PhD degree in Philosophy

Faculty of Arts and Humanities

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Academic year




Course Type

3rd Cycle Studies

Qualification Awarded



4 Year(s)

ECTS Credits


Annual Fee

1417.0 €

Course Coordinator(s)

Mário Avelino Santiago Carvalho (carvalhomario07@gmail.com)

ECTS Departmental Coordinator(s)

António Manuel Martins (amartins@fl.uc.pt)

Diogo Falcão Ferrer (dferrer@fl.uc.pt)

General Objectives of the Course
This 3rd cycle has no curricular structure. Students are required to submit an original thesis. The 3rd cycle students are supposed to participate in national and international seminars (with or without presenting a paper), conferences and other events to complement, deepen and debate the topics concerning their philosophical research issue and / or the research issues of their tutor teachers.
Mode of Study
The course is delivered in daytime schedule.
Access to Further Studies
Post-doctoral research.
Admission Requirements

Cf. Article 64 of the Academic Regulation in the University of Coimbra

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

Recognition of Prior Learning
To be assessed upon request.
Qualification Requirements and Regulations
The legal framework for the qualification is established by the decrees: Decree-Law no 74/2006, 24th March, amended and republished by the decree: DL no 107/2008, 25th June; ordinance nº 782/2009, 23rd July.
Professional Goals
Higher Education, Research, diplomatic career, culture, arts and politics fields;
Examination Regulations, Assessment and Grading
As assessment is a pedagogical activity inseparable from the teaching process, its aim is to establish the students' competencies and knowledge, their critical sense, ability to recognize and resolve problems, as well as their written and oral presentation skills. Students may only register for exams for classes they are currently registered for under the terms of number 6 of article 4 of the University of Coimbra Pedagogical Policy. The following are examples of assessment items: Oral or written exams, written or practical work, individual and group projects that may require an oral defense, as well as class participation. Assessment for each class may include one or more of the above mentioned items. Grading is based on a scale of 0 to 20 and a grade of 10 is required to pass. Whenever assessment includes more than one item, the final grade is calculated by taking into account the relative weight of each item according to a formula published in the course outline under the terms of number 2 of article 7 of the UC Pedagogical Policy.
Graduation Requirements

The degree will be awarded after the accomplishment of an original thesis that should be discussed and submitted to a scientific jury in a public defense.

Study Programme
Applications Notice (only in portuguese)
1st Semester
Start date: 11-09-2017
End date: 21-12-2017
2nd Semester
Start date: 05-02-2018
End date: 30-05-2018
- A3ES
Agência de Avaliação e Acreditação do Ensino Superior
  • 2017-03-08 a 2023-03-07
R/A-Ef 1635/2011 - DGES
Direcção Geral de Ensino Superior
  • 2011-03-18