PhD Media Studies
Last updated on March 19th, 2020

MISSION OF PHD MEDIA STUDIES

To produce dynamic and intellectually endowed scholars to lead in research and communication fields.

 

Course Codes and Roadmap – PhD Media Studies 

Semester-1
Course Code Subject Credit Hours
MSM 801 Research methods in Media Studies 3
MSM 802 Media Debate: Issues in Media Communication 3
   (Elective)* 3
  Total Credit  Hours  1st Semester 9
Semester-2
Course Code Subject Credit Hours
MSM 804 Methods of Media Contents Analysis 3
MSM 805 Advances in Mass Comm. Research 3
   (Elective)** 3
  Total Credit  Hours 2nd  Semester 9
Semester-3
Course Code Subject Credit Hours
  Comprehensive exam 0
THS 900 Supervised research (PhD thesis) including defense and acceptance of research proposal 9
  Total Credit  Hours 3rd   Semester 9
Semester-4
Course Code Subject Credit Hours
THS 900 Supervised research (PhD thesis) including design and implementation of proposed solution. 9
  Total Credit Hours 4th    Semester 9
Semester-5
Course Code Subject Credit Hours
THS 900 Supervised research (PhD thesis) including analysis of the results and thesis write-up. 9
  Total Credit  Hours  5th  Semester 9
Semester-6
Course Code Subject Credit Hours
THS 900 Supervised research (PhD thesis) submission of the Final Thesis for evaluation. 9
  Total Credit Hours 6th  Semester 9
  Total Credit Hours for PhD Program 54

Compulsory Courses
Course Code Subject Credit Hours
MSM 801 Research Methods in Media Studies 3
MSM 802 Media Debate: Issues in Communication 3
MSM 804 Methods of Contents Analysis 3
MSM 805 Advances in Mass Comm. Research 3
Elective Courses
Course Code Subject Credit Hours
MSM 803 Theories of Influences on Media Content* 3
MSM 806 Political Communication** 3
MSM 807 Media and Society* 3
MSM 808 Media Sociology* 3
MSM 809 Theories and Strategies of Communication** 3
MSM 810 Media Ethics and Law* 3
MSM 811 Qualitative Research Methods* 3
MSM 812 Approaches to Media Effects** 3
MSM 813 Media and Globalization* 3
MSM 814 Comparative Media Studies** 3
MSM 815 Media and Environment* 3
MSM 816 Data analysis and interpretation** 3
MST 466 Foundations of behavioural research* 3

Note: Elective* to be offered in semester-1 and Elective** to be offered in Semester -2.

Research Themes of Media Studies

The programs of Media studies envisages the provision of comprehensive grounding in mass media research necessary for studying, analyzing and understanding media and communication process and its effects in social, cultural, economic and political context.
The potential research themes / areas are as follows:

  • Mass versus niche media
  • ‘Audience’ and practices of participation in media
  • Cultural representation and power in media
  • Popular culture in the media
  • Feminist analyses of media
  • (In)equities in access, and digital divide
  • Politics of media and media in politics
  • Censorship, affront and censoriousness in media
  • Bodily presence and embodiment in media
  • Multicultural media
  • Media identities, from stars to selfies