Communication MPhil/PhD

Course Introduction

Our research degrees span the full range of contemporary design and media environments. Research is a rich, central and essential part of the School of Communication. Our MPhil and PhD degrees are grounded firmly in research theory and methods, while maintaining and encouraging a high degree of creativity and experimentation.

We welcome research projects that explore topical issues through both practice and theory are particularly encouraged. We look for critical engagement, originality and proven skills in both practice and writing, and encourage questioning and experimental research approaches.

The School is focused on broad themes which place communication at the centre of transformational systems and practices, collective commons and experiential modes. The ethos of the School is to foster social, cooperative, pluralistic and inclusive research approaches.

Start Date

2020-SEP-28: Duration : 4-6 years (part time). 2020-SEP-28: Duration : 2-3 years (full time).

Tuition & Fees

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
4 years
Part Time
Master of Philosophy - MPhil Home Fees
4 years
Part Time
Master of Philosophy - MPhil Overseas Fees
4 years
Part Time
Master of Philosophy - MPhil European Fees
2 years
Full Time
Master of Philosophy - MPhil £9,750 Home Fees
2 years
Full Time
Master of Philosophy - MPhil £29,000 Overseas Fees
2 years
Full Time
Master of Philosophy - MPhil £9,750 European Fees

Qualifications Required

  • Domestic entry requirements: The programme welcomes applications from candidates from across the world and of all ages, including those with academic and professional backgrounds. Applications are considered in terms of quality of proposal, quality of practice (where appropriate), readiness to undertake a research degree at this level and supervisory capacity.
  • International entry requirements: The programme welcomes applications from candidates from across the world and of all ages, including those with academic and professional backgrounds. Applications are considered in terms of quality of proposal, quality of practice (where appropriate), readiness to undertake a research degree at this level and supervisory capacity. If you are not a national of a majority English-speaking country, MPhil candidates will need the equivalent of an IELTS Academic score of 6.5 with a 6.5 in the Test of Written English (TWE).
  • IELTS score: 6.5
  • TOEFL score: 90