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 3rd Cycle Degree     Departamento de Física [Portuguese]

Study plan/Branches   Física
DGES code
CNAEF classification | Decree no. 256/2005 [PT]
Publication in the Portuguese Official Gazette Order no. 7288/2011 - DR 2nd series, no. 93, 13 May [PT]
Assessment/Accreditation/Registration A3ES Accreditation, 02-11-2016
Self-assessment Report
Initial registry: R/A-Ef 1287/2011, 18-03-2011
Changes registry: R/A-Ef 1287/2011/AL01, 01-06-2018
Mode of study The course respects the daily work hours and includes e-learning.
ECTS 180

General Access Regime  

Admission Requirements
Vacancies 15 (2021)


Profile of the programme This program awards the degree of PhD in Physics. This degree certifies an extensive global scientific knowledge of Physics, and a deep proficiency in a specific area, as well as the ability to carry out relevant research in Physics
Accordingly it aims to: Provide the highest quality of training in Physics, in a stimulating scientific atmosphere, with participation in relevant research projects
Prepare for a career in Physics in the framework of Higher Education, Research Institutions, or corporate work
Key learning outcomes After completing of the degree program the students should have: Systematic and deep understanding in an area of Physics
Acquired, as a result of the work involved in research and writing the thesis, the skills, aptitudes and practices appropriate to research and development of knowledge in Physics
The capacity to conceive, project, adapt and carry out research work in Physics, in accordance with the demands of quality standards and academic integrity. The ability to critically analyze and synthesize new and complex ideas
The capacity to communicate with peers, the academic community in general, and society within the field of expertise
The ability to promote in academic and/or professional contexts technological social and cultural development in a knowledge based society
Occupational profiles of graduates This degree awards professional qualification for a wide range of activities, including teaching in Higher Education, theoretical, experimental and technological research in Physics, Engineering and Technology
In view of the high level of scientific and technical expertise conferred, many highly specialized fields of professional activity such as medical instrumentation, high technology industry and also financial and insurance activities are active fields of employment
Learning facilities Available learning support facilities include the main campus library with online access to databases including B-on and Web of Science, several computer rooms and wi-fi throughout the University with permanent internet access, and an e-learning platform with support for all education activities.
Requirements and regulations (assessment and graduation) UBI Regulations [PT]


Departamento de Física

Rua Marquês D'Ávila e Bolama
6201-001 Covilhã
275 242 071
275 319 719

Course Coordinator(s)

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Course Director
José Manuel Pé-Curto Velhinho
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Mobility coordinator
Jorge Manuel Maia Pereira


Scientific Committee
José Manuel Pé-Curto Velhinho
Paulo Rodrigues Lima Vargas Moniz
Rui Miguel Nobre Martins Pacheco
Paulo André de Paiva Parada
Rui Manuel Pires Almeida
Manuel Fernando Ferreira da Silva
João Pedro de Jesus Marto
César Augusto Teixeira Marques da Silva

Recognition Committee
José Manuel Pé-Curto Velhinho
Manuel Fernando Ferreira da Silva
João Pedro de Jesus Marto
Jorge Manuel Maia Pereira
Note: The information contained in these pages does not relieve consultation of official documents. Last updated on: 2019-08-01

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