Research course


University of West London · Ealing School of Art, Design and Media

Entry requirements

A good Honours degree in the chosen subject area.

MPhil in MediaPhD in Media

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

Please note the course information below may be subject to change for the 2014/2015 academic year.

Course content

The two courses differ slightly in that research at the MPhil level represents an extension of existing knowledge, while at the PhD level you will be expected to make an original contribution to knowledge.

Most students enrol first for the MPhil and transfer to the PhD when their work has sufficiently developed. However, it is possible to enrol directly onto the PhD course if you are appropriately qualified.

While you are on the course, you will have a supervisory team made up of a Director of Studies with expertise in your chosen field, a further supervisor and, where appropriate, an additional adviser. You will, of course, be able to access all the general support facilities on offer at the University.

Your research will be judged through the presentation of a thesis or artefact and a viva voce for academic assessment.

Information for international students

International students should refer to:

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

For information about funding please refer to:

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
18-36 months


part time
36-60 months
full time
36 months

Course contact details

University of West London