Doctoral Programmes

Our 3rd Cycle programmes (or Doctoral programmes), are legally bounded by the Regulation of Cycle of Studies leading to a Doctorate Degree at FCUL, approved by the Despacho No. 3098/2018 on the 26th of March and the Regulation of Postgraduate Studies at ULisboa, Despacho n.º 8631/2020, on the 08th of September and changed by the Declaração de Retificação n.º 648/2020, on the 25th of September.

Doctoral programmes are organised according to the Bologna Process. They have a duration of 6 to 8 semesters with a total of 180 or 240 ECTS (European Credits Transfer System), integrating a curricular part (whenever the specific regulation foresees it) and a doctoral thesis.

You can apply for a 3rd Cycle course if you have a Master’s degree or its legal equivalent. Applicants are advised to check the specific entry requirements for each individual course.