PhD in Anthropology
General Objectives of the CourseThe PhD in Anthropology is planned to meet the current requirements of the PhD within the European area. The advanced study and research in the field of Anthropology are subdivided into three specializations: Biological Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology and Forensic Anthropology. The doctoral program will last three years. In the first year the candidate must complete a set of 60 ECTS, specific to each specialization. After obtaining these 60 ECTS students should devote themselves to the research with a view to writing the final dissertation (120 ECTS). The choice of advisor is made freely by the candidate. The program coordinator will help the candidate in defining their research topic and in search of its guiding.
Are admitted to Doctoral Program applicants who meet the criteria established by the Decree 4º of the “Regulamento de Doutoramento” of the University of Coimbra:
a. Holders of master's degree or equivalent.
b. Teaching assistants holders of “pedagogic competency and scientific capacity prove”
c. Holders of a degree with a scientific or professional relevant curriculum recognized by the Scientific Council of FCTUC;
d. Holders of an academic, scientific or professional curriculum, attesting the capacity to carry out this cycle of studies, recognized by the Scientific Council of FCTUC.
Candidates should check the admission requirements available on this site, in addition to the information provided here.
Professional GoalsMuseums, Municipalities, Laboratories, Forensic Institutions, Universities, Research.
Mode of StudyFull time
Teaching / Evaluation language(s)Portuguese
Examination Regulations, Assessment and GradingAs 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.
Fernando José Pereira Florêncio
ECTS Departmental Coordinator(s)
Fernando José Pereira Florêncio
Recognition of Prior LearningExceptionally, the Scientific Council of FCTUC may admit the application for registration in the program candidates who hold a scientific, academic and professional curriculum meeting the needs of teaching and research doctoral program in Anthropology.
Qualification Requirements and RegulationsDecree-Law no. 74/2006, 24th March, changed and republished by the decree: D-L no. 107/2008, 25th June, by the Decree-Law no. 230/2009, 14th September, by the Dispatch no. 7733/2007, 26th April and by the Dispatch no. 9060/2011, 14th July.
The doctoral program will last three years. In the first year the candidate must complete a set of 60 ECTS, specific to each specialization. After obtaining these 60 ECTS students should devote themselves to their research with a view to writing the final dissertation (120 ECTS).
Access to Further StudiesThe Ph.D. in Anthropology provides access to Post – Doctoral studies.
- Specialization in Forensic Anthropology
- Specialization in Physical Anthropology
- Specialization in Social and Cultural Anthropology
3rd Cycle Studies
DGES Code: 5102
Qualification Awarded: Doutor
Duration: 6 Semester(s)
ECTS Credits: 180.0
Annual Fee: 2750.0
Call for Applications (only in portuguese)
- 1st Semester
Start date: 10-09-2018
End date: 20-12-2018
- 2nd Semester
Start date: 04-02-2019
End date: 30-05-2019
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