Doctorate Degrees in Portugal

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Portugal is attractive to students not only for the quality academic institutions, but also for the mild climate, rich history, welcoming atmosphere, interesting culture, and lower cost of living compared to other countries in the European Union.

Those wishing to pursue a PhD Portugal must first hold a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree. PhD Portugal candidates will experience a rigorous curriculum that will include coursework, examinations and extensive research on the candidates’ topic of study. Research is typically conducted with guidance or under the supervision of a faculty member that also holds special interest in the topic. PhD Portugal candidates’ research should be original and will lead to a dissertation or thesis that makes a significant contribution to the discipline and is of publishable quality. Some areas of study for a PhD Portugal degree include the sciences, development studies, economics, computer science, engineering, and medicine.

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PhD program in Applied Psychology

University of Minho - School of Psychology
Campus Full time 3 years October 2017 Portugal Braga

Throughout the 6 semesters, students will be engaged in a program that promotes the development of: 1. skills of research methodology and of qualitative and quantitative data analysis, and 2. advanced knowledge and skills in specific scientific domains in Psychology: clinical, educational, and justice / forensics. [+]

Doctorate Degrees in Portugal 2017. The PhD program in Applied Psychology aims to promote advanced training in applied psychology through research, contributing to the advancement of knowledge, and the training of researchers and professionals with high scientific skills. This purpose is embodied in a training focused on the acquisition of research skills in applied context, in the development of in-depth knowledge in the specific domains of candidate’s projects, and in the stimulation of the acquisition of teaching and supervision skills of applied research practices. Throughout the 6 semesters, students will be engaged in a program that promotes the development of: 1. skills of research methodology and of qualitative and quantitative data analysis, and 2. advanced knowledge and skills in specific scientific domains in Psychology: clinical, educational, and justice / forensics. All students are integrated into research units according to their research topic, and their individual research projects are developed in research teams. [-]

Doctoral Programme in Comparative Modernities: Literatures, Arts and Cultures

University of Minho - Institute of Arts and Human Sciences
Campus Full time 1 year October 2017 Portugal Braga

The Doctoral Programme in Comparative Modernities at the University of Minho is a degree firmly anchored in an interdisciplinary structure and taught on a modular basis, which provides advanced training at post-graduation level for students and professionals with former studies and curricular interests in the Humanities. [+]

The Doctoral Programme in Comparative Modernities at the University of Minho is a degree firmly anchored in an interdisciplinary structure and taught on a modular basis, which provides advanced training at post-graduation level for students and professionals with former studies and curricular interests in the Humanities. The Programme meets the increasing demand from diversified sectors of society in research and advanced studies in the areas of Interarts, Comparative Literature, Cultural Studies and Digital Humanities, as well as Gender, Translation and Postcolonial Studies. The Programme comprises 8 hours of seminars plus 2,8 tutorial hours per week during the first year. The Thesis Project is to be presented at the end of the first year and it has to be approved by a scientific committee at the School of Arts. Once the Thesis is completed it will be defended in a public session before a committee integrating internal and external professors. Programme coordinator: Prof. Ana Gabriela Macedo [-]

PhD in Informatics - New Media and Pervasive Systems

ISG Business & Economics School
Campus Full time 3 - 4 years October 2017 Portugal Lisbon

NEMPS is a doctoral programme offered by Universidade Lusófona. The programme's NEMPS has a total minimum duration of 3 consecutive years, full time, and a maximum duration of four years. It comprises eleven (11) curricular units, five (5) of which are mandatory. The programme comprises two main parts... [+]

Doctorate Degrees in Portugal 2017. NEMPS is a doctoral programme offered by Universidade Lusófona. The programme's NEMPS has a total minimum duration of 3 consecutive years, full time, and a maximum duration of four years. It comprises eleven (11) curricular units, five (5) of which are mandatory. The programme comprises two main parts: - Curricular Component. A total of 60 ECTS are split across two semesters (each holding 30 ECTS). The first semester includes two (2) mandatory curricular units (Research and Innovation Methodologies; Digital Media) and four (4) optional curricular units - two to be selected by the candidate. The second semester includes two (2) mandatory curricular units (Thesis Planning; Pervasive Communication Systems) and two (2) optative curricular, of which candidates must select one. - Research Component. Comprising a minimum of 2 years and a maximum of 3, this is the part dedicated to the thesis work, which will end with the presentation of the doctoral thesis. Objectives To complement the education of MSc and undergrad students in science and engineering courses, providing advanced training in emergent areas of pervasive communication systems and digital media. To assist in the development of competences in terms of research methodology and experimentation, allowing the autonomous development of research and the development of activities covering several aspects of the R&D process, namely, selection and application of writing techniques for the dissemination of R&D results. To provide candidates with a solid grasp of the most recent evolution concerning informatics sciences, in particular concerning pervasive systems and new media. The programme integrates a teaching staff from ECATI, most of which also integrate the ECATI R&D Unit COPELABS (Informatics Systems and Technologies) as associate members, and which have strong expertise in fields such as complex systems, computational sciences, digital media, and Internet technologies and systems. Knowledge, abilities and skills to be acquired Over 36 months, applicants shall acquire skills in three areas of intervention, established in accordance to the "European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Good Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers." Out of the three areas of intervention, two are mandatory (knowledge area and research area), while the third is an optional training area.Such areas are: - Knowledge area: it has the goal to support knowledge acquisition in specific scientific and technological fields, being offered via the curricular units, and seminars. Topics covered are grouped in accordance to the two main programme's themes (New Media and Pervasive Systems). - Research area: it has the goal to assist student in the development of accomplishment of a plan of research studies appropriate to reach with excellence the doctor degree. Such study plan will be developed within an international research context, based on the R&D Unit COPELABS (Cognitive and People-Centric Computing). - Training area: it aims at providing students with the possibility to overcome specific challenges in implementing their research plans. This training nature is optional and its validity is analyzed by the student's advisor. In case of approval, it shall be included in the student's research plan and it can be implemented, for example, in collaboration with an industrial partner under a national or an international research project. Equipments and venues NEMPS is held at the campus of Universidade Lusófona. The facilities that the programme has are: - 2 auditoriums and a lecture hall. Average-sized classrooms (up to 40 persons). - Space dedicated to individual work located in the R&D Unit COPELABS. The unit has an open-space area for PhD students with a module composed of chair, desk, drawers and access to the Internet via wireless and cabling. - Equipment dedicated to R&D activities, including testing facilities. - Social area shared within the R&D unit. -Space in the general Library with over 4,000 monographs, specialized journals and online access to scientific journals, namely sage, Intelect and IEEE related to this training area. Students from NEMPS enjoy online access to relevant scientific repositories (ISI Web of Science; IEEExplore; ACM Digital Library) and also the packages of scientific journals provided by the library Vitor de Sá. In addition to the labs and study rooms mentioned, students will have access to software and also access to simulators (Matlab, Omnet++, ns2, ONE). ULHT also includes regular facilities as university residence, free wireless coverage in the campus,online secretarial services. Further Studies Due to the innovative nature of the proposed doctoral course and due to its similarities with European programmes of reference in the area of media digital and pervasive systems, there are several attractive factors that are expected to give rise to opportunities during the PhD programme implementation, namely: growing demand for the proposed doctoral programme; take advantage of the technologies analysed/envisioned by students; develop new R&D opportunities tailored for market niches; increase the number of institutional cooperations; expand the international network of cooperations through partnerships with other teaching institutes (national or international) that are well-aligned with NOMEPS's goals, interests, as well as methodology. [-]

PhD Program in Optometry and Vision Science

University of Minho - School of Sciences
Campus Full time 3 years October 2017 Portugal Braga

The PhD Program in Optometry and Vision Science (PDOCV) aims at offering training based on scientific research in Optometry and Vision Sciences. [+]

Academic degree: PhD (Bologna 3rd cycle degree) ECTS: 180 Duration: 3 curricular years Regime: Normal Place: Gualtar Campus, Braga Main Scientific area: Optometry, Visual Optics The PhD Program in Optometry and Vision Science (PDOCV) aims at offering training based on scientific research in Optometry and Vision Sciences. The PDOCV is the only doctoral program of the kind in Portugal. It was accredited in 2013 by the National Agency of Accreditation (A3es) and joined the offer at the Bachelor and Master level. This is a research based learning project conducted by researchers internationally recognized in the scientific fields of the Programme. Research activities are developed in the Center of Physics of the University of Minho which is funded by the National Foundation for Research (FCT), the European Union and private companies operating in the area of vision care, ophthalmic instrumentation, optical companies and ophthalmological corporations. Careers The goal is to provide training to prepare professionals able to integrate multidisciplinar teams and to carry out internationally competitive research in the areas of clinical optometry, optometric instrumentation, contact lens practice, characterization of myopia and its evolution, low vision, colour vision, among others. These areas are very important from an applied point of view because their results contribute directly to the improvement of the visual quality of the population. On the other hand, this type of training is adequate for high level staff of companies in the area of vision, in the development activities of products and services, because their performance depend of deep understanding of the problems and action mechanisms similar to those involved in scientific research. [-]

PhD in Architecture

University of Minho - School of Arquitecture
Campus Full time 6 semesters October 2017 Portugal Guimarães

The Doctoral Program offered by the School of Architecture of the University of Minho at Guimarães (EAUM) confers the degree of Doctor in Architecture in three subject areas: [+]

Doctorate Degrees in Portugal 2017. The Doctoral Program offered by the School of Architecture of the University of Minho at Guimarães (EAUM) confers the degree of Doctor in Architecture in three subject areas: City and Territory; Construction and Technology; Architectural Culture. With several years of experience, its main objectives are to develop different research skills and methods through the use of conceptual and methodological frameworks that contribute to the expansion of the broad disciplinary field of Architecture. This Doctoral Program profile, equivalent to 180 ECTS, lasts 6 semesters. The program is subdivided into two alternative plans, A and B: - Plan A: Includes two semestres, with obligatory frequency in curricular course units, followed by four months fot the thesis development. For de academic year 2016/2017 the course opens in Constructions and Tecnology under the theme "Innovative Systems for Construction and Rehabilitation". The 1st call on applications opens from the 1st to the 20th of July 2016; the 2nd call from August 15 to September 16, 2016. The Seminar "Innovative Systems for Construction and Rhabilitation" will count with the support of renowned national and international experts and it should provide a scientific and critical reflection on emerging and fundamental issues on contemporary thinking in construction and technology on architecture. - Plan B: Lasts 6 semesters that are entirely dedicated to the PhD thesis, without a curricular component, except for the offering of "Methodologies and Research Practices" unit (30 ECTS in the first semester). It is based on a tutorial system closely supervised by a scientific advisor allowing the student to build an individualized formative course adjusted to its research domain and ensuring sufficient flexibility within an environment that promotes the participation and experience between students and scientific advisors. Registrations are permanently open during the academic year. Submissions can be sent by filling in an application that includes, among otherdata, a Thesis Proposal Plan specifying a tentative Scientific Advisor from the EAUM to be approved . The thesis may take two outcomes: either a “dissertation” (focused on a methodology of theoretical research and production); or of a “project” (focused on a practical research, which is structured in an architectural proposal with a descriptive and justifying report to demonstrate the pertinence and originality of the thesis). EAUM Doctoral Program in Architecture is articulated with the R&D unit 'Landscapes, Heritage and Territory Laboratory' (Lab2PT) evaluated by FCT (Portuguese national science foundation) with a grade of ‘Very Good’, combining skills within the Social Sciences and Humanities broad interdisciplinary field, integrating a wide research team from different scientific areas. Lab2PT is structured in three research groups according to their identity and goals: Landscapes and Societies (LandS), Design and Technology (DeTech) and Space and Representation (SpaceR). Members of Lab2PT closely interact with each other taking advantage of their diverse disciplinary expertise, generating an internal networking of human resources, a valuable tool to promote the scientific quality of projects and results, and profiting from the installed laboratorial capacity as well as an extended international interaction. EAUM’s Doctoral Program in Architecture is open for holders of a master's degree or equivalent, whose previous training course in Architecture, or related fields, is recognized by the Scientific Council. Applicants must fulfil one of the following requirements: a) Be holders of a master degree or legally equivalent qualification; b) Be holders of a higher education degree in the field of Architecture or equivalent and a relevant academic or scientific curriculum reviewed by the Scientific Council of the EAUM to ensure that candidates are able to undertake this cycle of studies; c) Be holders of an academic, scientific or professional curriculum reviewed by the Scientific Council of the School of Architecture of the EAUM to ensure that candidates are able to undertake this cycle of studies. [-]

PhD in Legal Sciences

University of Minho - Law School
Campus Full time October 2017 Portugal Braga

The doctoral degree in Legal Science offers advanced formation to legal professionals, instructors and researchers. Doctoral students have the opportunity to specialise in private law as well as public law or general law. There is no mandatory coursework as students focus on their research program, working with guidance from their advisor. This degree culminates in thesis submission and defence. [+]

The doctoral degree in Legal Science offers advanced formation to legal professionals, instructors and researchers. Doctoral students have the opportunity to specialise in private law as well as public law or general law. There is no mandatory coursework as students focus on their research program, working with guidance from their advisor. This degree culminates in thesis submission and defence. Those who earn the doctorate in Legal Science from the Universidade do Minho jump-start their careers in universities, public organisations and private enterprise. Admission requirements Those that may apply to a study course leading to the PhD degree in Legal Sciences are: a) The holder of a Master’s degree or legal equivalent; b) Holders of a degree, an academic or scientific curriculum that is recognized as attesting the capacity to carry out this cycle of studies by the Scientific Council; c) Holders of an academic, scientific or professional curriculum that is recognized by the Scientific Council, as attesting the capacity to carry out this cycle of studies. The recognition referred to in subparagraphs b) and c) above refers only to the access to the PhD in Legal Sciences and does not confer its holder with the equivalence to the Bachelor or Master degree, or the right to its/their recognition. [-]

PhD In Architecture

Universidade Lusófona do Porto
Campus Full time 6 semesters October 2017 Portugal Oporto

The PhD in Architecture, University of Porto Lusophone has as main objective the training of researchers and teachers in the area of ​​Architecture. This proposal seeks to meet the need for an innovative and creative training in the country and in the Lusophone space in their area of ​​expertise, architecture. [+]

Doctorate Degrees in Portugal 2017. Conditions of Entry a) Holders of master's degree or equivalent in architecture or related fields b) Bachelor's degree holders, holders of a relevant academic or scientific curriculum recognized as attesting the capacity to carry out this EC by C. C .from SCAIT -ULHT and the DC-FCATI ULP; c) Holders of an academic, scientific or professional curriculum recognized as attesting the capacity to carry out this EC by DC and the DC SCAIT the FCATI. It is intended to capture a student profile: 1) interested in research on the integration of architecture in society, considering the areas that interact with it, particularly from the social point of view, cultural, technical and economic; 2) open to interdisciplinary knowledge; 3) committed to promote, in academic and or professional contexts, technological, social or cultural progress. Applicants will be subject to a rigorous selection process. Goals The PhD in Architecture Lusophone University of Porto has as main objective the training of researchers and teachers in the area of ​​Architecture. This proposal seeks to meet the need for an innovative and creative training in the country and in the Lusophone space in their area of ​​expertise, architecture. The central object of the PhD in Architecture is to research the integration of architecture in society, considering the areas that interact with it, particularly from the social point of view, cultural, technical and economic. In this sense the thesis to be made by enrolled in the doctorate may be theoretical or theoretical nature / practice, particularly aiming up in architectural design. It is further objective of this doctoral strengthening research capacity and training of the Department of Architecture SCAIT - School of Communication, Architecture, Arts and Information Technology ULHT and FCATI - Faculty of Communication, Architecture, Arts and Information Technology of the ULP . Knowledge, abilities and skills to be acquired The PhD in Architecture, University of Porto Lusophone aims to provide the following skills: - Ability to develop a research project in the field of architecture; - Analysis and integration of results and data on the state of the art for the object area and in particular through a unique and innovative architectural design; - Develop an architectural research program in theoretical and / or practical project that integrates the knowledge acquired during the course component of the course; - Report critically with their academic peers; - Transmitting advanced and innovative knowledge, including targeted research projects in the field of architecture; - Understanding and critical evaluation of the processes of architectural design and architectural theory in the contemporary context. Equipment and Facilities The facilities are the guarantee of the sense of identity and of course the essential implement curriculum. In this sense, the general organization and spatial articulation, the space should be the place of intersection of didactic and pedagogical experiments, expressed in the vertical and horizontal coordination of scientific areas of the curriculum. This unique space will be available in both institutions in time basis allowing extended work in facilities outside of school hours. To point out the existence of spaces "atelier", where students can develop their work as well as being accompanied by teachers. Although these spaces to focus much of the equipment available to architecture students, there are other areas / equipment in working places cycle, essential to develop their activities such as libraries, computer labs, copy shops, book stores and work centers technology. [-]

PhD in Development Studies

ISEG - Lisbon School of Economics & Management
Campus Full time 3 years October 2017 Portugal Lisbon India Chandigarh United Arab Emirates Dubai + 4 more

The PhD Development Studies was established by the Technical University of Lisbon in 2009. This 3rd cycle course aims to provide high quality academic training in development studies and produce original research in this field. [+]

PhD in Development Studies

The PhD Development Studies was established by the Technical University of Lisbon in 2009. This 3rd cycle course aims to provide high quality academic training in development studies and produce original research in this field. The course has emerged in response to the changes in recent decades that have brought Development Studies to the fore in current debates, both in the academies and in the area of economic, social and environmental policy.

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The research undertaken in ISEG’s research centers, which have been classified by the Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT) as very good or excellent, provide important support for students in this program.... [-]


Doctoral Programme in Chemical and Biological Engineering

University of Minho - School of Engineering
Campus Full time October 2017 Portugal Guimarães

The main goal of the PDEQB is to promote the excellence and research in Biological and Chemical Engineering Topics, with special emphasis on its theoretical fundamentals, comprising the specification, the project, the modulation, the representation and exploitation of biological and chemical systems, as well the integration of the associated technologies. [+]

Doctorate Degrees in Portugal 2017. Doctoral Programme in Chemical and Biological Engineering The main goal of the PDEQB is to promote the excellence and research in Biological and Chemical Engineering Topics, with special emphasis on its theoretical fundamentals, comprising the specification, the project, the modulation, the representation and exploitation of biological and chemical systems, as well the integration of the associated technologies. The PDEQuiBio aims at developing human resources competences by complementing the masters and/or "licenciados" (5 years) formation in Sciences and Engineering by giving advanced training in the area of Chemical and Biological Engineering. This program is intended not only to consolidate the formation in the traditional areas of Chemical and Biological Engineering but also to address the new and complex challenges in the new emergent areas such as Molecular biotechnology, Functional Genomics, Systems Biology and Nanotechnology. Access to higher education. The conclusion of this Doctoral degree allows the realization of research activity at post-doctoral level [-]

PhD in Administrative Sciences

University of Minho - School of Economics and Management
Campus Full time 3 years October 2017 Portugal Braga

Unlike some doctoral programs that seek mostly to prepare students for university education and research, the PhD program in Administration Sciences offers a modern approach to the study of policy decision making processes and management in public services in areas such as health, welfare, environment, and education. The Administration Sciences program prepares students ... [+]

Justification and Purpose Unlike some doctoral programmes that seek mostly to prepare students for university education and research, our Doctoral Programme in Administrative Sciences offers a modern approach to the study of policy decision-making processes and management in public services in areas such as health, welfare, environment, and education. This Programme in Administrative Sciences envisons to rationalise and enhance in-depth scientific knowledge on policy decision processes and their management in public institutions and non-profit organisations and in diverse areas such as those mentioned above. Candidates should hold a Master Degree Programme or an appropriate scientific and professional curriculum in order to apply. The Doctoral Programme in Administrative Sciences prepares students to undergo independent scientific work, thereby contributing to the progress of knowledge in the field of Administrative Sciences, which includes the areas of public management, public policies, political and administrative organisation, administration, applied public management and budget management. The programme coursework and thesis supervision is ensured by recognised faculty members, holders of PhD degrees awarded by prestigious national and international institutions. These scholars integrate the Research Centre in Political Science (CICP), a R&D unit at EEG/UM ranked as "Excellent" by the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT), and whose research includes individual and collective projects, part of which financed by the same entity. Would you like to enhance your technical, human and professional career by means of a third cycle of studies in the field of Administrative Sciences? This Programme will provide you with an excellent training, strongly based upon the best national and international practices and anchored in scientific rigour and practical experience of a highly qualified faculty. [-]

Doctoral Degree in Child Studies

University of Minho - Institute of Education
Campus Full time 3 years October 2017 Portugal Braga

The cycle of studies leading to the doctoral degree in Child Studies has the duration of 3 years (full-time schedule), which corresponds to 180 ECTS. [+]

Doctorate Degrees in Portugal 2017. The cycle of studies leading to the doctoral degree in Child Studies has the duration of 3 years (full-time schedule), which corresponds to 180 ECTS. This cycle of studies is primarily aimed at the development of: systematic understanding capabilities in a scientific field of study; research competencies, skills and methods associated with a scientific field; the ability to conceive, design, adapt and perform significant research, respecting the requirements imposed by the academic standards for quality and integrity. This cycle of studies includes: one curricular component that combines course units common to the various doctoral specialities, each possessing specific course units, and with transversal course units; the development of an original and especially designed thesis for this purpose, appropriate to the knowledge branch and doctoral speciality. Specialities: Developmental Psychology and Education; Methodology and Supervision in Early Childhood Education; Sociology of Childhood; Elementary Mathematics; Childhood Literature; Child Health; Special Education: Music Education; Drama Education; Physical Education, Leisure and Recreation [-]

PhD in Education

Universidade Lusófona de Humanidades e Tecnologias
Campus Full time 3 years October 2017 Portugal Lisbon

The definition of the objectives is elaborated according to the required competencies in accordance to the law and the university practice. [+]

Entrance Conditions

The following may apply for the Doctoral Programme:

a) People who hold a master's degree or legal equivalent degree;

b) People who hold a B.A., people who have an especially relevant school or scientific curriculum that is acknowledged as certifying capacity to obtain this study cycle by the Doctoral Programme's Scientific Committee;

c) People who have a school, scientific and professional curriculum that is acknowledged as certifying capacity to obtain this study cycle by the Doctoral Programme’s Scientific Committee.

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The definition of the objectives is elaborated according to the required competencies in accordance to the law and the university practice:... [-]


PhD in Archaeology

University of Minho - Institute of Social Sciences
Campus Full time 6 semesters October 2017 Portugal Braga

The PhD in Archaeology at the University of Minho responds to a need for a more indepth and consistent training, that continues the efforts developed in the Master of Archeology. [+]

Doctorate Degrees in Portugal 2017. Academic degree: Doctorate ECTS: 180 Duration: 6 curricular semesters Regime: Others Place: Gualtar Campus, Braga Main Scientific area: Archaeology The PhD in Archaeology at the University of Minho responds to a need for a more indepth and consistent training, that continues the efforts developed in the Master of Archeology. In this sense, the program addresses various subjects, whether in chronological, cultural and spatial contexts, in order to allow students the development of new skills to apply scientific knowledge, to solve identified problems, to deal with complex issues and to essay critical judgments about different topics related to Archaeology. Thus the course has the objective of promoting the improvement of general research skills in Archaeology and the development of specific expertise in different fields, according to the theme that was choose for the thesis, which should be framed in national and international research projects. [-]

PhD in Economics

ISCTE Business School – Instituto Universitário de Lisboa
Campus 3 - 3 years October 2017 Portugal Lisbon

PhD in Economics at ISCTE Business School is recommended to students wishing to obtain a rigorous and intensive training in economic theory and policy, at the graduate level, as it is currently practiced in highly respected US and European universities. [+]

The PhD is a three-year program consisting of one year of coursework followed by two years of research. In the first year of the program, the focus is on providing the foundations for successful research. Students must choose at least one seminar course in the core areas (microeconomics, macroeconomics and econometrics) or in the field of political economy, and also choose five additional courses in field subjects (or extra courses in the core subjects), which should be closely related to their research interests. In the second and third years, students are expected to develop their research projects and write a dissertation under the supervision of a faculty member.

 

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PhD in Economics

University of Porto School of Economics and Management.
Campus Full time Part time 4 years October 2017 Portugal Oporto + 1 more

The PhD Programme is a four-year, full-time programme. The first three semesters are devoted to coursework; the remaining semesters are devoted to the preparation of the PhD dissertation. [+]

Doctorate Degrees in Portugal 2017. The PhD Programme is a four-year, full-time programme. The first three semesters are devoted to coursework the remaining semesters are devoted to the preparation of the PhD dissertation. The selected cohorts of students that enroll the Programme each year receive training within a stimulating research environment. The Programme is hosted by the Center for Economics and Finance at the U. Porto (cef.up), the leading research unit of the Faculty of Economics of University of Porto (FEP-UP), which sponsors several courses and seminars over the academic year. Research papers are presented by visiting scholars, by Department faculty and by graduate students. Seminar attendance is an integral part of the PhD programme, as it provides students with knowledge about current research in their areas of interest, as well as acquaintance with researchers in such areas. Presentation of their research results allows students to acquire key academic abilities and to obtain timely feedback from scholars and colleagues on their theses. FEP has a "dual degree agreement" with LASER - Lombardy Advanced School of Economic Research. Objectives This programme aims to provide advanced capabilities in Economic Theory and Quantitative Methods, leading to a deeper understanding of various specialized areas of Economics and developing skills for economic analysis and scientific research. The programme structure is designed to ensure that students acquire thorough knowledge to develop economic research and to contribute to the advance of their specialization area. The programme encourages the submission of research results to publication in international top journals. Target Group The Doctoral Programme is aimed at: holders of a Master degree (or those with the equivalent qualification from foreign countries), holders of a honor degree (or those with the equivalent qualification from foreign countries), and with a relevant curriculum that certifies solid capabilities to pursue the doctoral programme holders of a relevant curriculum that certifies solid capabilities to pursue the doctoral programme. In any situation the candidates must have a high capacity and will to acquire advanced knowledge in Economics and the motivation to apply this knowledge, with the aid of quantitative tools, to research in Economics. Faculty Staff Several courses of the programme are taught by FEP faculty members, while others are taught by Visiting Professors. Leading scholars in their fields of research are annually invited to lecture two courses: History of Economic Thought and Advanced Economic Analysis (AEA). Four different week-long intensive modules make up each annual edition of the AEA course. Financial Support The PhD in Economics’ Scientific Board encourages and supports students who wish to apply for scholarships or other financial support. The main institution responsible for awarding scholarships in Portugal is the Fundacao para a Ciencia e a Tecnologia (FCT). Under the students’ international mobility agreements established between the University of Porto and several European universities, doctorate students may apply for scholarship support in order to attend one semester abroad. Job Placements The PhD programme in Economics was established in the academic year of ?. It has by now graduated more than 4? students, who are currently employed in a variety of private and public institutions in Portugal and abroad. For example, alumni of the programme are currently working for the following international institutions: Munich Center for Economics of Aging, Max Planck Institute for Social Law and Policy, Germany Central Bank of Finland OECD and the Copenhagen Business School, Denmark. Regarding national public and private institutions, alumni of the programme are affiliated to Instituto Nacional de Estatistica, Banco de Portugal, Comisso de Coordenacao da Regiao Norte, Confederacao da Industria Portuguesa, Entidade Reguladora da Saude, Universidade do Porto, Universidade Catolica do Porto, Universidade Fernando Pessoa, Instituto Politécnico do Porto, Universidade do Minho, Universidade Lusiada, among others. Applications 1st call: December 12, 2016 to January 18, 2017 2nd call: March 24, 2017 to April 24, 2017 3rd call: June 30, 2017 to July 19, 2017 The 2nd and the 3rd call only apply to the programmes with places left over from the previous call. Click here for more information [-]