PhD Media and Communications

Program Introduction

In line with the officially laid out mission for the University of Management and Technology, the PhD program offered by School of Media & Communication Studies is geared towards developing future scholars and visionary researchers among academicians and practitioners. The central focus of PhD media & communication study at this department of UMT is the description and scientific analysis of how human beings create, transmit, receive and respond to messages. Basically, the core objective is to create the innovative ideas among the students so that they can think over it in terms of research by developing rational and creative thinking and to further analyze it to contribute positively for the media industry of this state. Sstudent’s who will complete PhD from this department will be able to meet the new challenges of this era and respond effectively to solve the problems at the social and governmental level. As MarshallMcluhan emphasize that it is the medium that is important rather than the message.

Program Details

3 Years

The candidate must fulfill the minimum criteria of HEC for admission in PhD program. A minimum CGPA 3.0 (out of 4.0 in the Semester System) or First Division (in the Annual System) in MPhil/MS/Equivalent degree is required. Deficiency Courses for candidate who have the background of social sciences other than media.Deficiency Courses will be attended by students with CGPA lesser than 3.0 and above 2.75. Students will take 2 Deficiency Coursesas per offered by department including:

1-     Media, Culture & Society

2-     ResearchMethodology

3-     Theories of Media Influence.

Student having the International GRE with 60% Percentile Score will be accepted for admission, otherwise the student will have to appear in subject test conducted by the UMT, School of Media and Communication Studies.Student must score 70% in PhD entry exam developed by School of Media and Communication Studies.  (Exam will develop in the light of UMT and HEC policy guidelines).

Students meeting the above requirements will be given preference in interview with admission committee. Final admission will be granted on the basis of interview with admission committee.

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