Contemporary History

Doctoral Degree

Course Overview

PhD Program in Contemporary History [PDHC] is a study program hosted by the Institute for Advanced Studies and Research of the University of Évora (IIFA). PDHC is the vertex of a guided route on academic Historical Studies oriented to training Historians as  “early stage Researchers”, in whose profile six characteristics are distinguished: Focus on the cognitive History of  evolutions and connections between Europe, Africa and the Americas in 19-20th Centuries; Academic orientation conducted by the perspectives (research agendas and  methodologies) of Comparative and /or Transnational History; Thematic and Analytical latitude and a fair competition between different Academic perspectives and approaches; Strong emphasis on theoretical and methodological training; Clearly framed in transdisciplinary (agenda) and interdisiplinary (theoretical studies ans historiographical practices)  research environment.; Commitment to  “internationalization”, that include  integration into research agendas,  inter-institutional mobility, training and research academic networks, and allocation of academic, scientific, communicational and profissional skills, enablers to compete in global market. In all formative process and  elabotation of Thesis,  students are integrated in  Research Centers of the U. of Évora, namely CICP (UÉ), CIDEHUS (UÉ) and  IHC (UÉ). PhD Thesis  will be published in EHEA E-Books Collection [ed. Univ. Évora e Bubok Ed.].
Organic Unit: Institute of Research and Advanced Training
Duration: 6 Semesters/180 ECTS credits (60 required and 0 optional in curricular units)
Language: Portuguese, English
Regime: After work classes

Career Prospects

Academic Career as Historian, In an globalized space of  teaching and research and of various professional contexts. Besides the contribution to socio-professional developments  of students, the professional focus of this program is the formation of “ Early Stage Researcher” in Contemporary History,  specialized in the practice of Comparative and Transnational History, capable of carrying out historical research and training in multiple contexts, namelly on regions of  Portuguese-speaking countries   In this process of profissional training for a globalized world, students benefit from our institutional integration in two academic networks: the ESTER [European Graduate School for Training in Economic and Social Historical Research], an international postgraduate training network, and the  TCHSA-NET [Transnational and Comparative History on Southern Africa Network] , an Thematic Network based in University of Évora (CICP.UÉ)  

Specific Entry Requirements

PDHC welcomes national and foreign candidates holding a Master or  Postgraduation in History, Anthropology , Sociology,  Political Science, Economics, International Relations and others Social Sciences  and Humanities areas

Access Routes and Applications

Study Plan

Tuition Fees

Annual Tuition Fees

International Students
2500 €

Course Department


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Contact Information

Director: Paulo Guimarães []

Academic Manager: Vitória dos Anjos Bonito Guiomar
Academic Services (online): SAC.ONLINE