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University of Sussex: Media and Communications

Institution University of Sussex View institution profile
Department Media and Film
Study type Research


Explore how media figures in everyday life, politics and culture. You’ll work with expert faculty guiding and supervising you throughout your research project. You’ll join an active research culture engaged in rigorous critical and historical studies of a wide range of media cultures.

Areas of study

We particularly welcome research proposals in areas such as:

  • social and cultural analysis of media forms, institutions and practices
  • media representation and media audiences
  • advertising and consumption
  • feminist, queer and activist media studies
  • media histories and theories
  • visual, audiovisual and sound cultures.

Projects can be co-supervised with faculty in other subject areas as appropriate.

Doctor of Philosophy - PhD

We are a research-intensive campus university with an excellent international reputation, located within the vibrant seaside city of Brighton & Hove. We welcome spirited students who want to study in a creative and intellectually-challenging environment.

We have been ranked 1st in the world for Development Studies for four consecutive years in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2017-2020.

A uniquely Sussex education

We offer over 200 postgraduate courses designed to enable you to make a positive difference in the world.

From American Studies to Robotics, Applied Linguistics to International Management, Philosophy to Human Rights, we have stimulating …

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