Academic Degree
General Objectives
The PhD in Geology aims to provide both Portuguese and foreign doctoral students, with a solid institutional framework of methodological and advanced scientific training in Geology, that enables them to carry out quality scientific work and integrates them into international knowledge networks .
The PhD in Geology has the general objectives of training highly specialised doctoral students, who demonstrate:
a) The ability to systematically understand Geology;
b) Their own competences, aptitudes and research methods in Geology;
c) The ability to conceive, design, adapt and carry out meaningful research respecting the requirements imposed by the standards of academic quality and integrity;
d) That they can carry out a significant opus of original research that contributes to the extension of the frontiers of knowledge in Geology, and which deserves national or international dissemination in publications with a selection committee.
e) An ability to critically analyse, evaluate and synthesise new, complex ideas;
f) An ability to communicate the results of their work with their peers, the rest of the academic community and society in general;
g) An ability, in a knowledge-based society, to promote, in an academic and/or professional context, technological, social and cultural progress
CNAEF Classification
Earth Sciences
(443) Portaria n.º 256/2005 [PT]
Study Programme/Publication in the Portuguese Official Gazette
6 semesters
Career Opportunities
Companies that research, prospect and extract geological resources.
Regional/national entities for the study/management of natural resources.
National, regional and local administration bodies and companies (City Councils, etc.).
Governmental organisations (Ministries, Government, UNESCO, etc.)
Museums, interpretation centres and the like, particularly in creation, management and promotion.
Technical and Higher Education (Universities, Polytechnics and vocational schools).
Environmental and heritage recovery projects (mines, quarries, etc.), particularly in creation, management and promotion.
Laboratories and research centres.
Admission Requirements
- Holders of the master degree or legal equivalent in the areas of Geosciences (Geology, Geography, Natural Sciences) 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 Geosciences (Geology, Geography, Natural Sciences) or related;
- Holders of an academic, scientific or professional curriculum recognised as attesting the capacity to carry out this cycle.
Selection And Ranking Criteria
- Academic curriculum;
- Scientific curriculum;
- Professional curriculum;
- Candidates may be subjected to interview for selection and ranking.
Resolution Date
A3ES Deliberation
Registry Date
Accreditation Validity