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34 Top PhDs in Portugal 2021

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.

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ISCTE Business School – Instituto Universitário de Lisboa
Lisbon, Portugal

The PhD 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.

The PhD 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. -
PhD
Full-time
Part-time
4 years
Portuguese
Sep 2021
Campus
 
Universidade Católica Portuguesa - Porto Law School
Porto, Portugal

The PhD program in Catholic Porto aims to train quality researchers, contributing to the development of research in the Faculty, as well as to the critical and responsible con ... +

The PhD program in Catholic Porto aims to train quality researchers, contributing to the development of research in the Faculty, as well as to the critical and responsible construction of legal science in Portugal. -
PhD
Part-time
4 - 6 years
Portuguese
Oct 2021
Campus
 
ISEG - Lisbon School of Economics & Management
Lisbon, Portugal

The Ph.D. Economic and Social History was established by the Technical University of Lisbon in 1991 and adapted to the European Higher Education Area in 2009. This 3rd cycle c ... +

The Ph.D. Economic and Social History was established by the Technical University of Lisbon in 1991 and adapted to the European Higher Education Area in 2009. This 3rd cycle course aims to teach and produce original research in the eld of Economic History. -
PhD
Full-time
3 years
Portuguese
Sep 2021
Campus
 

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CATOLICA - Faculty of Human Sciences
Lisbon, Portugal

Questions around communication, its relationships with the social, political, cultural, and economic spheres, have acquired crucial importance in recent decades and driving a ... +

Questions around communication, its relationships with the social, political, cultural, and economic spheres, have acquired crucial importance in recent decades and driving a highly significant expansion in the interest and relevance of research undertaken in the field of the Communication Sciences. In parallel, changes in interpersonal, intergroup, and public communications practices, which have come to impact on contemporary societies, have driven the still greater relevance of educating and training highly qualified specialists able to develop fundamental and applied research projects correspondingly able to reply to the different communications challenges prevailing and expanding our knowledge about communication across its most diverse and different facets. -
PhD
Full-time
3 years
English
Sep 2021
02 Jul 2021
Campus
 
Atlântica - Instituto Universitário
Barcarena, Portugal

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

The 3rd cycle in Structural Materials Engineering aims to provide, through a scientific and practical research approach, solid, advanced, and updated training in order to create highly qualified researchers in the field, 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
3 years
Portuguese, English
Oct 2021
28 Sep 2021
Campus
 
University of Porto School of Economics and Management
Porto, Portugal

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 r ... +

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. -
PhD
Full-time
Part-time
4 years
English
Campus
 
Universidade Católica Portuguesa – Porto
Porto, Portugal

The program is conceived to provide training in a research environment for doctoral students interested in applying psychology across the lifespan and in relation to mental he ... +

The program is conceived to provide training in a research environment for doctoral students interested in applying psychology across the lifespan and in relation to mental health and well-being in the context of contemporary societies, characterized by fast changes and complex social problems. -
PhD
Full-time
3 years
English
Oct 2021
30 Jun 2021
Campus
 
IADE
Lisbon, Portugal

The PhD in Design is oriented to the Thesis from the first day and is based on the understanding of the gesture of the profession. At IADE , students have the opportunity to s ... +

The PhD in Design is oriented to the Thesis from the first day and is based on the understanding of the gesture of the profession. At IADE , students have the opportunity to study and investigate design with designers and join a renowned Design Research Unit - UNIDCOM / IADE . -
PhD
Part-time
3 years
Portuguese
Campus
 
Universidade Europeia
Lisbon, Portugal

This PhD embraces multiple fields of knowledge in the management sciences, such as Marketing, Finance, Logistics and Operations Management, Information Systems, Human Resource ... +

This PhD embraces multiple fields of knowledge in the management sciences, such as Marketing, Finance, Logistics and Operations Management, Information Systems, Human Resource Management and Strategy. -
PhD
Full-time
Part-time
3 - 5 years
Portuguese
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 (Portugal)
Oct 2021
Campus
 
University 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
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 (Portugal)
Oct 2021
Campus
 
Universidade de Évora
Evora, Portugal

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 practi ... +

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 . -
PhD
Full-time
3 years
Portuguese (Portugal)
Oct 2021
Campus
 
ISCTE Business School – Instituto Universitário de Lisboa
Lisbon, Portugal

The PhD program in Finance at ISCTE is a rigorous program designed to train students to produce high-quality research. The program is suited to students who want to become fac ... +

The PhD program in Finance at ISCTE 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
Full-time
Part-time
Portuguese
Sep 2021
Campus
 
ISCTE Business School – Instituto Universitário de Lisboa
Lisbon, Portugal

The Management Ph.D. at ISCTE is a very rigorous, comprehensive, and flexible program. Comprised of six different specialization fields, our Ph.D. is ideal to those who wish t ... +

The Management Ph.D. at ISCTE is a very rigorous, comprehensive, and flexible program. Comprised of six different specialization fields, our Ph.D. is ideal to those who wish to obtain a major training in Management and a more focused approach on another scientific field of their choice. -
PhD
Full-time
Part-time
4 years
Portuguese
Sep 2021
Campus
 

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