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MPHIL Media and Communications

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Full time | City Campus | 2 years | SEP-23

Study mode

Full time


2 years

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

MPhil - Master of Philosophy

Subject areas

Communication Studies

Course type


Course Summary

Course summary

  • Undertake research into an approved media and communication topic.
  • Your research will take place in the Communication and Computing Research Centre (CCRC) and you will be a member of the community of researchers in the Cultural, Communication and Computing Research Institute (C3RI)
  • Benefit from sector-leading supervision, resources and research culture.
  • Join a vibrant research community, with very high levels of student satisfaction.
  • Take advantage of exceptional industry links, allowing you to apply your research with world-leading cultural sector partners.

A Media and Communication MPhil allows you to study an approved topic in detail, and gain research skills do so effectively.

How you learn

All our courses are designed around a set of key principles based on engaging you with the world, collaborating with others, challenging you to think in new ways, and providing you with a supportive environment in which you can thrive.

Your supervisory team will include a Director of Studies and one or more second supervisors with expertise and interest in your research area. However, much of the work for your degree will be carried out independently, and you will need the initiative, motivation and commitment to succeed. Your supervisors will help define your research programme, agree any associated training requirements, and provide direction.

We invite applications in the areas of media studies, communication studies, cultural studies, heritage studies, journalism, PR, digital media production and documentary film making.

You learn through

  • supervised study
  • independent research
  • workshops and seminars
  • mentoring sessions

Future careers

This course prepares you for a career in

  • research and academia
  • leadership and practitioner roles in the creative industries
  • the heritage sector
  • publishing
  • higher education

Tuition fees

UK fees
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International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

For this course (per year)


Entry requirements

Masters degree from a recognised university qualifications will be considered for entry on to postgraduate research programmes (MPhil/PhD). All applicants must submit a completed postgraduate application form including a 1500 words research proposal.

University information

When studying a postgraduate degree at Sheffield Hallam University students will be working at the cutting edge of their discipline, using the latest techniques, ideas, practices, and insights to address contemporary issues in their discipline, professional practice and the workplace. There are over 30,000 students at Sheffield Hallam University, and just over 6,000 of those are studying at postgraduate level. The university places a...more

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