Doctorate Degrees in Portugal

Compare 64 Top PhDs in Portugal 2017

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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 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. [+]

Doctorate Degrees in Portugal 2017. 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 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.

Objectives

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


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. [-]

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... [+]

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... [-]

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 September 2017 Portugal Porto + 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... [-]

PhD in Development Studies

ISEG - Lisbon School of Economics & Management
Campus Full time 3 years September 2017 Portugal Lisbon

This is an advanced programme of study designed to impart knowledge and produce original research in the field of Development, in line with the best European universities. With the creation of this PhD, the intention is to look at the changes which have taken place over recent decades and which have led to this scientific area becoming the focus of contemporary debate, as much in economic, social and environmental policy as in academia. [+]

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.

Host centers

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.... [-]


PhD In Architecture

Universidade Lusófona do Porto
Campus Full time 6 semesters October 2017 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. [+]

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... [-]

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. [+]

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 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... [-]

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... [-]

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. [+]

Doctorate Degrees in Portugal 2017. 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 Program in Molecular and Environmental Biology

University of Minho - School of Sciences
Campus Full time 4 years October 2017 Portugal Braga

The doctoral program in Molecular and Environmental Biology is a 4 years course at the 3rd cycle level and includes both a curricular (mainly during the first year) and a research component. [+]

Academic degree: PhD (Bologna 3rd cycle degree) ECTS: 240 Duration: 4 curricular years Regime: Normal Place: Gualtar Campus, Braga Main Scientific area: Biology The doctoral program in Molecular and Environmental Biology is a 4 years course at the 3rd cycle level and includes both a curricular (mainly during the first year) and a research component. This program is inserted in the multidisciplinary research environment in the Molecular Biology and Environmental Centre. This doctoral program allows students to be provided with: i) advanced training in cutting-edge specialty areas ii) a stimulating scientific environment in high-quality research projects iii) preparation for an academic career or business, at home and abroad This postgraduate program counts with the collaboration of researchers/professors of high scientific merit and from national and international universities and institutes, in the following subjects: Molecular Biotechnology Biochemistry and Structural Biology Microbial Physiology and Pathogenesis Cell Biology and Development Biomedicine and Health Biodiversity and Evolution Ecology and Environment To integrate this program of advanced studies and research, the student must have a high level of intellectual ability and work, and demonstrate personal motivation and professional ambition. Careers The completion of the PhD in Cellular and Molecular Biology and Environmental Biology allows developing research activity at a post-doctoral level. At the end of this course, the scientific and technical skills acquired constitute a solid background to perform different professional activities, in particular in the fields of health, environment, industry, agriculture, and higher education. [-]

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 [-]