Phd in Landscape Architecture and Urban Ecology

Entidades parceiras: Universidade do Porto, Universidade de Lisboa

General Objectives of the Course

The PhD in Landscape Architecture and Urban Ecology aims:
- A post-graduate education leading to the award of the degree of Doctor of "Landscape Architecture and Urban Ecology";
- The integration of the three universities in the sharing of teaching and research of the doctoral program, a rotation system in which the University is identified annually host;
- Contribute to the current state of discussion of theory and methods in Landscape Architecture;
- Deepening of strategic areas such as planning and urban ecology, landscape aesthetics, environmental psychology and sociology, the planning for recreation and other matters that constitute the domains of knowledge in Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning. It implies, therefore, capacity building and discussion of the relationship between art (drawing, design and critical) and science (biological processes, planning and management).

Admission Requirements

The access conditions are:
- Bachelor's degree in Landscape Architecture, Environmental Engineering, Geographical Engineering, Agricultural Sciences and Biology and related fields, obtained before the implementation of the Bologna Process.
- Degree of Master (second cycle higher education) in Landscape Architecture, Environmental Engineering, Geographical, Agricultural Sciences, Urban and Regional Planning, Environmental Engineering and Biology and related fields, obtained prior to the implementation of the Bologna Process as well as
- Another national or foreign qualification considered, in legal terms as equivalent.

Candidates should check the admission requirements available on this site, in addition to the information provided here.

Professional Goals

Land use planning and administration; Landscape Architecture professionals and lectures

Mode of Study

Taught full-time, presence required, during the day in working hours.

Teaching / Evaluation language(s)

Portuguese and English

Examination Regulations, Assessment and Grading

Given the fact that pedagogical assessment is inseparable from teaching, it is intended to ascertain competences and knowledge that students acquired, their critical thinking, their ability to point out and solve problems, as well as their written and oral expression. Students admitted to examination are those who are registered in the curricular units in the academic year in which the exams are carried out and, simultaneously, registered in those examinations, whenever this registration is necessary, in accordance with number 7, article 5 of the Pedagogical Regulation of the University of Coimbra.
The assessment elements are the following examples: written or oral exam, tests, written or practical assignments, as well as individual or group projects that may have to be orally defended and students’ participation in classes. Assessment of each curricular unit may include one or more of the mentioned assessment elements.

The mark obtained by each student in each curricular unit consists of a whole number between 0 and 20 points and students who obtain the minimum final mark of 10 points are successfully assessed.
Whenever assessment of a curricular unit comprises more than one assessment element, the final mark is calculated on the basis of the marks students obtained in each assessment element by means of a formula that is made public in accordance with number 1, article 8 of the Pedagogical Regulation of the University of Coimbra.

Course Coordinator(s)

António Xavier de Barros e Cunha Pereira Coutinho

Recognition of Prior Learning

Can also apply to this PhD those who have science curriculum, academic and professional qualification attesting to the capacity for a doctoral degree, being the organ of the host University, identified each year, the decision on this assessment curriculum, in consultation with the Coordinating Committee of the PhD.
When the Coordinating Committee deems it necessary, may recommend to the candidates, in addition to their basic training, the frequency or approval of one or more courses, in addition to integrating the curriculum in the PhD.

Qualification Requirements and Regulations

The legal framework for the qualification is established by the decrees: Decree-Law no. 74/2006, 24th March, changed and republished by the decree: DL no. 107/2008, 25th June.

Graduation Requirements

To obtain the required degree is the preparation and public defense of an original thesis.

Access to Further Studies

The Ph.D. in Landscape Architecture and Urban Ecology provides access to Post – Doctoral studies

Study Programme

Landscape Architecture and Urban Ecology

Academic year

Course Type
3rd Cycle Studies

DGES Code: 5632

Qualification Awarded: Doutor

Duration: 6 Semester(s)

ECTS Credits: 180.0

Annual Fee: 3000.0


Call for Applications


1st Quarterial
Start date: 01-09-2022
End date: 30-11-2022
2nd Quarterial
Start date: 01-12-2022
End date: 28-02-2023
3rd Quarterial
Start date: 01-03-2023
End date: 31-05-2023
4th Quarterial
Start date: 01-06-2023
End date: 31-08-2023
1st Semester
Start date: 12-09-2022
End date: 17-12-2022
2nd Semester
Start date: 06-02-2023
End date: 20-05-2023


Agência de Avaliação e Acreditação do Ensino Superior
2016-11-15 a 2022-11-14
Direcção Geral de Ensino Superior