You will need: a minimum classification of 2.1 in a first degree (or equivalent); and, preferably, a Masters degree (or Masters degree pending); and (if English is not your first language) appropriate English Language qualifications (you will normally be required to achieve minimum IELTS scores of 6.5 or equivalent). You will also need to have the commitment and motivation to undertake a sustained programme of independent and self-directed study and training as a researcher.
Months of entry
Based within our Communication and Media Research Institute (CAMRI) our research programme in Media Studies is part of a world leading centre for media and communications research.
Its approach is critical social science and its main research focuses on media policy, industry and economics; media audiences and social media; and media history.
In the most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014), 52 per cent of our research was judged to be "world-leading" (the top rating, four star), with 87 per cent of the total rated "internationally excellent" (three star). The assessment of our impact on society and business was exceptional.
Information for international students
If English is not your first language you must demonstrate English language skills to the equivalent of IELTS 6.5 at commencement. We will then expect you to undertake courses to develop your English language competence to the equivalent of IELTS 7.0 in your first year of study.
Fees and funding
Please find details of fees and the range of funding opportunities (including studentships) available through the University at: Fees and funding
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Research Admissions
- +44 (0)20 7911 5731