Titulo - Matrícula
Perfil Ingreso - Comunicación Social
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.
Botones matrícula - Común
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.