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Universidade Lusófona do Porto

Doctoral Programme in Communication Development Studies

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A3ES Decision

Accredited - A3ES Decision

Date of the Board Decision



R/A-Cr 107/2014

Confered Degree


Programme Director

Professora Doutora Isabel Maria Pérez da Silva Babo Lança

Programme sub-director

Maria José Brites

Entrance Conditions

The following may apply for the Doctoral Programme in Communication for Development:
a) The holders of a master¿s degree or a legal equivalent;
b) The holders of a B.A. who present an especially relevant academic or scientific which is acknowledge by the Scientific Council of the Lusophone University of Porto as being a competence certificate.
b) The holders of an academic, scientific or professional curriculum which is acknowledged by the Scientific Council of the Lusophone University of Porto.


Journalism founded on traditional structures and in industrial vision of media is in crisis and coexists with alternative media. Studies on ComunicaçãoJornalismo for development cross interdisciplinary areas and cover areas such as journalism, social causes, environment and sustainability, human rights, where the investigation is essential. It is intended to:
-Develop the capacity to produce new knowledge and new applications and impressive features of translation in value and social and economic growth;
-Form of researchers and communicators, capable of performing projects;
-Search for new approaches to development communication and journalism through the study of development funding and intervention models;
-Instigate the meeting with different stakeholders, from journalists to activists and social animators, researchers project managers in communication, in the social economy and the third sector.

Knowledge, abilities and skills to be acquired

Combine the notion of Communication to the development of journalism development guided by values of autonomy, citizenship, cultural and social development and participation in democratic processes
Acquire knowledge and comprehension skills and critical assessment of the consequences of the use of new technologies;
Propose solutions to quality journalism, with projects with societal value;
Develop the competence of conversion of knowledge into practical applicability: acquire theoretical and conceptual frameworks and encourage questioning of issues in close articulation with the practical application of research projects and social intervention;
Encourage the acquisition of skills to undertake projects in connection with different realities;
Encourage scientific excellence, autonomy, efficiency and the formation of the investigator as a producer and Director of projects related to fields of action.

Scientific Areas

Ciências sociais e do comportamento

Study Plan

1st Year/ Semester ECTS
First Semester7,5
First Semester7,5
First Semester7,5
First Semester7,5
OptionSecond Semester6
Project SeminarSecond Semester16,5
Second Semester7,5
2nd Year/ Semester ECTS
Thesis IYearly60
3rd Year/ Semester ECTS
Thesis IIYearly60

Teaching staff

Teachers, Academic Degree and Dedication time
LecturerAcademic DegreesDedication time
Carla Preciosa Braga CerqueiraDoctoratePart-Time
Célia Maria Taborda Da SilvaDoctorateFull-Time
Inês Fernandes GodinhoDoctorateFull-Time
Isabel Maria Perez Da Silva Babo LançaAgréggationFull-Time
Jorge Manuel De Meneses BateiraDoctoratePart-Time
Luís Miguel Nunes Da Silva LoureiroDoctorateFull-Time
Manuel José Carvalho Almeida DamásioAgréggationPart-Time
Manuel Luís Bogalheiro Rocha FernandesDoctorateFull-Time
Maria De Lurdes De Sousa MacedoDoctoratePart-Time
Maria José Lisboa Brites De AzeredoDoctorateFull-Time
Massimo Di FeliceDoctoratePart-Time
Rui Alberto Mateus PereiraDoctorateFull-Time


Holders of Foreign Higher Education 325 €
Holders of University Degree 140 €
Student Insurance40 €
Enrollment and Registration279 €
Average value for 30 ECTS semestral curricular units 275,1 €
Per ECTS 9,17 €

Other fees may be applied in accordance with the regulations in force