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. 

Areas of study

Full-time and part-time study

Choose to work on your research full time or part time, to fit around your work and family lifeFor details about part-time study, contact us at


  • Faculty profiles

    Prof Kate Lacey
    Professor of Media History & Theory

    Research interests: 20th C German History, Broadcasting History, Gender Studies, History of sound, Listening, media history, media theory, Public sphere theory, Radio Studies, Role of the media in processes of democratisation, Sound studies

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Entry requirements

Normally a Master’s degree with a Merit or equivalent in a subject relevant to your chosen area of research.

English language requirements

Find out about other English language qualifications we accept.

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

Find out how to apply for a student visa


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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