Agricultural and Environmental Sciences

Doctoral Degree

Course Overview

The main objective of the PhD program in Agricultural and Environmental Sciences is to promote the conciliation between agricultural production and environmental quality, preserving functional processes and biodiversity. This 3rd Cycle is a scientific-pedagogical interface between agrarian sciences and environmental sciences, generating synergies that promote production processes more sustainable and territorially more balanced. The functional integration of both domains will be the main distinguishing feature of this PhD program, which is believed to be different in the national panorama of the 3rd Cycle offer. At the end of this course, students should be able to demonstrate: (1) the ability to systematically understand the two fundamental areas of the course - agricultural sciences and environmental sciences; (2) methodological knowledge associated with the two fundamental areas of the course and proficiency in the research methods necessary for the development of experimental work; 3) ability to autonomously conceive and carry out research according to high requirement parameters.
Course in Association/Partner Institutions:
  • Universidade do Algarve - Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia
Organic Unit: Institute of Research and Advanced Training
Duration: 8 Semesters/240 ECTS credits (24 required and 6 optional in curricular units)
Language: Portuguese, English
Regime: Day classes

Specific Entry Requirements

Holders of master's degree (or equivalent) in scientific areas in the field of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences - such as Agriculture and Forestry Sciences, Agricultural Engineering, Environmental Sciences and Ecology, environmental engineering, Animal Science, Food Science, Biodiversity and Conservation or others, accepted by the PhD Executive Committee. Fluency in spoken and written Portuguese and/or English is required. In case of doubt the jury may convoke the candidate for interview. Failure to meet this criterion will lead to the candidate not being admitted.

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Tuition Fees

Annual Tuition Fees

Students from EU countries
1250.00 €
International Students
2500.00 €

Course Committee

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Contact Information

Director: Fátima de Jesus Folgôa Baptista []

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