Leicester has been a pioneering centre for media and communications research since the 1970s. We are experiencing an exciting period of growth and our research-active staff specialise in a wide range of subjects. Our research is interdisciplinary, drawing on the theories and methods of a range of social science and humanities disciplines including anthropology, film studies, linguistics, politics, psychology, social geography and sociology.
We offer opportunities for students to complete a PhD or MPhil in a lively, engaging and dynamic environment, led by some of the world's leading experts in their fields.
Along with an extensive research programme, research degree students benefit from:
- A supervisory team comprised of a primary and secondary supervisor, responsible for guiding you through your programme of study
- A third supervisor where appropriate, who will monitor and provide feedback on your progress, the quality of written work and supervision
- A one-year doctoral training programme, consisting of two modules per term
- A dedicated PhD common room containing computing facilities, printing and photocopying facilities
- Invitations to all departmental seminars
- Regular social gatherings and events
- The opportunity to present your work at monthly post-graduate student seminars
- Training opportunities to guide you on teaching, research activity, publication, and grant applications
- Meetings of research groups and sessions designed to bring research interests together around particular research themes
- Regular postgraduate conferences, where research students present their work to colleagues
- Financial support to attend conferences and carry out fieldwork
- The opportunity to contribute to the PhD student journal and to work with other emerging scholars