PhD degree in Philosophy

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.

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.

Professional Goals

Higher Education, Research, diplomatic career, culture, arts and politics fields;

Mode of Study

The course is delivered in daytime schedule.

Teaching / Evaluation language(s)


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.

Course Coordinator(s)

Mário Avelino Santiago Carvalho

ECTS Departmental Coordinator(s)

António Manuel Martins

Edmundo Manuel Porém Balsemão Pires

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.

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.

Access to Further Studies

Post-doctoral research.

Study Programme


Academic year

Course Type
3rd Cycle Studies

DGES Code: 5153

Qualification Awarded: Doutor

Duration: 4 Year(s)

ECTS Credits: 240.0

Annual Fee: 1417.0


Call for Applications


1st Semester
Start date: 10-09-2018
End date: 20-12-2018
2nd Semester
Start date: 04-02-2019
End date: 30-05-2019


Agência de Avaliação e Acreditação do Ensino Superior
2017-03-08 a 2023-03-07
Direcção Geral de Ensino Superior