Doctorate Degrees in Communication

Compare 26 PhD Programs in Communication

Communication

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!

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PhD in Design, Technology & Society

Koc University - Istanbul Turkey
Campus Full time September 2017 Turkey İstanbul

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).... [-]


Doctoral Programme in Languages and Communication

University of Vaasa
Campus Full time 4 years August 2018 Finland Vaasa

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. [+]

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 research fields of the programme are applied linguistics, communication studies, and culture and literature studies. Applied linguistics is especially focused on professional languages and communication, language acquisition and immersion, and translation studies. The programme is connected to the following research teams: Bilingualism and Communication in Organizations (BiLingCo), Knowledge and Action in Specialized Communication (KASC), Language Acquisition, Language Teaching and Language Contact in Multilingual Contexts (ReACT), and Intercultural Phenomena in Time (IPIT). The studies of the programme consist of courses on research work and skills, and courses that prepare for working life. These include courses on research theory, methods, ethics and in-depth examination of current scientific research and discussion. The courses on working life consist of training for work in the academic, public and private sectors. The programme is in cooperation with the national doctoral programme in language studies (Langnet) and the Graduate School of Communication Studies. The programme members organize national seminars and courses in collaboration with the said schools. Additionally, the programme utilizes the extensive international network of its research groups. The leader of the Doctoral Programme is Professor Esa Lehtinen. The Graduate School of the University of Vaasa is looking for motivated, talented and research-oriented students to its doctoral programmes. There are two application periods for doctoral studies at the university annually.... [-]

Doctor of Philosophy in Professional Communication

IUMW - International University of Malaya-Wales
Campus Full time 3 years October 2017 Malaysia Kuala Lumpur

The research in the PhD programme is an in-depth investigation of specific research issues related to a professional communication discipline with the aim of enhancing and contributing to new knowledge in that discipline. [+]

PhDs in Communication. At IUMW, our main business is providing you with quality and globally relevant education in Professional Communication. Our Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) programme is aimed prepare students for a career as an academic or a researcher in the public or private sector. It is a sign of expert knowledge, power and limitless opportunities. Students are expected to have strong theoretical and research methodological foundations and be able to conduct their research fairly independently. Our PhD programme also is designed to mould students into more than just an expert within their field. It is mean to nurture students into becoming the catalyst of human development for the betterment of mankind through groundbreaking ideas, analytical skills and the power of knowledge. Your educational journey has been meticulously designed to unlock full potential towards pursuing professional certification and postgraduate studies. All these and much more in unique education package inclusive of a vibrant university life in the heart of Kuala Lumpur. Entry Requirements Applicants are required to possess one of the following qualifications: A Master's Degree or its equivalent in the relevant field; OR Other qualifications equivalent to a Master’s Degree, as accepted by the University Senate Programme Structure Phase 1 Coursework Two core courses Research Process and Academic Writing Research Design and Methodology Phase 2 Proposal Defence Each student must present and defend his/her PhD research proposal. The student is only allowed to continue with his/her research to Phase Ill on passing of the defence of his/her proposal Phase... [-]

PhD in Audiovisual Communication

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time 3 years February 2018 South Africa Johannesburg

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 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. Admission requirements A Master’s Degree in Communication is required, with a minimum average of 65%. The general regulation with regard to the duration of the Master’s programme is also applicable in this instance. The closing date for applications for this Degree is 31 October of the preceding year for the first semester and 30 April of the same year for the second semester. Contact details Name: Dr Ylva Rodny-Gumede Tel: 011 559 4112 / Email: yrodny-gumede@uj.ac.za [-]

PhD in Marketing

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 4 years September 2018 Hong Kong

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. [+]

PhDs in Communication. The Department of Marketing continuously strives to achieve excellence in research. The faculty members are renowned for high-quality research and frequently publish their work in top international marketing journals, such as the Journal of Marketing Research (JMR), Journal of Consumer Research (JCR) and Marketing Science (MS). The Marketing Department ranks in the top 10 worldwide in terms of the number of articles published in JMR, JCR, and MS from 2003-2013. 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. One recent graduate was selected for the Marketing Science Institute’s Young Scholar Program, one of the highest accolades a young researcher in the field can receive. The faculty is highly committed to the PhD program and provides students with a stimulating intellectual environment that enables them to become outstanding researchers. They receive rigorous training in the theory and methods of various subfields of marketing, such as consumer behavior and marketing models. State-of-the art courses are offered on themes such as information processing, behavioral game theory, experimental designs, judgment and decision-making, choice modeling, and analytical marketing science. These courses, coupled with the research training, make the PhD a demanding but also rewarding program of study. Apart from gaining in-depth knowledge, students gain hands-on experience in the research... [-]

Official Doctoral Program In Information And Communication Technologies

Universidade da Coruña
Campus Full time Part time September 2017 Spain A Coruña Ferrol + 1 more

The Doctoral Program in Information and Communication Technologies was given for the first time in 2000/2001, coinciding with the creation of the University Department with the same name. [+]

Introduction The Programme Doctorate in Information and Communication Technologies Was given for the first time in the course 2000/2001, coinciding with the creation of the University Department with the same name. The areas of knowledge of the Department are Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence and Telematics Engineering, which determine the basic contents of the program. Since its inception, the doctoral program has been oriented to research in these subject areas, with a large number of applications, surpassing demand year after year to the places offered. The development of the call by an "Information Society" and by others "Knowledge Society", has made the computer and telecommunications sector one of the most active, with the highest growth and specific weight on the indicators Macroeconomic indicators of all advanced countries. In recent years, the European Commission has shown a special interest in Information Society jobs / research, by promoting the use of new technologies in all social fields (eGoverment, eLearning, eHealth And eBusiness. etc.). Thus, the development of information systems in the network involves multiple technologies: networks, multimedia, intelligent systems, methodologies of development and testing, knowledge management and development of hybrid systems, among others. All applicable to bioinformatics, the environment, basic sciences, civil engineering, etc. Therefore, we believe that the proposed Doctoral Program is of great interest to our University and to its social environment. Why study the degree ICTs are one of the key drivers for small and medium-sized enterprise innovation to improve their competitiveness both nationally and internationally. For example, in... [-]

PhD in Media and Communication Studies

Universidade Lusófona de Humanidades e Tecnologias
Campus Full time 3 years October 2017 Portugal Lisbon

The main objective of this PhD programme is to train researchers and lecturers in the media and communication study field. [+]

Programme Director

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 master’s 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.... [-]


Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Department of English
Campus Full time 3 - 4 years September 2017 Hong Kong Kowloon

This scheme gives students from around the world the opportunity to study for a PhD in one of Hong Kong’s highly ranked universities. If you are interested in conducting cutting-edge research in one of the following areas, PolyU’s renowned Department of English is the place for you. [+]

Study for a PhD in Asia's World City This scheme gives students from around the world the opportunity to study for a PhD in one of Hong Kong’s highly ranked universities. If you are interested in conducting cutting-edge research in one of the following areas, PolyU’s renowned Department of English is the place for you: Language and professional communication Media and communication Language teaching and learning Linguistics, English language and systemic functional linguistics Intercultural communication and area studies Key features of the Fellowship Scheme Monthly stipend of HK$20,000 (approximately US$2,600) Annual conference and research-related travel allowance of HK$10,000 (approximately US$1,300) for 3 years Tuition scholarship and guaranteed hall accommodation in first year for PolyU awardees Important dates Submission of initial application to RGC: From 1 September 2016 to 1 December 2016, 12:00 (Hong Kong Time) Submission of full application to PolyU: 1 December 2016, 23:59 (Hong Kong Time) Admission Requirements You should make your initial application to the Research Grants Council (RGC) of Hong Kong through the Fellowship Scheme’s online system to obtain a reference number before submitting a full application. When you apply for admission to the PolyU, via the Fellowship Scheme, you will be considered concurrently for a regular place assigned to the University through the award of a Postgraduate Studentship. This means that even if your application for the Fellowship Scheme is unsuccessful, you still may be offered a regular place in the Department of English. You should: hold a postgraduate degree containing a significant research component,... [-]

PhD in FdV New Frontiers

Center for Research and Interdisciplinary (CRI)
Campus Full time 3 years September 2017 France Paris

New Frontiers PhD projects aim to expand collective intelligence and contribute to the solutions to global challenges through original research investigations. These projects often sit at the interface of art & design, digital technology, education, and science, however this is not strictly mandatory. For example, past projects have involved learning with games, teaching through research, communication technologies, participatory science, art/design as a means to communicate science, etc. [+]

PhDs in Communication. New Frontiers PhD projects aim to expand collective intelligence and contribute to the solutions to global challenges through original research investigations. These projects often sit at the interface of art & design, digital technology, education, and science, however this is not strictly mandatory. For example, past projects have involved learning with games, teaching through research, communication technologies, participatory science, art/design as a means to communicate science, etc. New Frontiers PhD projects aim to contribute to the solutions to global challenges through novel research investigations. They contribute to mobilizing the collective intelligence towards solutions to societal goals, such as those set forth by the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The original contribution of the work addresses questions that are relevant in a research context. The PhD supervisor, Thesis Advisory Commitee, dissertation reviewers, and defense jury provide the guidance and details on acceptable content and format of the dissertation. Featured New Frontiers projects: art and science open science games to learn future of research learning and teaching Definition of research projects The research project can be described by addressing the following sets of questions. Students are expected to address these questions at the beginning of their studies and to constantly reformulate the answers as their projects develop over the three years. On the subject matter What problem or challenge will this research address? Does the subject matter itself differ from that of traditional scientific research? If so, how? On the knowledge sought What kinds of knowledge and... [-]

PhD in Communication Studies

European College for Liberal Studies
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Spain Barcelona Belgium Brussels Madrid Switzerland Zurich Japan Tokyo Antwerp + 8 more

PhD - Doctor of Philosophy in Communication Studies (60 credits) [+]

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... [-]

Phd In Social Communications

L’Université Catholique Du Congo
Campus Full time September 2017 Congo, DR Kinshasa

At the postgraduate level, students can acquire the degrees of Advanced Studies, Doctor and Higher Education Colleges. [+]

PhDs in Communication. The aim of the Faculty of Social Communications is to train both scientifically competent communication professionals and men who are aware and ready to engage and integrate the message of the Gospel into the new culture created by the means of Modern communication (...) with new languages, new techniques and new behaviors (see John Paul II, Redemptoris missio, 37), to identify what benefits and dangers this culture could present for African identity and values. In order to achieve its objectives, the Faculty offers its students theoretical, practical and human training through its rich teaching, laboratories and professionalization studios, numerous workshops, seminars and conferences; A training program that aims to have its graduates carry out the following tasks: (A) information Gather useful documentation on a current topic, and make a relevant and objective analysis of the current problems. (B) with regard to animation: - to prepare and direct a meeting effectively, - to participate actively in the life of a group by encouraging the participation of others, - to work for the building of human relationships. (C) in the field of mass media: - develop effective messages for different target groups, - speak effectively in public, - act as press attaché and hold a press organ, - organize and carry out a radio or television program. (D) in the field of public opinion: - know how to assess the quality of a survey, - supervise the conduct of an investigation E) in matters of pastoral communication and evangelization:... [-]

PhD in Media and Communications

University of Nicosia
Campus Full time Part time 3 years September 2017 Greece Athens Cyprus Nicosia + 3 more

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. [+]

Duration (years): 3 Qualification Awarded: Media and Communication (PhD, 3 years) Level of Qualification: 3rd Cycle ( Doctorate) Language of Instruction: The programme is offered in both English and Greek. Mode of Study: Full time / Part time Minimum Credits: 90 Minimum ECTS Credits: 180 Profile of the Programme: 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. The Department aims to provide an inspiring and vibrant environment for postgraduate research, to support the development of research and presentation skills, and to respond to the academic needs of our students. We create opportunities for interdisciplinary interaction and we pride ourselves on helping our students to extend their professional networks by organizing conferences, seminars and events that aim to establish close links with the media industry and the local and international academic community. The members of the Department of Communications are actively engaged in challenging projects and publications, and in a broad range of extracurricular activities such as: creative media projects, organization of media related festivals and other cultural events; professional training and consultancies in a variety of fields such as Media Literacy and Education, Digital Media and Learning, Film Policy, Community Media, Transmedia and Digital Storytelling and Social Media Management. Prospective PhD students are welcome to approach the Department at any time in the academic year. You are strongly advised to contact the Doctoral Degree Coordinator before making... [-]

PhD in Communication Sciences

University of Minho - Institute of Social Sciences
Campus Full time 6 semesters October 2017 Portugal Braga

The doctoral program in Communication Sciences is a strong training proposal supported by the skills, competences and resources developed by the work of the Communication and Society Research Centre, and aims to respond to a need for advanced education in the region. [+]

PhDs in Communication. Academic degree: Doctorate ECTS: 180 Duration: 6 curricular semesters Regime: Normal Place: Gualtar Campus, Braga Main Scientific area: Communication Sciences The doctoral program in Communication Sciences is a strong training proposal supported by the skills, competencies and resources developed by the work of the Communication and Society Research Centre, and aims to respond to a need for advanced education in the region. At the same time, it is considered that this course answers to the Lusophone space, particularly Brazil and African Portuguese speaking countries. The course was designed in an autonomous way, aiming to meet the expectations of students from the University of Minho, but also of students from other national and international universities who intend to pursue studies, as well as other candidates with curricula and enablers bases. With a broad spectrum, the model of this course is based on a solid training that supports investigations focused on both theoretical and empirical study objects. In either cases, the program is concern that the knowledge produced can stimulate and support the training of cultural workers, business and communication professionals. [-]

PhD in Media Management

University of Tehran - Kish International Campus
Campus Full time September 2017 Iran Tehran

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. [+]

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. Course overview PhD in Media Management examines the economic, managerial, legal and cultural frameworks within which media organisations and industries operate. This course is suitable for those who are an aspiring or existing media manager, or have a strong interest in the media sector. It is a combination of advanced-level media and management-related studies focusing on media and communication as well as media and cultural policy. Special interests International communication; Intracultural communication; Media management; Social communication; strategic management; Organizational behaviour; International social communication law, etc. [-]

PhD in Communication and Information System

Harbin Engineering University (HEU)
Campus Full time September 2017 China Harbin

This Communication and Information System discipline is a site conferring Doctor degree. More than 200 papers are published and over 50 of them were indexed by SCI、EI and ISTP ... [+]

Doctor Degree in Communication and Information System

 

This Communication and Information System discipline is a site conferring Master and Doctor degree.There are 20 professors and 9 associate professors, 5 doctor tutors and 24 master tutors. The discipline was granted the right of conferring M.Eng in 1989 and D.Eng in 1996. This discipline has taken the lead in super-wide band information system, ranked first-class in modern communication and information system in north-east China. Since its first enrollment, many innovative and excellent intellects are cultivated for economy construction and national defence modernization. Now there are more than 300 MEng students in studying. More than 200 papers are published and over 50 of them were indexed by SCI、EI and ISTP; 55 projects of national and ministry level and 26 projects of industry sectors are under taken. 2 projects are conferred second class award of Heilongjiang province technology progress, 1 project is conferred third class award. Labs for teaching and researching are: super-wide information system lab, communication system lab center, virtual lab, which are cost 800,000yuan RMB. The discipline opened 17 degree courses and required major courses for MEng and D.Eng candidates.... [-]