Doctoral Programme in Political Economy
Entidades parceiras: Universidade de Lisboa, ISCTE - Instituto Universitário de Lisboa IUL
General Objectives of the CourseThe PhD in Political Economy overcomes a gap in advanced training, aligning it with an international trend in the social sciences: the interdisciplinary rediscovery of the study of capitalism as a socio-economic and power system; a diversified system throughout history; a changing system in terms of its institutions and scales. This programme will emphasize the knowledge about the evolution of capitalism in Portugal, in the frame of the European and global contexts that shape its convergence and divergence trajectories. Having as its starting point the confluence between Economics, Sociology, History and Law, this study cycle will delve into subjects such as: the relationships between the state, the community and the market in the context of systems of provision of goods and services; the regulatory controversies in relevant areas, from the labour market to the financial system; the challenges posed by integration processes or the nature of crises and of the public policy responses.
Any master degree in Social Sciences and Humanities. In addition, the program’s coordinators may consider applicants with other second cycle level backgrounds thought as adequate for prosecution of this program of studies.
Candidates should check the admission requirements available on this site, in addition to the information provided here.
Mode of StudyDaytime
Learning Objectives and Intended SkillsThe PhD in Political Economy fosters the theoretical and methodological training of students, granting an in-depth empirical
knowledge of international and national political economy, and linking domains that are usually examined in separate. Special focus is placed on the development of analytical and technical skills that promote students’ ability to create relevant knowledge, to critically assess ideas and to aptly intervene in policy development. More specifically, this study cycle strives for highly demanding training in order to foster students’ capabilities along two main paths: career advancement in top administration, both in the public and private sectors, providing them with the ability to understand a complex and ever-changing socioeconomic and political context; and the development of relevant research projects that impact the scientific community and may lead to the integration in a academic career.
João Pedro Amaral Cabouco Rodrigues
3rd Cycle Studies
DGES Code: PA42
Qualification Awarded: Doutor
Duration: 4 Year(s)
ECTS Credits: 240.0
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
- 2018-03-08 a 2024-03-07