Inter-university Doctoral Programme in History: change and continuity in a global world

Doctoral Degree

Course Overview

PIUDHIST is an inter-university doctoral programme in which History is viewed from an inter-disciplinary point of view. In our vision, this is also why we consider apposite to attach, as a subtitle for this programme, the words “change and continuity in a global world”. As such PIUDHist is a result of formal cooperation between four Portuguese universities: §  Universidade de Lisboa – Instituto de Ciências Sociais and Faculdade de Letras §  ISCTE-Instituto Universitário de Lisboa – Departamento de História §  Universidade Católica Portuguesa – Centro de Estudos de História Religiosa (Faculdade de Teologia) e Faculdade de Ciências Humanas §  Universidade de Évora – Instituto de Investigação e Formação Avançada  The taught component of the program will take up most of the students’ time during the first two semesters. The course is organized into four basic thematic axes, of which students will choose two: §  Social dynamics and political structures §  Institutions and economic development §  Empires, colonialism and post-colonialism §  Intellectual and socio-cultural movements Students enjoy the greatest freedom in their choice of thesis topic and of thematic seminars. Guidance will be provided by the management board of the programme, to ensure that these options are relevant, sound and well-motivated, that they focus on original and appropriate source material and that, as far as possible, they include comparative and interdisciplinary components in their plan.
Course in Association/Partner Institutions:
  • Universidade Católica Portuguesa
  • ISCTE - Instituto Universitário de Lisboa
  • Universidade de Lisboa - Faculdade de Letras
  • Universidade de Lisboa - Instituto de Ciências Sociais
Organic Unit: Institute of Research and Advanced Training
Duration: 8 Semesters/240 ECTS credits (72 required and 24 optional in curricular units)
Language: Portuguese
Regime: Day classes

Career Prospects

- Advanced research and training activities in History  - Local, regional or national cultural institutions - International and transnational organizations - Heritage, Tourism and cultural industries - Social Media - Careers in the Diplomatic Service

Specific Entry Requirements

The following are admitted as candidates for registration: a) holders of a master's degree or legal equivalent in the area of History or any other area of Social and Human Sciences. b) Exceptionally, holders of a bachelor's degree or legal equivalent, provided that they have a particularly relevant school or scientific curriculum and that they present letters of recommendation that demonstrate their ability to carry out this cycle of doctoral studies. The application must be accompanied by the following elements:  Curriculum Vitae  Certificate of Qualification of Degree and Master's Degree  Copy of identification document  Photography  Motivation letter indicating the reasons for choosing PIUDHIST  General presentation of the doctoral pre-project (title and objectives, up to 1000 words)  Master's thesis and, if applicable, another relevant publication, in pdf  Two letters of recommendation

Access Routes and Applications

Study Plan

Tuition Fees

Annual Tuition Fees

Students from EU countries
1200 €
International Students
2750 €

Course Department


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Contact Information

Director: Fernanda Olival []

Academic Manager: Helena Espadaneira
Academic Services (online): SAC.ONLINE