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School of Media and Communication research degrees

Research degrees

Join our supportive research community, immerse yourself in a topic you’re passionate about and contribute an original piece of research to the field of media and communication.

As a postgraduate researcher in our School, you’ll work closely with your supervisor to answer some of the most pressing questions facing societies today. Explore our research areas and find a supervisor who might be able to support you throughout your research and help you get to the next stage in your career.

We also offer practice-led PhDs in film, photography and other screen-based media, with opportunities for collaboration with the Centre for Practice-Led Research in Arts.


"world leading" or "internationally excellent"

Submitted research outputs - REF 2021

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Ysabel Gerrard
"The School of Media and Communication is fantastic with a rich and inspiring research culture, and plenty of opportunities for research collaboration, teaching and mentorship, which made it a natural and easy choice for me."