Doctorate Degrees in Portugal

Find 65 Top PhDs in Portugal 2018

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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 in Economics

University of Minho - School of Economics and Management
Campus Full time Part time 4 years September 2018 Portugal Braga + 1 more

The Ph.D. 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. [+]

Justification and Purpose

The Ph.D. 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 Ph.D. 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.... [-]


PhD in Informatics - New Media and Pervasive Systems

ISG Business & Economics School
Campus Full time 3 - 4 years October 2018 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... [+]

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... [-]

PhD in Architecture

University of Minho - School of Arquitecture
Campus Full time 6 semesters October 2018 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: [+]

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 semesters, with obligatory frequency in curricular course units, followed by four months for the thesis development. For de academic year 2016/2017, the course opens with Constructions and Technology 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 Rehabilitation" 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.... [-]


PhD in Economics | Finance

Nova School of Business and Economics
Campus Full time 4 years October 2018 Portugal Lisbon

Our program aims at attracting the very best students in economics and finance. Our commitment is to train our Ph.D. students to become highly qualified independent researchers. Our Ph.D. graduates are familiar with the state-of-the-art of both theoretical and empirical tools in economics and finance. [+]

Our program aims at attracting the very best students in economics and finance. Our commitment is to train our Ph.D. students to become highly qualified independent researchers. Our Ph.D. graduates are familiar with the state-of-the-art of both theoretical and empirical tools in economics and finance. They are able to advance the frontier of research and provide evidence-based policy recommendations.

Nova SBE Ph.D. graduates systematically suit positions in competitive international academia and research institutions. Our students are also prepared to fill top positions in business companies, financial institutions, and governmental organizations.

By choosing our Ph.D. program, you become an important link in an exciting research environment. At Nova SBE, we promote the inclusion of our Ph.D. candidates in the research projects of our faculty, as we believe that the quality of our doctoral training and that of our research are intimately connected.... [-]


PhD in Business and Management Studies

University of Porto School of Economics and Management.
Campus Full time Part time 3 years September 2018 Portugal Porto + 1 more

The School of Economics and Management, University of Porto, is a leading school in the fields of economics and management in Portugal with a long experience in teaching and research in these fields. By enrolling in the Doctoral Programme, students benefit from the expertise and experience of this most distinguished research community. [+]

The School of Economics and Management, University of Porto, is a leading school in the fields of Economics and Management in Portugal with a long experience in teaching and research in these fields. By enrolling in the Doctoral Programme, students benefit from the expertise and experience of this most distinguished research community.

The Doctoral Programme in Business and Management Studies started in 2006/2007. It is considered a success story, given the number of applicants, theses completed, and publications (journal papers and conference papers) based on research conducted during the programme.

The Business and Management Studies Doctoral Programme includes a one-year course work with a concentration in one of the following five fields of study:... [-]


PhD In Architecture

Universidade de Évora
Campus Full time 3 years October 2018 Portugal Évora

The PhD in Architecture opens a space for training and high-level advanced research aimed not only to those who are in the gym, but also those who exercise professional practice, for whom this course presents the possibility to deepen their knowledge and develop skills in the field of Architecture . [+]

PRESENTATION

The PhD in Architecture opens a training and advanced high-level research and intended not only to those who are in the gym, but also those who exercise professional practice, for whom this course presents the possibility to deepen their knowledge and develop skills in the field of architecture. It integrates the practical design work in architecture as advanced research form, placing it in the context of scientific research. It intends to develop in the current international environment, to ensure the placement of students in competitive global media and provide them with skills comparable to international academic level; provide cross-disciplinary knowledge on conceptual issues, formal and practical with application in research, critical thinking, planning and execution of works having as a framework of areas the landscape, in a comprehensive way, as well as the questions of the nature of built heritage (monumental , industrial, civilian), a more specific way.... [-]


PhD In Architecture

Universidade Lusófona do Porto
Campus Full time 6 semesters October 2018 Portugal Porto

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. [+]

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.... [-]


PhD in Management

ISEG - Lisbon School of Economics & Management
Campus Full time 3 years September 2018 Portugal Lisbon

This Ph.D. program in Mangement will be particularly interesting both for those who wish to pursue advanced research careers or projects in public or private institutions or want to pursue their careers as teachers in higher education institutions or research centers. [+]

Ph.D. on Management

It is with great pleasure that we present a new edition of the Ph.D. Program in Management. The success of previous editions has been achieved through the completion of good research projects and the consequent publication of their results in conferences and blind peer-reviewed papers published in good ranking international journals. These facts justify our enthusiasm and commitment in launching this edition.

Throughout its existence, the School of Economics and Management (ISEG) has had a fundamental contribution to the training of cadres and leaders of Portuguese organizations and international ones. ISEG's faculty and Ph.D. alumni display a good publishing and citation record.... [-]


PhD in Economics

ISCTE Business School – Instituto Universitário de Lisboa
Campus Full time 4 - 4 years September 2018 Portugal Lisbon

The Ph.D. 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 Ph.D. in Economics is a four-year program consisting of one and a half year of coursework followed by two and a half years of research. In the first year of the program, the focus is on providing the foundations for successful research. In the first semester of the second year students choose three additional courses in field subjects (or extra courses in the core subjects), which should be closely related to their research interests. In the second semester of the second year and in the third and fourth years, students are expected to develop their research projects and write a dissertation under the supervision of a faculty member.

Audience

This programme is directed at two main recipients: (i) those who want to become successful academics at universities and research institutions; and (ii) those who want to proceed to a career as a professional economist working for central banks, the banking industry, governmental institutions or in economics and financial consultancy.... [-]


PhD in Mathematics

Universidade Lusófona de Humanidades e Tecnologias
Campus Full time 3 years October 2018 Portugal Lisbon

The Ph.D. programme aims to provide a solid scientific training in Mathematics, enabling the integration of students in the research activities carried out by the Centre for Research in Mathematics. [+]

PhD in Mathematics

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 Programmes Scientific Committee.

Objectives

The Ph.D. programme aims to provide a solid scientific training in Mathematics, enabling the integration of students in the research activities carried out by the Centre for Research in Mathematics.... [-]


Doctoral Programme in Comparative Modernities: Literatures, Arts and Cultures

University of Minho - Institute of Arts and Human Sciences
Campus Full time 1 year October 2018 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.... [-]


PhD in Legal Sciences

University of Minho - Law School
Campus Full time October 2018 Portugal Braga

The doctoral degree in Legal Science offers advanced formation to legal professionals, instructors and researchers. Doctoral students have the opportunity to specialize 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 defense. [+]

The doctoral degree in Legal Science offers advanced formation to legal professionals, instructors and researchers. Doctoral students have the opportunity to specialize 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 defense.

Those who earn the doctorate in Legal Science from the Universidade do Minho jump-start their careers in universities, public organizations and private enterprise.

Admission requirements

Those that may apply to a study course leading to the Ph.D. degree in Legal Sciences are:

a) The holder of a Master’s degree or legal equivalent;... [-]


Doctoral Programme in Fashion Design

University of Minho - School of Engineering
Campus Full time 6 semesters October 2018 Portugal Guimarães

The Doctoral Programme in Fashion Design is a course in the association between the University of Minho and the University of Beira Interior, accredited by A3ES, and with the collaboration of professors from other Portuguese higher education institutions such as the FAULisboa and ESART. [+]

Doctoral Programme in Fashion Design

The Doctoral Programme in Fashion Design is a course in the association between the University of Minho and the University of Beira Interior, accredited by A3ES, and with the collaboration of professors from other Portuguese higher education institutions such as the FAULisboa and ESART.

The doctoral degree in Fashion Design aims to stimulate research and development in Fashion Design, focusing on innovation and transdisciplinary through various areas, including Fashion Design, Design, Materials and Technologies, Textile Design & Management and Drawing.

The 3rd studies cycle in Fashion Design integrates and follows the philosophy of the educational programs offered by the associated institutions, that starts with the 1st studies cycles in Fashion Design and Marketing (UM) and Fashion Design (UBI), followed by the 2nd studies cycles in Fashion Communication Design (UM), Design and Marketing (UM), Fashion Design (UBI) and Branding e Fashion Design (UBI-IADE).... [-]


PhD program in Applied Psychology

University of Minho - School of Psychology
Campus Full time 3 years October 2018 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. [+]

The Ph.D. 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.... [-]


PhD in Ecology and Environmental Health

University Fernando Pessoa
Campus Full time 3 years September 2018 Portugal Porto

The Doctoral Programme is related to the course’s teaching staff’s national and international research projects that have resulted in a considerable number of scientific articles. [+]

Degree / Duration / ECTS

3rd (Doctorate) / 3 years (1 year: curricular plan; 2 years: thesis preparation)

Coordination:

Prof. Nelson Barros (nelson@ufp.edu.pt)

The Doctoral Programme is related to the course’s teaching staff’s national and international research projects that have resulted in a considerable number of scientific articles.

Admissions Conditions 1.1. General conditions:

According to nr. 1 of article 2 of UFP’s Doctoral’s Regulation nr. 306/2008, of the 9th of June, the following can apply to this cycle of studies:

1.1.1. Applicants with a master degree or legal equivalent; 1.1.2. Applicants with an undergraduate degree, that have scholarly or scientific or professional curriculum that is recognized as bestowing capacity to complete this cycle of studies by the executive council of the Post-graduate Studies and Investigation School, from on now, designated as CEPI; 1.1.3. Applicants with a scholarly, scientific or professional curriculum that is recognized as bestowing capacity to complete this cycle of studies by CEPI 1.2. Specific conditions: 1.2.2. Doctoral programme in Ecology and Environmental Health: applicants must have a master degree in one of the following areas: Environment; Biology; Health Sciences or Chemistry. Study plan ... [-]