During this Culture, Communication and Media MPhil/PhD programme from University College London (UCL) you will work closely with your supervisor(s) to develop your project, supported by a flexible programme of methodology courses and a strong research community of staff and doctoral students. This programme is available to study both face-to-face and online.
The Department of Culture, Communication and Media has innovative, research-active staff able to supervise postgraduate research in the following areas: applied linguistics; TESOL; art, design and museology; music education; English education, social semiotics and multimodality; media education; learning with digital technologies; teacher professional development; and psychosocial studies.
We have four research centres: The Centre for Applied Linguistics, the Confucius Institute for Schools, Digital Arts Research in Education, and the UCL Knowledge Lab.
IOE doctoral graduates in the Department of Culture, Communication and Media progress to careers in university teaching, educational research, policy and curriculum development, as well as creative arts education.
IOE doctoral graduates in the Department of Culture, Communication and Media progress to careers in university teaching, educational research, policy and curriculum development, as well as creative arts education. Students will develop general and specialist skills in research methodology, academic writing and presentation, as well as gaining experience of engaging with a wide range of practitioners across different sectors of education.
Programme StructureResearch areas:
- Applied linguistics: bilingualism and multilingualism; neoliberal ideology and language teaching; materials analysis; English as a global language; language learning and identity; language teacher identity; language education, gender and sexuality; critical discourse analysis; second language acquisition; language testing; translanguaging; ethnography
- Art, design and museology: artists in sites of learning, curatorial practices and the shaping of knowledge in galleries and museums, artists interventions in educational contexts; visual culture
- Music education: musical development, the psychology of music, singing and voice science, music in special education, music ideology, gender and music, the sociology and philosophy of music, informal and popular music education, the wider benefits of music
- 36 months
- 60 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApply anytime.
- Research degrees may start at any time of the year, but typically start in September.
- Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.
DisciplinesCorporate Communication Media Studies & Mass Media Digital Communication View 26 other PhDs in Media Studies & Mass Media in United Kingdom
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- The normal minimum requirement is a Master’s degree from a UK university in a subject appropriate to the programme to be followed, or a qualification of equivalent standard appropriate to the programme to be followed awarded by a university (or educational institution of university rank) outside the UK.
- The majority of our successful applicants hold a Merit at Master’s level, and may have additional relevant experience.
- Students without a Master’s degree who have completed the UCL PGDip in Social Science Research Methods, obtaining a grade B or above in any two or more modules, may also be considered for admission to this programme.
International21200 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 21200 GBP per year during 36 months.
National7580 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 7580 GBP per year during 36 months.
- UK: £3,790
- Overseas: £10,600
Living costs for London
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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