The Masters in Communication Sciences was revamped in January 2022, maintaining the offer of 5 areas of specialization - Cinema and Television, Communication and Arts, Strategic Communication, Contemporary Culture and New Technologies, and Media Studies and Journalism. The new seminars enhance the range of subjects on offer in order to better respond to the training needs of this programme, including:

- An applied dimension which produces academically rigorous knowledge which is also socially useful to policy makers, activists, professionals, creators and citizens interested in the field of media and communication. This interdisciplinary perspective includes attention to current issues from the perspective of communication, in tune with the dynamics of the market, politics and society;

- A research dimension which articulates theories and research, favouring synergies and the involvement of Masters students in research projects, directed at those who wish to pursue doctoral studies; 

- A creative dimension, based on disruptive practices, of innovation and re-reading, focusing on the relationships between media and society, communication and culture, technologies and arts.

To conclude the Masters in Communication Sciences, students are required to attend 6 seminars, 4 within the specialization and 2 free options, if they so wish. Each specialization offers between 6 (minimum) and 9 (maximum) differentiated curricular units, taught by highly qualified teachers and reputed specialists with a broad range of academic and professional experience.  

The specialization in Cinema and Television offers holistic training in these two fields, taking into account the research capabilities and intersectional creation enhanced by the approximation of these two cultures and creative and professional universes.

The specialization in Communication and Arts reflects on the artistic field from the perspective of the Communication Sciences. Contemporary arts (performing, visual and digital) are the main focus, in an interdisciplinary perspective that, alongside theoretical reflection, offers space for experimentation.

The specialization in Strategic Communication explores four crucial areas of knowledge that respond to the needs of complex societies: Organisational Communication, Public Relations, Marketing and Advertising.

The specialization in Contemporary Culture and New Technologies delves into the connection and impact of communication and new technologies on culture, through theoretical and critical training, with analysis of objects and practices. It explores emerging problems at the junction of communication and culture, which makes critiquing and thinking about the digital mandatory.

The specialization in Media Studies and Journalism provides students with the necessary knowledge to deal with the complexity of the networked informational society and to allow a critical intervention in the various social domains covered by the media (journalism, public policies, regulation, markets, publics, new media, activism and participation) recognising its centrality in the contemporary context.

Areas Of expertise

  • Cinema and Television
  • Contemporary Culture and New Technologies
  • Communication and Arts
  • Strategic Communication
  • Media and Journalism Studies

Curricular structure

It is composed of six seminars, two of which are free-choice which can be chosen from the 2nd cycle programme of NOVA FCSH.

Duration: 3 semesters Total credits: 90 ECTS (60 in curricular units + 30 in the non-taught component)

Modalities of non-taught component: Dissertation, Project Work or Practical Work Experience with Report.

The Master’s degree corresponds to Level 7 of the NQF and EQF - National Qualifications Framework/European Qualifications Framework.


Erasmus +

The masters allows students to study at the following universities

  • Université Catholique de Louvain
  • Technische Universität Dortmund
  • Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena
  • Universidad del País Vasco / Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea
  • Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha
  • Universidad de Huelva
  • Universidad Complutense de Madrid
  • Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
  • Universidad de Valladolid
  • Université Bordeaux Montaigne
  • Université Lumière (Lyon II)
  • Université de la Sorbonne Nouvelle (Paris III)
  • Université Paris 8 Vincennes-Saint-Denis
  • Alma Mater Studiorum - Università di Bologna
  • Università degli Studi di Padova
  • Università di Pisa
  • Libera Università Maria SS Assunta Roma
  • Università degli Studi Roma Tre
  • Università degli Studi di Siena
  • Università degli Studi di Torino
  • Università degli Studi dell'Insubria
  • Uniwersytet Im. Adama Mickiewicza
  • College of Social and Media Culture
  • Helsingin Yliopisto (University of Helsinki)
  • Nottingham Trent University