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34 Top PhDs in Portugal 2021/2022

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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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
15 Oct 2021
Campus
 
ISEG - Lisbon School of Economics & Management
Lisbon, Portugal

This Ph.D. program in Management will be particularly interesting both for those who wish to pursue advanced research careers or projects in public or private institutions or ... +

This Ph.D. program in Management 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. -
PhD
Full-time
3 years
English
Campus
 
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
Campus
 

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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
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
 
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
 
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 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
 
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
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
 
ISEG - Lisbon School of Economics & Management
Lisbon, Portugal

The Ph.D. in Economics aims to provide an education that prepares Ph.D. graduates for professional work that demands a higher degree of technical and scientific expertise, pre ... +

The Ph.D. in Economics aims to provide an education that prepares Ph.D. graduates for professional work that demands a higher degree of technical and scientific expertise, preparing them for international careers in Economics. -
PhD
Full-time
3 years
English
Campus
 
ISEG - Lisbon School of Economics & Management
Lisbon, Portugal

This is an advanced program of study designed to impart knowledge and produce original research in the field of Development, in line with the best European universities. With ... +

This is an advanced program 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 Ph.D., 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
Full-time
3 years
English
Sep 2021
Campus