Media and Journalism Studies

Media and Journalism Studies

Media and Journalism Studies

Get a deep theoretical insight into the subject matter of their dissertation.
Masaryk University
Faculty of Social Studies
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Level of study
Doctoral
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Duration
4 years
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Mode
Full time study
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Start date
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Application
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Year round
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Tuition fees
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TBA
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Language
English
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Title
Phd.

The aim of the new doctoral study program Media and Journalism Studies is to mediate key professional knowledge and skills in the field of media and journalism studies. Graduates will get a deep theoretical insight into the subject matter of their dissertation. They will also acquire expertise and deepen their skills in media-science research methods. During the course of study, they will partake in compulsory foreign academic internships and optional internships (i.e. in media organizations, analytical agencies, etc.). The graduate will be prepared not only for further academic careers in the field (for example, as a university lecturer, researcher, member of international research teams), but also for media-science research careers in practice (for example, as an analyst focused on the research of online media users, and on the monitoring of mediated topics, such as being the head of research teams and analytical departments of media houses, or as analyst-managers) and in the management of media organizations.

The program also takes into account the results of internal research conducted in 2016 by the Department of Media Studies and Journalism among Master’s degree graduates. This research has shown that graduates, due to their experience in media practices, recommend an increased program emphasis on internationalization, greater theoretical depth and breadth of knowledge and related research/analytical skills, and stronger skillsets regarding their ability to engage in public debates on the Czech media landscape, as well as pursue domestic and foreign grant projects.

Practical training
Existing data sets from previous and current research, including online accessible content, photographic or video materials, or examples from their own research practices are utilized in the program. In addition, direct engagement between elite foreign researchers as well as domestic and foreign experts from professional analytical and media practice is also employed. However, the primary emphasis is placed on experiential education and the development of theoretical, methodological, professional and other key skills under the direct guidance of supervisors and other internal and external educators and on intensive work with specialized literature. In particular, in courses focused on extending students’ research and publishing skills, there is a deepening (or re-introducing) of methods based on the use of hardware and software research, analytics and publishing tools (tools for online data collection and management, online tools for experimental methods, eye trackers, collaboration tools, etc.).

The offered course Analytical Practice is a professional internship in the non-academic sphere, typically in research and marketing agencies (CVVM, Focus, Median, etc.) and analytical departments of media organizations. The internship ranges from 2 to 12 weeks. The aim of the course is to provide doctoral students with intensive contact with non-academic research and analytical practices, which is necessary both for the creation of functional relations between academic and non-academic research and for providing knowledge and competencies that will facilitate the student's possible employment in the non-academic sphere.

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Masaryk University
Faculty of Social Studies
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Country
Ukraine
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Programme
Public and Social Policy and Human Resources
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Level of study
Doctoral

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