Masters Organizational Communication

In accordance with the process of implementation of the Bologna Declaration, the system of university education should foster and enhance flexibility, self-determination and accountability on the part of students. This Second Cycle demonstrates the deep Read more



DegreeMasters Semesters4 Credits120
  • Presentation


    In accordance with the process of implementation of the Bologna Declaration, the system of university education should foster and enhance flexibility, self-determination and accountability on the part of students. This Second Cycle demonstrates the deep level of knowledge in the field of Communication in Organizations, as well as the skills necessary to not only exercise successful professional activities corresponding to these area and also provide the scientific knowledge needed to practice research and theorizing, as well as their preparation for a possible frequency of a Diploma of Third Cycle. This diploma awarded in Communication in Organizations based on two scientific areas: Communication Sciences and Organization Theory.
  • Admission Conditions

    Admission Conditions

    The following may apply for the Master's Degree: a) People who hold a B.A. or equivalent degree; b) People who hold a foreign academic degree awarded after a 1st study cycle organized according to the Bologna Process by a member state of that process; c) People who hold a foreign academic degree acknowledged as a degree satisfying the objectives of the graduate degree by the due body; d) People who have a school, scientific or professional curriculum acknowledged by the due body of ULHT certifying the capacity to obtain this study cycle.
  • Knowledge, abilities and skills to be acquired

    Knowledge, abilities and skills to be acquired

    The scientific area of the Master¿s is part of Communication and Information Sciences, which includes the specific field of Communication in Organisations. Throughout the years, ULHT has promoted specialised training (degrees in Communication in Organisations and Communication and Culture Science) in order to acquire the technical and scientific competences of Organisational Communications, which are decisive for the efficiency of corporate management. The profound articulation between organisational behaviour paradigms (namely, leadership, motivation, job satisfaction, culture and organisational environment, negotiation process, decision making, conflict management, organisational citizenship behaviours, change management) and the communicational strategies of organisations is unquestionable in the academic and corporate environment, in response to the increment of management performance and the increase of competition and productivity in the organisations. "Público" 17/Set/03) conducted by McKinsey regarding the barriers to the productivity growth in Portugal, allows us to infer the importance of Communication in Organisations as a decisive contribution to overcome the inefficiencies and difficulties of many of our companies, in response to an environment in constant mutation. Actually, many analysts and scholars are unanimous in affirming that the velocity of changes and the use of response time as a competition differentiation factor require the pressing reaction and proactive abilities from the companies and communities. However, these are possible only possible through communicational devices, capable of disseminating and internalizing in the agents involved mobilizing goals of a strategic culture in various organisations.
  • Objectives


    The second cycle of studies in Communication in Organizations is organically integrated into the School of Communication, Arts and Information Technology (ECATI) of the Universidade Lusófona de Humanidades eTecnologias (ULHT). This cycle has as main objective the training of specialists in corporate/institutional communications able to present and analyze the communicative models from a functional and structural point of view and still produce research in this area.This Study Cycle (SC) involves a set of specialized trainingmaterials that will allow the future professionals to work with scientific rigour, current technological information and operational capabilities, and strategic management in areas that include analysis, design, production and implementation of communication programs both in their internal and external aspects, suitable for various realities related to business enterprises.
  • Career Opportunities

    Career Opportunities

    Communication Management and Corporate Image Commercial and Marketing Management Advertisement Agencies Public Relations Agencies Press Relations Office Communication and Image Consultancy Communication and Image Audit ¿ Research and Teaching in Communication Science and Communication in Organisations Certified Professional Training ¿ Departments of Communication and Central and Local Public Administration or Organisations with communitarian relevance (Associations, Foundations, Sports Clubs, ONGs, and others)
  • Future Studies

    Future Studies

    The scientific area of the Master¿s is part of the interdisciplinary field of the Communication and Culture Science, culminating in the First Cycle training, in their fields of speciality. This Second Training Cycle, articulated with other research programs integrated by the department, allows future studies in the Third Cycle (PhD studies).
  • Infrastructure and Equipment

    Infrastructure and Equipment

    69 classrooms 12 computer labs 4 auditoriums 6 amphitheatres 1 canteen and 3 bars Two computer centers for students 1 library equipment: Projector Fixed / Fixed Video Projector Portable Projector (request) / Portable Video Projector (by request) PC / Laptop Netbook (request) / Portable PC / Netbook (by request) Overhead (request) / Overhead projector (by request) Sound System / Audio System PC Desktop Pentium IV 3GHz-HP7100-512 Mb RAM, 40GB HD HP7600-Desktop PC Pentium D 2.8GHz, 1 Gb RAM, 40GB HD Desktop PC Core Duo 3.0GHz-HP5800-2 Gb RAM, 250GB HD PC Desktop dx2420-2.6GHz Dual Core 2 Gb RAM-320GB-HD Software SPSS-18 Software Package-Adobe CS5
  • Observations


    1 -The Master programme in Organizational Communication was created with the objective of providing students with the possibility of advancing their studies. After many requests received from the graduate students in Communication and Culture Sciences and in Organizational Communication, and capitalizing on its critical mass, ULHT proposed the Ministry for Higher Education a master degree programme in Organizational Communication, approved in 2005.At the time of the Bologna process adjustment, the Scientific Committee of the Master consulted with its partner companies, namely those with which internship protocols had been signed, on the critical trainingareas. Similar master programmes in European reference universities were analysed. Trying to maintain most of the master¿s previous academic staff, the new curricular structure was approved by ULHT¿s scientificcouncil and later by the Ministry for Higher Education and Science (2007). In a permanent process of consultation with the interested parties (students, teaching staff and employer organizations), we came to the conclusion that this adjustment had fallen short. Thus, in 2010, the scientific committee of the 2nd cycle degree in Organizational Communication proposed a new curricular structure, more suited to market needs and to students¿ aspirations.The training of Portuguese-speaking professionals in Organizational Communication has proven successful,this being one of the master programmes with the highest ratio of submitted dissertation. 2 -The Master in Organizational Communication works in four semesters, culminating with the dissertation public defense, whose presentation should occur at the end of 4th semester. Pursuant to art. 20 of DL 74/2006,amended by the Decree-Law 107/2008 of 25 June (structure of the cycle of studies leading to a master'sdegree), the first three semesters are of scholar nature, and the fourth entirely devoted to research work. Hence, the existence in the 3rd semester, of two curricular units: Research Seminar (18 ECT's) and Thesis Project (12 ECT's) in which students exercise their research practices and have continuity in the preparation of the dissertation (30 ECTS), which occurs, has previously referred in the 4th semester of the course.Students in this cycle of study are invited to join the CICANT research line in Organizational Communication
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Current Application Dates

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Other fees may be applied in accordance with the regulations in force.
    • Application Fees
      Foreign candidates 450€
      National or equivalent candidates 173€
    • Registration Fees
      Student Insurance 45€
      Readmission 100€
      Enrollment and Registration 285€
    • Tuition
      Average monthly value for 30 ECTS semestral curricular units 307.2€
      Per ECTS 10.24€

Course Direction


Jorge Bruno

  • Telephone extension
  • Location
    Sala F.1.4
  • Service hours
    2ª e 6ª - 10h às 13h e das 14h30 às 18h30 e 4ª e 5ªf - 14h30 às 18h30

Agência de Avaliação e Acreditação do Ensino Superior

Acreditation state
Acreditado - Deliberation
Registry number: R/A-Ef 3030/2011

Graduation Requirements

Have completed a total of 120 ECTS.
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