University of KwaZulu-Natal
2018 Admissions for Doctoral, Masters and Honours Students in Public Health Communication
Candidates with a strong academic track record in any of the social sciences or arts will be considered.
The Centre for Communication, Media and Society is a premier African postgraduate research and teaching unit in the School of Applied Human Sciences. The staff cohort all have PhDs, and include NRF-rated and award-winning researchers. The Centre has a sustained track record of above average research productivity in books and high-impact journals. The student body comprises twenty students at each of three post graduate levels, with an optimum throughput graduation period. In the past four years, the Centre has graduated 15 PhDs and 34 research Masters’ students, as well as a full cohort of Honours students in minimum time. Many of our students are international, European, American and alumni from 16 African countries.
Full-time research students receive fee remission for one year (Masters) or three years (PhD).
The public health communication research track specialises particularly in HIV communication:
- Strategic communication for HIV prevention;
- Social and behavioural change communication;
- Participatory methodologies for HIV prevention;
- Culture-cantered approach to HIV;
- Entertainment Education;
- Cultural studies perspectives to biomedical innovations.
- Reception analyses of health-related issues as communicated via different media forms