Doctorate Degrees in Media

Compare 8 PhD Programs in Media

A doctorate degree or PhD is the highest degree level available. It requires in-depth research and may take two or more years to complete.

What is a PhD in Media? This type of program can help students delve into the world of journalism, television and other forms of media. Students may work on research projects that focus on various media-related topics. Students may study how communication in the media is influenced by culture, society, politics and the economy. Programs may also offer the chance to study media in terms of its relationship to other areas, such as law, policy and ethics. As part of the first year of a program, courses in theory, analysis, methodology and research are usually required. After that, students focus on their advanced research project that is required for program completion.

Students learn about how media influences many different aspects of life and use that knowledge to advance in the field. After completing a program, students will also benefit from the research and leadership skills learned.

The costs of a program are best obtained through a student’s school. This is due to how programs vary from student to student because of the general nature of PhD level studies.

Students may have various career options after graduation. Some students choose to go into teaching or research, which is right in line with the work they did during the PhD program. Others may choose to work in media corporations at the executive level. Typically, many graduates choose to stick with teaching, focusing on areas like history or theory. Possible jobs outside of teaching may include media consultant, journalist and political reporter.

If you would like to study media topics at an advanced level, then you may want to complete a PhD in Media. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

 

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PhD in Media and Communications

University of Nicosia
Campus Full time Part time 3 years September 2018 Cyprus Nicosia + 1 more

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 organising conferences, seminars and events that aim to establish close links with the media industry and the local and international academic community. [+]

Duration (years): 3 Qualification Awarded: Media and Communication (PhD, 3 years) Level of Qualification: 3rd Cycle ( Doctorate) 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 organising 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.... [-]


Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Department of English
Campus Full time 3 - 4 years September 2018 Hong Kong Kowloon

This scheme gives students from around the world the opportunity to study for a PhD in one of Hong Kong’s highly ranked universities. If you are interested in conducting cutting-edge research in one of the following areas, PolyU’s renowned Department of English is the place for you. [+]

Study for a PhD in Asia's World City

This scheme gives students from around the world the opportunity to study for a PhD in one of Hong Kong’s highly ranked universities. If you are interested in conducting cutting-edge research in one of the following areas, PolyU’s renowned Department of English is the place for you:

Language and professional communication Media and communication Language teaching and learning Linguistics, English language and systemic functional linguistics Intercultural communication and area studies Key features of the Fellowship Scheme Monthly stipend of HK$20,000 (approximately US$2,600) Annual conference and research-related travel allowance of HK$10,000 (approximately US$1,300) for 3 years Tuition scholarship and guaranteed hall accommodation in first year for PolyU awardees Important dates Submission of initial application to RGC: From 1 September 2016 to 1 December 2016, 12:00 (Hong Kong Time) Submission of full application to PolyU: 1 December 2016, 23:59 (Hong Kong Time) Admission Requirements ... [-]

PhD in Mass Communication

University of Florida - College of Journalism and Communications
Campus Full time September 2018 USA Gainesville

The University of Florida is dedicated to excellence in its Ph.D. program in mass communication. The program offers a course of study in an ideal setting for a quality educational experience. [+]

PhD in Mass CommunicationThe University of Florida is dedicated to excellence in its Ph.D. program in mass communication. The program offers a course of study in an ideal setting for a quality educational experience.The College of Journalism and Communications is proud of its award-winning student body and faculty, and boasts a variety of backgrounds made possible by one of the largest enrollments in the country. Some 200 students engage in graduate and advanced studies, joining 2,300 undergraduates. More than 53 faculty members teach, conduct research, and provide service.The University of Florida encourages applications from individuals of both sexes of all cultural, racial, ethnic, and religious groups. The University does not discriminate on the basis of handicap or age.Every application is considered in its entirety. The faculty considers every application — even those that fall just short of the GRE and GPA norms. We hold open the possibility that an applicant will be offered conditional admission if evidence such as references, work experience, and statement of goals warrant it.College’s doctoral program ranks 6th of 91 in the nationA 2010 analysis of the quality of communication doctoral programs in the United States ranked the University of Florida’s College of Journalism and Communications at number 6 among similar programs.The study assessed program quality by using objective and quantifiable indicators rather than subjective rankings that are common in other rankings. The measures emphasized both the number and quality of programs that hired new Ph.D.s from each institution.The results suggest that graduates from the doctoral... [-]


Ph.D. in Communication and Media Science

Corvinus University of Budapest, Faculty of Social Sciences and International Relations
Campus Full time 8 semesters September 2018 Hungary Budapest

Communication allows individuals and organizations to conceive, recognize and comprehend their own sociocultural environment. The sociocultural environment of human social-cultural existence consists in patterns in the utilization of symbols. [+]

Ph.D. in Communication and Media Science

Duration in training in semesters: 8 academic semesters

Number of credits to be achieved in the frame of the program: 240 ECTS

Communication allows individuals and organizations to conceive, recognize and comprehend their own sociocultural environment. The sociocultural environment of human social-cultural existence consists in patterns in the utilization of symbols. Our program in English combines theories, methods, and paradigms of sociology, communication and media studies, cultural studies, social psychology, and historical social sciences. We put emphasis and strongly encourage critical, global and interdisciplinary works; thereby the School is planned to be part of the international network of knowledge production.... [-]


PhD Research Degrees in Media Studies

SOAS University of London
Campus Full time Part time 3 years August 2018 United Kingdom London + 1 more

Media and Film Studies at SOAS has an expanding programme of doctoral research with some thirty research students currently enrolled. Our research students work on an exceptionally wide range of topics, both theoretical and empirical, with about half coming from Africa, the Middle East, and Asia, and half from Europe and North America. [+]

Research Degrees in Media Studies

Media and Film Studies at SOAS has an expanding programme of doctoral research with some thirty research students currently enrolled. Our research students work on an exceptionally wide range of topics, both theoretical and empirical, with about half coming from Africa, the Middle East, and Asia, and half from Europe and North America.

The Centre puts emphasis on the acquisition of critical theoretical skills and in-depth regional, linguistic and cultural knowledge of media and film forms and practices.

The PhD in Media and Film Studies is a research degree, involving original research on some aspect of contemporary theoretical and global issues in media and film. Our approach to media and film studies involves a developed critique of Eurocentrism. Our specialty is the analysis of the film and media industries, their contents and their audiences in Asia, Africa, the Middle East and their diasporas, an approach equally well-suited to research on Latin American, East European and mainstream ‘Western' media.... [-]


PhD in Media and Communication Studies

ISG Business & Economics School
Campus Full time 3 years October 2018 Portugal Lisbon

The main objective of this PhD programme is to train researchers and lecturers in the media and communication study field. Thus, the present proposal intends to meet the need for an innovative and creative training in the country and in the Lusophone space in its expertise area, the Communication Sciences... [+]

The main objective of this PhD programme is to train researchers and lecturers in the media and communication study field. Thus, the present proposal intends to meet the need for an innovative and creative training in the country and in the Lusophone space in its expertise area, the Communication Sciences.

The central object of this doctoral programme's proposal is the in-depth research about the integration between communication, society and technology and the way it subsequently retroacts on the main communication models and respective areas of social, cultural and economic intervention.

An additional objective of this study cycle is to reinforce the research and training ability of Lusophone University's CAITS - Communication, Arts and Information Technologies School of which the Communication Sciences constitute the core field.... [-]


PhD in Informatics - New Media and Pervasive Systems

ISG Business & Economics School
Campus Full time 3 - 4 years October 2018 Portugal Lisbon

NEMPS is a doctoral programme offered by Universidade Lusófona. The programme's NEMPS has a total minimum duration of 3 consecutive years, full time, and a maximum duration of four years. It comprises eleven (11) curricular units, five (5) of which are mandatory. The programme comprises two main parts... [+]

NEMPS is a doctoral programme offered by Universidade Lusófona. The programme's NEMPS has a total minimum duration of 3 consecutive years, full time, and a maximum duration of four years. It comprises eleven (11) curricular units, five (5) of which are mandatory. The programme comprises two main parts:

Curricular Component. A total of 60 ECTS are split across two semesters (each holding 30 ECTS). The first semester includes two (2) mandatory curricular units (Research and Innovation Methodologies; Digital Media) and four (4) optional curricular units - two to be selected by the candidate. The second semester includes two (2) mandatory curricular units (Thesis Planning; Pervasive Communication Systems) and two (2) optative curricular, of which candidates must select one. Research Component. Comprising a minimum of 2 years and a maximum of 3, this is the part dedicated to the thesis work, which will end with the presentation of the doctoral thesis. Objectives To complement the education of MSc and undergrad students in science and engineering courses, providing advanced training in emergent areas of pervasive communication systems and digital media. To assist in the development of competences in terms of research methodology and experimentation, allowing the autonomous development of research and the development of activities covering several aspects of the R&D process, namely, selection and application of writing techniques for the dissemination of R&D results. To provide candidates with a solid grasp of the most recent evolution concerning informatics sciences, in particular concerning pervasive systems and new media. The programme integrates a... [-]

PhD in Media and Communication Studies

Universidade Lusófona de Humanidades e Tecnologias
Campus Full time 3 years October 2018 Portugal Lisbon

The main objective of this PhD programme is to train researchers and lecturers in the media and communication study field. [+]

Programme Director

Professor Doutor Manuel José Carvalho de Almeida Damásio

Qualification requirements and regulations

The following may apply for the Doctoral Programme in Communication Sciences:

a) The holders of a masters degree or a legal equivalent;

b) The holders of a B.A. who present an especially relevant academic or scientific which is acknowledge by the Scientific Council of the Lusophone University of Humanities and Technologies Communication, Arts and Information Technologies School as being a competence certificate. b) The holders of an academic, scientific or professional curriculum which is acknowledged by the Scientific Council of the Lusophone University of Humanities and Technologies Communication, Arts and Information Technologies School as being a competence certificate.... [-]