PhDs in Journalism & Media

Journalism and media includes all practices, tools, techniques and channels of mass communication. It deals with the distribution of news, information and entertainment to an audience, through various means, from print and broadcasts, to digital new media. Journalists are experts in communication who investigate facts, gather and filter information, and deliver it to the public. They can become specialised journalists in areas such as business, economy, industry, fashion and wellness, and many more.

Departments and schools of communication and information, as well as accredited media studies centres, offer a wide range of degrees, certificates and concentrations related to the field of journalism and media. Specialisations of Bachelors and Masters in Journalism include broadcast journalism, digital journalism, enterprise journalism, political journalism, journalism design and graphics, science and environmental journalism, public relations and advertising, sports journalism, to name a few.

Programmes deliver essential skills for working in media organisations, such as excellent written and spoken communication skills, critical thinking, an ethical and responsible attitude, and technical skills.

Career prospects include numerous positions in the traditional areas of journalism, as well as in free-lance writing, book editing and publishing, advertising, public relations, corporate communication, media research and more. Professionals work as reporters, international correspondents, press agency journalists, scientific journalists, social media managers, technical writers, copywriters, editors, and photojournalists, presenters, spokes-persons and cameramen.

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Suggested PhD Programmes

Media and Communications Media and Communications, PhD
  • Any time
  • EUR
  • 36 months

With strengths across the fields of Media and Communications the Department of Communications from University of Nicosia offers aspirant researchers and accomplished professionals a strong platform to develop both their academic interests and their career.

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Interdisciplinary Doctoral Programme the Humanities and Social Sciences Interdisciplinary Doctoral Programme the Humanities and Social Sciences, PhD
  • Oct 2017
  • EUR
  • 36 months

The Interdisciplinary Doctoral Programme the Humanities and Social Sciences at University of Ljubljana - Faculty of Social Sciences is a joint programme for all of the social science and humanities subjects offered by the Faculty of Social Sciences and Faculty of Arts. The programme emphasises the connection between study and research, cooperation among institutions, the European mobility of students and teachers, and the development of interdisciplinary and innovative approaches to study and research.

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Department of Cancer Studies and Molecular Medicine

Media and Communication, PhD
  • Any time
  • EUR
  • 36 months

The essential requirement of a PhD is the creation of new knowledge. Being a researcher means developing new ideas and improving understanding through the creation of new knowledge. Your research will inevitably build to some degree on the work and ideas of others, but as a presearch student you are expected to make an original contribution to knowledge in your discipline.

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Queen's University Belfast

Translation, PhD
  • Sep 2017
  • EUR
  • 36 months

A research degree offers you the opportunity to develop your research skills and prove yourself as a researcher. Queen's is committed to the enhancement of research training and teaching and offers postgraduate research opportunities across all fields of study.

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The University of Manchester

Anthropology, Media and Performance PhD, PhD
  • Sep 2017
  • EUR
  • 36 months

The programme will be jointly managed by Drama in the School of Arts Languages and Cultures, and the Granada Centre for Visual Anthropology/Social Anthropology in the School of Social Sciences. It is a practice-based programme, governed by the School of Arts, Languages and Cultures. After a year of academic formation and preliminary training in research methods and relevant craft techniques, students will be expected to carry out their projects on the basis of field research of a up to a year's duration. In the third year, students will be expected to return to Manchester and prepare the presentation of their results in textual or other media as appropriate.

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Swansea University

Media and Communication Studies, PhD
  • Jan 2018
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  • Oct 2017
  • EUR
  • 36 months

A research degree in Media and Communication Studies gives you the chance to pursue a project based around your own passions and interests, leading to a qualification which can open the door to an academic career or boost employment prospects outside academia (in the private sector, the Civil Service, or education).

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Pompeu Fabra University

Translation and Language Sciences, PhD
  • Any time
  • EUR
  • 12 months

The goal of the Translation and Language Sciences programme is to train researchers in linguistics and translation so that they can make significant contributions to the discipline, and show creativity, independence of judgment and methodological thoroughness. This is a high quality programme (Quality mention 2003-2011; Mention of excellence 2011-2014, Spanish Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport), with an international focus (with a high percentage of lecturers and students trained in other countries) and it provides a sound training in terms of the content, with updated research methodology and technological tools and resources, so that the doctors who complete the course perform their work adequately in new, different and dynamic working environments.

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