Research Degrees in
in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities
The Information and Communications section has a world-wide reputation for postgraduate teaching and is home to the Centre for Research in Libraries, Information and Media (CeRLIM).
Staff offer supervision of research degrees in the following areas:
Within these areas we apply both quantitative and qualitative methods to research in the study of topics including:
A common feature of research in each of these areas is an emphasis on evaluation of information and media and its impact on its users, uses and transformation environment.
Before applying for a research degree, applicants should have a preliminary discussion with a member of staff to discuss a proposed research project.
For queries, please contact:
The quickest and most efficient way to apply for this course is to apply online. This way, you can also track your application at each stage of the process.
Please complete the additional Postgraduate Research Degree Supplementary Information document and upload it to the Student documents section of your online application. This collects important information about your research application and there may be delays if you do not submit this document.
Before you apply, we recommend that you:
We will contact you to let you know the initial outcome of your application, and invite you to attend an interview where appropriate.
Once the university is satisfied with the following, we will send you an offer letter informing you that you have been offered a place of study:
Some offers may be conditional upon achieving certain grades in your examinations, or successfully completing a particular programme. You must satisfy these conditions before we can confirm your unconditional place.