Filipa Oliveira

Brand & Services Communication Manager
SONAE Sierra

"My experience at the Faculty of Human Sciences was amazing at three different levels. The doctoral programme introduced me to a wide variety of  contemporary issues in communication studies, and to a diverse set of teaching styles and techniques. Along with fellow students, I had the opportunity to exchange and debate ideas and methods and sharpen my critical reasoning. Perhaps the most important of all to be praised, are the relationships with the faculty, whether in the first year of classes or the following period of independent research. The insights and guidance of all professors offered me an even greater breadth of research perspectives. So, it was the combination of such a rigorous coursework, with a stimulating student body and a high quality faculty, that equipped me to work and thrive at the frontiers of knowledge in communication studies."

Mariana Victorino

University Professor and General Director
Porter Novelli Portugal - Omnicom Group

“Attending and completing the PhD in Communications Studies was a highly enriching experience whether in personal, academic or professional terms. The contact with a teaching staff of unrivalled quality and with a very stimulating approach to the various fields of communications studies, as well as their sharing of experience and knowledge – especially in the conferences and seminars in which we are encouraged to participate -, made a very positive impression on this period of my life. The unconditional support of the teaching staff, my supervisor and the program coordination team were all determinant in my achievements in this phase. I would furthermore like to highlight the human and warm welcome that I always received at the Faculty and the solid relationships that I deepened and have maintained on into life. It was without doubt a challenge that shall always mark my life.”

Nuno Conde

Chief Legal Officer – Impresa & University Professor

“The PhD in Communications Studies was an enriching and enticing experience, enabling me to develop critical reflections on the complex reality of the media within a context of change and globalisation. The level of demand and rigor that I found among the teaching staff, in addition to their availability and effective proximity, ensure I can fully and enthusiastically recommend the PhD Program in Communications Studies at Universidade Católica Portuguesa.”


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