Future Students


    PhD and Masters researchers can look forward to joining a collective of Communications & Media Studies scholars committed to the study of media theories, histories, practices and industries. Postgraduate researchers are able to complete projects on a wide range of topics, using theoretical, empirical, and policy oriented approaches. Examples of recent projects undertaken by domestic and international candidates include studies of:

    • the global comic book industry
    • social networking, privacy and identity
    • mobile media, ritual and the family 
    • youth media and politics
    • the political economy of sports media and journalism
    • the evolution of e-government
    • digital embodiment in Second Life
    • music subcultures
    • the evolution of commercial broadcast technologies and niche audiences 
    • the radio industry and convergence processes
    • branding and nationalism 
    • feminist media and soap opera
    • political blogging
    • public affairs, readership knowledge and newspapers
    • the ecology of online scandal
    • the history of online communities
    • the social function of Internet gossip
    • communications ethics and freedom of speech
    • the social interactions produced by online console computer gaming
    • the media consumption practices of diasporic communities
    • the coverage and understanding of political conflict and the constitution in the Philippines
    • the use of communications technologies for tourism initiatives by indigenous communities
    • the media framing of terrorism

    Prospective applicants wanting further information about enrolment requirements, degrees, and scholarship opportunities should begin by visiting the following: 

    Faculty of Arts Graduate Research Program

    How to Apply

    Postgraduate Research Scholarships