PhD in Gender Studies

Education objectives

In association with ISCSP-ULisboa and NOVA School of Law.
Students are expected to:
- Acquire critical knowledge about Gender Studies' theoretical and methodological
frameworks and apply them to the analysis of research contexts and problems;
- Develop skills to design innovative and autonomous research projects that can contribute to the progress of science and a better understanding of society;
- Develop skills to select and use appropriate technical procedures of data collection, usage and interpretation;
- Acquire skills to adequately select and use technical procedures related to data collection and analysis;
- Acquire scientific writing skills in various forms and oral presentation skills of research processes and results;
- Be capable of formulating critical judgement about their own work and that of their peers' and its social impact, following ethical and deontological rules;
- Be able to respond to diverse social demands with scientific independence and accuracy;
- Acquire the necessary scientific skills to disseminate scientific knowledge.

General characterization

DGES code



PhD (3rd Cycle)



Access to other programs

The degree of "doutor" is a final qualification.


Manuel Gaspar da Silva Lisboa

Opening date





2000 Euros/year


Presencial Pós-Laboral

Teaching language

Portuguese Language

Degree pre-requisites

Duration: 8 semesters/4 years.

Conditions of admittance

Holders of a Master ́s degree or legal equivalent in Sociology, Law, Human and Social Sciences and other scientific areas can apply to this degree. Exceptionally, holders of bachelor's degrees or legal equivalent, or those who hold a relevant academic, scientific or profissional curriculum, that attests an ability to carry out this cycle of studies can also apply. Selection is based on individual merit. The following criteria will be considered: a) Academic degrees; b) Curriculum vitae; c) Evaluation of a research project proposal, in addition to a letter of intent detailing the reasons to take the programme; d) An interview with the scientific structure of the consortium.

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.


Elective Optionals (Option I to be attended in 2nd semester)
Code Name ECTS
03100296 International and European Law and Gender Equality 8.0
03100279 Identities, Body and Sexualities 8.0
03100285 Feminist and gender theories and LGBTIQ + studies, social movements 8.0
Mandatory ECTS number: 8
Code Name ECTS
03100204 Gender Studies and Human Sciences 8.0
03100156 Gender, Equality and Human Rights 8.0
03100167 Research Methodologies 8.0
03100189 Seminar I 8.0
03100221 Seminar II 5.0
03100232 Seminar III 5.0
03100243 Seminar IV 5.0
03100257 Seminar V 5.0
03100178 Research Topics in Gender Studies I 6.0
03100195 Research Topics in Gender Studies II 6.0
03100144 Gender theories, feminisms and women's studies 8.0
03100210 Thesis in Gender Studies 160.0