Sorry, this program is not available for local students.
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Sorry, this program is not available for international students intending to study on a student visa.
If you hold a different visa type, you may be eligible. Please contact us for more information.
This Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) research degree will provide the framework, the focus and the discipline necessary to conduct speculative inquiry in the field of media and communication.
RMIT places high value on research in this field. It is committed to producing knowledge that is socially, academically, professionally and industry relevant.
Researchers and postgraduates in this field are involved in a diverse number of projects funded by the Australian Research Council, philanthropic and commercial bodies. Key researchers are drawn from a variety of research backgrounds.
Individually supervised research programs are available in areas such as:
- digital ethnography
- communication design
- cinema studies
- cultural studies
- creative writing
- screen production.
You should visit the School of Media and Communication Higher degrees by research page to develop your proposal in relation to the existing research groups, centres and labs.
The Doctor of Philosophy may be undertaken in a project, thesis by publication or thesis mode. You should discuss these modes of submission with your potential supervisor/s prior to application.
Upon graduation you will have developed:
- high-level skills in research processes, analysis and synthesis of knowledge related to specific disciplines
- high-level communication skills.
International student visa holders can only study full-time.
3-4 years full-time, 6-8 years part-time
Time spent on research
Full-time candidates are expected to commit at least four days per week (or at least two days per week for part-time candidates) to their research. The academic year is 48 weeks.
Regular contact with your supervisor
A schedule of meetings with your supervisor/s must be established to assess progress against milestones and timely completion.
Resources, facilities and support
You will have access to online resources through the myRMIT student portal. You will be part of an active research community and have access to resources and workshops to help you succeed.
More information about training and development for research candidates.
School of Graduate Research
The School of Graduate Research works with Schools to further support candidates during their postgraduate research degree.
Upon graduation you will be employable in positions in universities, galleries, museums, agencies, corporate and non-government organisations. You may also freelance as designers, communicators, artists, curators and producers.
Program and course information
Prepare yourself for a career in academic research
Select your area of research and enhance your high-level skills in research processes, analysis and synthesis of knowledge