Research course

Journalism Studies

University of Sussex · School of Media, Film and Music

Entry requirements

You’re normally expected to have a Merit (an average of 60% overall) in a Masters degree and an upper second-class (2.1) undergraduate honours degree.

Your qualification should normally be 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, May, September

Course content

Join the growing research culture in Journalism Studies at Sussex and explore the practices, politics and impact of journalism in a wide range of contexts.

You’ll work with experienced faculty guiding and supervising you throughout your research project.


We particularly welcome research proposals in:

  • news journalism
  • political communications
  • journalism and the military
  • journalism and intelligence
  • investigative journalism
  • media and protest.

Projects can be co-supervised by faculty in other subject areas as appropriate.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PhD
    full time
    48 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    72 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

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