OVERVIEW



Our Doctor of Philosophy in Media and Communication Studies programme is designed to enrich your proficiency in the communication industries. It prioritises cultivating your research capabilities, fostering a profound understanding of communication theories, methodologies, and practices within media studies. You will actively engage in rigorous research, contributing significantly to advancing knowledge and ethics in the communication field. Through industrial training, you will identify and tackle intricate challenges, conducting cutting-edge studies that have meaningful implications for the field.

 

Throughout your journey, you'll be encouraged to critically analyse and evaluate existing theories and practices while generating fresh perspectives and ideas, such as in the social media context. This process will not only refine your analytical skills but also equip you with the ability to inspire and influence others. As a doctoral candidate, you'll emerge with the prowess to communicate critically, objectively, and creatively, essential qualities demanded by academia.

School
Media and Communication 

Intake Month

February, April, June, September and October

Study Options

Full time or part time

Study Programme

3 to 6-year (full time)

4 to 8-year (part time)

Practical Input

From Industry Professionals

2 Modes

Normal and Prior Publication

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Key Highlights of Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Media and Communication Studies

PROGRAMME STRUCTURE
ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
FUTURE CAREERS
FAQ for Prior Publication Mode

As a doctoral student in media and communication, you will embark on a research journey that will deepen your understanding of the field and make significant contributions to knowledge. Our programme is designed to provide you with a supportive and intellectually stimulating environment, allowing you to thrive as a researcher and innovator.

Duration

Duration

Full time

3 – 6 years 

Part time

4 – 8 years

Note: All information is subject to change. Readers are responsible for verifying information that pertains to them by contacting the university.

Research Methodology

Research Methodology

Students are required to pass the Research Methodology modules (6 credit hours), which have English as the medium of instruction, in the first year of their candidature.

Key Research Areas

Key Research Areas

At Taylor's University, we believe research can help shape the future. Our postgraduate research programmes cover a broad range of topics with the aim to help shape the future in the aspects of society, technology, economy, and environment.

 

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Hiring Graduate Students

Hiring Graduate Students

More than 300 postgraduates have chosen Taylor's to fulfill their research aspiration. Join us and contribute to our innovative and progressive research projects here.

We offered two entry pathway for this PhD programme, which is normal mode and prior to publication mode. Our PhD by Prior Publication mode provides a unique pathway for you to achieve a Doctoral award based on your existing body of work. We recognise the value of your prior publications and include them as a significant part of your submission for the Doctoral award.

Normal Mode

Normal Mode

Pre-requisite
  • A Master's Degree (Malaysian Qualifications Framework, MQF Level 7) in the field or related fields recognised by the University Senate OR
  • Any other equivalent qualification (Malaysian Qualifications Framework, MQF Level 7) in the field or related fields recognised by the University Senate.

 

International Students

 

English Requirement: IELTS 6.0 / TOEFL 60 (Internet Based Test) (May join IEN preparatory course and achieve the IELTS score). The validity of the IELTS or equivalent is within 2 years from the date of the examination.

Note

  • Students without a qualification in the related fields or relevant working experience requires to undergo and pass a bridging module.
  • Any of the condition of the above would require student's research proposal to be approved.
  • All information is subject to change. Readers are responsible for verifying information that pertains to them by contacting the university.
Prior Publication Mode

Prior Publication Mode

Pre-requisite
  • Obtain a master's degree in the field or related fields accepted by the HEP Senate
  • Obtain other qualifications equivalent to a master's degree recognised by the Government of Malaysia

 

Candidates without a related qualification in the field/s or working experience in the relevant fields must undergo appropriate prerequisite courses determined by the HEP

 

 

In addition to the above criteria, those who want to join Doctoral Degree by Retrospective or Prior Publication mode must include the below to the formal application:

 

  1. Minimum of 5 publications in alignment with the theme of the specialisation;
  2. An executive summary of the above publications establishing
  3. The theme that connects the published works to be submitted (up to 1,000 words);
  4. Contribution to knowledge in the field of the proposed area of study (up to 1,000 words)
  5. A list of scholarly published work;
  6. Curriculum Vitae (CV)

 

For international candidates, evidence of English Language Proficiency as determined by the intake standards approved by the Senate

 

A Selection Committee must be established to review the formal application for PhD by Retrospective or Prior Publication and recommend to the Senate to obtain approval.

 

Criteria for published works

  1. Published work must encompass high-quality journals, monographs, books, research-based chapters in books, electronic publications which have not been used to obtain other awards or deemed a part of those awards.
  2. The publications must be published within a period not exceeding ten (10) years from the date of submission.
  3. For the five (5) nominated publications, the candidate must be the principal author with the contributions of others clearly defined.

Note: All information is subject to change. Readers are responsible for verifying information that pertains to them by contacting the university.

When you've successfully completed this Doctor of Philosophy in Media and Communication Studies programme, you could embark on any of these exciting careers, including:

  • Account Manager
  • Brand Manager
  • Corporate Communication Manager
  • Creative Director
  • Marketing Communication Director
  • Media Specialist
  • Public Relations Consultant
  • Sales and Promotion Manager
  • Senior Media Planner
  • Strategic Corporate Communication Director

How long is the candidature?

How long is the candidature?

The minimum duration of candidature is 6 months and must not exceed 2 years.

What are the criteria for the award of the degree?

What are the criteria for the award of the degree?

The minimum requirement for the award of the degree is to:

 

  1. Pass thesis examination and viva-voce/ oral examination.
  2. Confirmation of meeting minimum candidature period (from the first day of intake commencement to confirmation of satisfactory amendment of thesis/dissertation by examiners).
How will progression tracking be done?

How will progression tracking be done?

Progression tracking is done by monitoring of research progress periodically through:

 

  1. Regular consultation with the supervisors (supervisor-supervisee log);
  2. Progress report; and Seminars (research seminar, thesis completion seminar).

In this section, you get the chance to hear directly from the vibrant voices of our media and communication school's communities. As a gathering space for insights and stories, we are excited to showcase the experiences and knowledge of our lecturers, students, alumni, and industry partners.


Embarking on your journey towards a Doctor of Philosophy in Media and Communication Studies degree represents an exhilarating advancement in your educational and professional career. We are here to guide you through the application process, ensuring it is as seamless and straightforward as possible. To discover more about the procedure and the documents required, please visit our Admissions website for further information.

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If you require additional information about the programme, our friendly team is always on hand to assist and answer any queries you may have. Additionally, you can also book a 1:1 appointment with our team for guidance in structuring your preferences and understanding the entry pathways.

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Media and Communication Studies

I am Approximate Total Fees (Normal Mode) Approximate Total Fees (Prior Publication Mode)
Local Student
MYR 49,050 (Full-Time)
MYR 39,400 (Part-Time)
MYR 35,968 (Full-Time)
International Student
USD 15,321 (Full-Time)
USD 11,169 (Full-Time)

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Note: Fees will be reviewed annually. For the avoidance of doubt, Taylor’s reserves the right to revise the fee payable for any given semester.

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