University North

Media and Communication

Doctoral Study

The study is organized into four modules, in which the doctoral candidates can choose among obligatory and elective elements, while a particular emphasis is put on independent design of the study and personal development plan of candidates. The teaching phase and the research phase take place simultaneously, which means that the research is present from the very beginning of the study.


Methodology – courses in general methodology of research, scientific methods in the field of media and communication, statistical data processing, etc.

Theory – courses in the field of media and communication theory, general subjects of information and communication theory, theoretical courses that branch towards the public relations, publishing and cognitive aspects of communication

Research – research courses/seminars that are aligned with the Scientific Research Strategy of doctoral studies. The courses of this module function as an upgrading of the courses in the module Theory on the one hand, whereas on the other hand they extend towards to the workshops of transferable skills in the module Scientific Colloquium.

Scientific Colloquium – organized in the form of guest lectures, doctoral conferences and discussion groups (journal club), which improves the development of the scientific potential of doctoral candidates and also influences the increase of communication and business skills in the field of media, communication and publishing. This module emphasises the importance of adopting and further developing of transferable skills, therefore specialized workshops are organized accordingly.

DURATION: 6 semesters
ACADEMIC TITLE: Doctor of Science from the Area of Social Sciences, Field of Information and Communication Science
STUDY TYPE: part-time study