PhD in the Faculty of Media & Communication

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PhD in the Faculty of Media & Communication

From law, computer animation and media production to history, politics, english, communication and journalism, our Faculty of Media & Communication offers many opportunities for doctoral of philosophy research across a wide range of specialisms.

The faculty hosts seven research centres: Centre for Excellence in Media Practice (CEMP)Narrative, Culture and Community Research CentreCentre for Comparative Politics and Media ResearchCentre for Intellectual Property Policy & Management (CIPPM)Experimental Media Research Centre (EMERGE)National Research Centre for Computer AnimationCentre for the Study of Conflict, Emotion and Social Justice.

The research strategy in the faculty is aligned with Bournemouth University’s 2025 vision and strategic plan; a plan that stresses real-world impact, the enrichment of society and the economy, and advancing knowledge to significantly influence challenges world-wide.

Research projects within the faculty have had a significant impact on a number of worldwide issues including digital and technological futures; The implications of 3D printing for Intellectual PropertyAfterglowThe impact of digital technologies on readers and reading and global security; Tear gas, policing and human rights.

As well as conducting research within the faculty, we also work closely with colleagues from other specialisms through our research institutes and centres as well as with other universities, helping to deliver impactful and relevant research projects.

Entry Requirements

We would normally expect you to have an Honours degree at Upper Second Class (2:1) in any subject and/or a relevant Master’s degree.

If English is not your first language, you will need to provide evidence that you can understand English to a satisfactory level. English language requirements for this course are normally:

  • IELTS (Academic) 6.5 with minimum 5.5 in each component or equivalent.

See the website for full details.

Who is eligible to apply?

This is a self funded opportunity.

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