Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas


Avenida de Berna, 26-C

ECTS Coordinator

Maria José Roxo


Founded in 1977, the Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas (FCSH/NOVA) (Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities of Universidade Nova de Lisboa) is an interdisciplinary unit with teaching and research objectives, characterized by the diversity and creativity of knowledge.
Located near Lisbon city center, it hosts a total of 5,154 students, 2,693 in undergraduate programmes, 1,583 in masters and 878 in PhD programmes. It has 305 professors, almost all holding a PhD degree.
FCSH/NOVA offers 14 undergraduate programmes (one of them in after-work schedule), during which students can benefit from mobility initiatives (e.g.: Erasmus+), annually involving more than 400 students.
In graduate training, FCSH offers 13 postgraduate programmes, 45 master degrees and 27 PhD degrees, provided in after-work schedule and some of them in e-learning.
FCSH is nowadays the largest and most diverse Portuguese institution carrying out research in the Social Sciences and Humanities.
The excellence of research in Social Sciences and Humanities, one of the missions of FCSH/NOVA, is assured by 16 Research Units (UI - Unidades de Investigação) and branches of interuniversity centres. There are 13 UI funded by the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT – Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia), five of which are classified as Excellent and seven as Very Good.
Currently, the growing academic community at FCSH/NOVA has about 1,200 researchers who are integrated and/or associated to a Research Unit, as well as many other co-researchers, students and research grantholders.

Pedro Hispano Programme - Doctoral Studies

The Pedro Hispano Programme – Doctoral Studies in Social Sciences and Humanities – aims to foster academic excellence, interdisciplinarity and internationalisation of all PhD programmes at FCSH/NOVA, through a set of joint initiatives:

- The Lisbon Winter School in Research Skills, focused on the development of methodological and transferable skills;
- Pedro Hispano Graduate Conference, in which PhD candidates get together in Lisbon to present and discuss their research results. Panels are organised around key themes;
- A Mobility and Doctor Europaeus Initiative, to promote the international exchange of students and scholars and the award of the European University Association´s Doctor Europaeus distinction, through our network of partner institutions.