The objective of the Doctorate in Communication, Pompeu Fabra University 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.
You can apply until:
Always verify the dates on the programme website.
Lines of research
This programme requires students to demonstrate proficiency in English.Take IELTS test
In order to be admitted to Communication PhD Programme offered by UPF, candidates must provide accreditation that they have obtained an accredited undergraduate degree (Bachelor degree or recognised equivalent degree from an accredited Higher Education Institution).
Moreover, they have to proof that they have obtained or are in position to obtain an accredited graduate/master's degree(equivalent to a Spanish Master Universitario/Oficial, Master's of Research.... ) which enables them to access a Phd programme in their home country.
In order to access to a doctoral programme at UPF, you need to have completed 300 ECTS credits, 60 of those have to correspond to an official graduate, research orientated master's programme.
The following optional supporting documents are not compulsory but may be evaluated by the department for admission purposes (please submit a photocopy of these documents/accreditations):
Doctorate students must register their Thesis Tutorial every academic year, including the academic year in which the thesis is deposited. The price of the thesis tutorial is € 401,12.
Administrative taxes: € 69,80
Students with a degree issued by an university outside the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) and has not received homologation must pay € 218,15 during the enrolment period.
The cost of the dissertation rights is € 156,87.
The cost of the doctorate diploma is € 218,15.
Grants offered by the Communication Department
StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
Testimonial Registration Module
Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, StudyPortals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.