Media, Film and Music by Published Works PhD

Key information

Duration:
1 year full time, 2 years part time
Start date:
Choose to start in September 2018, January 2019 or May 2019

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. 

Entry requirements

Degree requirements

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

Subject-specific requirements

You should have graduated at least five years ago and already hold a Masters degree or provide evidence of research training or equivalent experience.

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

You should have graduated at least five years ago and already hold a Masters degree or provide evidence of research training or equivalent experience.

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

You should have graduated at least five years ago and already hold a Masters degree or provide evidence of research training or equivalent experience.

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

You should have graduated at least five years ago and already hold a Masters degree or provide evidence of research training or equivalent experience.

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

You should have graduated at least five years ago and already hold a Masters degree or provide evidence of research training or equivalent experience.

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

You should have graduated at least five years ago and already hold a Masters degree or provide evidence of research training or equivalent experience.

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

You should have graduated at least five years ago and already hold a Masters degree or provide evidence of research training or equivalent experience.

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

You should have graduated at least five years ago and already hold a Masters degree or provide evidence of research training or equivalent experience.

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

You should have graduated at least five years ago and already hold a Masters degree or provide evidence of research training or equivalent experience.

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

You should have graduated at least five years ago and already hold a Masters degree or provide evidence of research training or equivalent experience.

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

You should have graduated at least five years ago and already hold a Masters degree or provide evidence of research training or equivalent experience.

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

You should have graduated at least five years ago and already hold a Masters degree or provide evidence of research training or equivalent experience.

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

You should have graduated at least five years ago and already hold a Masters degree or provide evidence of research training or equivalent experience.

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

You should have graduated at least five years ago and already hold a Masters degree or provide evidence of research training or equivalent experience.

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

You should have graduated at least five years ago and already hold a Masters degree or provide evidence of research training or equivalent experience.

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

You should have graduated at least five years ago and already hold a Masters degree or provide evidence of research training or equivalent experience.

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

You should have graduated at least five years ago and already hold a Masters degree or provide evidence of research training or equivalent experience.

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

You should have graduated at least five years ago and already hold a Masters degree or provide evidence of research training or equivalent experience.

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

You should have graduated at least five years ago and already hold a Masters degree or provide evidence of research training or equivalent experience.

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

You should have graduated at least five years ago and already hold a Masters degree or provide evidence of research training or equivalent experience.

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

You should have graduated at least five years ago and already hold a Masters degree or provide evidence of research training or equivalent experience.

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

You should have graduated at least five years ago and already hold a Masters degree or provide evidence of research training or equivalent experience.

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

You should have graduated at least five years ago and already hold a Masters degree or provide evidence of research training or equivalent experience.

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

You should have graduated at least five years ago and already hold a Masters degree or provide evidence of research training or equivalent experience.

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

You should have graduated at least five years ago and already hold a Masters degree or provide evidence of research training or equivalent experience.

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

You should have graduated at least five years ago and already hold a Masters degree or provide evidence of research training or equivalent experience.

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

You should have graduated at least five years ago and already hold a Masters degree or provide evidence of research training or equivalent experience.

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

You should have graduated at least five years ago and already hold a Masters degree or provide evidence of research training or equivalent experience.

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

You should have graduated at least five years ago and already hold a Masters degree or provide evidence of research training or equivalent experience.

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

You should have graduated at least five years ago and already hold a Masters degree or provide evidence of research training or equivalent experience.

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

You should have graduated at least five years ago and already hold a Masters degree or provide evidence of research training or equivalent experience.

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

You should have graduated at least five years ago and already hold a Masters degree or provide evidence of research training or equivalent experience.

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

You should have graduated at least five years ago and already hold a Masters degree or provide evidence of research training or equivalent experience.

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

You should have graduated at least five years ago and already hold a Masters degree or provide evidence of research training or equivalent experience.

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

You should have graduated at least five years ago and already hold a Masters degree or provide evidence of research training or equivalent experience.

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

You should have graduated at least five years ago and already hold a Masters degree or provide evidence of research training or equivalent experience.

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

You should have graduated at least five years ago and already hold a Masters degree or provide evidence of research training or equivalent experience.

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

You should have graduated at least five years ago and already hold a Masters degree or provide evidence of research training or equivalent experience.

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

You should have graduated at least five years ago and already hold a Masters degree or provide evidence of research training or equivalent experience.

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

You should have graduated at least five years ago and already hold a Masters degree or provide evidence of research training or equivalent experience.

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

You should have graduated at least five years ago and already hold a Masters degree or provide evidence of research training or equivalent experience.

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

You should have graduated at least five years ago and already hold a Masters degree or provide evidence of research training or equivalent experience.

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

You should have graduated at least five years ago and already hold a Masters degree or provide evidence of research training or equivalent experience.

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

You should have graduated at least five years ago and already hold a Masters degree or provide evidence of research training or equivalent experience.

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

You should have graduated at least five years ago and already hold a Masters degree or provide evidence of research training or equivalent experience.

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

You should have graduated at least five years ago and already hold a Masters degree or provide evidence of research training or equivalent experience.

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

You should have graduated at least five years ago and already hold a Masters degree or provide evidence of research training or equivalent experience.

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

You should have graduated at least five years ago and already hold a Masters degree or provide evidence of research training or equivalent experience.

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

You should have graduated at least five years ago and already hold a Masters degree or provide evidence of research training or equivalent experience.

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

You should have graduated at least five years ago and already hold a Masters degree or provide evidence of research training or equivalent experience.

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

You should have graduated at least five years ago and already hold a Masters degree or provide evidence of research training or equivalent experience.

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

You should have graduated at least five years ago and already hold a Masters degree or provide evidence of research training or equivalent experience.

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

You should have graduated at least five years ago and already hold a Masters degree or provide evidence of research training or equivalent experience.

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

You should have graduated at least five years ago and already hold a Masters degree or provide evidence of research training or equivalent experience.

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

You should have graduated at least five years ago and already hold a Masters degree or provide evidence of research training or equivalent experience.

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

You should have graduated at least five years ago and already hold a Masters degree or provide evidence of research training or equivalent experience.

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

You should have graduated at least five years ago and already hold a Masters degree or provide evidence of research training or equivalent experience.

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

You should have graduated at least five years ago and already hold a Masters degree or provide evidence of research training or equivalent experience.

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

You should have graduated at least five years ago and already hold a Masters degree or provide evidence of research training or equivalent experience.

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

You should have graduated at least five years ago and already hold a Masters degree or provide evidence of research training or equivalent experience.

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

You will need to provide: 

  • a list of published work to be submitted
  • a supporting proposal that explains why the published work should be considered for the degree
  • a signed declaration that the published work has not been, and is not to be submitted, as part of any other degree

Contact the School of Media, Film and Music to discuss your PhD by Published Works application by email at mfm@sussex.ac.uk 

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

How to apply

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 mfm@sussex.ac.uk

Find out how to apply for a PhD at Sussex

Our supervisors

Explore our research interests and find a potential supervisor.

  • Digital media 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 Berry

    Prof David Berry

    Professor of Digital Humanities

    Research interests

    Algorithms, Code, Computation, Critical Digital Humanities, Critical Reason, Critical Theory, Digital Humanities, History of the University, Philosophy, Political economy, Post-digital, postdigital, Social and political theory, Software Studies, University

    Contact

    D.M.Berry@sussex.ac.uk

    View David Berry's profile

    Dr Emile Devereaux

    Dr Emile Devereaux

    Senior Lecturer In Digital Media

    Research interests

    Critical Gender Studies, Digital Art & Design, Digital Cartography, Digital Culture, Interaction design, media history and theory, Tactical Media, Visual Studies

    Contact

    E.Devereaux@sussex.ac.uk

    View Emile Devereaux's profile

    Dr Beatrice Fazi

    Dr Beatrice Fazi

    Research Fellow in Digital Humanities & Computational Culture

    Research interests

    Abstraction, Aesthetics, Automation, Computation, Continental Philosophy, Critical Digital Humanities, Critical Theory, Cultural Theory, Deleuze, Digital Culture, Digital Theory, Incomputability, Indeterminacy, Media Philosophy, media theory, Philosophy of Cognitive Science, Software Studies, Turing, Whitehead

    Contact

    B.Fazi@sussex.ac.uk

    View Beatrice Fazi's profile

    Ms Mary Krell

    Ms Mary Krell

    Senior Lecturer in Media & Film Studies

    Research interests

    Digital Art & Design, Digital Arts History, Theory and Practice, Interactive and web based documentaries, interactive art, interactive installation, Performance

    Contact

    M.A.Krell@sussex.ac.uk

    View Mary Krell's profile

    Dr Sharif Mowlabocus

    Dr Sharif Mowlabocus

    Senior Lecturer Of Media Studies/DigitalMedia

    Research interests

    'race' and class, Critical Digital Humanities, Digital Culture, digital embodiment, digital media, E-Health, Embodiment and Technologies, Gay & Lesbian Studies, Gender and Sexuality, Human Touch for ICT, Ideas of pornography, M-Health, Media & Communication Studies, Mobile Apps, Pornography, Queer and Transgender Representation, Queer Theory, representation

    Contact

    S.J.Mowlabocus@sussex.ac.uk

    View Sharif Mowlabocus's profile

    Prof Kate O'Riordan

    Prof Kate O'Riordan

    Professor of Digital Culture

    Research interests

    Biodigital Life, Bioinformatics, Critical Digital Humanities, Digital Arts History, Theory and Practice, Digital Culture, digital media, Feminist and qualitative research methods, Feminist theory, Genomics, Media & Communication Studies, Post-digital, Queer studies, Research Ethics, Science Studies

    Contact

    K.ORiordan@sussex.ac.uk

    View Kate O'Riordan's profile

    Dr Martin Spinelli

    Dr Martin Spinelli

    Senior Lecturer in Media & Cultural Studies

    Research interests

    Aesthetics, arts interviewing, Broadcast News, Broadcasting History, Digital Humanities, ethnography, Journalism, literary journalism, memoir, podcasting, practice as research, practice led research, radio, radio drama, Radio Studies, Socio-cultural impact of new media, Sound Art

    Contact

    M.J.Spinelli@sussex.ac.uk

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  • Film studies faculty
    Dr Catherine Grant

    Dr Catherine Grant

    Research interests

    Audiovisual Essay, creative and critical practice, digital media, Film-based media (History, Theory & Practice), Found Footage Film, Gender and Sexuality, Hispanic, Portguese & Latin Studies, Media & Communication Studies, Media and film, Multimedia - video, psychoanalytic object relations theory, Publishing, Videographic Criticism

    Contact

    C.Grant@sussex.ac.uk

    View Catherine Grant's profile

    Dr Alisa Lebow

    Dr Alisa Lebow

    Reader In Film Studies

    Research interests

    Activism and Documentary, Documentary theory and practice, Experimental Documentary, First Person Film, Jewish Culture and Film, Queer and Transgender Representation, Revolution and Film, Turkish and Middle Eastern Documentary

    Contact

    A.S.Lebow@sussex.ac.uk

    View Alisa Lebow's profile

    Dr Matilda Mroz

    Dr Matilda Mroz

    Lecturer in Film Studies

    Research interests

    art cinema, cultural memory, european cinema, Film, Film and the Holocaust, Film as philosophy, Film History, Theory and Criticism, Polish cinema, Temporality, the body in film

    Contact

    M.Mroz@sussex.ac.uk

    View Matilda Mroz's profile

    Dr Luke Robinson

    Dr Luke Robinson

    Lecturer In Film Studies

    Research interests

    Chinese-language cinema, Documentary theory and practice, East Asian cultural studies, Film History, Theory and Criticism, Queer studies, Transnational cinema

    Contact

    Luke.Robinson@sussex.ac.uk

    View Luke Robinson's profile

    Dr Lawrence Webb

    Lecturer in Film Studies

    Research interests

    American cinema, cinema and architecture, cultural geography and space, Film History, Theory and Criticism, US cinema and popular culture

    Contact

    L.Webb@sussex.ac.uk

    View Lawrence Webb's profile

  • Journalism 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 Ivor Gaber

    Prof Ivor Gaber

    Professor of Political 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

    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

    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 communications 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 Berry

    Prof David Berry

    Professor of Digital Humanities

    Research interests

    Algorithms, Code, Computation, Critical Digital Humanities, Critical Reason, Critical Theory, Digital Humanities, History of the University, Philosophy, Political economy, Post-digital, postdigital, Social and political theory, Software Studies, University

    Contact

    D.M.Berry@sussex.ac.uk

    View David Berry's profile

    Dr Simidele Dosekun

    Lecturer in Media and Cultural Studies

    Research interests

    Africa, Consumer studies, Feminist theory, gender, popular culture, race and ethnicity in global perspective, representation

    Contact

    S.Dosekun@sussex.ac.uk

    View Simidele Dosekun's profile

    Dr Katherine Farrimond

    Dr Katherine Farrimond

    Lecturer in Media and Cultural Studies

    Research interests

    crime fictions, cultural studies, Feminist theory, Film, film noir, Gender and Sexuality, genre, girlhood, Gothic, horror, Media, Nostalgia, popular culture, representation, retro and vintage, science fiction, television, The body, virginity

    Contact

    K.Farrimond@sussex.ac.uk

    View Katherine Farrimond's profile

    Dr Beatrice Fazi

    Dr Beatrice Fazi

    Research Fellow in Digital Humanities & Computational Culture

    Research interests

    Abstraction, Aesthetics, Automation, Computation, Continental Philosophy, Critical Digital Humanities, Critical Theory, Cultural Theory, Deleuze, Digital Culture, Digital Theory, Incomputability, Indeterminacy, Media Philosophy, media theory, Philosophy of Cognitive Science, Software Studies, Turing, Whitehead

    Contact

    B.Fazi@sussex.ac.uk

    View Beatrice Fazi's profile

    Prof Ivor Gaber

    Prof Ivor Gaber

    Professor of Political 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

    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 Ben Highmore

    Prof Ben Highmore

    Professor of Cultural Studies

    Research interests

    19th and 20th century visual cultures, 20th Century art and culture, Art History, Cultural History, Everyday Life, Literary And Cultural Theory, Material Culture and Objects, Mood, Playgrounds, Postwar British Culture, Structures of Feeling Research

    Contact

    B.Highmore@sussex.ac.uk

    View Ben Highmore's profile

    Dr Malcolm James

    Dr Malcolm James

    Senior Lecturer in Media and Cultural Studies

    Research interests

    childhood and youth, cultural studies, diaspora race/ethnicity, ethnography, participant methods, postcolonial studies, Race and colonialism, race and ethnicity, Sound studies, urban culture

    Contact

    Malcolm.James@sussex.ac.uk

    View Malcolm James's profile

    Dr Margaretta Jolly

    Dr Margaretta Jolly

    Reader in Cultural Studies

    Research interests

    Creative and critical writing, Cultural and Creative Industries, cultural studies, Everyday Life, Feminist theory, genre, history of feminism, letters and diaries, Life writing, Mass Observation, oral history, Self-identity, self-narratives, women's liberation

    Contact

    M.Jolly@sussex.ac.uk

    View Margaretta Jolly'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

    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

    Dr Sharif Mowlabocus

    Dr Sharif Mowlabocus

    Senior Lecturer Of Media Studies/DigitalMedia

    Research interests

    'race' and class, Critical Digital Humanities, Digital Culture, digital embodiment, digital media, E-Health, Embodiment and Technologies, Gay & Lesbian Studies, Gender and Sexuality, Human Touch for ICT, Ideas of pornography, M-Health, Media & Communication Studies, Mobile Apps, Pornography, Queer and Transgender Representation, Queer Theory, representation

    Contact

    S.J.Mowlabocus@sussex.ac.uk

    View Sharif Mowlabocus's profile

    Prof Sally Munt

    Prof Sally Munt

    Professor of Cultural/Gender Studies

    Research interests

    'race' and class, Alternative Spiritualities/New Religious Movements, cultural geography and space, cultural studies, Culture and Identity Rights, Everyday Life, Gender and Sexuality, history of emotion, Mental Health and Well-Being

    Contact

    S.R.Munt@sussex.ac.uk

    View Sally Munt's profile

    Prof Kate O'Riordan

    Prof Kate O'Riordan

    Professor of Digital Culture

    Research interests

    Biodigital Life, Bioinformatics, Critical Digital Humanities, Digital Arts History, Theory and Practice, Digital Culture, digital media, Feminist and qualitative research methods, Feminist theory, Genomics, Media & Communication Studies, Post-digital, Queer studies, Research Ethics, Science Studies

    Contact

    K.ORiordan@sussex.ac.uk

    View Kate O'Riordan's profile

    Dr Niall Richardson

    Dr Niall Richardson

    Senior Lecturer

    Research interests

    ageing and gender, body image in film and media, disability and human rights, Gay & Lesbian Studies, Minority Rights, representation of gender and sexuality in film and popular culture, Transgender politics and representation

    Contact

    N.D.Richardson@sussex.ac.uk

    View Niall Richardson's profile

    Prof Lyn Thomas

    Prof Lyn Thomas

    Emeritus Professor

    Research interests

    'Suspect communities' in the British press, Annie Ernaux, contemporary French literature, cultural studies, French feminisms, Life writing, lifestyle television, memoir, religion and media, The Archers

    Contact

    lynjthomas@sussex.ac.uk

    View Lyn Thomas's profile

  • Music faculty
    Prof Ed Hughes

    Prof Ed Hughes

    Professor of Composition in Music

    Research interests

    Composition, ensemble music-making, ensemble performance with technology, music and silent film, the orchestra

    Contact

    E.D.Hughes@sussex.ac.uk

    View Ed Hughes's profile

    Dr Thor Magnusson

    Dr Thor Magnusson

    Senior Lecturer in Music

    Research interests

    Composition, Computational Creativity, Computer Music, Creative Coding, History Of Music, Human computer interaction, Improvisation, Live Coding, Music, Music Technology, Notations and visualisations, Organology, Performance, Performance And Live Art, Philosophy, Philosophy of Technology, Software Engineering

    Contact

    T.Magnusson@sussex.ac.uk

    View Thor Magnusson's profile

    Prof Nicholas Till

    Prof Nicholas Till

    Professor of Opera & Music Theatre

    Research interests

    art practice, Critical Theory and Marxism, Cultural History, experimental art, historical materialism, historical musicology, opera and music theatre, Opera Production, practice as research, Scenography, Sound Art

    Contact

    N.Till@sussex.ac.uk

    View Nicholas Till's profile

Fees

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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