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PhD/ MPhil/ MRes Journalism, Media & Communication

PhD/ MPhil/ MRes Journalism, Media & Communication

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Qualification type

PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

Subject areas

Journalism (General) Communication / Media

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Course Summary

The Journalism, Media & Communication (JMC) PhD is taken within the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, and supported by a team of internationally renowned academics.

PhD students in JMC are expected to undertake research which results in a thesis that contributes to the wider literature and/or practice in the field, thereby making an original contribution to current knowledge. Students can also expect to contribute to the vibrant research culture in the subject, including research seminars, the MediaComm Jam and the Graduate School research student network.

A PhD in JMC at Strathclyde may incorporate more than one of the following areas:

  • using theoretical perspectives from the areas of media and communication to advance knowledge in associated areas
  • undertaking the critical study of the media, communication or journalism industries, and their practices and policies
  • studying intersecting in/equalities in history, culture and/or society as they relate to journalism, media and communication
  • advancing understanding of the consumption of media and communication and how that affects individuals, communities or the media industry
  • assessing and evaluating approaches developed in and across different disciplinary traditions

At Strathclyde, we can offer supervisory expertise in a variety of areas within JMC, including:

  • journalism theory and practice
  • social media
  • political communications
  • media, health, wellbeing and trauma
  • gender, media and communication


The University Careers Service can help you with everything from writing your CV to interview preparation.

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Entry requirements

For PhD, normally, a first-class or upper second-class Honours degree, or overseas equivalent, plus a Masters degree in a relevant area.

University information

The University of Strathclyde is a first-rate institution, offering a diverse variety of postgraduate course options and fostering an inclusive university community, welcoming students from around the globe and from all types of backgrounds. Strathclyde is a research-oriented university, delivering a transformative learning experience. It invests intelligently in campus facilities to provide a superb environment in which to study and...more

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