Postgraduate study

Information and communication sciences

Postgraduate Doctoral Study name: Information and communication sciences
Head of the Postgraduate Doctoral Study:
Jadranka Lasić Lazić, PhD, Full professor
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Deputy head of the Postgraduate Doctoral Study:
Sonja Špiranec, PhD, Associate professor
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Postgraduate doctoral study of information and Communication Sciences administrative contact:
Ivan Dunđer, PhD
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Postgraduate Doctoral Studies Office:
Biserka Pešec
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Phone: +385-1-4092024
Scientific field:
Social sciences
Scientific branch :
Information and communication sciences

About Postgraduate Doctoral Study:

Postgraduate Doctoral Study of information and communication sciences represents the highest degree in scientific research advancement in the scientific field of social sciences and the scientific branch of information and communication sciences (information systems and informatology, librarianship, archivistics and documentation, museum and heritage management, communicology, public relations, mass media, journalism, lexicography and encyclopedic sciences). The Postgraduate Doctoral Study is oriented to training for most complex research and professional jobs and research based career in academic sector, industry, public sector and private sector.

The duration of the Postgraduate Doctoral Study program is three academic years. During the first four semesters student enrolls four mandatory courses, works on four elective research topics and collaborates with the mentor on scientific projects and scientific papers. During the last two semesters, focus is on the student’s independent research and work on his / her PhD thesis.

The Postgraduate Doctoral Study program is structured around four basic modules: 1) scientific theories, 2) research methodology, 3) research topics, and 4) transferrable skills, which ensures dynamics in studying and integral approach to the applicant’s career development.

The field of information and communication sciences carries a strong interdisciplinary potential as the main determinant of the Postgraduate Doctoral Study program in information and communication sciences. The content of the Postgraduate Doctoral Study is oriented towards research of interactions between individuals, data/information/media content, research of interactions between digital technologies and society and towards conceptualization and development of modern information and media systems which support such interactions. Such research contributes to development of capacity of an individual, organizations (educational organizations, heritage and public sector organizations, and economy as a whole) and society for efficient and meaningful management, use and communication of data, information and media content.

Study duration: the duration of the Postgraduate Doctoral Study of information and communication sciences is three years (six semesters) with workload equivalent to 180 ECTS credits. Upon completion of the Postgraduate Doctoral Study, student is awarded an academic degree of doctor of information and communication sciences

Admission requirements:

  • Completed Graduate University Study program in social sciences or humanities with an average grade of at least 3,5 and recommendations;
  • Two recommendations of university professors;
  • Letter of motivation;
  • Applicants with completed Graduate University Study program in other scientific fields may apply for admission to the Postgraduate Doctoral Study with additional obligations determined by the Committee for Postgraduate Doctoral Studies at the Department for information and communication sciences;
  • Applicants which applied to the equivalent Postgraduate Study before 2005 and completed that Study with a master's degree may apply for admission to the Postgraduate Doctoral Study with lesser obligations determined upon the decision of the Committee for Postgraduate Doctoral Studies at the Department for information and communication sciences

The tuition fee for the Postgraduate Doctoral Study is (per semester, per student): 10.000,00 kn

Postgraduate Doctoral Study Web site: http://inf.ffzg.unizg.hr/index.php/en/study-programmes/postgraduate-study