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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; the majority of the teaching staff are researchers from CETAC.MEDIA, the FCT I&D unit.

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 2012/2013:

The programme will be delivered by University of Aveiro.

1st period of application: 7 to 21 May 2012

2nd period of application: 16 July to 20 August 2012

See information in: http://acesso.ua.pt/upload/editais/e_86.pdf


Administrative matters:

Faculdade de Letras da Universidade do Porto

Via Panorâmica s/n

4150-564 Porto - Portugal



Phone: +351 226077100

  • Scientific Commission:

    • Prof. Doutor Armando Malheiro da Silva - (Faculdade de Letras - Universidade do Porto)
    • Prof.ª Doutora Fernanda Ribeiro (Faculdade de Letras - Universidade do Porto)
    • Prof. Doutor Fernando Ramos - (Departamento de Comunicação e Arte - Universidade de Aveiro)
    • Prof. Doutor Óscar Mealha (Departamento de Comunicação e Arte - Universidade de Aveiro)
    Fee :¤ 2.750,00
  • 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)

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