Research Degrees in
in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities
Opportunities are available to study for the research degrees of MA, MPhil and PhD, either full-time or part-time.
The Centre for Research in Libraries, Information and Media (CeRLIM) exists to undertake research in information, its technology and communications. Our aim is to contribute to the design, development and effective use of information systems, resources and media through an understanding of the interaction of the human and social dimensions. In research, priority is given to our three thematic areas in the field of study of information and communications:
CeRLIM is led by Professor Jenny Rowley and a team of experienced research active staff work within and across the research themes. An extensive portfolio of funded research has been undertaken by academic staff, and our main postgraduate research effort is concentrated in the provision of programmes for the research degrees of Masters, MPhil and PhD.
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 [doc link] 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.