PhD in Anthropology: Politics and Displays of Culture and Museology

Education objectives

● Provide in depth theoretical conceptual and methodological tools for the study of Anthropology in the areas associated
to heritage and museology;
● Provide the necessary conditions for the debate of fundamental themes adequate to advanced training;
● Develop critical reflexive capacities;
● Supply the competences required for research;
● Train the students for the development of independent work.

General characterization

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PhD (3rd Cycle)



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Teaching language

Portuguese Language

Degree pre-requisites

Duration: 8 semesters. Total credits: 240 credits (60 gained in course units of the study programme; 180 in the non-taught component). Type of non-taught component: Thesis dissertation. Number of credits from elective options: 10 credits, with the student opting for a research seminar in Anthropology or an elective option seminar which may be chosen from among the post-graduate course units offered by the Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas (FCSH-UNL), by other organic units of the Universidade Nova de Lisboa, or by any other national or foreign higher education institution with bilateral agreement.

Conditions of admittance

Can be admitted as candidates: a) Holders of a master’s degree or legal equivalent; b) Holders of an undergraduate degree, with an especially relevant academic or scientific curriculum, officially recognized by the institutions granting the degree as attesting ability for carrying over this cycle of studies; c) Holders of an especially relevant academic or scientific or professional curriculum, officially recognized by the institutions granting the degree, attesting the ability to pursue this cycle of studies.

Evaluation rules

The study course leading to the doctoral degree includes the completion of a doctoral program that consists of curricular unit aimed at training for research; the realization of an original thesis, designed especially for this purpose, appropriate to the branch of knowledge or expertise. The seminar curricular units type are classified on a scale of 0-20. The final classification of the PhD course is expressed by approved or not approved formulas. In case of approval, the final classification of the PhD course is expressed in the range 10-20 on a scale of 0-20, doing the arithmetic average of the marks in which the curricular units with 10 ECTS. The final classification of the thesis is expressed by formulas approved or refused by justified nominal vote with no abstentions.