Masters by Research or PhD Media, Film and Communication Studies (Postgraduate Research)

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Full-Time or Part-Time

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Francis Close Hall, Cheltenham

Conduct research in a media area of your choice. Improve professional practice and develop high-level academic skills and knowledge to progress your career.

Benefit from an experienced team of research-active staff able to offer supervision across a wide range of subjects and themes, including: film and animation, TV and radio, popular music, news and journalism, media and cultural studies, and memory studies. Undertake interdisciplinary research both within the faculty and across the university. For example, if you are researching in the area of film, you may wish to combine a written theory component with the production of a feature-length screenplay.

Examples of potential research topics are: issues of authorship and queer identities; spectatorship and engagement; national identity and cinemas; film music; critical approaches to the music industry; music, gender and ageing; news, democracy and citizenship; the impact of tabloidisation on news selection; news and globalisation; media and memory; creative approaches to radio production; 360 degree programming and digital media; tv genres.

Research students who have not already completed a relevant Masters degree or other appropriate postgraduate research methods training, are normally required to complete the university's research methods' training course: Philosophy and Approaches to Research and Methodologies and Methods.Learn through peer group seminars and discussions. Campus-based and university-wide open lecture programmes are seen as integral to your experience.

Entry requirements

  • MA by Research/MRes/MPhil: you will need at least a 2.1 Honours degree or equivalent in a relevant subject area
  • We normally consider applications from candidates from different backgrounds who demonstrate appropriate research experience and achievement
  • International students need IELTS 6.5 overall (no less than 6.0 in writing and 5.5 in any other band) or equivalent.

Fees

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Develop advanced research skills with specialist training

Research students who have not already completed a relevant Masters degree or other appropriate postgraduate research methods training will benefit from the university's research methods training modules: Philosophy and Approaches to Research and Methodologies and Methods.

Strengthen your expertise through dedicated research centres

Our Research Centres - in Women, Ageing and Media; Media, Memory and Community; and The Creative Industries - build upon areas of expertise within the Media School and help foster the sharing of knowledge, spanning different disciplines, among both staff and students.

Present your papers and published articles at big conferences

Attend relevant national and international conferences. Present your papers and publication of articles towards the later stages of studies.

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