Ph.D. On Campus

Institute for Media and Creative Industries

Loughborough University

36 months
24100 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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This Institute is dedicated to the media and creative industries; music, the press, radio, film, television, electronic games, literature, museums, drama, dance, art, tourism, journalism, and the internet. We work with the arts, the social sciences, and the humanities as equal intellectual lodestones.



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.

Programme Structure

  • Infrastructure

Analysing technological innovation, regulation, meaning, and ownership, through the use of ethnographic, political, economic, environmental, activist and public-policy research.

  • Labour

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.

  • Output

Understanding cultural production by addressing both content analysis and textual analysis, and combining statistical and hermeneutic methods to establish patterns of meaning.

  • Audiences

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.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months
  • Part-time
    • 60 months

Start dates & application deadlines


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Our entry requirements are usually based on a 2:1 undergraduate degree (or the overseas equivalent) in a related subject area.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    24100 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 24100 GBP per year during 36 months.

Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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