Graduate Program

Doctor of Philosophy in Mass Communication

Doctor of philosophy in Mass Communication

PhD is a “taught doctorate” with four semesters of coursework, followed by a Comprehensive research proposal defense in a departmental seminar. This is followed by thesis writing and a viva voce examination which shall take place only after the Senate Higher Degree Committee and Senate have been satisfied that the thesis submitted by the candidate is considered by the examiners to be of an acceptable standard.

 

Areas of Specializations

  • Journalism and Communication Ethics
  • International Communication
  • Media Management, Planning and Public Policy
  • Public Relations, Advertising and Marketing

School Contacts Info

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St. Augustine University of Tanzania
Dar es Salaam Centre

P.o.Box 72359 Dar es Salaam
+255 22 2203061/0710-123661
sautdarcentre@gmail.com

Mon – Fri 8:00A.M. – 5:00P.M.

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Entry Requirements
Fee stucture
Benefits
Alumni

Entry Requirement

  • The candidate must meet the common regulations for admission into the PhD programmes offered
    by SAUT.
  • Holders of MA in Communication or cognate fields such as Sociology or Political Science from recognized institutions of higher learning with a minimum GPA of 3.0. 
  • Some previous field research experience as a research assistant or in the MA thesis.
  • Submission of an essay of twenty to thirty pages on the proposed area of the thesis specialization
    which shows mature understanding of theory, knowledge of current research and ability to
    evaluate current methodologies in this area of research.
  • Perfect command of English.
  • Preference would be given to candidates who have had experience of teaching in a university
    context and who have done some academic research and publications.

Financial information

Fees are payable in full at the beginning of the adacemic year or several installments in each block.

Description 1st Year 2nd year 3rd year 4th year
1. University Fees 3,290,000 3,790,000 3,290,000 3,290,000
2. Administrative fees
2.1 Examination fees 195,000 195,000 195,000 195,000
2.2 Students identity Card 10,000
2.3 Student Union(SAUTSO) 10,000 10,000 10,000 10,000
2.4 TCU Quality Assurance fee 20,000 20,000 20,000 20,000
2.5 Provission Examination Results 6,000 6,000 6,000 6,000
Total 3,531,000 4,021,000 4,021,000 4,021,000

Benefits after comptetion

  • Increased personal competitiveness for employ-ability in national and international job markets
  • Build capacity for organizational development in achieving optimal performance, visibility, marketability, collaboration and effective corporate communication.
  • Build personal capacity in research and consultancy in areas of specialization provided in the programmes
  • Meet the over growing demands in areas of profession as provided by programmes
  • Improved academic leadership, problem solving, management and planning skills in the respective sectors.
  • Become future research oriented graduate in ones area of proffession
  • Be competent professionals recognized for their specialized knowledge and serve the society.

Alumni

The bond of classmates — now alumni — grows more valuable each year. Keep in touch with your fellow classmates, professors and others as we value your contribution to the mission of SAUT and want to be of service to you in any way we can.

 

Why Study Here?

SAUT has built a strong brand based on quality. There is also a positive impact on our past students who have been received well in the market.

At SAUT, you are assured of quality education with the following added values:

◦ Standard library with current books and other learning resources
◦ Highly qualified, professional and committed lecturers from worldwide.
◦ Convenient lecture time (in the evening)
◦ Cool, quiet and safe environment with spacious car packing and
◦ Affordable and lowest fee.
Remember, We are all set to assist you get quality education, improved learning, enhanced research and community service experiences

The bond of classmates — now alumni — grows more valuable each year. Keep in touch with your fellow classmates, professors and others as we value your contribution to the mission of SAUT and want to be of service to you in any way we can.