Academic Degree
General Objectives
The course has a “broadband” character, while the specialisation is obtained in the doctoral thesis.
Its main objective is the production of knowledge by conducting original research in the area of​Education Sciences, from a fundamental or applied perspective.
It also has the following objectives:
- to provide continuity from the training offered up to now by the DEP in the 1st and 2nd Cycles of training;
- to promote critical reflection on the daily practice of educators/teachers at various levels and in the fields of education and teaching, and other education professionals;
- to identify, substantiate and disseminate good practice;
- to stimulate cooperation between UTAD and other educational institutions in the region;
- to promote national and international cooperation in the field of research in Education Sciences.
CNAEF Classification
Education Sciences
(142) Portaria n.º 256/2005 [PT]
Study Programme/Publication in the Portuguese Official Gazette
3 years
Admission Requirements
- Holders of an academic, scientific or professional curriculum recognised as attesting the capacity to carry out this cycle;
- 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 Educational Sciences or related;
- Holders of a master degree or legal equivalent in the areas of Educational Sciences or related.
Selection And Ranking Criteria
- Adequacy and classification of access qualification;
- Scientific curriculum;
- Professional curriculum;
- Candidates may be subjected to interview for selection and ranking.
Resolution Date
A3ES Deliberation
Registry Date
Accreditation Validity