FCS at a glance

In this page, brief information about the Faculty of Communication Sciences (FCS) is provided to help you obtain a bird's-eye view of its potentials and facilities at a short glance.



  • Initially established in 1967 as the then Higher Institute for Press and Public Relations;
  • Started to enrol students in Masters degree in Journalism and Communication Science since 1990;
  • Started to admit students in PhD degree of Communication Science in 1996;.
  • In 2004, the Faculty offered 3 bachelors degree programmes in "Communication Studies", "Journalism", and "Public Relations";
  • In 2015, the Faculty was separated from the Faculty of Social Sciences and moved to its new campus;
  • In 2018 the UNESCO Chair on Communication of Science and Technology was established in the Faculty.

Faculty of Communication Sciences, Allameh Tabataba'i University


The FCS Faculty has 3 departments, namely the

  • Department of Communication Science;
  • Department of Journalism;
  • Department of Public Relations.

To date, 8 degree programmes are offered in the Faculty. The programme names are briefly available in the following figure.


Degree Programmes Offered in FCS


Programmes Bachelors Masters PhD
Communication Studies    
Public Relations    
Communication Science  
Media Management    
Cultural Studies and the Media    



Faculty Members



To date, a total of 22 full-time faculty members are providing educational and research services to students at Bachelors, Masters, and PhD levels. As of November 2020, a total of 82 visiting lecturers are also providing part-time support to the teaching activities in the Faculty.

The graphics below provide a summary of the faculty members by their ranks and departments; moreover, ratios of students are also offered by gendre and degree levels.

FCS at a glance




Faculty of Communication Sciences is currently publishing a journal in Persian. The Journal of New Media Studies is an open-access, double-blind, peer-reviewed scholarly journal published in print and online versions. It is available from its website.



There is a library in FCS, keeping a catalogue of more than 19450 volumes in English and Persian. There are also tens of Masters theses and PhD in the library, and users may enjoy free online access to all theses and dissertations at ATU's Digital Library portal.
Click here to read more about the library.