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Gerontology and Geriatrics

InformationCourse/CS accredited by the Agency for Assessment and Accreditation of Higher Education (A3ES).

The Doctoral Programme in Gerontology and Geriatrics is the response to the felt need for advanced training in the area of gerontology and geriatrics. It aims to provide specialised training for professionals in the areas of gerontology and geriatrics for direct intervention, policy definition, service planning, and research with elderly populations, using national and foreign specialists.

Among other requirements, it is considered an absolute condition for submission of the thesis to public examinations the inclusion in it of at least 1 (one) original article (full length paper) published or accepted for publication in an indexed international journal (SCI), whose 1st author is the doctoral student.


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Schedule: Fridays from 9:00 to 18:00

Calendar: to be defined

Tuition fees 2023/2024

Application for Readmission 2023/2024
Beginning of the Academic Year: 11 September 2023

Normal duration of the course: 4 years (8 semesters)


Academic Affairs: Helena Martins
Email: posgrad@icbas.up.pt
Telephone: 220 428 006

Susana Sousa 
Email: spsousa@icbas.up.pt
Telephone: 220428167

Secretariat to Councils, Study Cycles Directors and Specialized Commissions:
Email: gabsec@icbas.up.pt

Opening Hours:
10:00 - 12:00
14:00 - 15:30

General information

Official Code: 5631
Director: Constança Paúl
Co-Director: Daniela Figueiredo
Acronym: PDGG
Academic Degree: Doctor
Type of course/cycle of study: Doctoral Degree
Start: 2009/2010
Duration: 4 Years

Study Plan

Involved Organic Units


  • PhD Degree in Gerontology and Geriatrics - Specialty of Geriatrics (240 ECTS credits)
  • PhD Degree in Gerontology and Geriatrics - Specialty of Gerontology (240 ECTS credits)
  • PhD Course in Gerontology and Geriatrics (30 ECTS credits)

Predominant Scientific Areas

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