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Qualification type

PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

Subject areas

Digital Media Multimedia (Computing)

Course type


Course Summary

The rapid development and distribution of digital media technologies in so many aspects of everyday life raises new research questions. Specialist methods and approaches are needed to understand the transformations in everyday life and social worlds. Exploring these questions in your PhD, you’ll work with expert faculty guiding and supervising you throughout your research project. You have the opportunity to participate in the Centre for Material Digital Culture and the Sussex Humanities Lab, which is dedicated to developing and expanding interdisciplinary research at the cutting edge of digital humanities and digital media. We welcome research proposals in areas such as: philosophy of media, critical theory and technology; digital humanities; computational media and the political economy of computation. Projects can be co-supervised by faculty in another school as appropriate. For a PhD, your research work makes a substantial original contribution to knowledge or understanding in your chosen field.

Different course options

Full time | University of Sussex | 4 years | MAY-20

Study mode

Full time


4 years

Start date


Tuition fees

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Course fees for UK / EU students

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Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

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Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students should normally expected to have a Merit (an average of 60% overall) in a Masters degree and an upper second-class (2.1) undergraduate honours degree. Your qualification should be in a subject relevant to your chosen area of research. You may also be considered for the degree if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.