Doctoral Programme in Communication, Media and Theatre


The Doctoral Programme in Communication, Media and Theatre trains specialists, experts and researchers in mass communication and journalism, music studies, speech communication, theatre and drama research as well as theatre work. The fields are connected by the research of reality and constructing performances of said reality, a social aspect, the public nature of the professions and a concrete dimension of skill.

The doctoral programme is unique in Finland, because it not only offers first-rate instruction in different disciplines, but the disciplines offered also meet and intersect, creating interdisciplinary dialogue. One of the key objectives of the programme is to combine theoretical ambitions and practical research in new and innovative ways.

The objective of the doctoral programme is to train professionals who are qualified to work in demanding research and teaching posts in universities or in other professional positions that require a profound theoretical and methodological knowledge of the field. For instance, graduates may work in private organisations, higher education management, cultural management, arts management or scientific governance.

The professor-in-charge of the doctoral programme is Professor Mikko Lehtonen (mikko.s.lehtonen @

Published doctoral dissertations:

Further Information

If you are interested in applying for the Doctoral Programme in Communication, Media and Theatre, you can find our admission requirements on our admissions pages.


Postal address:
Faculty of Communication Sciences
33014 University of Tampere, Finland

Visiting address of the Faculty Office:
Åkerlundinkatu 5, Tampere
Linna Building, 2nd floor
room: VIRTA 248