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
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.
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/media-and-communications-phd
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: http://www.sussex.ac.uk/study/phd/fees-and-scholarships
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
Course contact details
- Jaime Huxtable
- +44 (0)1273 877215