The department has equal research strengths in media and communications and in cultural studies research, in humanities and in social sciences approaches, and in theory- and practice-driven work. The Media and Communications programme is offered by the Goldsmiths, University of London.
Its work spans a wide range of topics and modes of enquiry – from philosophical studies of technology and human life to sociological investigations of media production and use; from issues of identity, embodiment and becoming to post-feminism, queer theory and critical race studies; from global screen studies and transnational investigations of media and culture to news’ role in contemporary democracy.
Research degrees in this department have two elements:
- the research work that you carry out individually under supervision
- a programme of taught courses, which brings you into contact with other students within Goldsmiths
Supervisors and their students form loose research teams, sometimes on a joint basis with another group. When you apply, please indicate your intended research area and any preference for a particular supervisor.
The Department’s research falls into five main strands which make up our research groupings:
- Media and Democracy
- Economy, Culture and Communication
- Media Futures
- Gender, Feminism and Contemporary Cultures
- Screen Cultures and Media Arts
- 36 months
- 48 months
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DisciplinesFilm, Photography & Media Communication Studies Media Studies & Mass Media View 11 other PhDs in Communication Studies in United Kingdom
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- Details of your education history, including the dates of all exams/assessments
- The email address of your referee who we can request a reference from, or alternatively an electronic copy of your academic reference
- Contact details of a second referee
- A personal statement – this can either be uploaded as a Word Document or PDF, or completed online
- If available, an electronic copy of your educational transcript
- Details of your research proposal
International14760 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 14760 GBP per year during 36 months.
National4407 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 4407 GBP per year during 36 months.
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