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.
Accredited - A3ES Decision
Confered Degree | Duration | ECTS
Master Degree | 4 Semesters | 120 ECTS
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.
Have completed a total of 120 ECTS
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.
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.
Equipments and venues
12 computer labs
1 canteen and 3 bars
Two computer centers for students
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 Package-Adobe CS5
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).
Communication Management and Corporate Image
Commercial and Marketing Management
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)
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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