Media and Cultural Studies, Ph.D. | Online (optional) | Birmingham City University | Birmingham, United Kingdom
35 months
Duration
13980 GBP/year
4712 GBP/year
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About

The Media and Cultural Studies PhD at Birmingham City University research degree will help you achieve a career in media research or academia. Your research will be delivered over three years (full time) or four years (part-time or distance learning).

Overview

The  Media and Cultural Studies PhD from Birmingham City University,  enables research into a broad range of interests within the fields of media, communication, and cultural studies.

The University supports both traditional PhD research presented through an academic thesis and PhD research through practice.

Features

When you join us you will become a member of the thriving research culture at the Birmingham Centre for Media and Cultural Research (BCMCR). Your PhD research will be organized as a programme of professional and academic development.    

You will receive individual support and guidance from our team of supervisors, meeting on a regular basis to review your progress and plan your next steps. You will feel a strong sense of community amongst students and supervisors in the School of Media and wider Faculty of Arts, Design and Media.    

Programme Structure

Research interests:

  • Popular Indian cinema studies
  • Diasporic and transnational media
  • Media and cultural history
  • Media heritage and archives 
  • Creative industries, cultural policy and cultural work 
  • Popular music culture
  • Songwriting
  • Jazz studies
  • Radio studies 
  • Sexuality, gender, the cultural construction of masculinity 
  • Screen melodrama
  • Pornography studies 
  • Cult cinema 
  • Media fandom 
  • Cultural entrepreneurship 
  • Film and television audiences 
  • Comedy 
  • Media and conflict 
  • Austerity and the media
  • Community media and media activism
  • Gaming cultures
  • Amateur/informal cultural production
  • Hyperlocal journalism

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 35 months
  • Part-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

360 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any specific GRE, GMAT or GPA grading score requirements for this programme.

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • To apply for our Media and Cultural Studies PhD research degree you should have, or expect to be awarded, a Masters degree in a relevant subject area from a British or overseas university.
  • Exceptional candidates without a Masters degree, but holding a first class Bachelors degree in media studies, may be considered.
  • We also welcome enquiries from potential PhD researchers without formal academic qualifications but with appropriate levels of professional experience.
  • Please send us an initial PhD enquiry containing your brief PhD research proposal (max. 500 words), and/or any questions or queries you may have.
  • We will review your initial enquiry to ensure your research proposal compliments one of our PhD research interests and if so we will ask you to make a full application.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    13980 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13980 GBP per year during 35 months.
  • National

    4712 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4712 GBP per year during 35 months.

Living costs for Birmingham

765 - 1134 GBP /month
Living costs

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

Funding

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Scholarships Information

Below you will find PhD's scholarship opportunities for Media and Cultural Studies.

Available Scholarships

You are eligible to apply for these scholarships but a selection process will still be applied by the provider.

Independent provider
Grant
15000 USD
Deadline
31 Aug 2024
Amberscholar Scholarship
Merit-based

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Amber Student
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
28 Feb 2025
Boustany Astronomy PhD Scholarship
Merit-based

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Boustany Foundation
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
Not specified
Full Support for Tuition and Costs of Living- PhD Scholarship at the University of Essex
Merit-based

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Junhua Li
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
10000 GBP
Deadline
10 Jun 2024
GREAT Scholarship
Merit-based

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British Council - Accreditation UK
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
3500 USD
Deadline
15 Nov 2024
ACES Scholarships
Merit-based Need-based

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ACES Education Fund
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1652 GBP
Deadline
Not specified
Commonwealth Shared Scholarship – University Bids
Merit-based Need-based

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UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO)
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
30 Nov 2024
ServiceScape Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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ServiceScape
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
14 Oct 2024
Fulbright U.S. Student Program
Merit-based Need-based

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U.S. government
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
3000 GBP
Deadline
29 Jun 2024
The London Pass Education Scholarship
Merit-based

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Go City
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
31 Dec 2024
Grants of the Leopold Figl Foundation for students with residence in Lower Austria
Need-based

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Leopold Figl Foundation
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
Not specified
Erasmus+ - Grants for study mobility
Merit-based

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OeAD, Austria's Agency for Education and Internationalisation
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
5000 USD
Deadline
25 Aug 2024
Women Scholarship for International Students
Merit-based

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educations.com
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
90000 AUD
Deadline
Not specified
World Universities Ramsay Postgraduate Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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The Ramsay Centre
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
3000 USD
Deadline
31 Dec 2025
Scholarship for students with disabilities
Need-based

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Anonymous Hope Fund
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
12000 USD
Deadline
30 Nov 2024
Tobacco Harm Reduction Scholarship Programme
Merit-based Need-based

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The Tobacco Harm Reduction Scholarship Programme
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
3000 USD
Deadline
Not specified
AAPG Foundation Grants-in-Aid
Merit-based Need-based

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American Association of Petroleum Geologists Foundation
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
31 Oct 2024
$1,500 Annual Video Contest Scholarship
Merit-based

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IvyPanda
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
30 Jun 2024
$1,500 Annual Essay Writing Contest Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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IvyPanda
Location not available

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