Veterinary Sciences

Doctoral Degree

Course Overview

The PhD programme in Veterinary Sciences of the University of Évora (PD-CVET/UÉ) promotes the development of competences and advanced training for research in the Veterinary Sciences field, in close connection with other agricultural sciences, life sciences and health sciences. The programme benefits from the multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary characteristics of the departmental organization of the University of Évora and associated research centres, allowing students to acquire competences that are simultaneously transversal and adapted to each dissertation project. The PD-CVET / UÉ has the support of the researchers from the University of Évora and from from other national and international research centres. The PhD course consists of 30 credits (ECT), 12 mandatory and 18 optional, where  students can follow 3rd cycle curricular units, chosen according to their training requirements, and may also be granted credits for other activities related to the programme, such as internships, courses, training actions and participation in congresses. The 150 ECT of the thesis are granted after the presentation and public discussion of an original dissertation on a theme related to fundamental or applied research in the field of the Veterinary Sciences.
Organic Unit: Institute of Research and Advanced Training
Duration: 6 Semesters/180 ECTS credits (12 required and 18 optional in curricular units)
Language: Portuguese, English
Regime: Day classes

Career Prospects

Lecturing in universities or other higher education establishments; Fundamental and applied research in Veterinary Sciences, Biomedical Sciences and Biological Sciences in general, in national or international public or private organizations.

Specific Entry Requirements

Access Routes and Applications

Students from EU countries
Initial Places: 10
International Students
Initial Places: 0

Study Plan

Tuition Fees

Annual Tuition Fees

Students from EU countries
1500 €
International Students
2500 €
International Students with Merit Scholarships
1500 €
International Students with Cooperation and Development Grants
1700 €

Course Department


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Contact Information

Director: Elsa Maria Leclerc Duarte []

Academic Manager: Rui Passão
Academic Services (online): SAC.ONLINE