Academic Degree
General Objectives
The purpose of this course is to provide doctoral students with the knowledge to design, implement and evaluate territorially differentiated solutions for intelligent, inclusive and sustainable development, capable of responding to the needs and expectations of different people, organisations and communities. It proposes an innovative approach, combining: a) an interdisciplinary reading of reality; b) the link between the local and regional spheres and global changes; and c) the joint creation of knowledge with the subjects of development.
The skills to be acquired within the studies for the PhD in Development, Societies and Territories include:
- Expanding knowledge and critical understanding of the diversity of socio-economic development models and their applicability in a territorial context;
- Constructing references for interdisciplinary interpretation and analysis of the problems and multidimensional solutions raised by the development processes in the communities, organisations and territories, taking into account the linkage with the dynamics of global change;
- Combining theoretical and methodological knowledge to design and carry out innovative research projects at the frontier of knowledge relevant to the advancement of the state of the art in the field of the programme and in response to societal challenges;
- Building new knowledge and innovative public policies to overcome local and regional challenges, in the context of action research and based on multi-stakeholder participatory approach and cross-disciplinary co-creation of knowledge and experience;
- Communicating and arguing the research in a thorough manner that is recognised by peers and understandable to the general public.
CNAEF Classification
Social and Behavioral Sciences
(310) Portaria n.º 256/2005 [PT]
Study Programme/Publication in the Portuguese Official Gazette
3 years, 6 semesters
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Admission Requirements
- Holders of the a master degree or legal equivalent in the areas of Development, Society and Territory, or related;
- Holders of a bachelors degree with a relevant academic or scientific curriculum recognised as attesting the capacity to accomplish this cycle of studies in the areas of Development, Society and Territory, or related;
- Holders of an academic, scientific or professional curriculum recognised as attesting the capacity to carry out this cycle.
Selection And Ranking Criteria
- Adequacy and classification of access qualification;
- Scientific curriculum;
- Professional curriculum;
- Candidates may be subjected to interview for selection and ranking.
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A3ES Deliberation
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