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 3rd Cycle Degree     Departamento Comunicação, Filosofia e Política [Portuguese]

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Study plan   Philosophy


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DGES code
CNAEF classification 226 | Decree no. 256/2005 [PT]
Publication in the Portuguese Official Gazette Order no. 1546/2014 - DR 2nd series, no. 21, 30 January [PT]
Assessment/Accreditation/Registration A3ES Accreditation, 01-06-2023
Self-assessment Report
Initial registry: R/A-Ef 1286/2011, 18-03-2011 Changes registry: R/A-Ef 1286/2011/AL01, 10-10-2017
Mode of study After Working Hours
ECTS 180

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Admission Requirements
Vacancies 10 (2024)


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Profile of the programme This PhD programm in Philosophy aims to ensure a high-level training in scientific research in this area of knowledge, particularly in the field of practical philosophy (ethics and political philosophy). In this third cycle course, doctoral students participate on a number of doctoral seminars which have the dual purpose of putting them in contact with the most significant results obtained by the leading edge research in various areas of philosophy (particularly practical philosophy) and to train them as researchers and philosophers. In addition, students also have the opportunity, over the course, to participate in seminars and conferences - actively (with presentation of papers) or passively - which involve high-caliber researchers. Doctoral students in this course will dedicate the major part of the last two years writing a PhD thesis which should be an original and high-level research work in philosophy.
Key learning outcomes a) Have knowledge and understanding skills in the domain of philosophy at a level corresponding to expectations on a PhD degree.
b) Have the knowledge and the skills in philosophy able to form the basis for original developments and applications in a context of research.
c) To apply specific knowledge obtained in the concerned field of study, as well as acquired ability to understand and resolve philosophical problems, in broader and multidisciplinar contexts.
d) Be able to express implications and conclusions in a proper manner, both to specialists and to non specialists.
Occupational profiles of graduates Teaching at the university, college or secondary school. Investigation in philosophy.
Learning facilities Central Library with a philosophy specific area. It is located in Pole I of the University, it is compound by a 5840 m2 area, with 600 study places, computers rooms, magazines and newspapers room, access to scientific magazines, printed or online. Wireless access to the web in all building.
IFP library specialized in philosophy, specialy practical philosophy. It is located in the second floor of the Central Library building; it is specialized in political science, political theory, State theory, law and ethics philosophy.
IFP – Institut for Practical Philosophy. It is located in the second floor of the Central Library, where it has a specialized Library and own workrooms. IFP is an investigation unit recognized and financed by FCT that obtained the very good mark in the evaluation of investigation units in 2003 and 2008. IFP is able to involve postgraduate students, namely PhD students, in ongoing investigation projects.
Requirements and regulations (assessment and graduation) UBI Regulations [PT]
Specific regulations for the PhD in Philosophy (Approved by the Course Commission.

Erasmus+ Agreements

Erasmus Agreements
  • SS. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje • Macedónia (antiga República Jugoslava da) • Duration: S

Departamento de Comunicação, Filosofia e Política

Rua Marquês D'Ávila e Bolama
6201-001 Covilhã
275 242 024

Course Coordinator(s)

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Course Director
José Maria da Silva Rosa
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Mobility coordinator
Maria João Dias de Carvalho Neves Cabrita


Scientific Committee
José Maria da Silva Rosa
André Barata Nascimento
António José Ferreira Bento
David Geraldes Santos
José António Campelo de Sousa Amaral
José António Duarte Domingues
Maria João Dias de Carvalho Neves Cabrita
Urbano Mestre Sidoncha

Recognition Committee
José Maria da Silva Rosa
Maria João Dias de Carvalho Neves Cabrita
José António Campelo de Sousa Amaral
José António Duarte Domingues
Note: The information contained in these pages does not relieve consultation of official documents. Last updated on: 2020-01-11

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