Doctoral Degree

Course Overview

The aim of this program is to contribute to fundamental advanced training of researchers in the field of Literature. It is intended for the candidates to develop scientific research skills in certain fields within the specialized area in literature, leading to preparation and public defense of an original, up to date and relevant dissertation, promoting expansion of this field of knowledge.  
Organic Unit: Institute of Research and Advanced Training
Duration: 6 Semesters/180 ECTS credits (50 required and 10 optional in curricular units)
Language: Portuguese, English, French, Spanish
Regime: Day and night classes

Career Prospects

Teaching in public or private higher education universities or polytechnic institutes. Scientific research career.

Specific Entry Requirements

Holders of a Master's degree or legal equivalent in the area of Literature or related areas and candidates with particularly relevant scholar or scientific curriculum in the area of Literature or related areas.   Candidates to the program are ranked according to criteria of Curriculum Analysis (including publications in scientific journals, participation in conferences and professional experience in Literature or related areas, in a total of 40%) and Academic qualifications (including area, level and classification, in a total of 60%).

Access Routes and Applications

Students from EU countries
Initial Places: 6
International Students
Initial Places: 4

Study Plan

Tuition Fees

Annual Tuition Fees

Students from EU countries
1250 €
International Students
2500 €
International Students with Merit Scholarships
1250 €
International Students with Cooperation and Development Grants
1450 €

Course Department


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Contact Information

Director: Elisa Nunes Esteves []

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