Research course

Media, Film and Music

University of Sussex · School of Media, Film and Music

Entry requirements

Normally a Master’s degree with a Merit or equivalent in a subject relevant to your chosen area of research.

Months of entry

January, September, May

Course content

PhD in Media, Film and Music by Published Works

Are you the author of substantial research-led publications but haven’t had the chance to get a doctorate?

This PhD is awarded for the submission of a portfolio of published research of the same standard as a typical PhD, namely that the work makes a significant contribution to knowledge in a particular field. The work can take the form of refereed articles, chapters, monographs, scholarly editions, software and creative work (including fine art, audiovisual works, design, music or performance) or other original artefacts as long as they are available or traceable in the public domain.

You’ll work with a qualified supervisor to compose an accompanying 10,000-word essay, summarising and explaining your work’s contribution to the field.

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
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Dr Camilla Briault
+44 (0)1273 678427