Media and Communication Studies PhD

A PhD or MPhil in Media and Communication at Swansea enables you to undertake a substantial project led by your own passions and interests.

It represents a highly respected qualification which can present a pathway to a career in academia, or widen your scope for employment in fields such as media and communication, education, government or the private sector.

The PhD takes three years full-time or six years part-time, and the MPhil takes two years full-time or four years part-time.

You submit a thesis of up to 90,000 words for PhD assessment and 60,000 words for MPhil assessment, demonstrating original research. This is followed by an oral examination of the thesis (a viva voce examination, or viva).

In both programmes you will undertake original research, supervised by our expert, culminating in a thesis that makes an original contribution to the field of media and communication.

PhD, MPhil Award
October, January, April, July Start
Full-time, Part-time Study Mode
2 years Duration

Entry Requirements For This Course

Ph.D./M.Phil - Applicants for Ph.D./MPhil study must normally hold an undergraduate degree at 2.1 level (or Non-UK equivalent as defined by Swansea University).

IELTS 6.5 Overall (with no individual component below 6.5) or Swansea University recognised equivalent.

As well as academic qualifications, Admissions decisions may be based on other factors, including (but not limited to): the standard of the research synopsis/proposal, performance at interview, intensity of competition for limited places, and relevant professional experience.

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