Media and Creative Industries

PhD opportunities

Students undertaking a PhD programme with the Institute for Media and Creative Industries will undertake theoretically informed research that aims to impact the policies and practices of the media and communications industry, the government and the third sector.

As a PhD student with us, you will become part of the vibrant, interdisciplinary research community, and will benefit from high-quality research training delivered by our world-class Media and Creative Industries academics.

The Institute for Media and Creative Industries currently supervises a wide range of projects, which correspond with the Institute’s 4 key areas of research:


Analysing technological innovation, regulation, meaning, and ownership, through the use of ethnographic, political, economic, environmental, activist and public-policy research.


Engaging the legal, economic, training, environmental, and organisational context of work, by drawing on institutional and ethnographic methods to engage both structural and experiential determinations.


Understanding cultural production by addressing both content analysis and textual analysis, and combining statistical and hermeneutic methods to establish patterns of meaning.


Combining quantitative and qualitative measures to establish the audience’s composition and conduct in the wake of cultural consumption. Analysis of ratings, uses and effects, as well as ethnographic and psychoanalytic traditions are key to this area of research.

PhD facilities and support

As a PhD student with us, you will have 24-hour access to our dedicated research hub, stunning library and fully-equipped kitchen facilities.

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PhD fees and funding

Studying for a PhD is a significant but incredibly rewarding investment for your career and for your future. Visit our fees and funding pages to find out whether you are eligible for financial support towards your studies.

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