Doctoral Degree

Course Overview

The PhD Program in Sociology aims to develop skills, abilities and competencies of advanced methods of research in the scientific area of Sociology.
Organic Unit: Institute of Research and Advanced Training
Duration: 6 Semesters/180 ECTS credits (30 required and 0 optional in curricular units)
Language: Portuguese, English
Regime: Day classes

Career Prospects

Researchers, teachers of higher education institutions and highly qualified professionals.

Specific Entry Requirements

The PhD Program in Sociology is directed to students holding a degree in Sociology or in Social Sciences and Humanities, granted by portuguese or foreign universities. Preference is given to those holding a Master degree (or legal equivalent to the degree), or Postgraduate diploma in Sociology, related areas and/ or others, duly recognized by the CAE of the Phd course in Sociology, having a final grade equal or superior to 14 values (in 20).

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



Official Documentation

Contact Information

Director: Carlos Alb. Silva []

Academic Manager: Maria João Doutor Zorro
Academic Services (online): SAC.ONLINE