PhD in Media and Communications


Program Description

  • Duration (years): 3
  • Qualification Awarded: Media and Communication (PhD, 3 years)
  • Level of Qualification: 3rd Cycle ( Doctorate)
  • The language of Instruction: The programme is offered in both English and Greek.
  • Mode of Study: Full time / Part-time
  • Minimum ECTS Credits: 180

Profile of the Programme

With strengths across the fields of Media and Communication, the Department of Communications offers aspirant researchers and accomplished professionals a strong platform to develop both their academic interests and their career. The Department aims to provide an inspiring and vibrant environment for postgraduate research, to support the development of research and presentation skills, and to respond to the academic needs of our students. We create opportunities for interdisciplinary interaction and we pride ourselves on helping our students to extend their professional networks by organizing conferences, seminars, and events that aim to establish close links with the media industry and the local and international academic community. The members of the Department of Communications are actively engaged in challenging projects and publications, and in a broad range of extracurricular activities such as: creative media projects, organisation of media-related festivals and other cultural events; professional training and consultancies in a variety of fields such as Media Literacy and Education, Digital Media and Learning, Film Policy, Community Media, Transmedia and Digital Storytelling and Social Media Management.

Prospective PhD students are welcome to approach the Department at any time in the academic year. You are strongly advised to contact the Doctoral Degree Coordinator before making a formal application. This helps us to ensure that we can offer you the best support and put you in contact with the member of the Department who has the expertise to help and guide you.

Dr Costas Constandinides

Department of Communications Doctoral Degree Coordinator

Career Prospects

People who complete successfully the doctoral programme will be able to:

  • Work as Research Faculty Members in tertiary education institutions.
  • Exercise a leadership role in the media, e.g. the industry or the academic world.
  • Be appointed as high officials in various departments/services of Ministries associated with the function and contribution of the media to social and cultural development.
  • Exercise an administrative and/or supervisory role in public or private institutions of higher education, in research centres or in consulting units.

Access to Further Studies


Graduation Requirements

The programme extends over three academic years, that is 6 semesters in all.

Learning Outcomes

  1. To give the student deep knowledge of the new trends (subject-and research-wise) of the concentration s/he selected.
  2. To enable the student to plan and bring to closure large-scale research and, therefore, to generate new knowledge and thus contribute to the further development of the sciences in media practice and media education.
  3. To enable the student to understand the problems associated with advancements in media and communication, deriving from social and technological developments.
  4. To prepare the students to act as agents of change in their work environment.
  5. To prepare the students to undertake, and exercise successfully leadership role(s) in the area of their concentration/work environment.

Scholarships - Financial Aid

The University offers scholarships and financial aid to full-time students, in the form of academic merit scholarships, financial-aid assistance, athletic scholarships, and on-campus work-study programmes.

Last updated Nov 2018

About the School

UNIC is the largest university in Cyprus, with over 12,000+ students, from over 70 countries across the globe, coming together in an innovative and transformative learning space.

UNIC is the largest university in Cyprus, with over 12,000+ students, from over 70 countries across the globe, coming together in an innovative and transformative learning space. Read less
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