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Third cycle of studies in History

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The Agency for Assessment and Accreditation of Higher Education (A3ES), accredited this study cycle unconditionally (see the documents here).
Please consult the study cycle official documents.

The PhD in History students shall:
  • Reveal systematic understanding capacities in the domains of History;
  • Develop competences, skills and methods adequate to this area of research;
  • Reveal conceiving, projecting, adapting and achieving significant research capacities;
  • respecting the requirements imposed by the academic quality patterns and integrity;
  • Demonstrate a capacity to perform original historical research works, contributing to the broadening of knowledge borders and deserving national or international diffusion in publications with a selection committee;
  • Show the capacities to analyse critically, to assess and to sum new and complex ideas;
  • Show communication capacity with his/her peers, the academic community and society in general, concerning the History specialization area;
  • Demonstrate capacities to promote, in an academic and professional context, technological, social and cultural progress.


For more information see:
Candidate webpage | Academic Portal


For scientific and academic issues - contact the course director: dhis@letras.up.pt
For administrative issues
- contact the Academic Management Office: sga@letras.up.pt
For international mobility students - contact the International Office: sri@letras.up.pt

General information

Official Code: 9341
Director: Luís Miguel Duarte
Acronym: DHIS
Academic Degree: Doctor
Type of course/cycle of studies: Doctoral Degree
Start: 2007/2008
Duration: 3 Years

Study Plan


  • History (180 ECTS credits)
  • Doctoral Course in History (60 ECTS credits)

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