Ph.D. On Campus

ICT, Media, Communication and Journalism

Aarhus University

36 months
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The PhD ICT, Media, Communication and Journalism programme from Aarhus University engages with projects and provides courses within the study of information and communication technology, interaction design, print and audiovisual media, digital media, journalism and experience culture.



  • The programme is covering a wide span of research interests within a dynamic, expanding and incessantly changing field. For instance, it includes projects in film studies, digital urbanity, aesthetics, reception and uses of media, games, social media, historical developments of media and technology, organisations, innovation and design processes, surveillances studies, health technology studies, structural changes and production processes in the media industry, visual digital media, journalistic ideals and practices, and the broader social, political and cultural contexts for the subjects concerned.
  • The projects in the programme are often conducted on a cross disciplinary basis, as the research questions arising from this incessantly changing area are highly influenced by both technological, economic, political and cultural developments, and thus require a wide array of approaches both in terms of theory and methods. 
  • Research in the programme is characterised by the use of a broad span of different theoretical perspectives and empirical methods, and by combining theoretical knowledge, concepts and methods from both sociology and the humanities and in certain fields also by implementing constructivist approaches in the research processes.
  • The programme cooperates with a national network of similar PhD programmes to provide a rich and stable supply of relevant PhD courses for all PhD students in the field.

Programme Structure

Mandatory courses for PhD students enrolled at Graduate School, Arts:

  • PhD supervision for PhD students at Arts
  • University teaching for PhD students
  • Integrity and Ethics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • The most important part of the application for admission to a PhD degree programme at the Faculty of Arts is your own project description. The project description explains the research project you propose to conduct as a PhD student in some detail, and it outlines the research plan.
  • The Graduate School of Arts offers two degree programmes, the 5+3 and the 4+4 programmes. One of the programmes is aimed at students who have not yet completed a Master’s degree (the 4+4 programme), while the other aims at applicants who have completed their Master’s degree (the 5+3 programme).

Tuition Fee

Living costs for Aarhus

6639 - 10051 DKK /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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