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Year of Entry 2019/20
MPhil

Media and Communications

A period of intensive, supervised study where you will critically investigate and evaluate an approved topic and demonstrate an understanding of suitable research methods.


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What is the fee? Home/EU: £4,327 per year
International: £12,500 per year
How long will I study? 2 Years
Where will I study? City Campus
When do I start? October 2019

Course summary

  • Undertake research into an approved media and communication topic.
  • Your research will take place in the Communication and Computing Research Centre (CCRC) and you will be a member of the community of researchers in the Cultural, Communication and Computing Research Institute (C3RI)
  • Benefit from sector-leading supervision, resources and research culture.
  • Join a vibrant research community, with very high levels of student satisfaction.
  • Take advantage of exceptional industry links, allowing you to apply your researchwith world-leading cultural sector partners.

A Media and Communication MPhil allows you to study an approved topic in detail,and gain research skills do so effectively. In 2017, we attained sector-leadinglevels of student satisfaction. In 2014, 95% of our research was rated as world-leading for its economic, social and cultural impact.

How you learn

Your supervisory team will include a Director of Studies and one or more second supervisors with expertise and interest in your research area. However, much of the work for your degree willbe carried out independently, and you will need the initiative, motivation andcommitment to succeed. Your supervisors will help define your researchprogramme, agree any associated training requirements, and provide direction.

We invite applications in the areas of media studies, communication studies,cultural studies, heritage studies, journalism, PR, digital media productionand documentary film making.

You learn through

  • supervised study
  • independent research
  • workshops and seminars
  • mentoring sessions

Course leaders and tutors

Dr Kerry McSeveny
Dr Kerry McSeveny
Research Fellow

Kerry is a Research Fellow in the Communication and Computing Research Centre. Her research uses a range of qualitative approaches and encompasses a wide variety of … Read more

Applied learning

Live projects

Topics of particular interest to current potential supervisors include a range of relevant topics, which address contemporary issues. These might include social movements and progress; the governance of public spaces and urban culture; globalization and post-colonial cultures; the collaborative economy and cultural heritage.

Networking opportunities

C3RI is a partner in the AHRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Heritage, the North of England Centre for Arts and Humanities (NECAH) and Sheffield Robotics.

There is a strong interdisciplinary and applied research focus with industry and cultural sector partners that include Sony Computer Entertainment Europe, Sumo Digital, Cisco, SAP, Sheffield Museums and Film Hub North.


Future careers

This course prepares you for a career in

  • research and academia
  • leadership and practitioner roles in the creative industries
  • the heritage sector
  • publishing
  • higher education

Where will I study?

You study at City Campus

City Campus

City Campus is located in the heart of Sheffield, within minutes of the train and bus stations.

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Howard Street
Sheffield
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Equipment and facilities

On this course you work in exceptional facilities in the Department of Media Arts and Communication


Entry requirements

All students

Please contact the relevant faculty to enquire about the entry requirements for this MPhil. Where English is not your first language, you must also show evidence of English language ability.

All applicants must submit a completed postgraduate application form including a 1500 word research proposal.

You are encouraged to find out more about our staff and their current research to inform the development of your research proposal and to ensure it aligns with our research themes. Find out more about the University’s research areas and staff or search for members of staff by keyword.

Additional information for EU/International students

If you are an International or non-UK European student, you can find out more about the country specific qualifications we accept on our international qualifications page. You can also watch a video guide on how to apply.

For details of English language entry requirements (IELTS), please see the information for 'All students'.


Fees and funding

Home/EU students

Our tuition fee for UK/EU postgraduate research students starting full-time study in 2019/20 is £4,327 per year.

† If you are studying an undergraduate course, postgraduate pre-registration course or postgraduate research course over more than one academic year then your tuition fees may increase in subsequent years in line with Government regulations or UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) published fees. More information can be found in our terms and conditions under student fees regulations.

International students

Our tuition fee for international postgraduate research students starting full-time study in 2019/20 is £12,500 per year. There will be a final writing up fee of £500.

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Additional course costs

This link allows you to view estimated costs associated with the main activities on specific courses. These are estimates and, as such, are only an indication of additional course costs. Actual costs can vary greatly depending on the choices you make during your course.

Additional costs for Media, PR and journalism courses (PDF)

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Any offer of a place to study is subject to your acceptance of the University’s Terms and Conditions and Student Regulations.

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How do I apply?

Complete the application form available on our research pages.

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