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Full time | University of West London | 3 years | 18-SEP-23

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Full time


3 years

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Qualification type

PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

Subject areas

Communication / Media

Course type


Course Summary


The London School of Film, Media and Design offers a PhD in Media by individual research within the areas of expertise of the School’s?teaching staff. ?These include Media Studies, Media Arts,?Media History and Theory,?and? Media Archaeology.?

The combination of theoretical and practical research specialisms in the department means we can support either a written or practice-based PhD in Media, which could include elements of archival research or film practice. Many of our academics have highly active research backgrounds in a variety of subjects. We offer expert supervision across a wide range of topics.

About PhD study

This course is available for you to study either on a full-time or part-time basis and you have the flexibility to switch should you need to.

A PhD is founded on independent research. You will undertake a systematic and in-depth exploration of your chosen topic to produce a substantial body of knowledge and make an original and important contribution to the subject area.


he support provided by your supervisory team will be vital to your student experience and scholarly advancement. You and your supervisors will have regular one-to-one meetings which will provide you with opportunities to develop your research topic and discuss your progress.


Studying for a PhD enables you to develop an area of specialism that will give you an edge whether you are planning to work in industry or to develop expertise to teach in academia. By the end of your research degree you will be able to articulately apply these skills to enhance your career path.

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Entry requirements

The minimum entry requirements for a research degree are a good first degree (First Class or Upper Second Class), or equivalent qualification in a relevant field, a master’s degree (MA, MSc, MBA or MRes) with Merit, or equivalent postgraduate or research experience.

University information

The University of West London (UWL) is based in the heart of one of the UK’s most successful business regions, with a number of global organisations such a GlaxoSmithKline and Sky based locally. The University offers postgraduate courses in subjects ranging from nursing to music. Known as the ‘career university’, there is an impressive graduate employment rate, with courses specifically designed to enable students to secure work after...more

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