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The PhD programme in Digital Media and Communication Technology caters to graduates who hold a master’s degree and fulfil the programme’s admission requirements. The programme is designed for individuals seeking to pursue a career in this field and possess a keen interest in acquiring contemporary specialised knowledge while bridging theory with practical application. Its primary objective is to cultivate and enhance a diverse set of professional skills, encompassing communication, professional ethics, and leadership.
Moreover, the programme serves as an ideal pathway for learners aspiring to complete their postgraduate studies and attain a doctoral degree. Participants will have the opportunity to develop their skills in scientific research, gain insights into cutting-edge scientific theories within the realm of digital media and communication technology, and ultimately produce a PhD thesis. This comprehensive academic journey serves as a stepping stone for individuals seeking to advance their expertise in scientific research and make significant contributions to the field of communication and digital media.
Ahlia University offers a PhD programme in Digital Media and Communication Technology to achieve leadership, scientific, and academic excellence locally and globally.
The programme aims to contribute to building a knowledge society through choosing the best academics who are qualified to raise the performance efficiency of academic and media institutions in both government and private sectors.
Since the technology is rapidly developing, this programme focuses on preparing a new generation of distinguished researchers in field of digital media and communication technology, who are able to conduct innovative scientific research.
Students enrolled in the programme will practice theoretical and methodological studies which aim to contribute to community service and building a knowledge economy. The studies will be offered based on the latest Arab and international productions, and in accordance with Arab and Islamic teachings, values and culture, and linked to Bahraini and Arab society issues, and meet the academic and professional research needs.
The programme aims to:
A1. Concepts and Theories
At the forefront of Digital Media and Communication Technology, students demonstrate detailed critical knowledge and understanding of principles, curriculums, and principal theories to analyse the modern issues related to the fields of digital media and communication technology.
A2. Contemporary Trends, Problems and Research
Demonstrate creativity and innovation in analysing different qualitative and quantitative research models and applications. Students have extensive detailed knowledge of modern trends in the fields of digital media and communication.
A.3 Professional Responsibility
Operate an expert level in the field of digital with practicing professional responsibility in the field concerned.
B1. Problem solving
Students, at a specialised level, use skills to deal with complex ideas and information, and unfamiliar situations, to develop creative solutions and alternatives to the problems of digital media and communication technology.
B2. Modelling and Designing
Employ different forms of communication skills through planning and implementing digital projects, using communication and digital media means, symbols at a high level of efficiency and professionalism.
B3. Application of Methods and Tools
Employ communication techniques and digital media mechanisms efficiently and effectively, to apply and implement projects and digital media materials, appropriate to the social, cultural, and economic context of the Kingdom of Bahrain and the Arabian Gulf.
C1. Analytic Skills
Use a combination of skills to monitor and analyse data related to various concepts, theories, processes, laws, practices, and procedure applied in the digital media industry.
C2. Synthetic Skills
Synthesise information, concepts, and practices within integrated framework in the field of digital media, using modern communication technology based on data and information available from different sources.
C3. Creative Skills
Develop creative and innovative responses to deal with complex and unfamiliar situations, issues, or problems.
D1. Communication skills
Operate at an expert level to communicate with a range of audience and adapt communication to context and purpose of digital media and communication technology.
D2. Teamwork and Leadership
The ability to lead work groups within a teamwork framework. Cooperate, interact, and take strategic decisions to accomplish projects in the field of digital media and communication technology.
D3. Organizational and Developmental skills
The ability to work at an expert level, self-development academically and professionally, and apply continuous self-learning skills.
D4. Ethics and social responsibility
Committed to ethical and professional standards of digital media practices, and the public sphere areas provided by communication technology.
Admission to Ahlia University (AU) is selective based on academic achievements. Applications are welcomed from all students regardless of race, colour, gender, religion, nationality, physical or learning disability. Admission is purely based on merit.
Ahlia University accepts PhD programme applicants if they meet the entry and application requirements set by the University and are in-line with the Bahraini Higher Education Council requirements.
Admission to Ahlia University (AU) is selective based on academic achievements. Applications are welcomed from all students regardless of race, colour, gender, religion, nationality, physical or learning disability.
To be considered for admission to PhD programme in Digital Media and Communication Technology, offered by the College of Arts and Sciences at Ahlia University, applicants must meet the following criteria:
The estimated duration for completion of a Ph.D in Digital Media and Communication Technology at Ahlia University is 2 years. This is structured around 50 credit-hours covering 6 courses Along with a dissertation.