SMC Doctorate in Media and Communication aims
To ensure the highest international quality standards, we are in partnership or partnership discussion with several institutions.
Our decision to start the PhD in Media and Communication is founded on the availability of the requisite number and quality of scholars, professionals and modern facilities for the running of the programme. This includes professors, PhDs (with over 10 years post-doctoral experience and international exposure), an adequately stocked library (both physical and virtual), increasing research papers in reputable publications and conference hosting and participation in Nigeria, Africa, and worldwide.
To encourage a virile research culture, SMC is also home to very notable centres such as the Nollywood Studies Centre. We have hosted high level national and international conferences, workshops, colloquiums and forums. We are also accepted and recognised by international and national professional bodies as a centre of visible and verifiable excellence in media and communication studies and practice. Our various collaborations with and sponsorships by Samsung, the DFID, British Council, Coca-Cola, MTN, among others attest to this standing.
SMC has become the leading and most preferred training institution for post-graduate studies in media and communication within Nigeria, with internationally acclaimed programmes, quality, standards, processes, systems, faculty and curricula.
Our greatest strength which that we bring to bear on the PhD programme in Media and Communication is the knowledge and skill-sets available in such areas as Digital and New Media, Creativity and Innovation, Leadership and Entrepreneurship, and of course, Ethics. In addition to the full time faculty of SMC, the PhD programme can count on visiting faculty members drawn from other leading universities in Nigeria, Africa and worldwide.
The SMC Ph.D. in Media and Communication is a highly structured programme consisting (consecutively) of two semesters of course work, one half-semester, part of which is spent on an overseas study visit, one semester (minimum) of field work or experiment, and two semesters of thesis writing. Apply Now Download Brochure Download Ph.D. Transcript Request Form PhD-IN MEDIA AND COMMUNICATION-REFEREE-REQUEST-FORM Form All candidates are admitted directly to the Ph.D. course work. Progression in the programme depends on performance in the course work. For purposes of progression, the minimum pass mark for Ph.D. level courses is 50%. Accordingly, at the end of the first year, there will be three categories of students, viz:
Students with MPhil degrees that have had no prior media and communication education will be required to take an additional 18 credit units of media and communication compulsory courses to broaden their understanding of the discipline of media and communication. The courses to be taken will be determined by the Faculty Board on the recommendation of the Ph.D. Director and the candidate’s Faculty Advisor.
Application Period: 15 February 2021 – 6 August 2021
Start Date: 4 October 2021
Viva/Proposal Interview: August 2021
Ph.D Duration: 3 Years
Application fee: N50, 000 to be paid after filling the application form online at sims.pau.edu.ng
Lecture Structure/Days: Saturday (9:00am – 6:00pm)