Humanities Lab, which is dedicated to developing and expanding interdisciplinary research at the cutting edge of digital humanities and digital media.

We welcome research proposals in areas such as:

  • philosophy of media, critical theory and technology
  • digital humanities
  • computational media and the political economy of computation.

Projects can be co-supervised by faculty in another school as appropriate.

Qualification and course duration


part time
72 months
full time
48 months

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