Bournemouth University

Bournemouth University

Media Production

From computer animation and media production to advertising and journalism, our Faculty of Media & Communication offers many opportunities for doctoral of philosophy research across a wide range of specialisms. We performed particularly well in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) results, with our research into communication, cultural and media studies rated as first in the south-west based on impact. Within the field of computer animation, research carried out at BU into improving motion blur in filming has had a significant impact in the world of feature films, with Pixar among the organisations to adopt the new method put forward by our researchers. As well as conducting research within the faculty, we also work closely with colleagues from other specialisms through our research institutes and centres, helping to deliver impactful and relevant research projects.

Entry requirements

An Honours degree at 2:1 or higher and/or a relevant Master's degree. If English is not your first language you'll need IELTS 6.5 (Academic) or above.

Assessment methods

To be awarded a PhD, you will need to complete a complex and advanced project. You will be expected to critically investigate and evaluate an approved topic, which results in an original and independent contribution to knowledge, as well as to demonstrate an understanding of research methods appropriate to your chosen field.

You will have to present and defend your thesis and/or practical element by viva voce (oral examination), to the satisfaction of the examiners.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PhD Full-time January 2017 GBP 4,200 per Whole course (EU) 3 years
PhD Full-time January 2017 GBP 13,500 per Whole course (International) 3 years
PhD Part-time January 2017 GBP 4,075 per Whole course (Wales) 3 years
PhD Full-time January 2017 GBP 4,200 per Whole course (England) 3 years
PhD Full-time January 2017 GBP 4,200 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 3 years
PhD Part-time January 2017 GBP 4,075 per Whole course (EU) 3 years
PhD Full-time January 2017 GBP 13,500 per Whole course (International) 3 years
PhD Full-time January 2017 GBP 4,200 per Whole course (Scotland) 3 years
PhD Part-time January 2017 GBP 4,075 per Whole course (England) 3 years
PhD Full-time January 2017 GBP 4,200 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 3 years
PhD Full-time January 2017 GBP 4,200 per Whole course (Wales) 3 years
PhD Part-time January 2017 GBP 12,500 per Whole course (International) 3 years
PhD Full-time January 2017 GBP 4,200 per Whole course (Scotland) 3 years
PhD Part-time January 2017 GBP 4,075 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 3 years
PhD Full-time January 2017 GBP 4,200 per Whole course (Wales) 3 years
PhD Part-time January 2017 GBP 4,075 per Whole course (Scotland) 3 years
PhD Part-time January 2017 GBP 4,075 per Whole course (EU) 3 years
PhD Part-time January 2017 GBP 4,075 per Whole course (Wales) 3 years
PhD Part-time January 2017 GBP 4,075 per Whole course (England) 3 years
PhD Part-time January 2017 GBP 12,500 per Whole course (International) 3 years
PhD Full-time January 2017 GBP 4,200 per Whole course (EU) 3 years
PhD Part-time January 2017 GBP 4,075 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 3 years
PhD Full-time January 2017 GBP 4,200 per Whole course (England) 3 years
PhD Part-time January 2017 GBP 4,075 per Whole course (Scotland) 3 years
PhD Part-time April 2017 GBP 12,500 per Whole course (International) 3 years
PhD Full-time April 2017 GBP 4,200 per Whole course (Scotland) 3 years
PhD Full-time April 2017 GBP 4,200 per Whole course (EU) 3 years
PhD Part-time April 2017 GBP 4,075 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 3 years
PhD Full-time April 2017 GBP 4,200 per Whole course (Wales) 3 years
PhD Full-time April 2017 GBP 4,200 per Whole course (England) 3 years
PhD Part-time April 2017 GBP 4,075 per Whole course (Scotland) 3 years
PhD Part-time April 2017 GBP 4,075 per Whole course (EU) 3 years
PhD Full-time April 2017 GBP 13,500 per Whole course (International) 3 years
PhD Part-time April 2017 GBP 4,075 per Whole course (Wales) 3 years
PhD Part-time April 2017 GBP 4,075 per Whole course (England) 3 years
PhD Full-time April 2017 GBP 4,200 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 3 years
PhD Part-time April 2017 GBP 12,500 per Whole course (International) 3 years
PhD Full-time April 2017 GBP 4,200 per Whole course (Scotland) 3 years
PhD Part-time April 2017 GBP 4,075 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 3 years
PhD Full-time April 2017 GBP 4,200 per Whole course (Wales) 3 years
PhD Part-time April 2017 GBP 4,075 per Whole course (Scotland) 3 years
PhD Full-time April 2017 GBP 4,200 per Whole course (EU) 3 years
PhD Part-time April 2017 GBP 4,075 per Whole course (Wales) 3 years
PhD Full-time April 2017 GBP 4,200 per Whole course (England) 3 years
PhD Part-time April 2017 GBP 4,075 per Whole course (EU) 3 years
PhD Full-time April 2017 GBP 13,500 per Whole course (International) 3 years
PhD Part-time April 2017 GBP 4,075 per Whole course (England) 3 years
PhD Full-time April 2017 GBP 4,200 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 3 years
PhD Part-time September 2017 GBP 4,075 per Whole course (Scotland) 3 years
PhD Full-time September 2017 GBP 4,200 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 3 years
PhD Part-time September 2017 GBP 4,075 per Whole course (Wales) 3 years
PhD Full-time September 2017 GBP 4,200 per Whole course (Scotland) 3 years
PhD Full-time September 2017 GBP 4,200 per Whole course (Wales) 3 years
PhD Part-time September 2017 GBP 4,075 per Whole course (EU) 3 years
PhD Part-time September 2017 GBP 4,075 per Whole course (England) 3 years
PhD Full-time September 2017 GBP 4,200 per Whole course (EU) 3 years
PhD Part-time September 2017 GBP 12,500 per Whole course (International) 3 years
PhD Full-time September 2017 GBP 4,200 per Whole course (England) 3 years
PhD Part-time September 2017 GBP 4,075 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 3 years
PhD Part-time September 2017 GBP 4,075 per Whole course (EU) 3 years
PhD Full-time September 2017 GBP 13,500 per Whole course (International) 3 years
PhD Part-time September 2017 GBP 4,075 per Whole course (Scotland) 3 years
PhD Part-time September 2017 GBP 4,075 per Whole course (England) 3 years
PhD Full-time September 2017 GBP 4,200 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 3 years
PhD Full-time September 2017 GBP 4,200 per Whole course (EU) 3 years
PhD Part-time September 2017 GBP 4,075 per Whole course (Wales) 3 years
PhD Part-time September 2017 GBP 12,500 per Whole course (International) 3 years
PhD Full-time September 2017 GBP 4,200 per Whole course (Scotland) 3 years
PhD Full-time September 2017 GBP 4,200 per Whole course (England) 3 years
PhD Part-time September 2017 GBP 4,075 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 3 years
PhD Full-time September 2017 GBP 4,200 per Whole course (Wales) 3 years
PhD Full-time September 2017 GBP 13,500 per Whole course (International) 3 years

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