Titulo - Matrícula


Perfil Ingreso - Comunicación Social

Admission criteria

Profile for admission


The admission process gives priority to people with an academic profile (Degree or similar and Master's Degree) related to the areas included in the Doctoral Programme in Social Communication. It will also be open to all types of applicants, particularly those coming from the fields of Social Sciences and Humanities, in which case they will be required to complete additional training in methodologies.

Within the recommended profile for admission, practical knowledge and prior experience in the field of communication will also be taken into account. Abilities related to research in general, and Social Sciences research in particular, are also commendable. To this effect, the programme is aimed at people who, starting from an initial concern, are able to approach a relevant study topic from a reflective and critical perspective.

Likewise, they should have sufficient written and spoken language competence (equivalent to C1) to be able to develop their project in one of the two official languages of the UPV/EHU: Basque and Spanish, as well as in English.

XSL Content

The program does not provide specific supplementary training for the different entry profiles.However, in accordance with the new configuration of the doctorate as a formative stage of research, the program envisages a series of training activities, some mandatory and others optional, to carry out during the years of pre-doctoral work, such as seminars (research training courses, doctorials and thematic seminars), dissemination activities (publications and congresses) and research stays.
The candidates' undergraduate academic record or equivalent will be valued up to 30%, depending on the area to which the submitted qualification belongs, with a maximum score for the area of communication, and the master's degree academic record will be valued up to a further 30%, also with a maximum score for the Master's Degree in Social Communication of the UPV/EHU. The interest of the project will be valued up to 25%, while another 5% will depend on the language skills of the candidates in Basque, Spanish and English, another 5% on professional experience in the field of communication and the remaining 5% on research experience.In addition, the UPV/EHU has a service for students with disabilities and aims to ensure equal access to the studies.





Matricula Procedimiento Asignacion - Común

Procedure for assigning a faculty member as a doctoral thesis tutor and director

Once a student has been accepted onto the doctoral programme, the Academic Commission will assign them a tutor from among the faculty at the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU) participating in the programme, who will then be responsible for ensuring good interaction with the Academic Commission and adapting the training and research activities to the principles established by the programme and the Doctorate School.

Within three months of enrolment, the Academic Commission will assign each student a thesis director from among the faculty participating in the programme. The director may or may or not be the same person as the tutor, and will be responsible for guiding and ensuring the consistency of the training and research tasks, and guaranteeing that the topic of the thesis have an impact and make a novel contribution to the field. They are also responsible for guiding the thesis plan and adapting it, if required, to other projects and activities in which the PhD student is involved.  

If the director is not a member of the faculty at the UPV/EHU, the tutor will act as a liaison.

Doctoral theses may also be co-directed, and the second co-director may or may not be a member of the DP.  New tutors or directors may be assigned at any moment during the thesis.

For more information, see the procedures and rules.