Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas

Geography and Territorial Planning


Terceiro ciclo




Ana Maria Firmino

Opening date

September 2018




5 200 €/total = 1 300 €/annual*4


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

Education objectives

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/NOVA), in other units of NOVA University of Lisbon, or other national or foreign Higher Education Institutions, by 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 420, 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
73204100 Metodologias em Geografia e Planeamento Territorial (not translated) - 1st semester 10
73204101 Issues in Geography and Territorial Planning - 1st semester 10
73204109 Thesis in Geography and Spatial Planning 180
73204108 Final Report in Geography and Territorial Planning 20
Elective option 1
Code Name ECTS
73204102 Advanced Seminar on Environment and Natural Resources - 2nd semester 10
73204105 Advanced Seminar on Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Systems - 2nd semester 10
73204106 Advanced Seminar on Human Geography 10
73204103 Advanced Seminar on Planning and Spatial Planning - 2nd semester 10
73204104 Advanced Seminar on Territory and Development - 2nd semester 10
Elective option 2
Code Name ECTS
73204113 Opção Livre (not translated) 10
73204107 Research Seminar on Geography and Territorial Planning 10