Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas

Communication Sciences


Terceiro ciclo




Francisco Rui Cádima

Opening date

September 2018




5 200 €/total = 1 300 €/annual*4


(to be available at http://fcsh.unl.pt/escola-doutoral/doutoramentos)

Education objectives

Access conditions

To be admitted to a doctoral programme of studies, the candidate should satisfy the conditions set forth in Portuguese legislation and in the normative conditions of UNL as well as fulfil at least one of the following requirements: a) Have a Masters degree, or a legal equivalent; b) Have a first cycle degree (‘licenciatura’) and a particularly relevant academic or scientific curriculum which is recognised by the Academic Board of FCSH/NOVA as testifying to the candidate’s ability to undertake this cycle of studies; c) Possess an academic, scientific or professional curriculum recognised by the Academic Board of FCSH/NOVA as testifying to the candidate’s ability to undertake this cycle of studies.

Degree pre-requisites

Length: 8 semesters. Total credits: 240 credits (60 from curricular units + 180 credits from the non teaching component). Non teaching component modalities: Thesis. Number of credits for free option scheme: 10 credits. The free seminar option can be chosen among curricular units from the postgraduate training offered by the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities (FCSH/NOVA), in other units of NOVA University of Lisbon, or other institutions of national Higher Education or foreign, by agreement or protocol.
The degree of “doutor” corresponds to the level 8 of the NQF and EQF-National Qualifications Framework/European Qualifications Framework.

Access to other courses

A Doctorate is a final qualification.

This course is recognized for career progression purposes of recruitment for teachers of group 200, as provided in the Statute of Teaching Career

Evaluation rules

The study course leading to the doctoral degree includes the completion of a doctoral program that consists of curricular unit aimed at training for research; the realization of an original thesis, designed especially for this purpose, appropriate to the branch of knowledge or expertise. The seminar curricular units type are classified on a scale of 0-20. The final classification of the PhD course is expressed by approved or not approved formulas. In case of approval, the final classification of the PhD course is expressed in the range 10-20 on a scale of 0-20, doing the arithmetic average of the marks in which the curricular units with 10 ECTS. The final classification of the thesis is expressed by formulas approved or refused by justified nominal vote with no abstentions.


Code Name ECTS
73201100 Methodology for Communication Sciences - 1st semester 10
73201101 Advanced Themes in Communication Sciences - 1st semester 10
73201111 Thesis 180
73201110 Thesis Project in Communication Sciences 20
Elective option 1
Code Name ECTS
73201102 Seminar on Cinema and Television - 2nd semester 10
7320103 Seminar on Communication and Arts - 2nd semester 10
73201105 Seminar on Communication and Social Sciences 10
73201106 Seminar on Communication and Language 10
73201104 Seminar on Strategic Communication - 2nd semester 10
73201107 Seminar on Contemporary Culture and New Technologies - 2nd semester 10
73201112 Seminar on Argumentation Studies - 2nd semester 10
73201108 Seminar on Media and Journalism Studies - 2nd semester 10
73201109 Seminar on Communication Theories - 2nd semester 10
Elective option 2
Code Name ECTS
73217110 Opção Livre (not translated) 10