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PhD – Faculty of Media & Communication

  • Delivery:
    Part-Time, Full time according to Funding Council definitions

From law, computer animation and media production to advertising and journalism, our Faculty of Media & Communication offers many opportunities for doctoral of philosophy research across a wide range of specialisms.

We performed particularly well in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) results, with our research into communication, cultural and media studies rated as first in the south-west based on impact.

Within the field of computer animation, research carried out at BU into improving motion blur in filming has had a significant impact in the world of feature films, with Pixar among the organisations to adopt the new method put forward by our researchers.

As well as conducting research within the faculty, we also work closely with colleagues from other specialisms through our research institutes and centres, helping to deliver impactful and relevant research projects.

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Key information

Next start date:

January 2019, April 2019 and September 2019

Location:

Bournemouth University, Talbot & Lansdowne Campus

Duration:

24-48 months full-time or 48-84 months part-time

Entry requirements:

For 2019 entry: An Honours degree at 2:1 or higher and/or a relevant Master's degree, or equivalent. If English is not your first language you'll need IELTS 6.5 (Academic) or above. For more information check out our international entry requirements.

Course details

To be awarded a PhD, you will need to complete a complex and advanced project. You will be expected to critically investigate and evaluate an approved topic, which results in an original and independent contribution to knowledge, as well as to demonstrate an understanding of research methods appropriate to your chosen field.

You will have to present and defend your thesis and/or practical element by viva voce (oral examination), to the satisfaction of the examiners.

Entry requirements

How to apply

You can apply for a PhD with the Faculty of Media & Communication by clicking on the 'apply now' button and completing the application form. You will need to create an account and complete the application form in full.

You can save the form as you go, enabling you to return to it at as many times as you want before submitting. The form is split into tabbed sections. As you complete each of the tabbed sections they will turn green; only click submit once all of your tabs are highlighted green.

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