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Program overview
3 years
Full time
Doctorate / PhD
Scholarships available
English, Portuguese
Start dates
Lisbon
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Lisbon
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Program description

Doctoral Program in Communication Studies

The Doctoral Degree Program in Communication Sciences at the Faculty of Human Sciences seeks to endow students with the competences and the tools necessary to the development of research projects incorporating the highest scientific standards and advanced levels of ethical significance. In addition to mastering the different theoretical trends and methodological tools, doctoral students also deepen their capacities for analysis and the critical interpretation of different communicational phenomena.

The studies advanced on the Communication Sciences Doctoral Degree Program are structured in accordance with the scientific activities ongoing at CECC – the Center for Communication and Culture Studiesduly recognised at the national and international levels as an innovative research hub at the intersection between the communication sciences and culture studies. CECC was assessed as a center of Excellence in the last evaluation by the Portuguese Science Foundation (FCT) performed in 2019. 

Admission requirements

Applicants to the Doctoral Program in Communication Studies must fulfill the following requirements:

  • An MA degree or recognized equivalent in any field of the humanities and social sciences;
  • Sufficient undergraduate training to do graduate work in the chosen field or relevant professional experience.

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Program content

The Doctoral Program in Communication Studies enables specialization in the following fields:

  • Audiences and Reception Studies
  • Digital Communication
  • Gamming and Interactive Environments
  • Journalism Studies
  • Media History and Memory
  • Organizational and Strategic Communication
  • Communication and Marketing
  • Political Communication
  • Radio and Sound Media
  • Television Studies

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Scholarships & funding

PhD students in Communication Studies may apply for scholarships funded by the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT) and partner institutions of the Doctoral Program.

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Tuition fees

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Faculty of Human Sciences - Universidade Católica Portuguesa

Palma de Cima
1649-023 Lisbon
Portugal

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