In the Media Honours Program students combine coursework and thesis. The thesis is an original piece of sustained research produced under the guidance of a supervisor. The thesis may be through traditional dissertation format or by project. The program aims to foster critical engagement with the practices of contemporary media; develop advanced skills in scholarly research and project management; prepare students for key positions within the rapidly changing media industries; and provide an intellectual basis for advanced postgraduate research programs.

Program Structure
Students undertake a combination of core units and electives together with thesis project units.

First Semester:
Media Research Seminar
Honours Thesis A
Second Semester:
Honours Thesis B
Plus two electives chosen from:
Media Public Policy
Multiplatform Media Production & Practice
Writing for Social and Mobile Media

Thesis topics in Media

Here are some examples of theses carried out by recent media honours graduates:

Drivers for News Selection on Facebook

‘Whose MOOC is it Anyway?’

A best practice model for a new disruptive education platform

Digital Selection: Why Are We Not Talking API?

Gansta Rap: Has hip-hop sold out? (thesis by project – a documentary film)

Designing Fear: Creating Fear and Immersion Through the use of Gameplay Mechanics
For more details contact the convenor:
Associate Professor Esther Milne 92148195 emilne@swin.edu