What will I learn?


The Department of Media offers programmes in journalism, television, radio, music production, media and film studies, advertising and photography, serving more than 500 students at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. The Department welcomes postgraduate research studies in the areas of Advertising, Journalism and Media Studies.

The Department

Staff at the Department of Media are established international researchers who have published books and journal articles in the fields of journalism studies, fan and audience cultures and the societal impacts of social media. Recent and forthcoming books include: Understanding Fandom (2013), Popular Music Fandom (2013), Shades of Expression: Online Political Journalism in the Post-Colour Revolution Nations (2013), Global Journalism: An Introduction (forthcoming), Russia’s Liberal Media: Handcuffed but Free (forthcoming). Members of staff have also contributed to policymaking by submitting evidence to parliamentary inquiries and/or government departments and have participated in world-leading research projects such as the Worlds of Journalism study.

The Department of Media has a growing number of PhD students who benefit from our excellent library and learning resources, including a postgraduate study space and a regular programme of skills development workshops. Students conduct research on either a full-time or part-time basis. PhD students also attend and present their work at departmental and faculty research seminars and conferences.

Which department am I in?


Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
£13,308.00 (US$ 18,198) per year
This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

Expected May, September, October 2022


University of Chester

Parkgate Road,



CH1 4BJ, England

Entry requirements

For international students

Applicants should normally have, or expect to obtain, at least an upper second class honours degree in a discipline appropriate to their intended area of research. Applicants whose first language is not English must provide evidence of proficiency to IELTS 6.5 with no less than 5.5 in each band or equivalent.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


About University of Chester

The University of Chester is home to students from 130 countries and is the #2 University in the UK for international students (WhatUni? 2020).

  • Ranked #2 the UK for international students (WhatUni? 2020)
  • 200+ courses available with a focus on practical learning
  • Diverse international student body
  • Guaranteed accommodation for international students

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