PhD in Communication Studies

European College for Liberal Studies

Program Description

PhD in Communication Studies

European College for Liberal Studies

Our postgraduate programs, each with different program requirements, are based on and are fully compatible with the established European and American educational systems. The European guidelines for higher education are outlined in the Bologna agreements. Once a minimum number of credits has been earned, a request for graduation can be submitted. Postgraduate programs are advanced academic programs for college and university graduates, as well as for working professionals wishing to pursue a progressive career in the field of communication and liberal arts. The college’s truly global community provides ample opportunities for students to pursue academic topics of interest and research with an emphasis on globalization, communication and higher education. Not all programs are offered at all campuses.

Courses

Postgraduate courses are divided into program-specific courses. Electives can be chosen from any of the scheduled courses offered at the postgraduate level. Program-specific courses are scheduled based on enrollments and may not be available at all campuses. Students are recommended to complete courses and earn credits at the highest level possible.

Program requirements

  • Total 60 credits
  • Graduate Courses 60 credits
  • Courses (PhD) 15 credits / 3 courses
  • Courses (Communication) 15 credits / 3 courses
  • Courses (Higher Education) 15 credits / 3 courses
  • Dissertation 15 credits

Switching to another program once the studies have started is possible as long as the program requirements are met by the end of the studies. Therefore, the decision to switch should be made as early as possible to avoid not meeting the program requirements within the intended program duration.

Dissertation

The comprehensive dissertation work consists of a dissertation proposal and the actual dissertation. Proposals for its title and contents are submitted by the student and are approved by our academic council. Dissertation work can be directly related to the student’s professional activities.

Admission requirements

proficiency in the English language

Master degree (or equivalent)

  • No distinction is made between academic or professional Master degrees.
  • Degrees with 60 European credits or 40 American semester credits are considered equivalent.

CAREER PERSPECTIVES

Our study programs and courses are career-oriented in nature and provide students with a high level of flexibility throughout their postgraduate studies. Focusing on a broad range of specialized subject matters, students are equipped with the necessary skills and knowledge to be successful in today’s global economy, and are prepared for a wide variety of professional development and career opportunities.

Postgraduate programs are an excellent choice for college and university graduates with several years of relevant work experience who would like to see their employability in today's job market increase by engaging in rigorous and academically challenging postgraduate studies to obtain a relevant academic qualification in the field of liberal arts.

Upon graduation, students mainly advance their careers with entry to upper-level management positions in national and multinational companies and organizations in various economic sectors. Students can also choose to continue their studies without interruption in almost any of our other graduate and postgraduate programs to further enhance their career prospects.

This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated October 30, 2016
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2 years
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Belgium - Brussels
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