PhD in Digital Media (PDMD)

The Digital Media PhD is a four-year full-time program created under the partnership between the University of Porto (UP), the New University of Lisbon (NOVA), and the University of Texas in Austin (UT Austin).


Dual degree PhD

This doctoral program allows students to apply to the UT Austin program and receive a dual degree from this university and either the University of Porto or the New University of Lisbon. In this case, students must spend two years in Austin and the remaining time in Portugal. Learn more

Those students who prefer to receive just one diploma can enroll at the University of Porto (Faculty of Engineering) or the New University of Lisbon (Faculty of Sciences and Technology or Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities). Learn more about the program at FEUP, FCT/NOVA, and FCSH/NOVA


Co-supervision at M-ITI

The program includes the possibility for students to be co-supervised by research fellows at different research institutes in Portugal, giving them wider possibilities of specialization and more chances of improving their skills in several other disciplines related to the field of digital media.

M-ITI, as one of the host institutes, accepts students and provides them with co-supervision in line with the expertise of its research fellows.


Multidisciplinary structure

This PhD program has a multidisciplinary structure, accepting students from engineering, technological, scientific, and humanities fields related to digital media, such as communication, journalism, literature, culture studies, information sciences, interactive technologies, animation, art, multimedia, game design, interaction design, graphic design, etc.

The program supports four specializations:
   - Production of Audiovisual and Interactive Content;
   - Technology;
   - Journalism;
   - Industry, Publics, and Markets.



Students have the possibility of being awarded a scholarship from the FCT (Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia) or from ARDITI (Agência Regional para o Desenvolvimento da Investigação, Tecnologia e Inovação)

Students can also seek funding from other local and international funding bodies. Learn more about scholarships in the European Union

Applications for the FCT scholarships are closed. Learn more



Applications for the 2017/2018 academic year will be open to the following programs (check with your supervisor to find out which one is best for you):

 - Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto by June 30 - August 7, 2017. More information here.

 - Faculty of Sciences and Technology of the New University of Lisbon by May 1 - August 25, 2017. More information here.

 - Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities of the New University of Lisbon by May 1 - August 25, 2017. More information here.

Learn more about the application process to the dual degree program here.



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