Course details

CRICOS course code: 079814J

Level of study: Postgraduate

Summary

This Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) research degree will provide the framework, the focus and the discipline necessary to conduct speculative inquiry in the field of media and communication.

RMIT places high value on research in this field. It is committed to producing knowledge that is socially, academically, professionally and industry relevant.

Researchers and postgraduates in this field are involved in a diverse number of projects funded by the Australian Research Council, philanthropic and commercial bodies. Key researchers are drawn from a variety of research backgrounds.

Individually supervised research programs are available in areas such as:

media
communication
digital ethnography
advertising
marketing
journalism
cinema and television studies
creative writing
screen production.
music industries
Asian media

You should visit the School of Media and Communication Higher degrees by research page to develop your proposal in relation to the existing research groups, centres and labs.

The Doctor of Philosophy may be undertaken in a project, thesis by publication or thesis mode. You should discuss these modes of submission with your potential supervisor/s prior to application.

Upon graduation you will have developed:

high-level skills in research processes, analysis and synthesis of knowledge related to specific disciplines
high-level communication skills.

Career

Upon graduation you will be employable in positions in universities, galleries, museums, agencies, corporate and non-government organisations. You may also freelance as designers, communicators, artists, curators and producers.

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Tuition Fees (AUD $) Start date Duration Campus
32,640 Per Year 01 Nov 2022 3 years
Read more3-4 years

Full time
RMIT University (Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University)
Melbourne City Campus
124 La Trobe Street
Melbourne Victoria 3000
Australia

Entry criteria

The minimum requirements for admission to a PhD program are:

a bachelor degree requiring at least four years of full-time study in a relevant discipline awarded with honours. The degree should include a research component comprised of a thesis, other research projects or research methodology courses that constitute at least 25% of a full-time academic year (or part-time equivalent). The applicant must have achieved at least a distinction average in the final year; or
a master degree that includes a research component comprised of at least 25% of a full-time academic year (or part-time equivalent) with an overall distinction average or a master degree without a research component with at least a high distinction average; or
evidence of appropriate academic qualifications and/or experience that satisfies the Associate Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Research Training and Development or nominee that the applicant has developed knowledge of the field of study or cognate field and the potential for research sufficient to undertake the proposed program.

At RMIT a grade of distinction represents academic achievement of 70% or higher and a high distinction is 80% or higher.

To study this program you will need to complete one of the following English proficiency tests:

IELTS (Academic): minimum overall band of 6.5 (with no individual band below 6.0)
TOEFL (Internet Based Test - IBT): minimum overall score of 79 (with minimum of 13 in Reading, 12 in Listening, 18 in Speaking and 21 in Writing)
Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE (A)): minimum score of 58 (with no communication band less than 50)
Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): minimum of 176 with no less than 169 in any component.

Address

RMIT University (Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University)
Melbourne City Campus
124 La Trobe Street
Melbourne Victoria 3000
Australia
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