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.
The Media and Communication programme is offered by Bournemouth University.
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 centresas well as with other universities, helping to deliver impactful and relevant research projects.
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.
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Programme StructureResearch study areas
- We have an international reputation for delivering high-quality research projects, with some of our work published in leading national and international journals. Within the faculty we have experts in journalism, communication, animation techniques, software development, media education and digital archiving, all of whom work together to deliver exciting and ground-breaking research.
- Key subject areas you can apply to study for your PhD within the Faculty of Media & Communication are listed in this section. Our research themes run across all areas and some are cross-faculty across the University.
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- 48 months
- 84 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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DisciplinesCommunication Sciences Media Management Media Studies & Mass Media View 20 other PhDs in Media Studies & Mass Media in United Kingdom
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- 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.
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International15000 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 15000 GBP per year during 48 months.
National4395 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 4395 GBP per year during 48 months.
- UK, ROI & CI: £4,395 per year (library-based and laboratory-based)
- Int'l: £15,000 per year (library-based) £17,000 per year (laboratory-based)
Living costs for Bournemouth
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.