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Third cycle of studies in Information and Communication in Digital Platforms

The 3rd cycle (PhD) in Information and Communication in Digital Platforms is taught, in partnership, by the University of Aveiro / Department of Communication and Art and by the University of Porto / Faculty of Arts

It seeks to give graduates or Masters a deep knowledge in an advanced post-graduate level, as well as the development of competences in autonomous research in information and communication in technological mediation scenarios.


a) to deepen and to structure advanced competences in the professional and academic domains;

b) to develop interdisciplinary knowledge, regarding the studies developed in both university institutions, in order to favour the analysis and the intervention in technologically mediated information and communication contexts;

c) to favour the exercise of research guided by innovation and academic excellence patterns, as for its conception, management and disclosure;

d) to stimulate the continuous systematization and the original knowledge production and respective national and international disclosure, in academic communities recognized in the Communication Sciences and Informations Sciences domains;

e) to promote the contact and the cooperation with national and international researchers of recognized competence in the course’s domains;

f) to stimulate the development of lifelong learning competences.

It seeks to develop competences:

a) of systematic approach of the technological mediation in information and communication contexts in the perspective of areas such as Communication Sciences and Technologies, Communication Sciences and Information Sciences;

b) of understanding critical and grounded use of research methods in these scientific areas;

c) for the conception and development of a rigorous and consequent research, respecting the requirements imposed by academic integrity and quality patterns;

d) for the accomplishment of original research which contribute to the broadening of borders of knowledge in human and institutional communication and in Information Sciences;

e) for the sustained professional performance in research and its diffusion.



Applications 2015-2016 (University of Aveiro)

1st phase - 18 to 29 april 2016
2nd phase - 18 july to 12 august 2016
3rd phase - 26 to 30 september 2016

 For further information about applications, please see:

 Appliacnts will be selected by the Scientific Commission of the programme, taking into account the following parameters:
a. Academic curriculum
b. Scientific curriculum
c. Professional curriculum
d. Objectives and motivation to enroll in the programme
e. Interest in researc work leading to the doctoral thesis in, at least, one of the following subjects:
    - Information organization and representation
    - Informational behaviour
    - Communication processes in new media
    - Participatory media applications (Science communication; Education and Training; Active     ageing; Tourism; Interactive TV; Videogames)
f. An interview may also be required as suplementary criteria


Scientific Commission:

  • Prof. Doutor Armando Manuel Barros Malheiro da Silva (Faculdade de Letras - Universidade do Porto)
  • Prof. Doutor Óscar Emanuel Chaves Mealha- (Departamento de Comunicação e Arte - Universidade de Aveiro)
  • Prof.ª Doutora Maria Fernanda da Silva Martins (Faculdade de Letras - Universidade do Porto)
  • Prof. Doutor Jorge Trindad Ferraz de Abreu- (Departamento de Comunicação e Arte - Universidade de Aveiro)

  • Fee: ¤ 2.750,00


Email (Direção de Curso): icpd@letras.up.pt

Departamento de Ciências da Comunicação e Informação

Assuntos administrativos:
Faculdade de Letras da Universidade do Porto
Via Panorâmica s/n
4150-564 Porto - Portugal
Departamento: Telefone: +351 226077100

General information

Official Code: 5591
Director: Armando Malheiro
Acronym: ICPD
Academic Degree: Doctor
Type of course/cycle of studies: Doctoral Degree
Start: 2007/2008
Duration: 3 Years

Study Plan

Involved Organic Units


  • Information and Communication in Digital Platforms (180 ECTS credits)
  • Doctoral Course in Information and Communication in Digital Platforms (60 ECTS credits)

Main Scientific Areas

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