The Department of Journalism has a distinguished reputation as one of the leading providers of journalism training and education in the UK.
Our team of highly-experienced academics are recognised not only for their leadership in journalism education, but also for their professional expertise. We enjoy very strong links with the journalism industry, including our high-profile professors, visiting lecturers, and guest speakers.
Our faculty has expertise in a broad range of journalism topics, including: history; ethics, law and regulation; practices and processes in a digital context; effects of/on globalisation; representation and democratisation; business and leadership; scholarship of teaching and learning in journalism.
Research in Journalism at City has a strong inter-disciplinary focus and our research staff collaborate with academic staff at universities across the UK and internationally.
You should have a track record of high academic achievement, demonstrated by a good undergraduate degree with a second class (upper division) pass or equivalent. A Masters-level degree in an academic discipline related is advisable. In exceptional cases, professional qualifications and experience in the proposed research area may compensate for the lack of a Master's degree.
For students whose first language is not English, the following qualifications will meet the English language requirement for entry to a postgraduate course of study:
If you are not from the European Economic Area / Switzerland and you are coming to study in the UK, you may need to apply for a visa or entry clearance to come to the UK to study.
The way that you apply may vary depending on the length of your course. There are different rules for:
For more information see our main Visa page.
Fees for doctoral candidates are charged annually and cover registration, supervision and examination. Fees are subject to review each year and may vary during your period of registration.
The Government has introduced a new Postgraduate Doctoral Loans scheme which can provide a loan of up to £25,000 over three years to support study for a doctoral degree. A Postgraduate Doctoral Loan can help with course fees and living costs while you study and can be used alongside any other forms of support you may be able to receive, for example from industry or business or through your PhD supervisor.
The School of Arts and Social Sciences at City, University of London, is offering eight full-time, three-year doctoral studentships for 2020/21 entry. Applications are invited from exceptional UK, EU, and international graduates wishing to pursue cutting-edge research within any of the School's departments
Funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID), these Scholarships enable talented and motivated individuals to gain the knowledge and skills required for sustainable development, and are aimed at those who could not otherwise afford to study in the UK.
Commonwealth Master’s Scholarships are for candidates from low and middle income Commonwealth countries, to undertake full-time taught Master’s study at a UK university.
Commonwealth PhD Scholarships are for candidates from less developed countries and fragile states in the Commonwealth, for full-time doctoral study at a UK university.
Candidates are advised to read the terms and conditions carefully and to ensure they meet the full eligibility criteria as stated in the terms and conditions. For full details, including eligibility criteria and how to apply, visit:
The deadline for applications to be submitted is 30 October 2019
Each of our research students is provided with a supervisory panel, including a designated lead supervisor.