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.
- 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.
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Upon successful completion of this program, students are expected to:
- Be specifically trained in case-analysis, project-setting and problem-solving contexts.
- Acquire research skills and analytical competencies to address the challenges posed by developments in the areas of media production, consumption and corporate communication.
- Acquire the competence necessary to analyze and evaluate the quality and effectiveness of media and communication policies as well as the role of non-state actors, including corporate organizations, civil society organizations, communities, human rights activists’ networks.
- Possess the competencies and skills required for academic careers, as well as to advise and assist public and private institutions active in the implementation of media production/distribution policies, media literacy policies as well as corporate communication strategies.
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- 36 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , International
Application Deadlines for European and Local Students - Please call the Office of Admissions
DisciplinesMedia Management Media Studies & Mass Media Digital Communication
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- The minimum requirement for admission to the doctoral degree programme is a Master’s Degree and a Thesis Proposal.
- 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.
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International4500 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 13500 EUR for the full programme during 36 months.
EU/EEA4500 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 13500 EUR for the full programme during 36 months.
Living costs for Nicosia
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.