Dr Dean Lockwood - Programme Leader
Dean Lockwood is a Senior Lecturer in Media Theory. Dean has published journal articles and chapters in edited collections and regularly delivers papers – solo and collaborative - to academic conferences. In collaboration with colleague Rob Coley, he published the book Cloud Time with Zero Books in 2012. He welcomes enquiries from potential candidates for research supervision in areas related to his research and teaching.Academic Staff List Make an Enquiry
Welcome to MA by Research Journalism
How You Study
How you are assessed
Entry Requirements 2022-23
Research Areas, Projects and Topics
Example research areas in the School include:
- Literary journalism
- Media of diaspora
- Peace and conflict reporting
- Digital journalism
- Local journalism
- Documentary studies
- Class and gender
How to Apply
To support your experience within the postgraduate research community, new students are encouraged to enrol in October, February or May. In addition to meeting peers across the University who are starting their research programme at the same time, there is access to a central training programme designed around the first three months of study, and targeted support aligned to each stage of the postgraduate research journey. Alternative enrolment dates may be agreed with your supervisor on an individual basis.
- A research proposal will only be considered if there are academics in the subject with an interest in your field. Please study the School Staff List (above) to make sure there is at least one member of staff whose interests intersect broadly with your own.
- The research proposal should be around 1000 words in length.
- Clearly define the topic you are interested in and demonstrate understanding of your research area.
- Include two or three research questions that you will explore in your research.
- Outline the range of research methodologies you will use to undertake the research.
- Include a provisional bibliography of primary and secondary sources.
- You might include a brief literature review of the key works that relate to your topic, particularly if this helps to exemplify the point below.
- Explain clearly how your research contributes to existing scholarship in the area; what gaps will it fill? How will it further knowledge of the area?
- Sketch out a provisional plan of work that includes research/archival visits and a timetable for the writing of chapters.
- Make sure the proposal is well presented with sections and subheadings and is free of errors.
Applicants with appropriate projects will be offered an interview with the programme leader and one or more subject specialists where they can discuss the details of their research proposal.
Career and Personal Development
The MA by Research is designed to provide preparation for a PhD, aiming to equip you with a strong foundation in research skills and independent study through the research and writing of a major dissertation. This may lead to further study at doctoral level or to career opportunities in the media sector.
Find out more about how postgraduate study can help further your career, develop your knowledge, or even prepare you to start your own business at one of our postgraduate events.Find out More
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