PhD in Sociology (association)
This proposal departs from a previous/successful experience of collaboration in a PhD Programme between 3 of the proponent institutions, in place since 2008. It aims at enriching and enlarging the initial consortium in order to gain critical mass and consolidate excellent scientific education in sociology (either in a national and international level – with Europe but also the Portuguese speaking countries horizon in mind). The objective is to nurture a closer and virtuous relationship between research, teaching and outreach activities in the social sciences domain, and to promote pedagogical innovation through mobility and exchanges of students and teachers between institutions. More generally, training and qualifying in sociology is very relevant: complex, rapidly changing contemporary societies require accurate instruments to understand them and to intervene in the resolution of dramatic social problems.
PhD (3rd Cycle)
Access to other programs
Rui Manuel Leitão da Silva Santos
Length: 8 semesters.
Total credits: 240 credits.
The degree of doutor corresponds to the level 8 of the NQF and EQF-National Qualifications Framework/European Qualifications Framework.
Conditions of admittance
Candidates eligible to apply: a) Holders of Master's degrees or the legal equivalent in the field of Sociology, Social and Human Sciences. b) Exceptionally, holders of Bachelor’s degrees or the legal equivalent, or those who possess especially relevant educational or scientific cv that the Programme Commission recognizes as a proof of the candidate’s ability to undertake this study cycle; c) Exceptionally, candidates that hold an outstanding professional cv that the Programme Commission recognizes as a proof of the candidate’s capacities to undertake the PhD programme. Selection is based on individual merit, considering the following criteria: a) Academic grades. b) Academic scientific and technical curriculum vitae. c) Assessment of a proposal of a research project, as well of an intention letter detailing the reasons why they wish to pursue the programme d) An interview Candidates will be ranked in accordance with the scores that they obtain in the selection process.
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.
|73300104||Methods and techniques of Qualitative Research||8.0|
|73208128||Methods and techniques of Quantitative Research||8.0|
|73300105||Sociological theories: classic||8.0||Mandatory ECTS number: 8|
|73208105||Contemporary Theoratical Debates||8.0|
|73208110||Advanced Seminar in Sociology I||4.0|
|73208112||Advanced Seminar in Sociology II||4.0|
|73208111||Research Seminar I||10.0|
|73208113||Research Seminar II||10.0|
|73208114||Research Seminar III||5.0|
|73208115||Research Seminar IV||5.0|
|73208116||Research Seminar V||5.0|
|73208117||Thesis in Sociology||165.0|