From law, 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.
Book onto a Postgraduate Open Day to meet us and find out more.
Next start date:
January 2020, September 2020 and January 2021
Bournemouth University, Talbot & Lansdowne Campus
4 years full-time or 7 years part-time
For 2019 entry: A Bachelor's Honours degree with 2:1 in any subject, and/or a relevant Master's degree. If English is not your first language you'll need IELTS (Academic) 6.5 with 5.5 in each component or equivalent. For more information check out our international entry requirements.