Introduction

The Doctoral Programme in Work Relations, Social Inequalities and Trade Unionism is a programme of in-depth academic training in Sociology, designed either for MAs who have completed the 2nd cycle course in this same area (offered by the Faculty of Economics of the University of Coimbra - FEUC), or for applicants from other areas, trained in Sociology or related areas, or with a different background, but whose academic or professional background works in close unison with the research activities developed by Centre for Social Studies (CES) as the host institution.

"CES reputation as an institution of excellence was a decisive factor in my choice of PhD Programme. As a student, the opportunity to widen my knowledges through dialogue with other research areas has enriched both my academic and personal experience."

Bia Carneiro, all but dissertation (Portugal)