Ph.D. On Campus


Pompeu Fabra University

36 months
401 EUR/module
401 EUR/module
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The objective of the Communication programme of the 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 Communication programme of the Pompeu Fabra University is taught within the Doctoral School. 

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.

Programme Structure

Lines of research:

Research Unit in Audiovisual Communication (UNICA)
  • Critical Communication Research Group (CRITTIC)
  • Research Group MEDIUM (MEDIUM)
Research Unit in Journalism and Digital Documentation
  • Research Group in Science Communication (GRECC)
  • Research Group in Political Communication Media and Democracy (POLCOM)
  • Research Group in Digital Documentation and Interactive Communication (DIGIDOC)
  • Research Group in Journalism (GRP)
  • Collective of Aesthetic Research in Audiovisual Media (CINEMA)
  • Communication, Advertising and Society (CAS)
  • Research Group on Youth, Society and Communication (JOVIS)

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


Partially taught in English, Partially taught in Spanish, Partially taught in Catalan
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180 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • An accredited undergraduate degree
  • An accredited graduate/master's degree
  • A photocopy of the undergraduate degree/diploma or Certification/proof of degree completion
  • A photocopy of the official final undergraduate transcript, with a weighed score from 1 to 4
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Research Proposal in Catalan, Spanish or English.
  • Language skills declaration 
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Identity Card or Passport
  • A signed declaration of obtaining your graduate/master's degree before the commencement of the PhD programme

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    401 EUR/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 401 EUR per module during 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    401 EUR/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 401 EUR per module during 36 months.

Living costs for Barcelona

770 - 1360 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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