Programme Information:

The Research Postgraduate (RPg) programme focuses on PhD education. It is designed to enable each student to become familiar with existing knowledge in their chosen area of study, to become a critical consumer of others’ research in the chosen area of study, and to become an independent knowledge creator through the use of appropriate research methodologies.

The PhD programme admits outstanding applicants interested in academic research in communication and media, including advertising, interactive media, gaming and animation, digitally mediated communication, journalism, media studies, global communication, political communication, organizational communication, and public relations. For a better idea of our interests, please explore our Research Areas.

Applicants are not advised to contact faculty members prior to admission.

MPhil admission is considered only in exceptional circumstances.

Students can also visit Department websites to learn more about the key research areas that the academic staff are engaged in as well as their detailed profile.

Department of Communication Studies

Department of Interactive Media

Department of Journalism

The School’s Criteria and Procedures for Application for Research Postgraduate Studies Admission


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