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Earn a Phd in Media and Communication

at the largest university in Cyprus

Media and Communications (PhD, 3 Years)

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

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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.

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
constandinides.c@unic.ac.cy

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

N/A

The minimum requirement for admission to the doctoral degree programme is a Master’s Degree and a Thesis Proposal.

English Language Proficiency

Students satisfy the English requirements if their first degree was taught in English. Otherwise, they would need to present a minimum TOEFL score of 550 paper-based or 213 computer-based, GCSE “O” Level with minimum “C” or IELTS with a score of 6.5.

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

  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 develoments.
  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.
Section: A - Courses
Min. Credits: 0  Max. Credits: 0
Min. ECTS Credits: 0  Max. ECTS Credits: 0
Notes:
Course CodeCourse TitleECTS Credits
PHDF-100Doctoral Course - Fall semester30
PHDS-100Doctoral Course - Spring semester30

Note: Under construction and subject to verification (Academic Year 2017- 2018)

Note: Under construction and subject to verification (Academic Year 2017- 2018)