PhD degree in Philosophy
General Objectives of the CourseThis 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.
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 GoalsHigher Education, Research, diplomatic career, culture, arts and politics fields;
Mode of StudyThe course is delivered in daytime schedule.
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.
Mário Avelino Santiago Carvalho
ECTS Departmental Coordinator(s)
António Manuel Martins
Edmundo Manuel Porém Balsemão Pires
Recognition of Prior LearningTo be assessed upon request.
Qualification Requirements and RegulationsThe 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.
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 StudiesPost-doctoral research.
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
- 2017-03-08 a 2023-03-07