The PhD in Education and Communication from University of Milano is aimed to prepare researchers who are able to give a meaningful, innovative and critical contribution to knowledge and methodology in the field of education, communication and organization of learning processes. It fosters pure and applied research, in university and in all the contexts of education, training, social intervention, health, cooperation and transculturality.
The programme, and the Department of Human Sciences for Education “Riccardo Massa” hosting it, features high interdisciplinarity: by offering a plurality of disciplines, paradigms and methods, it guarantees a wide cultural framework and a dialogue between theoretical studies and empirical research. It is then possible to foster in our doctoral students the development of knowledge and competence in relation to a panoply of disciplines, themes and contexts of research, nonetheless respecting the specific requirements of each sector. The Faculty represents different sectors of pedagogy/education, psychology, philosophy, and organization studies.
General aim of the PhD is the training of competent, aware, autonomous, and innovative researchers. Specific aims are to foster the development of theoretical and methodological competences, planning competences, and practical abilities, as well as transversal competences – reflexivity, meta-cognition, communication, cooperation – that are needed to position oneself effectively, originally, consciously and critically in the different contexts of research.
The PhD promotes study of education, training and communication in all forms, in formal as well as informal and non formal settings, through the development of theories and models on these processes, as well as the analysis and/or experimentation of their operative and applicative dimensions.
The complexity of the field illuminates the need of an interdisciplinary training. The Faculty represents a plurality of disciplines, paradigms and methodologies, so as to guarantee a wide reference framework, and enable doctorate students to be aware of the contribution to knowledge of the different approaches. Interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary research is then highly valued, along with the full acknowledgement of relevance and autonomy of each disciplinary sector.
European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.)
installment / amount
first / €595.00 ;
second / €250.00 ;
The doctorate organises 5 structured courses:
Admissions are open to anyone with one or more of the following academic qualifications:
Students enrolled in a PhD course may not be simultaneously enrolled in any other university course.
Students holding a doctoral degree and taking another doctoral degree course may accept more than one scholarship.
Doctoral degree applicants who have not yet graduated from their previous degree must take that degree by the date of the first doctoral admissions test.
No work experience is required.
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