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Master Programs

Communication and Media Studies

About the Program

Communication and media studies program has an interdisciplinary nature that is reflected in its curriculum which puts emphasis on a range of different disciplines and research. Within this framework, the program draws from various fields of study such as architecture, sociology, political studies and benefits from these, in conducting research in the fields of radio-television, cinema, internet, newspapers, magazines and other related subjects. The aim of the program is to provide graduates with the necessary skills, knowledge and competences required in the field of communication. Students graduate from the program with broad knowledge of the major approaches, methods and techniques used in communication and media studies. The program strives to produce graduates who constantly follow developments in the various areas of communication such as Radio-TV and Film, Journalism, Public Relations and Advertising, New Media/Social Media; who are equipped with analytical and critical thinking skills, as well as commitment to their ethical responsibilities.


Educational Opportunities

The program is designed to offer the students courses that focus on the use and impact of the new media as well as a variety of elective courses including Political Communication, Popular Culture and Media, the Media Organizations Management, Institutional Communication, Comparative Communication Systems, Film Aesthetics, Science Fiction Film and Literature, Contemporary Television Studies, Impact of the Media and Audience Research, and Media Literacy which allows the students to improve themselves according to their own fields of interest.

The program allows students to choose between the thesis and the non-thesis options to complete their degree. Students who join the thesis program are required to take and pass 7 courses and 1 seminar course and write a thesis under an assigned supervisor. Those students who prefer the non-thesis program are required to complete 10 courses and write an intensive project.


Career Areas

Communication and Media Studies Master’s Program is developed to help students who seek to become experts in this field and those who wish to develop their knowledge of the contemporary communication phenomena and improve their analytical and interpretive skills as well as students who would like to be prepared for the PhD level.

Graduates of the Communication and Media Studies Master’s Program have the opportunity to make their careers in these fields:

-Academics in public or private educational institutions

- Consultant in the professional communication sector, editor, editor in chief, media planning specialist, Correspondent/agent coordinator, senior media analyst, sales supervisor, advertising/commercial director, advertising/commercial agent, budget analyst, Representative for field sales, video editor.

- High ranking manager in public relations and advertising agencies.

- Manager in Film and video production companies.



Institute of Graduate Studies and Research

Çevik Uraz Center, A247

99258 Nicosia/North Cyprus

Mersin 10, Turkey 

Tel: +90 392 671 1111 (ext. 2214-2228)

Institute E-mail: ciu-institute@ciu.edu.tr  

Head of the Department E-mail:  mcolak@ciu.edu.tr