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Key information

Qualification type

MPhil - Master of Philosophy

Subject areas

Journalism (General)

Course type


Course Summary

Course outline

Journalism at Staffordshire University has a reputation as one of the leading providers of journalism training and education in the UK.

We enjoy very strong links with the journalism industry and our staff have a wide range of industry expertise in areas such as sports journalism and PR, politics, media law, new media and photojournalism.

Our researchers collaborate with a number of scholars nationally and internationally and operate on a cross-disciplinary basis. The team has particular research strengths in new digital media, social media, politics and political communication, photojournalism and the history and sociology of journalism.

We would particularly welcome PhD applications from students interested in research into these topics, from any area of journalism (for example, sports, PR, music, games, news).

MPhil Journalism award may be studied in full-time, distance learning or part-time mode, and we consider applications for part-time studies outside the UK on a case-by-case basis. We strongly advise you to contact us for an informal discussion about your proposed research before you make a formal application. We will be happy to discuss with you what is involved in PhD level study and how to develop a PhD research proposal.

Different course options

Full time | Staffordshire University (Stoke-on-Trent Campus) | 3 years | SEP-20

Study mode

Full time


3 years

Start date


Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

Full-time research degree fees for Home/EU students are set in accordance with Research England guidance (2019/20: £4,327). A pro-rata fee is charged to part-time students.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Satisfactory completion of a First or Upper Second Class Honours degree, or a Masters degree in a relevant subject area.

University information

Based in the West Midlands, Staffordshire University offers many different postgraduate courses across a wide range of different subject areas and study options. The main city campus is based in Stoke-on-Trent with the University’s dedicated Centres of Excellence in Healthcare Education located in Stafford and Shrewsbury. Students can study Postgraduate Certificates, Postgraduate Diplomas, Masters, PGCE or PhDs at the University, and these...more

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