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PhD opportunities

The CCM research group is interested in receiving high quality proposals for MPhil and doctoral research projects addressing the conceptual, applied and practice-based aspects of culture, film, media and communications, in their traditional and/or new forms. See our latest PhD studentship opportunities.

Some of our recently supervised and current research degree topics are as follows:

  • Adapting poetics: a fusion of ideas in literature to film adaptation (Petros Gkikas)
  • Between friends and fans. Interpreting PR communication on Facebook : a focus on the written word (Ben Gust)
  • Reinventing the rattling tin: explaining the dynamics of social networking site fundraising (Evie Lucas)
  • Distribution and exhibition of documentaries in Columbia (Carolina Patino)
  • Cyberactivism in a non-democratic context: social campaigning in Saudi Arabia (Abdullah Abalkhail)
  • Public relation programs in the diplomatic sector (Khalid Abdalla)
  • The space building function of news content of television channels of the Middle East (Safiya Alabdalkarim)
  • Professional obstacles of local press coverage (Ali Almania)
  • An explorative study on the impacts of new media on Saudi women (Abdalhadi Almfleah)
  • Investigation into the credibility and objectivity of citizen journalism (Aljawhara Almutarie)
  • A framing and sentiment analysis of the representation of Saudi women in the British press from 2005-2013 (Nahid Bashatah)
  • The role of psychological discourse (Lesley Blaker)
  • Journalists in violent conflicts in Jos, Nigeria (Godfrey Danaan)
  • Media, Boko Haram and ethno-religious conflicts in Plateau State of Nigeria (Andrew Danjuma Dewan)
  • Mass media and woman empowerment in Nigeria (Esa Ella)
  • Robin Ellis  How can installation be employed as a technique? (Robin Ellis)
  • Made for TV monsters: the style, spectacle and production of TV horror (Stella Gaynor)
  • Nothing to be scared of: a re-take of world cinema’s axis of abjection (Daniel Hey)
  • Public relations and peace negotiations in the Niger Delta (Harvey Igben)
  • Credibility of news: a comparative study of the credibility of TV news, newspaper news and internet news (Abdullah Maqbul)
  • The role of Facebook and Twitter in generating social and political change during the Arab Spring uprisings in Tunisia and Egypt (Mohammad Mesawa)
  • Wind vision: towards a ‘cinemeteorology’ (Dalia Neis)
  • The exploration of existing ways and origination of new methods to effectively present history for a young audience (Tanya Nelson)
  • Media framing and audience perception of conflict (Taye Obateru)
  • An exploratory study of new media adoption for participatory programming in SW Nigeria’s radio stations (Olawale Oni)
  • Between narrative/semiotic structure and the moving body (Pavel Prokopic)
  • Democratisation of media through online social media and its impact on democractic political institutions in India (MPhil) (Richa Yadav)
  • Broadcasting policy and culture in Malaysia (Pao Sium Yap)