One of the best universities in the world and 200 years old. A Doctorate in Journalism is offered by the Department of Journalism which is attached to the Institute of Journalism at the Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv - Open Univesity. The Degree of Doctorate in Journalism at KNU OU provides an approach to a multi-disciplinary kind. It covers relationships between media and people in their social, historical, technological, cultural and political contexts. This Doctorate Programme in Journalism is geared towards those graduates who have a little experience in broadcasting news and who would like to advance their expertise in this field. The prerequisites for this doctorate program in journalism include a Master’s Degree with good test scores along with writing samples of the applicant and an intent statement. The curriculum for this doctorate program is based on theory and research. Students have the flexibility of developing their individual plans of how they would like to study based on the goals they have set for their careers. They can pick from various specializations like Gender Issues in Journalism or First Amendment Laws. At KNU, they will have the support and guidance of a faculty committee that serves both as an interdisciplinary and an advisory body. The main objective of the Institute of Journalism at KNU is to connect the strengths of its faculty with intellectual work expected from the students in humanities to develop their understanding of journalism in media and society. Dissertation projects have to be submitted and they could cover various topics such as political culture, the evolution of photographic poses, fake news in the media or a student’s own experience of appearing in news. Common courses in this Doctorate Programme would be Media and Culture Theory, Advertising Theory, History of Mass Communication, Telecommunication Laws and Contemporary Issues in the World of Journalism. For the successful completion of the Doctorate Degree in Journalism, candidates have to display a thorough understanding of the fields of journalism and communications through coursework and research assigned to them in disciplines that may range from sociology to business and from history to international affairs. The career options popularly available for these graduates include research consultants, university professors, advertising specialists, media analysts and program administrators.
This program is equivalent to EQF (European Qualifications Framework) Level 8 - Doctorate Level Students have to submit a proposal for detailed research. This proposal has to outline the intended topic of research along with proposed methodology and objectives. This research topic has to be the choice of the candidate alone and it will get provisionally approved by the Degree Committee before the applicant is accepted to the Course. Applicants have to consider their topic carefully for their Doctorate research. The topic has to cover the background of the research; special mention has to be done of the analysis that has to be adopted and the possible conclusions that have to be reached by the research.
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Last updated November 24, 2017