PhD Communication

Pompeu Fabra University

Application deadline: January 15; March 15; May 15; June 30
Tuition fee:
  • € 550 / Year (EEA)
  • € 550 / Year (Non-EEA)
Start date: September  2015
Credits (ECTS): 5 ECTS
Duration full-time: 36 months
  • English
  • Spanish
  • Catalan
Delivery mode: On Campus
Educational variant: Full-time
Project type: Open
Educational Form: Academic , Professional

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The objective of the Doctorate in Communication is to train high level researchers in the main fields of communication - journalism, audiovisual communications, advertising and public relations, documentation, and the Internet - related to other associated disciplines such as the social sciences and the humanities. The programme is taught within the Doctoral School at Pompeu Fabra University.

This training is geared towards the research lines in the six research groups associated with the Department of Communication, in collaboration with groups and departments at other Spanish and international universities and companies and institutions in the sector.

The languages used in training activities will be Catalan, Spanish and English.



* Defense of the Thesis Project (5 ECTS credits)

Lines of research of the doctorate

* Cyberculture and Information and Communication Technologies
* Communication and Science
* Communication and Quality Contents
* Communication and Consumer Culture
* Communication and Education
* Communication and Interculturality
* Communication and Politics
* Journalism and Advertising Studies
* Communication and Design
* Aesthetic Trends of Contemporary Audiovisuals
* Dramaturgical Models and Mise en Scène in the History of the Cinema
* Hermeneutics of Cinematographic and Audiovisual Works
* Cinematographic and Audiovisual Genres
* Technological Mutations of Contemporary Audiovisuals
* Audiovisuals in Europe


1. Accreditation of holding a Bologna Master's Degree. Official copy of your degree or official document accrediting that said copy has been requested, or, in lack of that, a signed declaration which certifies that the student is able to obtain his/her degree at the start of the course. The admission on the master's course is subject to the submission of the corresponding degree title (or any official document issued by your home University which states that the degree title fees have been duly paid) before the start of the next academic course.

2. Undergraduate and postgraduate academic transcripts

3. Research background

4. Proof of English language knowledge:

* Certificate accrediting knowledge of the English language
* An essay by the candidate written in English explaining motivations for applying to the research project in any of the research lines, with a maximum length of 2 pages.


Grants offered by the Communication Department

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