Key Facts

Subject area: Media, Communications and Culture
Programme: PhD / MPhil
Duration: PhD – 3 years full-time, 6 years part-time
MPhil – 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time
Starting Date: Any time of the year
Entry Requirements: See here
International entry requirements We accept a range of qualifications from other institutions.
Standard English Language requirements apply. Details here.

Media, Communications and Culture is an emerging theme, drawing together staff from across the Research Institute, from the disciplines of English and Music. In September 2007 the Institute introduced a new route to its very successful MRes Humanities Programme on Media, Communications and Culture.


Research students are supported through the provision of: shared office space, IT equipment and research funding to support some travel and other expenses.

Our facilities include The University Library, which has access in paper and electronic form to a wide range of resources necessary in pursuing research in Media, Communications and Culture at postgraduate level. In addition, the Media Building has its own digital editing suite, exhibition and visual arts work space, and a technician to assist students with their audio-visual projects. We also provide access to industry-standard software for producing video editing, film production, photography and music production.

Research Staff and Students

Currently eighteen members of staff contribute to the MCC undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. These come from a range of media and culture disciplines including English, Sociology, Geography, Modern Languages, Music, Film Studies, and Visual Arts. The research interests covered by these staff ranges from globalisation to subcultures, from postmodernism to British cinema, and from the visual representation of marginalised groups to ecology and animal rights. We have a number of postgraduate students currently working towards MRes, Masters and PhD in Media and Cultural Studies, which forms a vibrant postgraduate community. We also hold a Guest Speaker series that invites active researchers and practitioners in Media and Culture and which is open to all students and staff.

  • Cultural Theory
  • Cultural Politics
  • Cultural History
  • Postmodernism
  • Postcolonialism
  • Gender and Sexuality
  • Subcultures
  • Globalisation
  • Cybercultures
  • Moving and Still Image Production
  • Crime and the Media

Contact Details

Administrator Helen Farrell
Tel : (+44) 01782 733641
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