PhD Educational and Communicational Sciences

  • On Campus
  • 12 months
  • EUR595 per Year (EEA

    European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

    )
  • English, French, Spanish, Italian ( Take IELTS test or Find a course )
| Milan, Italy
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.

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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.

Goals

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.

Research activities

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.

Detailed Course Facts

Application deadline mid-September
Tuition fee
  • EUR595 per year ( EEA

    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 ;

Start date
Duration full-time 12 months
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Full-time
Project Type Predefined
Educational Form Academic

Course Content

Themes of research
  • Pedagogical Area
  • Psychological Area
  • Philosophical Area
  • Organizational Area

The doctorate organises 5 structured courses:

  • The research path. Interdisciplinary course whose aim is to explore a range of research themes, relevant to the doctorate, across the diversity of the disciplines and approaches of the faculty members, so as to develop transversal knowledge and competences. Seminary form.
  • Methodology of research. Introductive course, aimed to present the different research methods, related to the involved researchers’ questions and epistemologies. Workshop form. The program is also designed to meet, as far as possible, the students’ interests.
  • Technological tools for research. This is a workshop, aimed to present technologies that can facilitate documentation, filing and data processing, exchange and analysis of research material, from the construction of bibliography to the writing of the thesis.
  • Scientific writing workshop: the workshop is aimed to enhance competences in scientific writing, related to one’s own community/discipline; focus is on the debating and critical style in academic writing and on the preparation of texts (abstract, papers, posters) suitable for publication, as well as on the writing of the doctoral thesis.
  • Profession and training: a reflexive path: This path entails 4 meetings during the first year and 2 in the following years. Its objectives are: to stimulate reflexivity on the ongoing development of a researcher’s identity(self-reflexivity, meta-cognition) and to build, sustain and reinforce a learning community within the doctorate (reciprocal knowledge, critical friendship, peer-review, cooperation).

English Language Requirements

Take IELTS test

Requirements

Admissions are open to anyone with one or more of the following academic qualifications:

  • Italian Post-Graduate (Master’s) degree
  • Italian 4-year or 5-year single cycle degree
  • Equivalent degree taken abroad

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.

Work Experience

No work experience is required.

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