Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas



Terceiro ciclo




Margarida Fernandes

Opening date

September 2018




5 200 €/total = 1 300 €/annual*4


(to be available at http://fcsh.unl.pt/escola-doutoral/doutoramentos)

Education objectives

1) To provide students with an up to date understanding of the issues and theoretical perspectives of Anthropology, thereby enabling them to participate critically and with well-founded arguments in key national and international debates that contribute to this dynamic scientific area.

Access conditions

To be admitted to a doctoral programme of studies, the candidate should satisfy the conditions set forth in Portuguese legislation and in the normative conditions of UNL as well as fulfil at least one of the following requirements: a) Have a Masters degree, or a legal equivalent; b) Have a first cycle degree (‘licenciatura’) and a particularly relevant academic or scientific curriculum which is recognised by the Academic Board of FCSH/NOVA as testifying to the candidate’s ability to undertake this cycle of studies; c) Possess an academic, scientific or professional curriculum recognised by the Academic Board of FCSH/NOVA as testifying to the candidate’s ability to undertake this cycle of studies.

Degree pre-requisites

Length: 8 semesters. Total credits: 240 credits (60 from curricular units + 180 credits from the non teaching component). Non teaching component modalities: Thesis. Number of credits freely chosen by students: 10 credits. The free-elective seminar option can be chosen among curricular units from the postgraduate training offered by the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities (FCSH/NOVA), in other units of NOVA University of Lisbon, or in other institutions of national or foreign Higher Education institutions under agreement.
The degree of “doutor” corresponds to the level 8 of the NQF and EQF-National Qualifications Framework/European Qualifications Framework.

Access to other courses

A Doctorate is a final qualification.
This study programme is recognized for career progression purposes of recruitment for teachers of group 200 and 400, as provided in the Statute of Teaching Career.

Evaluation rules

The study course leading to the doctoral degree includes the completion of a doctoral program that consists of curricular unit aimed at training for research; the realization of an original thesis, designed especially for this purpose, appropriate to the branch of knowledge or expertise. The seminar curricular units type are classified on a scale of 0-20. The final classification of the PhD course is expressed by approved or not approved formulas. In case of approval, the final classification of the PhD course is expressed in the range 10-20 on a scale of 0-20, doing the arithmetic average of the marks in which the curricular units with 10 ECTS. The final classification of the thesis is expressed by formulas approved or refused by justified nominal vote with no abstentions.


Code Name ECTS
73200100 Methodologies in Anthropology - 1st semester 10
73200101 Advanced Topics in Anthropology - 1st semester 10
73200111 Thesis 180
73200110 Thesis Project 20
Elective option 1
Code Name ECTS
73200109 Seminar in Applied Anthropology, Cooperation and Development 10
73200102 Seminar in Biological Anthropology and Ethnoecology 10
73200104 Seminar in Migrations, Ethnicity and Transnationalism 10
73200105 Seminar in Anthropology of Space and Cities 10
73200106 Seminar in Power, Resistance and Social Movements 10
73200103 Seminar in Image, Culture and Heritage 10
73200107 Seminar in Production, Work and Consumption - 2nd semester 10
73200108 Seminar in Ritual, Performance and Religion 10
Elective option 2
Code Name ECTS
7373203103 Opção Livre (not translated) 10