The program focuses on media, broadly defined, through a kaleidoscopic interplay of culture, industry and technology, organized around three major areas of specialization. Each area focuses on a major field of study within media studies, and all develop critical approaches to the articulation and reproduction of social power via media. Designed to give students a thorough grounding in the key issues, texts, traditions and debates within media studies, the areas are not meant as segregated and free-standing domains of scholarly inquiry; rather, there are degrees of overlap between areas, and, accordingly, students will be encouraged to explore such intellectual crossroads and interstices.
The strength and reputation of our PhD program is a result of our internationally renowned faculty, world-class facilities, and the students who thrive in an intellectually stimulating environment. Western is pleased to offer Own Your Future, a unique Doctoral professional development program that supports students in their academic studies and career engagement. Through Own Your Future, students will develop insight into their current and evolving skill set. To learn more, visit www.uwo.ca/ownyourfuture.
Applicants (domestic and international) are encouraged to apply for the following scholarships:
Applicants whose first language is not English must furnish evidence of their proficiency in the use of the English language: