Doctorate Degrees in Media

Compare 5 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 Management

University of Tehran - Kish International Campus
Campus Full time September 2017 Iran Tehran

Course subjects will prepare students for a range of management careers across the media sector, including: economics, business strategy, media policy, intellectual property rights and marketing. [+]

PhDs in Media . Course subjects will prepare students for a range of management careers across the media sector, including: economics, business strategy, media policy, intellectual property rights and marketing. Course overview PhD in Media Management examines the economic, managerial, legal and cultural frameworks within which media organisations and industries operate. This course is suitable for those who are an aspiring or existing media manager, or have a strong interest in the media sector. It is a combination of advanced-level media and management-related studies focusing on media and communication as well as media and cultural policy. Special interests International communication; Intracultural communication; Media management; Social communication; strategic management; Organizational behaviour; International social communication law, etc. [-]

PhD in Journalism

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time 3 years February 2018 South Africa Johannesburg

The Doctoral study programme comprises a thesis that makes an original contribution to the field of Journalism on a topic selected in consultation with the Departmental Chairperson. A maximum of four advanced seminars on relevant aspects of the topic of study and an oral examination (the equivalent of two papers each consisting of four modules) as prescribed in the General Regulation book are required. A research article that is suitable for publication in an academic journal is also required. [+]

The Doctoral study programme comprises a thesis that makes an original contribution to the field of Journalism on a topic selected in consultation with the Departmental Chairperson. A maximum of four advanced seminars on relevant aspects of the topic of study and an oral examination (the equivalent of two papers each consisting of four modules) as prescribed in the General Regulation book are required. A research article that is suitable for publication in an academic journal is also required. Admission requirements A Master’s Degree in Communication is required, with a minimum average of 65%. The general regulation with regard to the duration of the master’s programme is also applicable in this instance. The closing date for applications for this Degree is 31 October of the preceding year for the first semester and 30 April of the same year for the second semester. Contact details Name: Mrs Elna Rossouw Tel: 011 559 3434 / Email: erossouw@uj.ac.za [-]

PhD Research Degrees in Media Studies

SOAS University of London
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 6 years September 2017 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. [+]

PhDs in Media . 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 speciality 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. In 2007 we opened a PhD stream designed to integrate and interrogate the relationships between theory and practice. The submitted work comprises 60,000 words of written work and up to one hour of audio-visual materials. A research degree in media and film normally takes three years, or up to a maximum of four years should extensive periods of fieldwork be required. Part-time registration is also possible. The Centre stresses interdisciplinarity and draws upon expertise right across the School. So the PhD Programme is... [-]

Doctor of Philosophy in Professional Communication

IUMW - International University of Malaya-Wales
Campus Full time 3 years October 2017 Malaysia Kuala Lumpur

The research in the PhD programme is an in-depth investigation of specific research issues related to a professional communication discipline with the aim of enhancing and contributing to new knowledge in that discipline. [+]

At IUMW, our main business is providing you with quality and globally relevant education in Professional Communication. Our Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) programme is aimed prepare students for a career as an academic or a researcher in the public or private sector. It is a sign of expert knowledge, power and limitless opportunities. Students are expected to have strong theoretical and research methodological foundations and be able to conduct their research fairly independently. Our PhD programme also is designed to mould students into more than just an expert within their field. It is mean to nurture students into becoming the catalyst of human development for the betterment of mankind through groundbreaking ideas, analytical skills and the power of knowledge. Your educational journey has been meticulously designed to unlock full potential towards pursuing professional certification and postgraduate studies. All these and much more in unique education package inclusive of a vibrant university life in the heart of Kuala Lumpur. Entry Requirements Applicants are required to possess one of the following qualifications: A Master's Degree or its equivalent in the relevant field; OR Other qualifications equivalent to a Master’s Degree, as accepted by the University Senate Programme Structure Phase 1 Coursework Two core courses Research Process and Academic Writing Research Design and Methodology Phase 2 Proposal Defence Each student must present and defend his/her PhD research proposal. The student is only allowed to continue with his/her research to Phase Ill on passing of the defence of his/her proposal Phase 3 Data Collection... [-]

PhD in Romance Literatures

Charles University Faculty of Arts
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 Czech Republic Prague

Graduates from the Ph.D. programme in Romance Literatures are highly qualified specialists trained to conduct research work in their field (the literature of one or more Romance-speaking areas). [+]

PhDs in Media . The language of instruction is English. Romance Literatures is a fee-paying programme; the annual study fee is 70 000 CZK. Description of the entrance examination and evaluation criteria entrance examination: one-round examination, interview Discussion of the project of the PhD dissertation: 0–30 points; Assessment of the Applicant’s previous studies, research and other academic activities: 0–15 points; Assessment of the Applicant’s knowledge of secondary literature (based on the list submitted by the Applicant): 0–15 points. The Programme Board does not suggest or impose particular PhD topics, but allows applicants to suggest research projects according to their personal preferences. Suggested PhD topics must be consulted beforehand with the Chair of the Programme Board. Conditions for admission The applicant is admitted if he/she obtains a minimum of 30 points in the entrance examination and, at the same time, scores enough points to place among the maximum number of students admitted to the respective programme (refer to the Admission Procedure Specifications applicable to the individual degree programmes); admissions will be granted to all applicants who score the same number of points as the applicant who comes last in the ranking of admissions. The full-time and combined forms of study use different maximum numbers of admissions. Applicants cannot be admitted without supplying, no later than on the enrolment day, evidence of their prior education. Information on the exercise of graduates Graduates from the Ph.D. programme in Romance Literatures are highly qualified specialists trained to conduct research work in their field (the... [-]