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School of Media and Communication research degrees

Research degrees

As a postgraduate researcher in the School of Media and Communication, you'll engage in a directed programme of rigorous study as you attempt to answer some of the most pressing questions facing societies today.

Whether you study political communication, media industries, promotional culture, journalism, digital media, visual communication, urban media or global media flows, you'll work closely with your supervisor to create a programme of research that will lead to the production of original knowledge and a future career inside or outside academia.


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Ysabel Gerrard
"The School of Media and Communication is fantastic with a rich and inspiring research culture, and plenty of opportunities for research collaboration, teaching and mentorship, which made it a natural and easy choice for me."