PhD in Economics

University of Minho - School of Economics and Management

Program Description

PhD in Economics

University of Minho - School of Economics and Management

Justification and Purpose

The PhD Programme in Economics, offered jointly with the Faculty of Economics of the University of Coimbra, aims to endow doctoral students with advanced and thorough scientific education in Economics, enabling them to conduct high-level research and perform academic professional work involving demanding economic analysis.

The quality of the PhD programme rests upon a highly educated faculty holding doctoral degrees awarded by outstanding European and American universities and whose research excellence is documented by a large number of publications in excellent international scientific journals. At the University of Minho, faculty members undertake their research activities in the Economic Policies Research Unit (NIPE), which ranked Very Good, the second highest in the country for Economics, in the last evaluation of R&D units by the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology, and in the Applied Microeconomic Research Unit (NIMA). The Ph.D. students work very closely with the faculty on their proposals and thesis.

The completion of the Doctoral Programme accounts for 240 ECTS. Hence, it is a four-year-long/eight-semester-long programme: students are required to perform coursework during the two first years of the programme and in the last two they perform research and write a doctoral thesis. Students are also expected to attend several seminars in various Economics Science related domains throughout the doctoral programme.

The Department of Economics of the University of Minho is among the best in Portugal, in research in Economics. The School of Economics and Management has excellent research facilities. Further information and all scientific publications by the School’s researchers can be obtained at the Research Support Office web page.

Do not miss the opportunity to learn more about the University of Minho performance worldwide in what concerns the rankings:

Times Higher Education 100 Under 50: in the category of the 100 best universities under 50 years old – University of Minho ranks 64 in the world (32nd in Europe and 1st in Portugal).

Times Higher Education: the University of Minho is among the 351-400 best Universities in the world (1st in Portugal).

CWTS Leiden: the University of Minho ranks 202 in the world in Social Sciences (89th in Europe and 2nd in Portugal).

This school offers programs in:
  • English
  • Portuguese (Portugal)
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 2017
4 years
Part time
Full time
8,000 EUR
Start date Sept. 2017
Portugal Braga
Application deadline Request Info
End date Request Info
Duration 4 years
Price 8,000 EUR
The tuition fee is 2000€ per year.