Doctoral Degree

Course Overview

This program aims to provide advanced knowledge in Economics, leading to the production of relevant scientific output. The program aims to contribute to the students’ capacity to understand the economic reality, through the development of research, as well as the resolution of problems of an economic nature. Students develop their capacity to develop independent research and enhance scientific and technical skills in the field of Economics, in general, and of specific areas of their choice, in particular.  
Course in Association/Partner Institutions:
  • Universidade da Beira Interior - Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas
Organic Unit: Institute of Research and Advanced Training
Duration: 8 Semesters/240 ECTS credits (30 required and 30 optional in curricular units)
Language: Portuguese
Regime: Day classes

Career Prospects

Higher Education Institutions, Banco de Portugal, CMVM, and other regulatory entities, INE, CCDRs, financial institutions, consulting firms and other public and private companies operating in the various economic sectors.

Specific Entry Requirements

1. Candidates are admitted to Plan A of the Programme (Programme with courses) with the general conditions of Decree-Law 65/2018, August 16th. 2. Candidates are admitted to Plan B of the Programme (Thesis) with a minimum grade of GOOD (14) in a BSc and in an MSc in Economics. 3. Exceptionally, candidates may be admitted to Plan B of the Programme (Thesis) with a minimum grade of GOOD (14) in a BSc and in an MSc in areas considered relevant by the Programme Committee.

Access Routes and Applications

Study Plan

Tuition Fees

Annual Tuition Fees

1600 €

Course Department


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Contact Information

Director: Isabel Maria Pereira Viegas Vieira []

Academic Manager: Ana Cristina Alves Dias
Academic Services (online): SAC.ONLINE