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MPhil/PhD in Cultural Policy Studies/Creative Industries/Media and Communication

Standard Duration: 3-4 years full-time; up to 7 years part-time

Entry requirements: 2:i undergraduate degree and Master’s degree in a related subject

English Language: IELTS 7.0

Cultural policy is an interdisciplinary field characterised by a diversity of subjects and research methods. As a research student at the Centre you will be expected to make an original contribution to the field by critically reviewing existing knowledge and by challenging current assumptions (including your own). Your research should be a personal journey which engages with issues and ideas you feel are significant and which are challenging and relevant to those working in the cultural sector. As part of your programme of study, you may wish to participate in taught modules on the Centre’s three MA programmes.

Research Interests

Management and creativity; Intellectual property and the creative economy; Digital media and digital memory; Cultural and media organisations; Creative enterprise; Arts, media and sustainable development; Implicit cultural policy; The value of culture; Cities: the politics and aesthetics of urban spaces; Structure and agency in the museums and galleries sector; Cultural taste and the sociology of culture; Media, gender, emotion and ageing; Religion and cultural policy; Cultural pessimism and cultural optimism.

Research Degrees
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Entry Requirements

2:i undergraduate degree and Master’s degree (or equivalent) in a related subject

English Language Requirements

Band B - IELTS 7.0


Before making an application, you are requested to complete an online enquiry form - please visit the Centre's PhD Application page for more details.

If an appropriate supervisor is available, and if he or she thinks your proposal can be successfully pursued, then you will be invited to make a formal application online: pgapply

Application Deadline

Applications are welcomed throughout the year.

Tuition Fees (MPhil/PhD)

(2016/17 rates)

Home/EU: Full-time £4,109, Part-time £2,465

Overseas: (band 1) Full-time £15,460, Part-time £9,276

Overseas: (band 2) Full-time £19,740, Part-time £11,844

Funding (MPhil/PhD)

Details of the Chancellor’s Scholarships and other funding opportunities are available from The Graduate School website.