30 Top PhDs in Portugal 2020

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 rig… Read more

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.

For more information on PhD Portugal programs, scroll through the options below and find the program for you!

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ISCTE Business School – Instituto Universitário de Lisboa
Lisbon , Portugal + 1 More

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 ... +

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. -
PhD
Full-time
4 years
Portuguese
01 Sep 2020
25 Feb 2020
Campus
 
Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro
Vila Real , Portugal

Objectives: - To provide doctoral students with a specific and up-to-date training in the area of ​​Cultural Studies based on contemporary theorizing; - promote a specialized ... +

Objectives: - To provide doctoral students with a specific and up-to-date training in the area of ​​Cultural Studies based on contemporary theorizing; - promote a specialized training in Cultural Studies promoting inter, trans and multidisciplinary dialogue; - to contribute to the development of methodological skills of advanced level in the area of ​​Cultural Studies; - encourage the implementation of projects that promote a broader dissemination of research in culture. -
PhD
Full-time
3 years
Portuguese
October 2020
Campus
 
ISEG - Lisbon School of Economics & Management
Lisbon , Portugal

The PhD Economic and Organizational Sociology was established by the Technical University of Lisbon in 1991 and adapted to the European Higher Education Area in 2009.

The PhD Economic and Organizational Sociology was established by the Technical University of Lisbon in 1991 and adapted to the European Higher Education Area in 2009. -
PhD
Full-time
3 years
English
01 Sep 2020
Campus
 
Universidade Europeia
Lisbon , Portugal + 2 More

The PhD in Management at Universidade Europeia aims to prepare people capable of developing theoretical models and practical instruments of international impact. The teachers ... +

The PhD in Management at Universidade Europeia aims to prepare people capable of developing theoretical models and practical instruments of international impact. The teachers of this program combine publications in the most prestigious international scientific journals with the development of management tools used by Portuguese and European managers. -
PhD
3 years
October 2020
Campus
 
IADE
Lisbon , Portugal

The Design Ph.D. is essentially oriented towards the Thesis which students start working on from day one. It is also a Doctorate based on an understanding of what it means to ... +

The Design Ph.D. is essentially oriented towards the Thesis which students start working on from day one. It is also a Doctorate based on an understanding of what it means to be a Designer and what Designing is. -
PhD
3 years
English
September 2020
Campus
 
Universidade de Évora
Evora , Portugal

The Ph.D. in Biochemistry aims to contribute to the strengthening and consolidation of scientific research, through advanced training and specialized training of human resourc ... +

The Ph.D. in Biochemistry aims to contribute to the strengthening and consolidation of scientific research, through advanced training and specialized training of human resources in the Biochemistry area, in order to train researchers with a high ethical sense, rigor and scientific integrity, able to conceive, carry out and evaluate scientific research projects, in an autonomous way, in this scientific area. -
PhD
Full-time
8 semesters
Portuguese, English
October 2020
Campus
 
Atlântica
Barcarena , Portugal

The 3rd cycle in Engineering of Structural Materials aims to provide, through a scientific and practical research approach, a solid, advanced and updated training in order to ... +

The 3rd cycle in Engineering of Structural Materials aims to provide, through a scientific and practical research approach, a solid, advanced and updated training in order to create highly qualified researchers in the field and able to solve problems related to practical applications of engineering in industry, or to pursue a research career in this scientific field. -
PhD
Full-time
Part-time
Portuguese
October 2020
Campus
 
University of Porto School of Economics and Management.
Porto , Portugal

The Ph.D. Programme in Economics is a four-year, full-time programme. The first three semesters are devoted to coursework; the remaining semesters are devoted to the preparati ... +

The Ph.D. Programme in Economics 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 Ph.D. dissertation. -
PhD
Full-time
Part-time
4 years
English
September 2020
Campus
 
Universidade Lusófona do Porto
Porto , Portugal

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 mee ... +

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. -
PhD
Full-time
6 semesters
Portuguese
October 2020
Campus
 
Universidade Fernando Pessoa
Porto , Portugal

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 artic ... +

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. -
PhD
Full-time
3 years
English
September 2020
31 Aug 2016
Campus
 
ISCTE Business School – Instituto Universitário de Lisboa
Lisbon , Portugal + 1 More

The Ph.D. program in Finance at ISCTE-IUL is a rigorous program designed to train students to produce high quality research. The program is suited to students who want to beco ... +

The Ph.D. program in Finance at ISCTE-IUL is a rigorous program designed to train students to produce high quality research. The program is suited to students who want to become faculty members at research universities or who want to lead research departments at financial institutions. -
PhD
Part-time
Portuguese
01 Sep 2020
25 Feb 2020
Campus
 
ISCTE Business School – Instituto Universitário de Lisboa
Lisbon , Portugal + 1 More

The Management Ph.D. at ISCTE-IUL is a very rigorous, comprehensive and flexible program. Comprised of six different scpecialization fields, our Ph.D. is ideal to those who wi ... +

The Management Ph.D. at ISCTE-IUL is a very rigorous, comprehensive and flexible program. Comprised of six different scpecialization fields, our Ph.D. is ideal to those who wish to to obtain a major training in Management and a more focused approach on another scientific field of their choice. -
PhD
Part-time
2 years
Portuguese
01 Sep 2020
25 Feb 2020
Campus
 
Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro
Vila Real , Portugal

The basic premise of doctoral study and, consequently, the PhD course in Informatics is the production of new knowledge through original research.

The basic premise of doctoral study and, consequently, the PhD course in Informatics is the production of new knowledge through original research. -
PhD
Full-time
3 years
Portuguese
October 2020
Campus
 
Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro
Vila Real , Portugal

This course has as main objective to equip doctoral students with knowledge to design, implement and evaluate territorially differentiated solutions for intelligent, inclusive ... +

This course has as main objective to equip doctoral students with knowledge to design, implement and evaluate territorially differentiated solutions for intelligent, inclusive and sustainable development, capable of responding to the needs and expectations of diverse people, organizations and communities. -
PhD
Full-time
3 years
Portuguese
October 2020
Campus
 
Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro
Vila Real , Portugal

The 3rd cycle of studies leading to the PhD in Language Sciences has as main objective the reinforcement of the production capacity and internationalization of knowledge throu ... +

The 3rd cycle of studies leading to the PhD in Language Sciences has as main objective the reinforcement of the production capacity and internationalization of knowledge through the carrying out of original research, in a fundamental or applied perspective, and aims at providing candidates with competencies which enable them to develop original and independent research and the ability to transmit it. -
PhD
Full-time
3 years
Portuguese
October 2020
Campus