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Communication & Media Studies PhD Projects, Programmes & Scholarships

We have 92 Communication & Media Studies PhD Projects, Programmes & Scholarships

Embarking on a PhD in Communication and Media Studies offers a dynamic and engaging platform for students to delve into the complexities and nuances of global communication landscapes. In an era where media shapes narratives, influences decision-making, and creates spaces for dialogue, these programmes enable candidates to critically analyse and contribute to this evolving field.

From dissecting the impacts of social media on societal discourse to exploring the intersections between communication technologies and cultural practices, a PhD in Communication and Media Studies positions students at the front of academic exploration and societal impact, preparing them to address contemporary issues with informed research and innovative solutions.

Why complete a PhD in Communication and Media Studies?

At the heart of a PhD in Communication and Media Studies is the opportunity to forge new paths in understanding how media operates and affects the world. These degrees offer a platform for deep analytical engagement with media texts, communication technologies, and their audiences. students have the chance to investigate a diverse range of topics, such as digital media's role in shaping public opinion, the dynamics of global communication networks, or the influence of media representations on cultural identity.

By employing a variety of methodological approaches, from quantitative analysis to critical theory, candidates can tailor their research to make significant contributions to the field. In addition, these programmes foster a stimulating environment where students are encouraged to challenge established paradigms and generate fresh insights into the mechanisms of media and communication.

In terms of employment, completing a PhD in Communication and Media Studies equips graduates with a comprehensive skill set that is highly prized across various industries and academic circles. The capacity to critically assess information, articulate complex ideas, and propose evidence-based solutions is invaluable in today’s information-rich society.

Career opportunities for PhD holders are diverse, ranging from academic positions where they can inspire the next generation of media students, to crucial roles in media organisations, policy-making, digital marketing, and beyond. The analytic and research skills honed through these programmes position graduates to navigate and influence the rapidly changing landscape of media and communication, making a tangible impact on society and contributing to the discourse on global media practices and policies.

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'A Vernacular Scientific Imaginary?' The Origins and Impacts of Science Fiction Stories and Strips in British Comics in the First Half of the 20C

Aim. This project will explore the idea of a distinctively indigenous and responsive tradition of popular SF aimed at a younger readership before the widespread influence of imported US comics and pulp SF after WW II. Read more

Fully-funded QUEX PhD Scholarships

Application Deadline: 28 June 2024
The University of Queensland and the University of Exeter are seeking exceptional students to join a world-leading, cross-continental research team tackling major challenges facing the global community in  sustainability and wellbeing as part of the QUEX Institute. Read more

Faculty of Arts, Masaryk University

Expand your knowledge of classical languages, literature, and cultural history as you delve into our doctorate  Classical Philology. Read more

The impact of social media networking on early career researchers’ wellbeing

Social media network sites (SNS) are web-based services that allow individuals to construct a public or semi-public profile within a bounded system, articulate a list of other users with whom they share a connection, and view and traverse their list of connections and those made by others within the system (Boyd & Ellison, 2007). Read more

Resurrecting Classical Film Theory

PROJECT DESCRIPTION. This project, one of two companion studies, aims to resurrect and reinvigorate viable arguments from the classical film theory canon (arguably 1900 – 1970s, although part of this study is to help to clarify the periodisation of classical film theory). Read more

‘Puppets and Clowns’? Celebrity and Political Activism in Historical Perspective

In a 1963 television interview, African American activist Malcolm X described as ‘puppets and clowns’ those Black entertainers – such as Lena Horne and Dick Gregory – who were widely touted as leading the way toward racial integration. Read more

Trust, risk and digital identity for digitally-unsure citizens

There is an increasing research interest in security as a user experience issue (Zagouras et al, 2017), and some calls to examine the information practices around privacy and security (eg Dourish & Anderson, 2006). Read more

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