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Faculty of Media & Communication

Bournemouth University

48 months
Duration
15000 GBP/year
4395 GBP/year
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About

From law, computer animation and media production to communication and journalism, our the Faculty of Media & Communication of Bournemouth University offers many opportunities for doctoral of philosophy research across a wide range of specialisms.

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Overview

The Faculty of Media & Communication of Bournemouth University  hosts seven research centres: Centre for Excellence in Media Practice (CEMP), Narrative, Culture and Community Research Centre, Centre for Comparative Politics and Media Research, Centre for Intellectual Property Policy & Management (CIPPM), Experimental Media Research Centre (EMERGE), National Research Centre for Computer Animation, Centre for the Study of Conflict, Emotion and Social Justice.

The research strategy in the faculty is aligned with Bournemouth University’s 2025 vision and strategic plan; a plan that stresses real-world impact, the enrichment of society and the economy, and advancing knowledge to significantly influence challenges world-wide.

Research projects within the faculty have had a significant impact on a number of worldwide issues including digital and technological futures; The implications of 3D printing for Intellectual Property, Afterglow, The impact of digital technologies on readers and reading and global security; Tear gas, policing and human rights.

As well as conducting research within the faculty, we also work closely with colleagues from other specialisms through our research institutes and centres as well as with other universities, helping to deliver impactful and relevant research projects. Join the PhD - Faculty of Media & Communication at Bournemouth University to learn more.

Transferable skills and academia

A research degree can open new career opportunities in commercial research and development, consultancy, or could lead you to starting your own business. You may alternatively consider a career in academia.

You may wish to undertake research to contribute to your knowledge of a specialist subject, or develop your employability by enhancing your skills in project management and analysis.

Programme Structure

Research study areas:

  • Communication & Journalism
  • Humanities & Law
  • Media Production
  • Computer Animation
  • Centre for the Study of Conflict, Emotion and Social Justice

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 48 months
  • Part-time
    • 84 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5
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Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Upper Second Class

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5
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Other requirements

General requirements

  • We would normally expect you to have an Honours degree at Upper Second Class (2:1) in any subject and/or a relevant Master's degree.
  • Some supervisors may ask you for additional entry requirements such as relevant work experience, evidence of written work, or previous study of a particular subject.
  • Entry requirements may vary so it is important to discuss your application in principle before submitting a formal application.
  • English language requirements for this course are normally: IELTS (Academic) 6.5 with minimum 5.5 in each component or equivalent.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    15000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15000 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    4395 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4395 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.

Funding

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