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:4 Year(s)


The program is designed to give students a thorough grounding in the key issues, texts, traditions and debates within media studies, the program develops critical approaches to the articulation and reproduction of social power via media. The focus is on media, broadly defined, through an overlapping and kaleidoscopic interplay of culture, industry and technology. Students will be encouraged to explore both the individual facets and their intellectual crossroads and interstices.


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