1 year full time, 2 years part time
Choose to start in September 2017, January 2018 or May 2018
Media, Film and Music by Published Works
Are you the author of substantial research-led publications but haven’t had the chance to get a doctorate?
This PhD is awarded for the submission of a portfolio of published research of the same standard as a typical PhD, namely that the work makes a significant contribution to knowledge in a particular field. The work can take the form of refereed articles, chapters, monographs, scholarly editions, software and creative work (including fine art, audiovisual works, design, music or performance) or other original artefacts as long as they are available or traceable in the public domain.
You’ll work with a qualified supervisor to compose an accompanying 10,000-word essay, summarising and explaining your work’s contribution to the field.
Full-time and part-time study
You can choose to work on your research full time or part time. For details about part-time study, contact us.
Normally a Master’s degree with a Merit or equivalent in a subject relevant to your chosen area of research.
English language requirements
English language support
Don’t have the English language level for your course? Find out more about our pre-sessional courses.
Additional information for international students
We welcome applications from all over the world. Find out about international qualifications suitable for our PhD degrees.
Visas and immigration
Scholarships and fees
How can I fund my course?
Our aim is to ensure that every student who wants to study with us is able to despite financial barriers, so that we continue to attract talented and unique individuals.
Commonwealth Scholarship (2017)
Commonwealth Scholarships for Master’s and PhD study in the UK are offered for citizens of developing Commonwealth countries.
29 March 2017
Dr John Birch Music Scholarship (2017)
Four scholarships of £800 to reward talented musicians and encourage music performance whilst studying at Sussex.
19 May 2017
We advertise around 2,500 part-time jobs a year so you can make money and gain work experience. We have a special scheme to employ students on campus, wherever possible.
How much does it cost?
Fees for self-funding students
Home: £4,195 per year
EU: £4,195 per year
Channel Islands and Isle of Man: £4,195 per year
Overseas: £15,100 per year
Our fees follow the indicative fee level set nationally by Research Council UK and may be subject to change.
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