Qualification type: MPhil / PhD
Location: Uxbridge, London
Mode of study: Full-time and Part-time
PhD students come to Brunel from diverse cultural backgrounds and belong to a genuinely international Division of Social Sciences and Communication . (The Times Higher Educational Supplement recently described Brunel as “the most international university”.) We are the highest rated research department of our size in the country, bringing together experts who understand social and political forces with specialists in communications in a vibrant and friendly environment. Sociology at Brunel is ranked 1st in London (The Guardian University Guide, 2018)
PhD students will join the Division of Social Sciences and Communication - home of the internationally recognised Centre for Comedy Studies Research supported by high-profile comedians including Jo Brand and Lee Mack.
As an interdisciplinary centre it considers the production, content, reception and wider socio-political implications of comedy in a variety of formats and from a range of perspectives. The Centre successfully brings together leading academics and writers in the fields of media and communications, sociology, psychology, theatre, drama, film and television, computing, English, creative writing and social work.
Our research examines the production, content, reception and wider socio-political implications of comedy in its variety of formats from television sketch shows to comedy thrillers. All of our research is strongly underpinned by the belief that comedy is socially, culturally, politically and economically significant at local, national and international levels.
Our work clusters around a number of overlapping themes that include:
The Centre has strong links with the comedy industry and is supported by five CCSR Ambassadors:
We offer a range of PhD studentships, partial scholarships, and academic prizes, to help with your research fees. Find out more here: View Website
FTE Category A staff submitted: 19.00
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