The Institute for Media and Creative Industries attracts graduate research students and world-leading faculty. We collaborate across the University, and externally with a range of UK and international academics, practitioners and research centres. This helps to ensure our impact on academia, industry, institutions, civil society, professionals, and policy-makers at both national and international levels.
The Institute for Media and Creative Industries incorporates an interdisciplinary team of researchers with a shared interest in the growth and impact of media and the creative industries. Our research focuses on four key areas of media development and delivery: Infrastructure, Labour, Output and Audiences.
Students who decide to undertake a PhD programme with the Institute for Media and Creative Industries will have the opportunity to work with top researchers and industry leaders, and gain first-hand experience of real life problem solving.
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You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.Full-time
Analysing technological innovation, regulation, meaning, and ownership, through the use of ethnographic, political, economic, environmental, activist and public-policy research.
Engaging the legal, economic, training, environmental, and organisational context of work, by drawing on institutional and ethnographic methods to engage both structural and experiential determinations.
Understanding cultural production by addressing both content analysis and textual analysis, and combining statistical and hermeneutic methods to establish patterns of meaning.
Combining quantitative and qualitative measures to establish the audience’s composition and conduct in the wake of cultural consumption. Analysis of ratings, uses and effects, as well as ethnographic and psychoanalytic traditions are key to this area of research.
You only need to take one of these language tests:
Minimum required score:
The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.Schedule TOEFL®
Minimum required score:
The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.Schedule IELTS
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You need the following GPA score:
Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).
Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
A number of scholarships and bursaries are available (dependent on eligibility):
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, Studyportals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.