In addition to satisfactory completion of the above training, all MPhil students will be required to submit a thesis proposal of 10,000 words to their thesis committee.
This paper needs to include a substantive statement of the aims, theories and methods proposed for the thesis, a tentative chapter outline, an indicative bibliography and a timetable for completion.
Together with any examination/s for quantitative methodological courses, the thesis proposal will form part of the evaluation process, and, together with an upgrade viva, will determine whether students are permitted to upgrade from MPhil to Ph D and continue into their second year Research Seminar for Media, Communications and Culture Focuses on the key conceptual issues and analytical strategies required in media and communication research, with special reference to the study of the changing environment of media production, dissemination and consumption, under conditions of globalisation and digitisation of information.
All upgraded Ph D students must submit an end-of-year reflection document.
Changes can take the form of altered course content, teaching formats or assessment modes.
Any such changes are intended to enhance the student learning experience.You must also note that places are limited on some courses and/or subject to specific entry requirements. Please note that changes to programmes and courses can sometimes occur after you have accepted your offer of a place.These changes are normally made in light of developments in the discipline or path-breaking research, or on the basis of student feedback.Doctoral supervision in the Department takes one of two forms, with faculty offering either primary and secondary supervision; or co-supervision, ie, joint supervisors with broadly similar responsibilities.In all cases, the primary supervisor or one co-supervisor will be at professorial or associate professorial level.With 91 per cent of its research output judged to be "world leading" or "internationally excellent" (REF 2014), the Department of Media and Communications provides an excellent research-based education to its doctoral researchers.Its mission is to guarantee the highest quality graduate research training in media and communications and to undertake original social science research in the field, emphasising in particular the relationship between media, technology and social change.In such cases, either the primary supervisor or one co-supervisor will be Department of Media and Communications faculty.Each doctoral researcher will be assigned a thesis committee consisting of their two supervisors and a senior member of the Department's faculty as chair.You should visit the School’s Calendar, or contact the relevant academic department, for information on the availability and/or content of courses and programmes of study.Certain substantive changes will be listed on the updated graduate course and programme information page.