PhD training is organized by the Graduate School of Communication. All ASCoR PhD candidates are enrolled in the PhD Training Program of the Graduate School of Communication. As most PhD candidates hold a Research Master degree in Communication Sciene, the coursework is generally limited to 9 ECTS. PhD students follow the course ‘Introduction to a PhD in Communication Science’ and have the opportunity to follow other courses on a topic that is relevant to their project.
If a PhD candidate does not hold a Research Master degree in Communication Sciene, the coursework varies between 12 and 60 ECTS and the candidate needs to finish a Transfer Program before the PhD project can start.
In addition to the Graduate School coursework, all PhD candidates are also members of a PhD Club in which research is discussed every two weeks, and of course each PhD candidate has his/her supervision team.