Western University - School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

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Media Studies

Western University - School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

Faculty:Faculty of Information and Media Studies
Field of Study:Mass Communication/Media Studies
Areas of Research:Media Cultures; Media Industries; Media Technologies
Thesis Based:Yes
Length:1 Year(s)


A one-year degree that cultivates critically engaged scholarship at the intersection of media, information, technology, and culture. The program offers opportunities to pursue advanced research or research-creation projects across media and disciplines, including the political economy of media, information studies, cultural studies, social movements and social justice, quantitative studies of digital media, critical data studies, media history, and consumer and promotional culture.

Graduates of the MA program will be well prepared to pursue doctoral studies in media studies, communication or other related disciplines, or to enter the workplace in a variety of communications-related industries, in research, consulting, education, and in the communications, policy and regulatory agencies of government.


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
    Applicants must hold at least a master's degree in Media Studies, Communication or a related field appropriate to the interdisciplinary strength of the program. A minimum 78% overall average in the last degree is required.
    Application Notes : See requirements at http://www.fims.uwo.ca/programs/graduate_programs/phd_media_studies/how_to_apply.html
    Additional Admission Requirements:
      As part of the admissions process, an interview may be held, either in-person or via teleconference, if the admissions committee desires further information about a particular applicant.

      * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

      Modified on November 19, 2022