Degree programme

Doctoral Programme in Communication, Media and Theatre


Doctoral Programme in Communication, Media and Theatre in a nutshell

The Doctoral Programme in Communication, Media and Theatre trains highly qualified experts and researchers in mass communication and journalism, music research, speech communication, theatre and drama research, and theatre work. These fields are connected by the research of reality and the construction of performances of said reality, the public nature of these professions and the concrete dimension of skills, social aspects, and understanding communications from the perspective of meaning: as images, words, and stories.

The Programme is unique in Finland, because in addition to the extensive in-depth knowledge of the various disciplines, the education strives for a dialogue between the disciplines within the Programme. An essential aim of the doctoral training is to combine theoretical ambitions and practical research in new, creative ways. The aim of this doctoral programme is to train scientific and professional experts with in-depth theoretical and methodological skills within their field of study, who are able to work in demanding academic research and teaching positions and other expert tasks in society, including public and private organisations, higher education administration, and cultural, arts and science administration.