Sociology: Knowledge for Open and Inclusive Societies - Inter-University PhD Programme OpenSoc

Doctoral Degree

Course Overview

This study cycle is considered by the group of participating institutions to provide a coherent response to the demands of qualified (fundamental and applied) sociological  knowledge, mobilising an extended body of lecturers and researchers who are open to the multiple dimensions of analysis, diverse theoretical paradigms and methodological approaches. Furthermore, the programme is open to contributions from neighbouring social sciences. In this sense, besides the aim of providing postgraduate training, within the mission of contributing towards the development of sociological knowledge and skills, it is equally important to highlight the participating institutions’ mission and acquired experience in relation to the diffusion, dissemination and transference towards society of the knowledge produced within the scope of the doctoral theses. And their commitment to broaden students’ employability and qualified trajectories in a global world.
Course in Association/Partner Institutions:
  • Universidade Nova de Lisboa - Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas
  • Universidade de Lisboa - Instituto Superior de Ciências Sociais e Políticas
  • Universidade de Lisboa - Instituto Superior de Economia e Gestão
  • Universidade de Lisboa - Instituto de Ciências Sociais
  • Universidade do Algarve - Faculdade de Economia
Organic Unit: Institute of Research and Advanced Training
Duration: 8 Semesters/240 ECTS credits (44 required and 16 optional in curricular units)
Language: Portuguese
Regime: After work classes

Specific Entry Requirements

Admitted as candidates: a) Holders of master's degree or legal equivalent in Sociology or any area of social and human sciences; b) Exceptionally, holders of a bachelor's degree or legal equivalent, with relevant academic or scientific curriculum in the above-mentioned  area, recognized by the Doctorate Program Committee, attesting to the capacity to carry out the study cycle; c) Exceptionally, holders of an academic or scientific curriculum recognized by the Doctorate Program Commission as attesting the capacity to carry out this cycle of studies. Candidates will be classified according to the final classifications awarded by the Selection Jury, based on individual merit, and expressed in the scale of 0 to 20 values, taking into account their academic and scientific curricula, their professional experience, their project and motivations to follow the PhD Program.

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Tuition Fees

Annual Tuition Fees

1375 €

Course Department


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Contact Information

Director: José Manuel Vieira Soares de Resende []

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