Doctoral Programme

The CAMRI doctoral proghramme, based in the School of Media and Communication is a thriving community of 50 plus doctoral researchers from around the globe researching in media, communications and cultural studies.


We provide a platform for diverse, challenging research aimed at making a mark in the scholarly community and the wider world. We offer a range of facilities, including:

  • designated doctoral rooms with computers
  • extensive library access, including 24 hour access for some of the academic year,
  • research training,
  • language training,
  • studio and laboratory space.

CAMRI staff members are some of the leading scholars in their fields, with national and international expertise in their subject areas and with considerable experience in supervising doctoral researchers. As such, they are well placed to provide the necessary academic support to CAMRI doctoral researchers.

Doctoral researchers are a valued part of the School community and, along with staff, take part in regular workshops and seminars, organised by CAMRI or in collaboration with other schools within the university or with external institutions.

Doctoral researchers are also involved in a host of other activities such as reading groups, exhibitions etc and the production of Westminster Papers in Communication and Culture (WPCC), an interdisciplinary, peer reviewed Media and Cultural Studies journal published by the University of Westminster Press.

CAMRI doctoral programme graduates go on to successful careers in both academic and media professions.

The CAMRI PhD programme exists under the umbrella of the university’s Graduate School, and CAMRI researchers benefit from the training opportunities offered by the Doctoral Researcher Development Programme DRDP, some of which are delivered at university level and some in the schools. Researchers are expected to play a full part in the life of the research community across the university.


CAMRI is part of the the AHRC-funded technē Doctoral Training Partnership. We offer a number of three-year scholarships and fee-waivers to outstanding students. Recruitment takes place every January for admission the following September but enquiries are welcome at any time. Those interested should contact:

Alessandro D'Arma at:

Those wishing full information on the technē doctoral training partnership (including residence requirements)* should follow the button here.

*Restrictions apply, so check first.

83% of CAMRI’s research overall is judged to be in the two top categories of ‘World Leading’ (4*) and ‘Internationally Excellent’ (3*)
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Programme Team