Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia

History, Philosophy and Heritage of Science and Tecnology


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Isabel Maria da Silva Pereira Amaral

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2750,00 Euros/year for all students.


It depends on the working method of each training course. The working time for the classes will be agreed with each PhD student, or when there are more than 10 students in each year, it will be agreed with all students of the programme.

Education objectives

The objectives of the PhD Programme in History, Philosophy and Heritage of Science and Technology:

  1. Fostering a culture of science and technology, with a matrix that allows to understand the historical importance and influence of science and technology in European society;
  2. Understand and contextualize the conjunctures in which technological innovation was promoted and has evolved into Portuguese society;
  3. Recognize and identify the scientific and technological heritage Portuguese being able to contextualize in space and time considering the history of science and technology in Portugal and the historical context in which they occur;
  4. Study, evaluate and disseminate, to ensure their conservation, scientific and technological heritage Portuguese

Students will be accommodated at the Centre for History and Philosophy of Science and Technology, the research unit of recognized national and international levels.


1.º Semester
Code Name ECTS
9922 Philosophy of Science and Technology 6.0
9921 Historiography 6.0
9923 History of Science 6.0
9924 History of Technology 6.0
2.º Semester
Code Name ECTS
9930 History of Science and Technology in Portugal 6.0
9920 European History 6.0
9925 Heritage Scientific, Technological and Industrial 6.0
9926 Thesis Project 12.0
9931 Representations of Technoscience 6.0
2.º Year
Code Name ECTS
9927 Thesis 120.0