University of Liverpool

University of Liverpool

Communication and Media

Recently completed or current research includes: Media coverage of the Iraq war; news media representations of islam and muslim communities; news reporting of women who kill; contemporary horror film and the American film industry; women and sexuality in British cinema; political satire; American independent cinema and transmedia storytelling.

Entry requirements

A 2.1 Honours degree, or higher, or an equivalent qualification. Candidates should normally be expected to have a minimum of 3 years appropriate work experience. All candidates must meet our required level of English. All applicants must have reached a minimum required standard of English language, qualifications accepted include GCSE English; A-level English language; IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum of 6.0 in each component); TOEFL iBT 88 or above with minimum scores in components as follows: listening and writing 21, reading 22, speaking 23.

Course modules

Year 1: 4 foundation modules in communication and media; 4 foundation modules in popular music; core modules: Analysing Communication: forms, Texts and Contexts; Perspectives On Media; Media, Politics and Society; News, Politics and Society; Music As Sound; Popular Music Studies 1; Critical Approaches 1: Music and Culture; Music As An Industry 1.
Year 2: Optional modules: 4 in Communication and Media; 2 double modules in Popular Music.
Year 3: Optional modules: 4 in Communication and Media; 2 double modules in Popular Music; dissertation or special project.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PhD Full-time - 3 years
PhD Part-time - 6 years
MPhil Full-time - 2 years
MPhil Part-time - 4 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
City Centre Campus Liverpool L3 5PS North West

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