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PhD - Doctor of Philosophy in Communication Studies

This course is available

On-Campus

Level of Study

Doctoral Degree

Duration

3 - 6 years

Next start date

Expected August 2022

Campus

AUT North Campus

Summary

The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) is the University’s highest qualification. The degree is undertaken by research only and leads to advanced academic and theoretical knowledge in a specialist area.

The PhD is suitable for students who want to pursue an academic or research career, or a senior position in the public or private sector. Doctoral studies present you with the opportunity to generate new ideas that can benefit business and society. You will make a significant original contribution to knowledge and understanding in your field of study and meet recognised international standards for your work.

AUT's academic supervisors are recognised world-class researchers in their fields who have the expert knowledge to guide and advise you throughout your PhD.

AUT's communication studies programmes will give you a valuable foundation for key roles in lots of industries, including the media and communications fields.

As a communications student, you’ll have access to outstanding facilities and services, and you could work on live projects for real clients or do work experience with major organisations. You’ll be career-ready when you leave AUT.

Career opportunities

It is expected that graduates with a Doctor of Philosophy will have gained the necessary skills and qualifications to follow an academic or research career.

Alternatively, your research topic may lead you to a position of expertise in your chosen field.

The opportunities to apply the knowledge and skills you gain through a PhD will be extensive, both in industry and academia.

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