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PhD in Sociology (in Portuguese only)

ISCTE-University Institute of Lisbon
3 years
Full time
Doctorate / PhD
On campus
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Program description

PhD in Sociology (in Portuguese only)

The PhD programme in Sociology trains students to become researchers and higher education professors, as well as professionals who are highly qualified in the analysis of social problems.

The programme duration is three years. During the first year, doctoral candidates attend seminars in theories and methods, as well as elective modules open to all the master’s students in the social sciences at Iscte. In the other two years, candidates prepare their theses by conducting research in the Centre for Research and Studies of Sociology (CIES), which has been classified as “Very Good” by the FCT. In addition, students attend a research seminar and an international conference cycle in Sociology.

Students who finish the first year of the course will receive a Diploma of Advanced Studies in Sociology with 60 credits (ECTS).

According to their academic and scientific backgrounds, candidates may be exempted from attending part or all of the curricular component (1st year) of the programme at their request.

Information regarding COVID-19

Due to the outbreak of COVID-19, the Portuguese government has temporarily closed all schools and universities from March 12th 2020.

In light of this, ISCTE - Instituto Universitário de Lisboa will be suspending face-to-face classes and offering all programs remotely instead. For more information about this, please contact the university.

Program content

Upon finishing the PhD programme in Sociology, students should:

  • Have the ability to understand the scientific field of sociology systematically;
  • Have skills, ability and research methods associated with sociology;
  • Have the skills to conceive, design and execute original sociological research of high scientific quality;
  • Be able to critically evaluate, analyze and synthesize new and complex ideas;
  • Be able to communicate with peer scientists and the community in general about their scientific domain and publish their scientific works;
  • Be able to contribute to the ends of social progress and wellbeing for all people in an academic and professional context.

Tuition fees

Tuition fee 2020/2021 €1750.00 per year

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About this institute

ISCTE-University Institute of Lisbon

Founded in 1972, the University Institute of Lisbon (ISCTE-IUL) is one of the most prestigious public universities in Portugal, particularly focused on postgraduate studies and scientific research. It is organized in four schools: ISCTE Business School, School of Sociology and...

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ISCTE-University Institute of Lisbon

Avenida das Forças Armadas
1649-026 Lisboa

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