Research course

Media and Communications

University of Sussex · School of Media, Film and Music

Entry requirements

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

Course content

Explore how media figures in everyday life, politics and culture. You’ll work with expert faculty guiding and supervising you throughout your research project. You’ll join an active research culture engaged in rigorous critical and historical studies of a wide range of media cultures.

We particularly welcome research proposals in areas such as:

  • social and cultural analysis of media forms, institutions and practices
  • media representation and media audiences
  • advertising and consumption
  • feminist, queer and activist media studies
  • media histories and theories
  • visual, audiovisual and sound cultures.

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

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

Find out how to apply for a student visa

Fees and funding

UK students
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International students
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Our aim is to ensure that every student who wants to study with us is able to despite financial barriers, so that we continue to attract talented and unique individuals:

Postgraduate Masters Loan

MPhil students might be eligible for a Postgraduate Masters Loan. This is not available for students registering for a PhD.

Qualification and course duration


full time
48 months
part time
72 months


full time
36 months
part time
48 months

Course contact details

Jaime Huxtable
+44 (0)1273 877215