Doctorate Degrees in Marketing and Communication

Compare 34 PhD Programs in Marketing and Communication

Marketing and Communication

A PhD is a prestigious degree in which students must gain and prove extensive knowledge in a particular subject. It is often pursued after a master’s degree has been obtained, and is the highest degree an individual can receive. Regardless of the field, it requires a lot of time and study.

You might wonder, “What is a PhD in Marketing and Communication?” Communication is essential to any business. Students who pursue this degree can expect to learn a great deal about multiple industries. They may be required to read and analyze the latest marketing techniques in various fields. They will participate in research, as well as attend seminars. Subjects will include cultural studies, marketing communication, history and theoretical grounding. They will study communication discipline, rhetorical studies and publication.

One of the main benefits of pursuing a PhD in Marketing and Communication is that it puts graduates one step ahead of the competition. They have the skills it takes to get higher-paying jobs. They have the qualifications necessary to ask for and receive a raise in their current positions.

The costs and fees associated with a PhD in Marketing and Communication will vary from school to school and country to country. The best way to determine how much you should plan on spending is to contact the school of your choice and speak with an admissions officer.

After graduating, individuals can expect to be considered for a variety of careers. They will vary depending on the specialization of the student, but many graduates can expect careers in management within the research or communications industry they pursue. Media consultants, marketing directors and research professionals often have this degree. Graduates might consider teaching marketing at the university level or going into business for themselves by starting a communications company.

Whether you wish to attend school at a local university, would like to study abroad or wish to stay home and do your work online, there is something out there for your preferences. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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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).... [-]


PhD Programme

Kent Business School, University of Kent
Campus Full time Part time August 2017 United Kingdom Canterbury

Master's programmes at Kent Business School are driven by international research and relevance. Programmes are developed to broaden your career prospects and prepare you for success. [+]

Master's programmes at Kent Business School are driven by international research and relevance. At Kent Business School the research degree programme provides exceptional students with a dynamic research culture, supervision from our community of over 60 research active academic staff, high quality resources and excellent research training. We offer the following subject specialisms: Accounting Finance Industrial Relations Management Management Science Marketing Operational Research Our PhD students all receive a dedicated office space with either a laptop or PC, conference funding, formal research methods training and full access to the facilities of the Graduate School. We also offer a range of PhD scholarship packages for outstanding candidates.  All scholarship candidates must hold a first class honours degree (if still completing their master's programme) or a master's degree with Distinction in a relevant subject and a good standard of written or spoken English (IELTS 7 or equivalent). University of Kent PhD scholarships are based on a three year Graduate Teaching Assistantship that includes financial support in return for part-time teaching. This covers tuition fees at the UK/EU rate (and some specific scholarships may include international fees) plus a combined salary and maintenance grant at the full UK Research Council rate. Applications from self-funded students are also welcome and the minimum entry requirement is a Merit at master’s level in a relevant subject as well as our English language requirements. Entry to the Kent Business School PhD programme is in September (application deadline 30 June) or January (deadline 31 October) each year. [-]

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. [+]

PhDs in Marketing and 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. 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 Management

Nova School of Business and Economics
Campus Full time 2 semesters October 2017 Portugal Lisbon

The goal of our PhD program is not only to give you a solid theoretical and methodological basis to develop your own research, but also to provide opportunities to participate in other activities and develop your own professional network. [+]

You are now considering joining the PhD program in Management at Nova SBE, one of the top 30 Business Schools in Europe (Financial Times) and the only Portuguese school to be awarded with 5 Palmes by Eduniversal, thus receiving the title of ‘Universal Business School’. By becoming a part of our school you will have the opportunity to be a part of a research center that has always been evaluated as excellent by external review committees. You will be able to share your ideas and insights with scholars from 25 nationalities that have published in the past years more than 82 papers in international journals, of which 37 were published in top journals, and whose research has captured the attention of several media outlets, such as Harvard Business Review or The Wall Street Journal. The goal of our PhD program is not only to give you a solid theoretical and methodological basis to develop your own research, but also to provide opportunities to participate in other activities and develop your own professional network. Beyond the classes and the three seminar streams (international guests, Nova SBE’s professors, and Nova SBE’s PhD students) that our program offers, we also invite you to spend a semester abroad and to present your research at the main conferences in the different fields of management research. It is expected that by the end of the PhD students have already published a part of their research. The quality of our research environment and our commitment to shaping... [-]

The Bradford PhD

University of Bradford School of Management
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 7 years September 2017 United Kingdom Bradford + 1 more

Studying a PhD degree at the University of Bradford School of Management places you at the core of the university's intellectual life and at the forefront of its worldwide quest to provide future generations with the necessary flow of new business and management ideas. [+]

Pioneering research has always been at the heart of all teaching and learning at the University of Bradford School of Management. The School ranks as one of Europe's Top 60 Business Schools and is in an elite group of only 1% of business schools in the world to hold the triple accreditations of EQUIS, AMBA and AACSB, often referred to as the "Triple Crown". In the current RAE, 90% of the School's research was assessed to be of international standing.

The Bradford PhD

Studying a PhD degree at the School of Management places you at the core of the University's intellectual life and at the forefront of its worldwide quest to provide future generations with the necessary flow of new management ideas. The Bradford PhD allows you to conduct research under the supervision of our international, experienced, and highly committed faculty. As well as being supervised by two well established researchers, you will take part in research training to provide you with the knowledge and skills to design and carry out rigorous research. You also have opportunities to present your work in our school's research seminars to discuss your research with fellow PhD students and members of faculty.... [-]


PhD in Marketing

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 4 years September 2017 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. [+]

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 process from the... [-]

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. [+]

PhDs in Marketing and Communication. 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... [-]

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

University of Dubai
Campus Full time 4 weeks September 2017 United Arab Emirates Dubai

By the end of the PhD program, the candidate is expected to have fulfilled the following learning objectives: Develop key pioneering research questions that can be explored empirically to provide innovative and creative solutions to specific problems; Explore advanced theoretical knowledge to develop research skills through original research; Integrate advanced knowledge into managerial and organizational contexts and roles; Prepare for teaching responsibilities in higher education (for those who expect to enter the teaching profession) [+]

PhDs in Marketing and Communication. PhD The University of Dubai was recently reaccredited by AACSB International USA. Accreditation by the AACSB is one of the highest forms of international recognition a university can receive. The University of Dubai therefore takes its place within the community of world leaders in business education (only about 5% of universities/business schools worldwide are granted this accreditation). The University of Dubai is also accredited by the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research (MOHESR), UAE. The PhD Program Objectives By the end of the PhD program, the candidate is expected to have fulfilled the following learning objectives: Develop key pioneering research questions that can be explored empirically to provide innovative and creative solutions to specific problems Explore advanced theoretical knowledge to develop research skills through original research Integrate advanced knowledge into managerial and organizational contexts and roles Prepare for teaching responsibilities in higher education (for those who expect to enter the teaching profession) Unique Features of the University of Dubai PhD AACSB International accreditation is the hallmark of a high-quality PhD program The program’s focusis on applied business research, making it relevant to the growth of the UAE/GCC/MEA economies The program is delivered by well-trained, highly qualified faculty at UD’s College of Business Administration as well as visiting professors from overseas institutions collaborating with UD. Thus, diversity and international expertise become part of the student’s learning experience Students are exposed to UAE culture and the global business environment, which enriches their experience as doctoral students... [-]

PhD in Marketing Management

University College of Southeast Norway
Campus Full time 4 years August 2017 Norway Drammen Porsgrunn Rauland + 2 more

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 in Marketing Management The School of Business at USN has 3–5 vacants positions as research fellows in the PhD programme in marketing management from August 2017. APPLICATION DEADLINE: 15 February 2017. 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. As markets and technologies become more global, as customer needs become more advanced and fragmented, private companies and public services must innovate and improve their products and services at an increasing speed. To cope with these challenges and opportunities, competence in marketing management is strategically more important. We offer a high-quality PhD in Marketing Management that will meet the present and future needs of knowledge in marketing management, both nationally and internationally. The program consists of 180 ECTS in total, where 60 ECTS are mandatory and elective courses. All subjects will be taught in English. The remaining 120 ECTS are related to the individual research work and will lead to the dissertation. All candidates have a main supervisor and a co-supervisor, and normally the main supervisor will be one of the Faculty staff. [-]

PhD in Corporate Communication

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

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. [+]

PhDs in Marketing and Communication. 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. It also facilitates a comprehensive command of advanced communication research methodology, which should result in a significant and original contribution to the discipline of corporate communication as well as the ability to engage in critical dialogue. 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: Prof Sonja Verwey Tel: 011 559 4070 / Email: sverwey@uj.ac.za [-]

PhD in Consumer, Apparel, and Retail Studies

University of North Carolina Greensboro
Campus Full time 60 hours August 2017 USA Greensboro

For those who imagine themselves as university professors sharing their passion for Consumer, Apparel and Retail studies with future students, a PhD in the field is an outstanding course of study to pursue. By delving deep into exciting topics ranging from marketing to consumer behavior, you will gain an expert’s understanding of the industry and how to apply your knowledge for success in the field. The CARS graduate program of study leading to the doctor of philosophy degree requires a minimum of 60 hours (90 beyond the BS) and the completion of a dissertation. [+]

PhD in Consumer, Apparel, and Retail Studies For those who imagine themselves as university professors sharing their passion for Consumer, Apparel, and Retail studies with future students, a PhD in the field is an outstanding course of study to pursue. By delving deep into exciting topics ranging from marketing to consumer behavior, you will gain an expert’s understanding of the industry and how to apply your knowledge for success in the field. The CARS graduate program of study leading to the doctor of philosophy degree requires a minimum of 60 hours (90 beyond the BS) and the completion of a dissertation. Sample doctoral courses include: CRS 712: Theory Development in Consumer, Apparel and Retail Studies Examination of business related marketing theories. Analysis of marketing theories, models, and conceptual frameworks. Includes business-to-business, consumer, customer relationship and economic theories. CRS 713: Qualitative Methodology in Consumer, Apparel and Retail Studies Exploration of development and use of qualitative research methodology. Focus on application of qualitative methodology to diverse research problems, data collection procedures, and analysis approaches. CRS 721: Consumer Behavior in Apparel and Retailing Current theories and research in consumer behavior. Application of consumer behavior models to apparel, apparel-related products and retailing through individualized research projects. This school offers programs in: English [-]

PhD in Marketing and Strategy

University of Minho - School of Economics and Management
Campus Full time Part time 3 years October 2017 Portugal Braga + 1 more

The Doctoral Programme in Marketing and Strategy is a project that enhances the synergies of three recognised national higher education institutions: the University of Minho, Aveiro University and the University of Beira Interior, respectively. [+]

PhDs in Marketing and Communication. Justification and Purpose The Doctoral Programme in Marketing and Strategy is a project that enhances the synergies of three recognised national higher education institutions: the University of Minho, Aveiro University and the University of Beira Interior, respectively. Their primary objective is to provide doctoral students with an insight into the state-of-the-art about the advances of scientific knowledge in Marketing and Strategy. It is a programme of international scope, complete and innovative, which resorts to education in the English language. In addition, it is flexible, as it offers the possibility to develop studies/research in a part-time or full-time regime. It is a six-semester-long programme, which corresponds to 180 ECTS. Therefore, it combines the structural components of Marketing and Strategy and specific optional course units of both areas, at two different times: the first year is dedicated to coursework and research in the three above-mentioned universities, according to their calendars, and the last two years is devoted to the design and elaboration of an original doctoral thesis. Doctoral candidates have the opportunity to acquire academic and professional skills that promote their career, in particular, in high positions of private and public, national and international institutions or while recognised leaders and managers when developing a given business idea. Hence, this doctoral programme envisages the strengthening of skills of research, analysis, autonomous and creative production of scientific knowledge and its dissemination worldwide. [-]

PhD in Marketing

Durham University Business School
Campus Full time July 2017 United Kingdom Durham

Established in 2014, following the merger of the Departments of Management and Marketing, our main aim is to advance and share knowledge at the intersection of markets, marketing practice and consumption. We do this by providing an active and inspiring environment for academic staff, students and practitioners to research ideas, produce high quality publications and discuss how to disseminate knowledge on the... [+]

The PhD is the highest academic degree and as such Durham graduates are in demand for academic posts in leading universities and top business schools; for business and management consultancy in commerce and industry; and for senior management roles in private sector organisations and government institutions. Whatever your goals, the Durham PhD gives you the opportunity to combine rigorous academic theory with research to influence the world of business and make a unique contribution to your field of study. It attracts exceptional students of the highest calibre, and in conjunction with scholars internationally-renowned for their research and thought leadership, the PhD programme at Durham University Business School is both challenging and stimulating. As part of our vibrant and welcoming research-led community, you will work alongside a diverse faculty of research students and international academics to develop a critical command of your subject. You will cultivate high-level skills of analysis and appraisal, be able to use a range of research methodologies, and will work independently. We provide an arena where staff, students and practitioners can exchange information, ideas and inspiration and put marketing theory into practice Established in 2014, following the merger of the Departments of Management and Marketing, our main aim is to advance and share knowledge at the intersection of markets, marketing practice and consumption. We do this by providing an active and inspiring environment for academic staff, students and practitioners to research ideas, produce high quality publications and discuss how to disseminate knowledge on the nature of marketing... [-]

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.... [-]