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Communication Studies (Master of Philosophy)

The Master of Philosophy (MPhil) in Communication Studies is designed to facilitate the student’s review of the knowledge of the communication studies field. The student will evaluate seminal and current theories and models, as well as relevant literature and research findings, while developing an area of study which makes an independent contribution to knowledge or understanding of the subject area.

Programme Outline

The main work to be undertaken will be a research thesis of no more than 50,000 words.

The student will be required to register for and successfully complete at least two (2) taught courses. The candidate will also deliver at least two (2) research seminars. The programme lasts for a minimum of two years full-time, with enrollment in January and September.

Course Descriptions

There are no named courses in the MPhil programme, however, MPhil candidates will select at least two (2) graduate level courses in consultation with their supervisors.

Entry Requirements

The minimum requirement for admission into the MPhil in Communication Studies is an undergraduate degree at the Upper Second Class Honours Level or its equivalent. Applicants must provide a research proposal outlining the scope of the intended study at time of application.

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