Journalism Studies PhD

Key information

Duration:
4 years full time, 6 years part time
Start date:
Choose to start in September 2018, January 2019 or May 2019

Join the growing research culture in Journalism Studies at Sussex and explore the practices, politics and impact of journalism in a wide range of contexts.

You’ll work with experienced faculty guiding and supervising you throughout your research project.

Areas of study

We particularly welcome research proposals in:

  • news journalism
  • political communications
  • journalism and the military
  • journalism and intelligence
  • investigative journalism
  • media and protest.

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

Entry requirements

Degree requirements

You should normally have a merit (an average of 60% overall) in a Masters degree, or equivalent.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should normally be in a subject relevant to your chosen area of research. You may also be considered for the degree if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please select your country from the list.

Argentina

Masters degree requirement

You should normally have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree at Merit level. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should normally be in a subject relevant to your chosen area of research. You may also be considered for the degree if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Australia

Masters degree requirement

You should normally have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree at Merit level. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should normally be in a subject relevant to your chosen area of research. You may also be considered for the degree if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Azerbaijan

Masters degree requirement

You should normally have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree at Merit level. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should normally be in a subject relevant to your chosen area of research. You may also be considered for the degree if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Bahrain

Masters degree requirement

You should normally have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree at Merit level. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should normally be in a subject relevant to your chosen area of research. You may also be considered for the degree if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Bangladesh

Masters degree requirement

You should normally have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree at Merit level. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should normally be in a subject relevant to your chosen area of research. You may also be considered for the degree if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Brazil

Masters degree requirement

You should normally have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree at Merit level. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should normally be in a subject relevant to your chosen area of research. You may also be considered for the degree if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Brunei

Masters degree requirement

You should normally have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree at Merit level. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should normally be in a subject relevant to your chosen area of research. You may also be considered for the degree if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Canada

Masters degree requirement

You should normally have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree at Merit level. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should normally be in a subject relevant to your chosen area of research. You may also be considered for the degree if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Chile

Masters degree requirement

You should normally have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree at Merit level. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should normally be in a subject relevant to your chosen area of research. You may also be considered for the degree if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

China

Masters degree requirement

You should normally have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree at Merit level. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should normally be in a subject relevant to your chosen area of research. You may also be considered for the degree if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Colombia

Masters degree requirement

You should normally have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree at Merit level. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should normally be in a subject relevant to your chosen area of research. You may also be considered for the degree if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Cyprus

Masters degree requirement

You should normally have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree at Merit level. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should normally be in a subject relevant to your chosen area of research. You may also be considered for the degree if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Ecuador

Masters degree requirement

You should normally have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree at Merit level. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should normally be in a subject relevant to your chosen area of research. You may also be considered for the degree if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Egypt

Masters degree requirement

You should normally have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree at Merit level. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should normally be in a subject relevant to your chosen area of research. You may also be considered for the degree if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

France

Masters degree requirement

You should normally have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree at Merit level. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should normally be in a subject relevant to your chosen area of research. You may also be considered for the degree if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Germany

Masters degree requirement

You should normally have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree at Merit level. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should normally be in a subject relevant to your chosen area of research. You may also be considered for the degree if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Ghana

Masters degree requirement

You should normally have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree at Merit level. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should normally be in a subject relevant to your chosen area of research. You may also be considered for the degree if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Greece

Masters degree requirement

You should normally have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree at Merit level. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should normally be in a subject relevant to your chosen area of research. You may also be considered for the degree if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Hong Kong

Masters degree requirement

You should normally have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree at Merit level. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should normally be in a subject relevant to your chosen area of research. You may also be considered for the degree if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

India

Masters degree requirement

You should normally have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree at Merit level. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should normally be in a subject relevant to your chosen area of research. You may also be considered for the degree if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Indonesia

Masters degree requirement

You should normally have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree at Merit level. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should normally be in a subject relevant to your chosen area of research. You may also be considered for the degree if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Iran

Masters degree requirement

You should normally have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree at Merit level. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should normally be in a subject relevant to your chosen area of research. You may also be considered for the degree if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Italy

Masters degree requirement

You should normally have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree at Merit level. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should normally be in a subject relevant to your chosen area of research. You may also be considered for the degree if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Japan

Masters degree requirement

You should normally have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree at Merit level. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should normally be in a subject relevant to your chosen area of research. You may also be considered for the degree if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Jordan

Masters degree requirement

You should normally have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree at Merit level. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should normally be in a subject relevant to your chosen area of research. You may also be considered for the degree if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Kazakhstan

Masters degree requirement

You should normally have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree at Merit level. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should normally be in a subject relevant to your chosen area of research. You may also be considered for the degree if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Kenya

Masters degree requirement

You should normally have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree at Merit level. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should normally be in a subject relevant to your chosen area of research. You may also be considered for the degree if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Kuwait

Masters degree requirement

You should normally have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree at Merit level. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should normally be in a subject relevant to your chosen area of research. You may also be considered for the degree if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Lebanon

Masters degree requirement

You should normally have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree at Merit level. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should normally be in a subject relevant to your chosen area of research. You may also be considered for the degree if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Malawi

Masters degree requirement

You should normally have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree at Merit level. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should normally be in a subject relevant to your chosen area of research. You may also be considered for the degree if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Malaysia

Masters degree requirement

You should normally have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree at Merit level. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should normally be in a subject relevant to your chosen area of research. You may also be considered for the degree if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Mexico

Masters degree requirement

You should normally have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree at Merit level. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should normally be in a subject relevant to your chosen area of research. You may also be considered for the degree if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Nepal

Masters degree requirement

You should normally have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree at Merit level. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should normally be in a subject relevant to your chosen area of research. You may also be considered for the degree if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Nigeria

Masters degree requirement

You should normally have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree at Merit level. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should normally be in a subject relevant to your chosen area of research. You may also be considered for the degree if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Norway

Masters degree requirement

You should normally have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree at Merit level. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should normally be in a subject relevant to your chosen area of research. You may also be considered for the degree if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Oman

Masters degree requirement

You should normally have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree at Merit level. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should normally be in a subject relevant to your chosen area of research. You may also be considered for the degree if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Pakistan

Masters degree requirement

You should normally have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree at Merit level. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should normally be in a subject relevant to your chosen area of research. You may also be considered for the degree if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Palestine

Masters degree requirement

You should normally have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree at Merit level. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should normally be in a subject relevant to your chosen area of research. You may also be considered for the degree if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Paraguay

Masters degree requirement

You should normally have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree at Merit level. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should normally be in a subject relevant to your chosen area of research. You may also be considered for the degree if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Peru

Masters degree requirement

You should normally have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree at Merit level. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should normally be in a subject relevant to your chosen area of research. You may also be considered for the degree if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Philippines

Masters degree requirement

You should normally have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree at Merit level. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should normally be in a subject relevant to your chosen area of research. You may also be considered for the degree if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Qatar

Masters degree requirement

You should normally have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree at Merit level. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should normally be in a subject relevant to your chosen area of research. You may also be considered for the degree if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Russia

Masters degree requirement

You should normally have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree at Merit level. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should normally be in a subject relevant to your chosen area of research. You may also be considered for the degree if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Saudi Arabia

Masters degree requirement

You should normally have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree at Merit level. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should normally be in a subject relevant to your chosen area of research. You may also be considered for the degree if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Singapore

Masters degree requirement

You should normally have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree at Merit level. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should normally be in a subject relevant to your chosen area of research. You may also be considered for the degree if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

South Africa

Masters degree requirement

You should normally have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree at Merit level. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should normally be in a subject relevant to your chosen area of research. You may also be considered for the degree if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

South Korea

Masters degree requirement

You should normally have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree at Merit level. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should normally be in a subject relevant to your chosen area of research. You may also be considered for the degree if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Spain

Masters degree requirement

You should normally have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree at Merit level. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should normally be in a subject relevant to your chosen area of research. You may also be considered for the degree if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Sri Lanka

Masters degree requirement

You should normally have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree at Merit level. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should normally be in a subject relevant to your chosen area of research. You may also be considered for the degree if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Switzerland

Masters degree requirement

You should normally have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree at Merit level. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should normally be in a subject relevant to your chosen area of research. You may also be considered for the degree if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Taiwan

Masters degree requirement

You should normally have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree at Merit level. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should normally be in a subject relevant to your chosen area of research. You may also be considered for the degree if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Thailand

Masters degree requirement

You should normally have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree at Merit level. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should normally be in a subject relevant to your chosen area of research. You may also be considered for the degree if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Turkey

Masters degree requirement

You should normally have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree at Merit level. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should normally be in a subject relevant to your chosen area of research. You may also be considered for the degree if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

United Arab Emirates

Masters degree requirement

You should normally have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree at Merit level. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should normally be in a subject relevant to your chosen area of research. You may also be considered for the degree if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

USA

Masters degree requirement

You should normally have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree at Merit level. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should normally be in a subject relevant to your chosen area of research. You may also be considered for the degree if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Vietnam

Masters degree requirement

You should normally have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree at Merit level. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should normally be in a subject relevant to your chosen area of research. You may also be considered for the degree if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Zambia

Masters degree requirement

You should normally have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree at Merit level. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should normally be in a subject relevant to your chosen area of research. You may also be considered for the degree if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Zimbabwe

Masters degree requirement

You should normally have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree at Merit level. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should normally be in a subject relevant to your chosen area of research. You may also be considered for the degree if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

My country is not listed

If your country is not listed, you need to contact us and find out the qualification level you should have for this course. Contact us at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should normally be in a subject relevant to your chosen area of research. You may also be considered for the degree if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

English language requirements

IELTS (Academic)

Standard level (6.5 overall, including at least 6.0 in each component). 

Check your IELTS qualification meets all of our entry requirements and find out more about IELTS

Alternative English language qualifications

Proficiency tests

Cambridge Advanced Certificate in English (CAE)

For tests taken before January 2015: grade B or above.

For tests taken after January 2015: 176 overall, including at least 169 in each skill

We would normally expect the CAE test to have been taken within two years before the start of your course.

You cannot combine scores from more than one sitting of the test. Find out more about Cambridge English: Advanced

Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE)

For tests taken before January 2015: grade C or above.

For tests taken after January 2015: 176 overall, including at least 169 in each skill.

We would normally expect the CPE test to have been taken within two years before the start of your course.

You cannot combine scores from more than one sitting of the test. Find out more about Cambridge English: Proficiency

Pearson (PTE Academic)

62 overall, including at least 56 in all four skills.

PTE (Academic) scores are valid for two years from the test date. Your score must be valid when you begin your Sussex course. You cannot combine scores from more than one sitting of the test. Find out more about Pearson (PTE Academic)

TOEFL (iBT)

88 overall, including at least 20 in Listening, 19 in Reading, 21 in Speaking, 23 in Writing.

TOEFL (iBT) scores are valid for two years from the test date. Your score must be valid when you begin your Sussex course. You cannot combine scores from more than one sitting of the test. Find out more about TOEFL (iBT)

The TOEFL Institution Code for the University of Sussex is 9166.

English language qualifications

AS/A-level (GCE)

Grade C or above in English Language.

Hong Kong Advanced Level Examination (HKALE)/ AS or A Level: grade C or above in Use of English.

French Baccalaureat

A score of 12 or above in English.

GCE O-level

Grade C or above in English.

Brunei/Cambridge GCE O-level in English: grades 1-6.

Singapore/Cambridge GCE O-level in English: grades 1-6.

GCSE or IGCSE

Grade C or above in English as a First Language.

Grade B or above in English as a Second Language.

German Abitur

A score of 12 or above in English.

Ghana Senior Secondary School Certificate

If awarded before 1993: grades 1-6 in English language.

If awarded between 1993 and 2005: grades A-D in English language.

Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE)

 Level 4, including at least 3 in each component in English Language.

Indian School Certificate (Standard XII)

The Indian School Certificate is accepted at the grades below when awarded by the following examination boards:

Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) – English Core only: 70%

Council for Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) - English: 70% 

International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB)

English A or English B at grade 5 or above.

Irish Leaving Certificate

Grade C (Honours) or above in English.

Malaysian Certificate of Education (SPM) 119/GCE O-level

If taken before the end of 2008: grades 1-5 in English Language.

If taken from 2009 onwards: grade C or above in English Language.

The qualification must be jointly awarded by the University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate (UCLES).

West African Senior School Certificate

Grades 1-6 in English language when awarded by the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) or the National Examinations Council (NECO).

English language support

If you don’t meet the English language requirements for your degree, you may be able to take a pre-sessional course.

Visas and immigration

Find out how to apply for a student visa

Admissions information for applicants

Research proposal

If you are applying for a PhD on a self-funding basis, you’ll need to write a research proposal. Find out how to write a research proposal.

If your qualifications aren’t listed or you have a question about entry requirements, email pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk

How to apply

If you’d like to join us as a research student, there are two main routes:

Find out how to apply for a PhD at Sussex

Full-time and part-time study

Choose to work on your research full time or part time, to fit around your work and family life. For details about part-time study, contact us at mfm@sussex.ac.uk

PhD or MPhil?

You can choose to study for a PhD or an MPhil. PhD and MPhil degrees differ in duration and in the extent of your research work.

  • For a PhD, your research work makes a substantial original contribution to knowledge or understanding in your chosen field.
  • For an MPhil, your work is an independent piece of research but in less depth than for a PhD. You’ll graduate with the degree title Master of Philosophy. You might be able to change to a PhD while you study for an MPhil.

Our supervisors

Explore our research interests and find a potential supervisor.

  • Journalism Studies faculty
    Prof Ivor Gaber

    Prof Ivor Gaber

    Professor of Journalism

    Research interests

    Broadcast News, Journalism, Labour Party, Media and Elections, Media and Policymaking, Media and Social Work, Media Bias, Media Regulation, News Agendas, political communication, Political Parties, Polling, Social Media

    Contact

    Ivor.Gaber@sussex.ac.uk

    View Ivor Gaber's profile

    Dr Monika Metykova

    Dr Monika Metykova

    Senior Lecturer in Media Communications/Journalism Studies

    Research interests

    cultural and media policies, Journalism, media and democracy, media and diversity, media and migration, political economy of media

    Contact

    M.Metykova@sussex.ac.uk

    View Monika Metykova's profile

  • Media and Political Communication faculty
    Prof Caroline Bassett

    Prof Caroline Bassett

    Professor Of Media And Communications

    Research interests

    Critical Digital Humanities, Critical Theory, cultural and media policies, Design of public spaces, Digital Humanities, digital media, media history and theory, media technology and innovation, Sexual and gendered subjectivities, Socio-cultural impact of new media, sociology of expertise

    Contact

    C.Bassett@sussex.ac.uk

    View Caroline Bassett's profile

    Prof David Hendy

    Prof David Hendy

    Professor of Media and Cultural History

    Research interests

    BBC, Broadcasting History, Cultural History, history of emotion, History of sound, media history and theory, Modern British history, oral history, social and cultural history, Television History, Theory and Criticism, Transnational history

    Contact

    D.J.Hendy@sussex.ac.uk

    View David Hendy's profile

    Prof Kate Lacey

    Prof Kate Lacey

    Professor of Media History & Theory

    Research interests

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

    Contact

    K.Lacey@sussex.ac.uk

    View Kate Lacey's profile

    Dr Eleftheria Lekakis

    Dr Eleftheria Lekakis

    Senior Lecturer In Media & Communication

    Research interests

    civic engagement, consumer activism, cultural politics, Digital Culture, digital media, global communication, Humanitarianism, media activism, media sociology, Nationalism, political communication, political consumerism, promotional cultures

    Contact

    E.Lekakis@sussex.ac.uk

    View Eleftheria Lekakis's profile

Funding and fees

How can I fund my course?

Funded projects and scholarships

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. Don’t miss out on scholarships – check the specific application deadlines for funding opportunities. Note that funded projects aren’t available for all our PhDs.

National postgraduate loans

As a PhD student, you may be eligible for a loan of up to £25,000. You can apply for a PhD loan if you’re a self-funded UK national, aged 59 or under.

As an MPhil student, you may be eligible for a Postgraduate Masters Loan of up to £10,280 if your course starts on or after 1 August 2017. This is not available for students registering for a PhD.

Part-time work

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.

Find out more about careers and employability

How much does it cost?

Fees for self-funding students

UK/EU students: Fees are not yet set for entry in the academic year 2018/19. Fees will become available once set by Research Councils UK.

Channel Islands and Isle of Man students: Fees are not yet set for entry in the academic year 2018/19. Fees will become available once set by Research Councils UK.

Our fees follow the indicative fee level set nationally by Research Councils UK and may be subject to change.

International students: £15,500 per year

Living costs

Find out typical living costs for studying at Sussex

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