MS Media Studies
Requirement Description
Academic Qualification 16 years of education with Bachelors/ equivalent degree from HEC-recognized university in Media Studies/ Political Science/ International Relations or any other discipline of Social Sciences with the minimum CGPA of 2.5/4.0 or 50% marks where CGPA is not given.
Attestation HEC’s attestation on the candidate’s local degrees (on the back of the original degrees).
Equivalency HEC’s equivalency certificate for the candidate’s foreign degrees.
Aptitude Test GAT (Gen)/ GRE (General) passed with the minimum 50% marks or BU test (50% minimum passing marks). Results are to be submitted at the time of application in case of GAT (General) or GRE (General) or as prescribed by the University.

Curriculum of the Program and semester-wise course breakdown

Scheme of Studies — MS (Media Studies)

Semester 01 – Total Credits 13                                 
Code Course Credits
MSM 600 Approaches to Mass Communication I 3
MSM 604 International Communication 3
MSM 602 Communication Research Methods I 3
MSM 605 Pakistani Media: Prospects and Challenges 3
MSM 607 MPhil Seminars 1
Semester 02 – Total Credits 11
Code Course Credits
MSM 601 Approaches to Mass Communication II 3
MSM 606 Peace Journalism 3
MSM 603 Communication Research Methods II 3
MSM 607 MPhil Seminars 2
Semester 03 – Total Credits 6*
Code Course Credits
MSM 608 Thesis Proposal Writing / Literature Review Mandatory
MSM 609 Thesis Writing 6
Semester 04 – Total Credits 6*
Code                                         Course Credits
MSM 609 Thesis Writing 6

* As per HEC requirement Bahria University has allocated two semesters for thesis writing i.e. 3rd  & 4th , if a student completes his/her thesis in third semester he/she will be awarded degree in 1.5 years and those students who wish to have more time, they can get extended time maximum four years in total.