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 (see more information here) 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 origin of UCP dates from October 13, 1967, when it joined the Faculty of Philosophy of Braga as the first institution, which had been operating in the city since 1947. The Regional Center of Braga was born on October 25, 1999, with the purpose of consolidating and to develop the presence of the Portuguese Catholic University in the region. The Regional Center of Braga currently offers 9 degrees, 21 master's degrees and 6 doctorates, distributed by its faculties.