The Risk, Science, Health and Media Group (PhD/MPhil)
PhD 3-4 years, MPhil 2 years (Full-time) / Opportunities available in exceptional circumstances (Part-time) / n/a (Distance / E-Learning)
To offer knowledge and expertise for academic research and teaching or for a career in the media and communications industries.
The School is one of Britain's premier centres for teaching and research
Staff have international reputations both in practical journalism and in research and publications.
Cardiff welcomes applications from students interested in researching for a PhD or MPhil in the specialist areas below. The school provides training and a high level of support, and the postgraduate community contributes vitally to the University's international reputation for research.
All students are required to attend and pass two modules which run in the first year of study - Methods and Approaches in Postgraduate Research in Semester One, and Contemporary Cultural and Social Theory in Semester Two.
Part-time opportunities may be available in exceptional circumstances; please contact the School for more details.
The Risk, Science, Health and Media Group
This group examines how risk, science and health reporting is 'produced' (by sources and journalists), represented (in the press, films and TV), and understood (by media audiences, policy makers and 'publics'). We have particular expertise in exploring the media's role in science/health issues such as AIDS, GM foods, cancer, human genetic research, MMR vaccine, BSE and food safety.
Normally a good undergraduate degree is required (a first or exceptionally a 2.1) and candidates will usually have successfully completed an MA degree.
Note: International students pursuing part-time programmes of study are not eligible for Tier 4 General Student) visas and must have alternative leave to remain in the UK if they intend to study at the University in person.
UK & EU Full Time for 2013/14
UK & EU Part Time for 2013/14
International Full Time for 2013/14
International Part Time for 2013/14
Next intake: The University has four entry points for research degrees; 1st October, 1st January, 1st April or 1st July
Name: Professor Jenny Kitzinger
Telephone: +44 (0)29 2087 4571