Ph.D. On Campus

Communication Studies

University of Johannesburg

36 months
797 EUR/year
1065 EUR/year
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Communication Studies from University of Johannesburg intersects a multiplicity of fields and areas in the humanities and social sciences and offers an opportunity to explore their complementarity and interconnectedness. 


Communication Studies from University of Johannesburg aims to explore a wide range of forms of human communication from a variety of perspectives that connect the local and the global and are rooted in African contexts and experiences. The focus of the dissertation is based on the proposal submitted by the student and decided upon jointly with the supervisor(s)

Students at Communication Studies from University of Johannesburg will:

  • develop and expand intellectual capabilities, social capacities and practical skills 
  • investigate, interpret, discuss, problematize and creatively as well as cooperatively engage with communicative practices.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Ethnic Studies
  • Great Plains Studies
  • Women's and Gender Studies
  • Interpersonal and Family Communication
  • Organizational Communication.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Valid Passport or Identity Document.
  • Sworn English Translation of documents (Documents issued in any Language other than English)
  • Provide proof of a non -  refundable Application Fee R200.00 (only hardcopy application)
  • Provide proof of the English Proficiency where English was not used as a medium of lecturing (the University prefers the applicant to take the IELTS at an overall score of 7 and TOEFL at an average score of 105–120 for Postgraduate programmes) 

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    797 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 797 EUR per year during 36 months.
  • National

    1065 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1065 EUR per year during 36 months.
  • National students fee per semester is R9 790,00 - R19 660,00
  • International students fee per year is R14,634 – R171,158.

Living costs for Johannesburg

8434 - 12036 ZAR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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