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Communication Studies: Technology, Culture and Society

 3rd Cycle Degree     Departamento Comunicação, Filosofia e Política [Portuguese]

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Study plan   Communication Studies: Technology, Culture and Society


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DGES code
CNAEF classification 321 | Decree no. 256/2005 [PT]
Publication in the Portuguese Official Gazette Order no. 3951/2014, DR 2nd series, no. 51, 01 March [PT]
Assessment/Accreditation/Registration A3ES Accreditation, 17-12-2013
Self-assessment Report
Initial registry: R/A-Cr 156/2013, 25-02-2014
Mode of study Daytime
ECTS 240
Other information FCT doctoral programme in association with the University of Minho - ISCTE-Instituto Universitário de Lisboa - Universidade Lusófona de Humanidades e Tecnologias
Programme website [PT]

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Profile of the programme The main objectives of this doctoral programme are:
- contributing to the consolidation of communication studies;
- preparing new researchers for competitive research work;
- enabling candidates to conduct entrepreneurial projects;
- attracting applicants from other countries, particularly in Africa and Latin America;
- encouraging connection to international research groups;
- supporting academic and scientific exchanges;
- enhancing opportunities created by associations;
- stimulating scientific production in Portuguese;
- implementing a doctoral programme of excellence with a proposal which also appeals to candidates from the ibero-American space.
Key learning outcomes Founded in the complementarity between the partner institutions, this doctoral programme in 'Communication studies: technology, culture and society' aims to promote high quality research, bringing together the top researchers in this field. The goal is to attract candidates with profiles of exceptional academic (and/or professional) merit, demonstrating some experience in scientific research and the ability to integrate an advanced training programme of high quality standards. It is the purpose of this doctoral programme to prepare new researchers for competitive research work that promotes the approach of scientific communication in this area to development levels achieved in other European countries. Enabling candidates to conduct entrepreneurial projects that promote a deeper knowledge of the processes of communication and foster business, community and civic development in this area is therefore a central goal of this doctoral programme.
Occupational profiles of graduates With a study plan equivalent to other doctoral programs, this project translates a bet on the research work with senior researchers and on the preparation of new researchers by embedding them in the routines of these teams. 'Communication Studies: Technology, Society and Culture' is an innovative programme that results from the solidarity of Portuguese researchers and seeks to enrol the best national and foreign students in the field of development communication research excellence.
Projected into the Lusophone and Ibero-American spaces, this doctoral programme will also represent a programme for intercultural interaction, contributing to the cooperation between the countries of this region. The goal is to be recognized as a referential programme that may contribute to international scientific progress and the transfer of knowledge to society.
Learning facilities Integrated in some of the most important university centres in Portugal, the institutions offer all necessary conditions to host students:
1) Facilities and equipment. Laboratories and equipment dedicated to advance training and research in media and communication, video and sound production centres, computer and multimedia centres, and a large variety of audio-visual equipment. Rooms for classes and working meetings/tutorial sessions, rooms for individual study equipped with computers, scanners, self-service office centres and Internet connection, as well as auditoriums for seminars, conferences and other special sessions are also available.
2) Documentation centres. All institutions have libraries with specialized sections on media, communication, journalism, cyber culture, cultural studies, sociology and technologies. Digital libraries and free access to the majority of scientific journals are also available for students.
Requirements and regulations (assessment and graduation) UBI Regulations [PT]

Departamento de Comunicação, Filosofia e Política

Rua Marquês D'Ávila e Bolama
6201-001 Covilhã
275 242 024


Steering Committee
Anabela Simões de Carvalho (CECS-UM)
Maria Cláudia Silva Afonso e Álvares (CICANT–ULHT)
Maria Augusta Perez da Silva Babo (CECL–UNL)
Estrela Serrano (CIMJ–UNL)
João Carlos Ferreira Correia (LabCom.IFP–UBI)
Gustavo Cardoso (CIES-IUL)

Executive Committee
Manuel Joaquim da Silva Pinto (CECS–UM)
Manuel José Carvalho de Almeida Damásio (CICANT–ULHT)
António Fernando da Cunha Tavares Cascais (CECL–UNL)
Marisa Torres da Silva (CIMJ–UNL)
Joaquim Mateus Paulo Serra (LabCom.IFP–UBI)
Rita Espanha (CIES–IUL)
Note: The information contained in these pages does not relieve consultation of official documents. Last updated on: 2020-12-22

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