Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas



Terceiro ciclo




Pedro Almeida Cardim

Opening date

September 2018




5 200 €/total = 1 300 €/annual*4


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

Education objectives

- Ability to analyze, evaluate and synthesize new and complex ideas in general and in particular in the field of history and its specialized fields;
- Capacity for in-depth study of theoretical and methodological knowledge and practices essential to the development of original research in their speciality which will enable the students actively contribute to the broadening of knowledge, whilst conforming themselves to the requirements imposed by the best standards of academic quality and integrity in their special field;
- Ability to produce a research essay whose results are publishable, at the national and international level;
- Capacity to communicate the results of their research in History to their peers, in the academic community, and to the general public;
- Ability to produce and develop work and original research projects, individually or in teams, about History, at national and international level;

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 as free-elective optionals: 10 credits. The free seminar optional can be chosen among curricular units from the postgraduate training offered by the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities (FCSH-UNL), in other units of NOVA University of Lisbon, or other national or foreign Higher Education institutions under agreement or protocol.
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 course 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
73205100 Methodology for History - 1st semester 10
73205101 Problematics of History - 1st semester 10
73271115 Thesis in History 180
73205107 Final Course Assignment 20
Elective option 1
Code Name ECTS
73205102 Seminar in Ancient History - 2nd semester 10
73205108 Archaeology - 2nd semester 10
73205109 Historic Archives - 2nd semester 10
73205106 Contemporary History - 2nd semester 10
73205105 History of the Discoveries and Portuguese Expansion - 2nd semester 10
73205103 Medieval History - 2nd semester 10
73205104 Modern History - 2nd semester 10
732051010 Pre-History 10
Elective option 2
Code Name ECTS
73217112 Opção Livre (not translated) 10
73205110 Research Seminar in Archaeology - 1st semester 10
73205112 Research seminar in Historical Archivistics - 2nd semester 10
73205111 Research Seminar in History - 1st semester 10