Doctorate

The production of original knowledge and interdisciplinarity form the structural vectors of doctoral education at the Universidade Católica Portuguesa.

Through its Doctoral School, the Católica Doctoral School (CADOS), the University:

  • ensures an appropriate and responsible guidance for doctoral students;
  • creates opportunities for the development of students’ degrees in an international environment;
  • facilitates the professional development and integration of future graduates within the competitive market of knowledge by offering transversal courses of soft skills adjusted to this reality.

Católica guarantees doctoral students a path with a differentiating and high quality brand with its more than 20 doctoral courses accredited by A3ES spread over 11 academic units, and a total of around 700 doctoral students. Each course has its own strategy in close articulation with activities developed by the 15 UCP research centers.

See the list of doctorates offered by UCP and click on the links for more information.

The Faculty of Human Sciences is organized in five scientific areas - Communication Sciences, Culture Studies, Philosophy, Social Sciences and Psycho-Pedagogical Sciences - offering a total of 5 degrees, 11 master's degrees (with a total of 24 variants or annual specializations) and 5 PhDs. Moreover there is a Graduate School and an Advanced Training (EPGFA), with a dozen courses of variable format and length, 2 institutes and 4 Study Centers.