PhD and MPhil Research
The dedicated PhD common room includes computing facilities, secure lockers and photocopying facilities.
The School offers opportunities for full-time and part-time study leading to the degrees of PhD and MPhil.
Supervision is available across a wide range of research topics in journalism, media and cultural studies. See the School's research pages for information on research groups and staff research interests.
The School usually offers a number of research studentships each year, to provide outstanding applicants with tuition fees and/or stipends to help cover living expenses. When available, the studentships are advertised on the School website.
Along with an extensive Research Programme, students enrolled at the School benefit from:
- A main supervisor responsible for guiding you through your programme of study.
- A co-supervisor and a third panel member (who will monitor and provide feedback on student progress, quality of written work and supervision).
- A research methods training course in the Principles and Practices of Media Research and reading cultural and social theory.
- A dedicated postgraduate common room containing computing facilities, secure lockers and photocopying facilities.
- Access to weekly research seminars. These seminars involve speakers to guide and mentor both staff and students on research activity, publication, and grant applications as well as meetings of research groups and sessions designed to bring research interests together around particular research themes.
- Admission to the University Graduate College facilities, training and activities.
- The opportunity of being trained and mentored in teaching and lecturing.
- Attendance at one day MPhil/PhD conferences where students present their work to colleagues.
- Access to financial support for fieldwork and attendance at conferences.
A BA degree (upper second class or above) or an MA degree in a relevant subject, awarded by a recognised university or equivalent.
Please note that candidates whose first language is not English will normally be expected to obtain a minimum IELTS score of 7.5.
The University's Graduate College offers many training benefits for postgraduate students and encourage interdisciplinary research.
Prospective students can find further advice on funding their studies from the Cardiff University website's Postgraduate section.