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 centres.
See the list of doctorates offered by UCP and click on the links for more information.
The Law Degree was the opportunity for the teaching of Law in public universities to leave the critical moment in which it was in Portugal in 1976. 13 years after the creation of the degree program, the Faculty of Law was founded which, anticipating the signal of time and following the needs and demands of society, is constantly evolving, both in terms of the programs offered and in terms of the teaching methods.
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.
The Institute for Political Studies intends to be a strategic project of long reach and long duration. In an era in when knowledge tends to be the key to development, this Institute naturally assumes itself as a project for the future which seeks to be useful to Portugal and to the Portuguese-speaking world.