The Doctoral Programme in Educational Sciences (PDCE) is a great opportunity for producing knowledge focused on education and training. The programme offers a broad vision on education (formal, informal and non-formal), and its international atmosphere creates a very special environment. Its close articulation with research projects developed at the Educational Research and Intervention Centre (rated Excellent by FCT), as well as the quality of doctoral supervision, results in relevant work that can indeed make a difference.The programme combines the development of an individual thesis with a structured curricular component, combining advanced scientific training with the development of original and socially relevant research. The first curricular year is divided among Curricular Units that focus on major themes and questions in the educational field and provide in-depth knowledge and the capacity for critical analysis of research methodologies in education. The curricular load is significantly lower in the second year, for greater focus on research development, culminating in the third year with the conclusion and public defence of the individual thesis.
The PDCE is designed to host students with strong research interests in the area of Education Sciences, and is particularly targeted to:
By providing a space for the development of broad, systematic understanding in the area of Education Sciences and enabling to conceive, design, adapt and carry out original and significant research, respecting the requirements imposed by the standards of quality and academic integrity, contributing to widen the frontiers ofknowledge in the Education Sciences/Social Sciences and Humanities, the programme prepares students for the development and/or enhancement of a professional career in Scientific Research; Teaching and Training; Administration of Educational Organizations; Project Management; Educational Services for Children, Youth and Senior Citizens.
(The orientation, preparation and presentation of the Thesis, as well as other elements of evaluation, may take place in English, if the teaching team involved agrees).
Schedule: Thursday and Friday from 5.30pm to 8.30pm | Saturday from 10am to 1pm
(Relative to the curricular component of PDCE; subject to change)
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