EMMA Doctoral Summer School 2018

Media Management: the next generation

Where? Bournemouth University, Faculty of Media & Communications, UK.

When? 4th-6th July, 2018 (Start: Wednesday 4th July 9am – End: Friday 6th July 5pm).

For whom? Doctoral students at all stages of their research and early-stage post-docs.

Held by? The Advances in Media Management (AiMM) research team lead by Dr John Oliver, in collaboration with academic colleagues from media management and leading UK media industry professionals.

Bournemouth University (BU) has a reputation for excellence in fusing education, research and professional practice.  Our academic, business and student services are geared to the professions and are supported by a passionate commitment to high-quality academic endeavour and achievement.

In the recent Research Excellence Framework (2014), which assesses the quality and impact of research in all UK universities, 96% of BUs research was rated as ‘internationally recognised’ with 18% of this being deemed to be ‘world leading’ in quality.

BU supports a vibrant postgraduate research community and is committed to inspiring and mentoring Early Career Researchers. We have over 600 doctoral research students who are developing leading edge knowledge across multiple disciplines. Our portfolio of doctoral programmes include: PhD, PhD by Practice, PhD by Publication, DEng and Professional Doctorate.

The annual European Media Management Association (EMMA) conference was hosted by BU in 2013. Dr Tom Evens, Associate Editor at the International Journal of Digital Television commented that the conference was “a big success, consolidating media management as a growing field of inquiry” and that Bournemouth was “one of England’s most popular seaside resorts with its golden sand beaches, amazing cliffs, manicured gardens and historic pier”.

About the Faculty of Media & Communications (FMC)

The faculty is one of the largest of its kind in the world with over 4,000 students studying on undergraduate, postgraduate and research programmes. We have a global reputation for fusing education, research and professional practice on courses in: Media Management, Media Production, Journalism, Computer Animation and Corporate & Marketing Communications. Our students and alumni have won many national and international awards over the years, including Oscars and a number of Emmys, as well, awards from the Broadcast Journalism Training Council, Royal Television Society, EU Media programme, Public Relations Consultants Association, and the British Academy of Film and Television Arts to name but a few.

The faculty also provides research, consultancy and training to the likes of BBC, Channel 4, FremantleMedia, ITV, Sky, UKTV, Youtube and Virgin Media.

Sajid Javid, who served as the UK Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport until July 2016 said that BU’s reputation and ability to produce award winning media students “is really well known, not just to me, but worldwide”.


AiMM is a group of collaborative researchers from the university’s media and management faculties who develop leading edge knowledge in the field of media management. AiMM researchers, led by Dr John Oliver, will be responsible for supporting and delivering the Doctoral Summer School programme.