Communication studies

Beginning of 1.1.2018 Doctoral programme of administrative sciences and Doctoral programme of languagea and communication are combined to Doctoral programme of Social Sciences.

Students of the communication studies complete a Doctor of Philosophy, PhD, degree. The aim  is to train scientific experts in communication with national and international connections.

We explore communication in its many forms and contexts and focus especially on professional communication and digital media. We believe in the decisive role of language in the communication. The research topics include online discussions and chats, blogging, video games, media discourse, language politics in organizational settings, communication in organizations, concept analysis methods, and user-oriented technical communication, etc.

The studies of the programme consist of courses on research work and skills, and courses that prepare for working life. These include courses on research theory, methods, ethics and in-depth examination of current scientific research and discussion. The courses on working life consist of training for work in the academic, public and private sectors.

The programme is in cooperation with the national doctoral programme in language studies (Langnet) and the Graduate School of Communication Studies. The programme members organize national seminars and courses in collaboration with the said schools. Additionally, the programme utilizes the extensive international network of its research groups.

Research Group

Regulations and forms