Doctorate Degree (PhD)


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6 Years
30 Jul 2019
Accreditation DGES
Initial registry R/A-Ef 3372/2011 de 18-03-2011
Update registry R/A-Ef 3372/2011/AL01 de 20-02-2020
School of Social Sciences
Sedas Nunes Building (Building I), room 1E05
(+351) 210 464 016
9:30 - 18:00

PhD Management
Edifício 4, sala B329

(+351) 210 464 017

Lectured in English
Teaching Type In person

The Doctoral Program in Psychology offers training in line with the highest international standards, with a clear a focus on the development of autonomous and innovative research in Psychology, but also preparing for intervention with an emphasis on psycho-social processes involved in responses to public policies. 

Doctoral Students are supported by highly qualified internal supervisors, are offered occasions for conceptual and methodological development and consolidation through the contribution of invited researchers whose seminars allow them to learn from state-of-the-art research programs, and are provided with regular monitoring and systematic opportunities for discussing their on-going work.

The Program attracts national and international students with diverse backgrounds, who are encouraged from early on to integrate national and international networks, and to disseminate their research in peer reviewed publications and presentations in scientific conferences and to society, activities largely supported with internal funds.

The Program offers every year a limited number of Ph.D. scholarships awarded by CIS, the Centre for Psychological Research and Social Intervention  and the School of Social Sciences, besides supporting applications to FCT scholarships and other external funding-entities.

A growing postgraduate community, a strong connection with the Psychology Research Centre, a well-consolidated research environment benefiting from internal and external funding, and an optimal research infrastructure, all contribute to a productive, stimulating, and collaborative training environment.


• To promote autonomy, innovation and excellence in research in Psychology according to the highest international standards, through conceptual and methodological training, as well as training in academic and science-communication skills, and regular monitoring;

• To stimulate scientific development and dissemination, through support to regular presentation and publication of on-going work in scientific outlets.

• To promote the development of national and international networks of scientific cooperation through co-orientation, invited seminars by experts and financial support to mobility

• To train highly qualified professionals in research and intervention, able to contribute to society in multiple sectors, inside and outside academia, and capable of communicating their work to society

• To contribute to the resolution of relevant social problems through scientific evidence and encourage the development of an inclusive and open knowledge-based society.


Paula Castro

General information

4 years
Teaching Type
In person
Tuitions (€) *
1.stYear 2500.00
2.ndYear 2500.00
3.rdYear 2500.00
4.thYear 2500.00
* Information for 2024/2025
School of Social Sciences
Sedas Nunes Building (Building I), room 1E05
(+351) 210 464 016
9:30 - 18:00
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