MPhil Mass Communication

The MPhil Mass Communication (Theory & Research Track) is a two-year evening program aimed both at students continuing their education as well as in-service media practitioners who want to upgrade their qualification. One of the main objectives of our MPhil program is to let students develop a deeper understanding of the functioning of mass media and communication processes in both local and global contexts. Our theory and research-based training will prepare learners not only to pursue their higher studies trajectory but will also train them to be better media persons in case they decide to join the media industry as a career option. In this sense, our program is aligned with FCCU’s mission to create informed, responsible, and learned individuals who can work for society by following the FCCU’s motto: ‘By Love Serve One Another.’ The MPhil program in Mass Communication aims to uphold FCCU’s rich legacy of research and quality teaching.

  • A 4-year Bachelor’s degree from any HEC-recognized university with a minimum of 2.0 CGPA.

 A conventional MA in Mass Communication with a minimum of 60% marks.

  • The Mass Communication graduates will be given preference. Students with a degree other than Mass Communication may have to study deficiency courses recommended by the departmental admissions committee.

Acceptance is based upon the 1) departmental test, 2) interview, and 3) an overall evaluation of the candidate, including: academic achievement and English language proficiency.

Provisional admission can be sought by students awaiting final results. Their admission will only be confirmed once they have submitted their complete official Transcript within the due dates.

Salient Features

  • Focus on contemporary issues and debates in communication and media studies.
  • Some courses which we offer are unique and usually not offered in other institutions at the MPhil level, and they include: Rhetorical Approaches, International Journalism, New Media & Ethical Considerations, Media & Climate Change, etc. 
  • The Department of Mass Communication collaborates with the OsloMet University in Norway to arrange multiple scholarly events every year.
  • Majority of the faculty members hold a PhD degree who are qualified from recognized national and international universities.
  • Our faculty has diverse areas of expertise, including Media Systems in Pakistan, Media Psychology, Risk and Crisis Communication, Gender and Communication, Rhetorical Criticism in Communication, etc. 
  • MPhil Mass Communication students can use the fully equipped Media Center with facilities to support students in their scholarly endeavors. 
  • Our PhD faculty has grant winning profiles and is actively engaged in many research projects.