CCMS offers a range of postgraduate degrees (Honours, MA, PHD) in the Southern African region’s premier graduate research and educational unit in Culture, Communication and Media Studies.
CCMS staff are internationally recognised scholars, and our postgraduate programmes reflect our interdisciplinary and international research culture which draws on media studies, television studies, film studies, cultural studies, history, and health communication.
Modules offered reflect the research culture of CCMS and include: media theory; cultural studies in practice; media in the global world; South African mediascapes, social change & health communication; and research methodology for media and cultural studies.
A wide variety of teaching styles are used to support your learning such as lectures, seminars, workshops, and individual supervision. CCMS offers highly structured degrees with weekly seminars, and close supervision. Students typically work in small groups, with intensive expert support. Each student is allocated an academic advisor, thereby ensuring their success.
All of our graduate programmes prepare you for a wide range of future careers. The independent thinking, creative approach to problem solving, and analytical and presentation skills you will develop are valuable in many job roles. Graduates typically find employment in a wide range of professions, including Non-Government or Community-Based Organisations, Film Industry, TV and Radio broadcasting, Marketing & Market Research, Journalism, and Community Development.
For Honours: a ‘good’ undergraduate degree in either an Arts or Social Science discipline, with some background in the area of media, culture or communication.
For MA: at least a 60% pass rate at the Honours level in a cognate area of study.
For PHD: a ‘good’ pass at the MA level in a cognate area of study.