University Fernando Pessoa
PhD in Communication Sciences

Degree/Duration/ECTS
3rd Cycle (Doctorate)/3 years (1 year: curricular plan; 2 years: thesis preparation)/180 ECTS

Coordination
Prof. Jorge Pedro Sousa (jpsousa@ufp.edu.pt)

For detailed information about procedures, conditions and fees: please check Admissions

Research lines
As a rule, research projects centered on all domains and phenomena of communication are accepted, with emphasis on:
• journalism;
• advertising;
• public relations and institutional and marketing communication (marketing communication);
• new media and mobility, web and social networks, automation of communication processes, infographics and data visualization, history of communication and media.

Curricular Plan

1st Semester
Research methods and techniques in Communication Sciences (15 ECTS)
Option (History and evolutionary trends in journalism* or Social media, literacy and digital culture*) (10 ECTS)
Trends and problems of globalization and the information society (5 ECTS)

2nd Semester
Argumentation, evidence and post-truth (15 ECTS)
Design of the research project, elaboration and editing of the thesis (15 ECTS)

3rd and 4th Semesters
Doctoral thesis (60 ECTS)

5th and 6th Semesters
Doctoral thesis (60 ECTS)

* Candidate must choose one of these.

Scientific Yearbook
The PhD in Communication Sciences has an peer-reviewd scientific yearbook, Jornalismo e Estudos Mediáticos – Memória [Journalism and Media Studies – Memory], which collects, in the form of scientific articles, contributions from doctoral students and PhDs for the production of new communicational knowledge. The published numbers can be consulted and downloaded from the Fernando Pessoa Foundation Repository.
Jornalismo e Estudos Mediáticos – Memória
Jornalismo e Estudos Mediáticos – Memória II
Jornalismo e Estudos Mediáticos – Memória III
Jornalismo e Estudos Mediáticos – Memória IV

Annual Scientific Event
Continuing what had been done in the field of Journalism and Media Studies of the PhD in Information Sciences, the PhD in Communication Sciences has an annual per-reviewd scientific event, aimed at providing a forum for the presentation and debate of research carried out by doctoral students and teacher of the course. Several editions of this annual scientific meeting have already taken place. Programs and summaries are available:
Dia de Jornalismo e Estudos Mediáticos
Dia de Jornalismo e Estudos Mediáticos – 2nd edition
Dia de Jornalismo e Estudos Mediáticos – 3rd edition
Dia de Jornalismo e Estudos Mediáticos – 4th edition

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