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MPhil/PhD Media & Communications

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Full time | Goldsmiths, University of London | 4 years | SEP

Study mode

Full time


4 years

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

Subject areas

Communication Studies

Course type


Course Summary

Research degrees in this department have two elements: the research work that students carry out individually under supervision; a programme of taught courses, which brings them into contact with other students within Goldsmiths. Supervisors and their students form loose research teams, sometimes on a joint basis with another group. When they apply, please indicate their intended research area and any preference for a particular supervisor. The Department also offers a PhD programme partially by audio-visual practice. We encourage applications from Doctoral candidates who wish to submit, as part of their thesis, a portfolio of practical work alongside a reduced textual component. We aim to develop students who are able to express themselves creatively and self-critically in theoretical and/or practice work. Students will develop research skills, presentation skills, an understanding of the workings of the media and their broad cultural and social impacts and an understanding of the pleasures of media consumption.

Tuition fees

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Entry requirements

Students should normally have (or expect to be awarded) a taught Masters in a relevant subject area. Students might also be considered for some programmes if they aren’t a graduate or their degree is in an unrelated field, but have relevant experience and can show that students have the ability to work at postgraduate level.