Communication is an interdisciplinary field that examines humanistic and behavioral approaches to communication. Because it is interdisciplinary, students from many different professional and academic backgrounds pursue a Communication PhD degree. Students of the Communication PhD program demonstrate their curiosity about how communication and the exchange of information works, cultural symbols and the statements they make, and their ability to conduct quality research.
A Communication PhD is a social science, requiring intensive research of the processes and effects of communication. Many graduates holding a Communication PhD go on to careers in academia, research, or communication related positions where strong research skills are required.
A Communication PhD program requires curriculum in the core courses of statistics, communication theory, and empirical methods as well as courses in a specialization area. Some examples of specialization areas are law, ethics, online communities, politics, youth, and information technology. Communication PhD programs may also include seminars, projects, and some may require candidates to teach. After developing a specialization area and conducting intensive research, students must complete a dissertation to be defended in front of a panel of experts in the field.
If a Communication PhD sound of interest to you, then take a look through the options below and you may find the program for you!
With strengths across the fields of Media and Communication, the Department of Communications offers aspirant researchers and accomplished professionals a strong platform to develop both their academic interests and their career. [+]
Be equipped for greater ministry effectiveness. Our Doctor of Ministry invites men and women to step deeper into study of the Word, to broaden their perspectives on ministry practices, and to join with a global community of ministry practitioners in dialogue and study for the sake of the Gospel. [+]
The Doctorate aims to develop the skills and competencies necessary to successfully carry out a strong research activity in the field of communication. The objectives of the PhD program in Communication are the training of researchers in the own scientific field, the transmission of scientific advances, learning theories and techniques of specialized research and professional development of graduates in the different branches of the Communication. [+]
Course subjects will prepare students for a range of management careers across the media sector, including: economics, business strategy, media policy, intellectual property rights and marketing. [+]
The goal of the PhD program is to develop outstanding scholars who will become active contributors to marketing knowledge and will go on to secure academic jobs at top international universities. In keeping with this spirit, several of our students have published papers in top research journals while in the program. [+]
The Doctoral study programme comprises a thesis that makes an original contribution to Marketing Communication on a topic selected in consultation with the Departmental Chairperson. A maximum of four advanced seminars on relevant aspects of the topic of study, and an oral examination (the equivalent of two papers each consisting of four modules) as prescribed in the General Regulation book. A research article that is suitable for publication in an academic journal is required. [+]
The doctorate in Corporate Communication is designed to develop highly specialised and in-depth theoretical, professional and research skills within the disciplines of Corporate Communication and Communication. The qualification is designed to facilitate professional role enactment in highly specialised and unpredictable communication contexts, and to acquire the ability to respond to abstract problems that expand and redefine existing corporate communication knowledge. [+]
The purpose of this programme is to explore a wide range of forms of human communication from a variety of perspectives that connect the local and the global and are rooted in African contexts and experiences. As an inherently interdisciplinary and flexible programme, the MA in Communication Studies intersects a multiplicity of fields and areas in the humanities and social sciences and offers an opportunity to explore their complementarity and interconnectedness. [+]
The Doctoral study programme comprises a thesis that makes an original contribution to the field of Audiovisual Communication on a topic selected in consultation with the Departmental Chairperson. A maximum of four advanced seminars on relevant aspects of the topic of study and an oral examination (the equivalent of two papers each consisting of four modules) as prescribed in the General Regulation book are required. A research article that is suitable for publication in an academic journal is required. [+]
The PhD program seeks to bring academic research in marketing management closer to marketing management practice, thereby focusing research on topics that will generate new knowledge for real world problems. [+]
PhD - Doctor of Philosophy in Communication Studies (60 credits) [+]
Students of the Doctoral Programme in Languages and Communication complete a Doctor of Philosophy, PhD, degree. The aim of the program is to train scientific experts in languages and communication with national and international connections. [+]
The main objective of this PhD programme is to train researchers and lecturers in the media and communication study field. [+]
Professor Doutor Manuel José Carvalho de Almeida Damásio
Qualification requirements and regulations
The following may apply for the Doctoral Programme in Communication Sciences:
a) The holders of a masters degree or a legal equivalent;
b) The holders of a B.A. who present an especially relevant academic or scientific which is acknowledge by the Scientific Council of the Lusophone University of Humanities and Technologies Communication, Arts and Information Technologies School as being a competence certificate. b) The holders of an academic, scientific or professional curriculum which is acknowledged by the Scientific Council of the Lusophone University of Humanities and Technologies Communication, Arts and Information Technologies School as being a competence certificate.... [-]
The Graduate School of Social Sciences and Humanities at Koc University welcomes applications for its Master and PhD in Design, Technology and Society. [+]
PhD in Design, Technology & Society
Developments in current technology offer a wide range of opportunities for creative industries. There are eight fundamental fields in the global market where creative industry can grow: design, film production, music, animation, interactive media, computer games, digital advertisement, gastronomy and cultural heritage. Creative industries need scholars and professionals who can use interdisciplinary thinking skills to develop new approaches to the utilization of display technologies and digital products. All over the world, there is an expanding need for experts who can creatively manage the convergence of different communication platforms, who can analyze, anticipate and address the changing needs and expectations of individuals (as consumers or as citizens).... [-]