PhD in Economic and Social History ISEG - Lisbon School of Economics & Management
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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 provide high-quality academic training in economic history and produce original research in this field.
The course aims to prepare professionals with a high capacity of interpretation and response to economic and social changes in the long run and to the interaction between chronological, geographical and social aspects of those changes.
The research undertaken in ISEG’s research centers – namely GHES – Social and Economic History Research Centre – provides important support for students in this program. This center and the other research centers in ISEG, which have been also evaluated as very good or excellent, are the host centers for the Ph.D. Economic and Social History students.
How is the course structured?
The Ph.D. Economic and Social History is a three-year program in which students must obtain a total of 180 ECTS (credits), corresponding to three years of full-time work. It comprises:
- Taught course units, 60 ECTS
- Preparation, submission, and defense of the thesis, 120 ECTS
Course units are taught in the first year of the program over 2 semesters. They are:
- Research Methods (1st semester), 10 ECTS
- Research Seminar I (1st semester), 10 ECTS
- Elective course unit (1st semester), 10 ECTS
- Elective course units (2nd semester), 20 ECTS
- Research Seminar II (2nd semester), 10 ECTS
Who is the Ph.D. in Economics and Social History for?
Anyone interested in obtaining advanced academic training and doing research with a view to working in jobs related to international and national development in the public sector, the private sector, or the non-profit sector. Ph.D. graduation will enable students to work in teaching and research posts, managerial and executive positions in international and national organizations, consultancy, training, research projects, journalism, planning, development projects, public policy planning, and assessment, and social projects and policy.
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