PhD Media, Journalism and Public Relations

Newcastle University

Tuition fee: Not specified
Start date: January  2015, September  2015
Duration full-time: 36 months
Languages:
  • English
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Delivery mode: On Campus
Educational variant: Part-time, Full-time
Project type: Open

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Our research is characterised by a critical cultural studies approach, with PhD supervision normally available in the following research areas:

Media studies; cultural identities

Media, national, ethnic, sexed and gendered identities

Media and cultural theory

Gender, sexuality, media and culture

Motherhood and parenting culture and social reproduction, emotions and the media

Journalism and news studies

Critical discourse studies

Critical race studies

Contemporary sexualities, gender and identity

Nation and national identities

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PhD research is supported by intensive subject-specific supervision, training in research methodologies and core skills, and opportunities to participate in research seminars and masterclasses. In addition, our Humanities and Social Sciences Graduate School organises a comprehensive training programme for PhD students that covers research techniques and professional/key skills, and provides support for personal development.

Requirements

An upper-second-class Honours degree and preferably a merit master's degree, or an international equivalent.

Applicants whose first language is not English require IELTS 6.5, Pearson's PTE Academic Test 62 or equivalent.

English Language Requirements

IELTS band: 6.5

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