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Journalism and Public Relations

Newcastle University

36 months
Duration
18000 GBP/year
4407 GBP/year
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About

Undertaking a PhD in Journalism and Public Relations at the Newcastle University provides you with access to a wide range of professional and academic opportunities including quality-assured supervision, producing articles for various media and delivering lectures.

Overview

You will become part of the Media and Cultural Studies team contributing to a vibrant learning community. During your Journalism and Public Relations at the Newcastle University you will have the opportunity to present papers at conferences, write articles for academic journals and contribute articles to edited collections alongside other publications. Additionally, you will have the opportunity to enrol on a nationally recognised Teaching in Higher Education qualification, allowing you to host undergraduate and postgraduate seminars.

We are a leading research unit at Newcastle University with a strong PhD culture. Our research environment supports world-leading, internationally excellent scholarship. Our approach is distinct and interdisciplinary, focusing across theoretical and applied areas.

Key facts:

Our research is characterised by a critical cultural studies approach, with PhD supervision normally available in the following research areas:

  • journalism work in transition; the political economy of local media; new understandings of 'local'; widening diversity in the news workforce; journalism education (Dr David Baines)
  • social media; intimacy and changing social relationships; changing media technologies and personal life; gender, media and culture (Professor Deborah Chambers)
  • public relations; corporate social responsibility; ePR (Ms Laurel Hetherington)
  • journalism; discourse; ideology; political communication; media theory; national identity; war, politics and propaganda (Dr Darren Kelsey)
  • critical discourse analysis; discourse analysis of new (social) media; national identity; political discourse analysis; ethnicity and immigration; international politics; the Middle East (Dr Majid Khosravinik)
  • financialisation; the political-economy of Britain since the 1970s; political and financial elites; the UK Treasury; political rhetoric and its construction; the rhetoric of economics; heterodox economics
  • data journalism; infographics; news values; newswork ethnography; online journalism; search engine optimisation; social media (Dr Murray Dick)

Facilities

As a postgraduate research student in multimedia journalism and public relations you will benefit from the Culture Lab facilities, the University's interdisciplinary research and practice centre.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • As a research student you will receive a tailored package of academic and administrative support to ensure you maximise your research and future career. The academic information is in the programme profile and you will be supported by our doctoral training centres, Faculty Training Programme and Research Student Support Team.

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 36 months
  • Part-time
    • 72 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

We suggest international students apply at least two months before the course starts.

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A 2:1 honours degree and preferably a merit master's degree, or an international equivalent.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    18000 GBP/year
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    Based on the tuition of 18000 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • National

    4407 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4407 GBP per year during 36 months.

Living costs for Newcastle upon Tyne

560 - 991 GBP /month
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Funding

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