The doctoral study program Media and Communication studies is designed for candidates who are deeply interested in the following or related topics:
The social construction of reality
Strategic Communication, Marketing, and PR
Artificial Intelligence and Media, Big Data, Algorithms
The study program prepares students for independent academic work in the field of communication, media, and marketing studies at universities, with substantial knowledge of communication and media theories and methodologies.
The study contributes to critical thinking about the nature of modern and late modern societies, about the nature of opportunities and risks of society-wide communication processes and changes in their institutionalization in the past and in the present.
​​​​​​Our Institute is the only one in the Czech Republic to offer a doctoral study field specialized exclusively in media studies. Each doctoral student automatically becomes a member of ECREA, one of the world's most important professional organizations in the field. Our Institute is systematically building a network of contacts with foreign universities, which doctoral students can make extensive use of
Research activities at ICSJ focus on the following areas, amongst others:
Development of media, their position in society, and their relationship to other social institutions, from a historical perspective (with a focus on the period 1918-1989) and from a contemporary perspective;
The state and role of journalism, and the journalistic coverage of social realities, including alternative forms of journalism (and media);
The state and role of strategic communication and political communication/marketing;
The discursive-ideological and mediated construction of social realities, such as the environment & nature, migration, nation and polis, home and everyday life, history and memory, and technology;
Audience behaviors and audience interpretations of media content.
The Board of Study
The Board of Study monitors and evaluates doctoral studies, coordinates the content planning of studies, and evaluates the implementation of the doctoral program.
approves the student's individual study plan, dissertation topics and proposes to the Dean the appointment or removal of the supervisor
assesses the study of individual students, particularly through approving student assessments and changes in the student's individual study plan
submits to the Dean proposals of opponents of doctoral theses and the composition of the committee for state doctoral examinations and defense of doctoral theses