Started in the academic year 2009/2010. The minimum number of credits to conclude the degree is 240 (4 years).
This PhD program proposed by the University of Porto and Universidade Nova de Lisboa in collaboration with the University of Texas at Austin, provides specialized training in the field of Digital Media.
The emergence of new applications in the area of digital media such as video games, interactive content on the web, interactive TV, video on demand, the emergence of educational software of high impact on the younger generation and, more recently, disclosure of information contents, marketing and leisure in mobile devices, show the importance of the study and research on this type of content and the study of their relationship with technology, the different areas of science and society in general. It is still a clear need for universities to form professionals in this area with the skills corresponding to the various levels of training and, in this case, to the graduate level.
The ultimate goal of this program is to train researchers, academics, and leaders in innovation processes in key areas and applied to Digital Media.
The normal duration of the program is 4 years full-time (240 ECTS), corresponding to one year of curricular component (PhD course) and 3 years of research component.
The course is organized in following specialties: (1) Audiovisual Creation and Interactive Content; (2) Technologies; (3) Journalism; (4) Industry, and Public Markets. The curricular component common to the different specialties includes the following courses:
The PhD program aims to train researchers, academics, and leaders in innovation processes in fundamental and applied areas of Digital Media, ensuring that doctors are prepared to exercise a profession, which consists, generally, the ability to :
Portuguese students: 2 750 Euros/ year
Foreign students: 2 750 Euros/ year
1st phase: 27th April to 16th July
2nd phase: 30th august to 30th september
3rd phase: 15th december to 29th january
Vacancies for 2021/2022:
To enter the doctoral program, the candidate must meet the conditions set by national legislation, by the specific applicable regulations, in particular, meet at least one of the alternatives expressed in the following paragraphs:
Hold a master's degree or 2nd cycle engineering studies in technological and scientific areas related to digital media, information and communication sciences or design;
Have an undergraduate higher education, obtained in national or foreign institution recognized as valid by the scientific program committee and hold a relevant academic or scientific curriculum recognized as attesting the capacity to accomplish this cycle of studies by the Scientific Council;
Owning a professional or scientific curriculum recognized by the scientific committee, as relevant and appropriate.
Documentation of the application process (on line):
The selection of candidates is responsibility of the Scientific Committee by assessing the submitted documentation. Potentially eligible applicants may be called for an interview.
Professor Nuno Correia
Registration number R/A-Ef 2575/2011/AL01 on 19/07/2016
Publication date of the accreditation decision: 26/11/2014
for 6 years
The Department of Computer Science is a pioneer institution in advanced education and research in Computer Science in Portugal, and has already graduated thousands of informatics engineers and computer scientists. We currently host around 1200 students enrolled in various programs and courses.
Several of our academic staff are associated to the development of computer science and IT in Portugal, for instance, in the first national connection to the Internet in the 80s, in the graduation of the first PhD degrees, and in the development and consolidation of research and innovation in informatics and computer science.More info