PhD: minimum 36 months full time; minimum 72 months part time
Fees per academic year 2013-14
Our research is characterised by a critical cultural studies approach, with PhD supervision normally available in the following research areas:
Media studies; cultural identities
Media, national, ethnic, sexed and gendered identities (Professor D Chambers, Dr C Haywood, Dr L Popoviciu, Dr C Pedwell, Dr D McNeil).
Media and cultural theory
(Dr C Haywood, Dr L Popoviciu).
Gender, sexuality, media and culture
(Professor D Chambers, Dr C Haywood, Dr C Pedwell).
Motherhood and parenting culture and social reproduction, emotions and the media
(Dr Tracey Jensen)
Journalism and news studies
(Professor D Chambers, Mr D Baines, Dr Darren Kelsey).
Critical discourse studies
(Dr Darren Kelsey).
Critical race studies
(Dr D McNeil).
Contemporary sexualities, gender and identity
(Dr C Haywood and Dr C Pedwell).
Nation and national identities
(Dr L Popoviciu).
For more information about staff specialisms please see the School's website.
PhD research is supported by intensive subject-specific supervision, training in research methodologies and core skills, and opportunities to participate in research seminars and masterclasses. In addition, our Humanities and Social Sciences Graduate School organises a comprehensive training programme for PhD students that covers research techniques and professional/key skills, and provides support for personal development.
An upper-second-class Honours degree and preferably a Master’s degree, or an international equivalent. Applicants whose first language is not English require IELTS 6.5, TOEFL 90 (Internet-based), or equivalent.
Our INTO Newcastle University Centre can provide extra tuition to help you meet the University's English language requirements.
The UK Border Agency (UKBA) has rules for international students regarding minimum English language requirements.
Visit our postgraduate application site.
Applications are considered throughout the year, although specific deadlines for funding may apply. A research proposal, which is linked to the work of a supervisor or research group must be submitted with your application. Further application advice is available from the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences.
There are two possible start dates for your research degree:
However, these dates are not mandatory and in some circumstances permission can be granted for alternative start dates.
Please note: As a formal condition of the offer to study at Newcastle University, students from outside the UK/EU are required to pay a deposit of £1,500 or submit an official letter of sponsorship for their chosen programme. The deposit payment is non refundable, but will be deducted from tuition fees upon registration.
For further information please contact:
School of Arts and Cultures
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 222 5155
This programme is within the subject area of Media, Journalism and Public Relations