University of Nottingham Malaysia

Media, Languages and Cultures MRes/PhD


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Qualification: MRes/PhD
Fees: MRes and PhD: Malaysian – RM35,700 per year, Non-Malaysian – RM41,900 per year
Mode: MRes (years): Full-time 1-2, Part-time 2-4 PhD (years): Full-time 3-4, Part-time 6-8
Intake: February, April, June and September
Campus: Malaysia

Course overview

Our doctoral programme is offered through the Centre for the Study of Communications and Culture, providing high quality training to postgraduate students. In-house and collaborative seminars held in co-operation with The University of Nottingham’s campuses in Ningbo and the UK, and visits to the centre by eminent scholars, policy-makers and industry representatives ensure that postgraduates interact in a stimulating and supportive environment.

The centre invites applications from potential doctoral students, and as a first step, you should acquaint yourself with the expertise of our staff as outlined in this brochure and in more detail on our web site. This should give some indication of whether or not the topic you intend to propose falls within the range of interests and capacities of the centre. Please contact potential supervisors for further information or to discuss specific project topics.

Our research covers areas including:

  • comparative literature, Japanese literature, literary translation
  • digital cultures, youth and social networks
  • food, identity and transnationalism
  • international information flows – questions of imbalance,cultural and media imperialism and dependency
  • media and human rights – these include communication srights, media and gender relations, and media and minority groups
  • performing arts: music, drama, performance, applied creative practices
  • Southeast Asian cinema, particularly Indonesian, Malaysian and Singaporean films
  • the history, policies and structures of the culture industries - these encompass structural analysis, political economy and post-colonial development studies

How to apply for MPhil/PhD

If you are interested in applying to do an MPhil or PhD in the School of Media, Languages and Cultures we would recommend that you contact us and discuss your research project proposal with the relevant supervisor in the first instance. You can then visit our applications pages to find out how to apply.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

PhD: Entry requirements are at the discretion of the School but would normally be a masters degree or equivalent professional experience/prior learning. Non-UK qualifications will be assessed against this standard

MRes: At least a second class honours degree (or international equivalent) in the relevant discipline. Non-UK qualifications will be assessed against this standard..

Applicants must have graduated from an approved university. Other equivalent qualifications will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Entry requirements in the prospectus and website may not always apply and individual offers may vary.

English language requirements

IELTS (Academic): 7.0 (with no less than 6.0 in each element)

TOEFL (iBT): 100 (minimum 20 in speaking and 19 in all other elements)

PTE (Academic): 76 (with no less than 65 in each element)

MUET: Band 5

IELTS, TOEFL and PTE (Academic) test results must be less than two years old and all IELTS must be the academic version of the test. MUET results are valid for five years from the date of the release of results.



Find out about scholarships, financial assistance and specific research funding available to all malaysian and international students.


School of Media, Languages and Cultures
The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus
Jalan Broga,
43500 Semenyih,
Selangor Darul Ehsan,
t:   +6 (03) 8924 8000  
f:   +6 (03) 8924 8005 
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