History, Philosophy and Heritage of Science and Tecnology

Education objectives

The objectives of the PhD Programme in History, Philosophy and Heritage of Science and Technology are:

  1. To foster a culture of science and technology, that aims to understand the historical importance and influence of science and technology in European society;

  2. To understand and contextualize the development of  technological innovation in Portuguese society;

  3. To identify and contextualize the history of scientific and technological Portuguese heritage;

  4. To evaluate and disseminate knowledge that will ensure the conservation, of the scientific and technological heritage.

Students will join the Interuniversitary Centre for History and Philosophy of Science and Technology (CIUHCT), a recognized research unit at the national and international levels.

Career opportunities

  • Research

  • Qualification of primary and secondary teachers

  • Qualification of top-level executives of local authorities, through the development of skills for the measurement of scientific technological and industrial heritage sites and its conservation possibilities.

General characterization

DGES code



PhD (3rd Cycle)



Access to other programs



Maria Paula Pires dos Santos Diogo

Opening date





(await approval)

Portuguese students: 2 750 Euros/ year

Foreign students: 2 750 Euros/ year



This course could be taught on a e-learning platform, in order to welcome foreign candidates, who have difficulty in attending all the classes.

Teaching language

Available soon

Degree pre-requisites

Duration: 3 years

Credits: 180 ECTS

Scientific Area Acronym ECTS
Mandatory Optional
History, Philosophy and Heritage of Science and Technology HFCT 174 0
General History HG 6 0
TOTAL 180 0

Conditions of admittance

Available soon

Evaluation rules

Available soon


Versão Aprovada na DGES (2007) -> Versão que foi para a A3ES (2010)