The Centre for Social Studies (CES) hosts a diversified number of PhD Programmes of the University of Coimbra which build on the synergies created by the excellence in research it develops. CES is recognized as a host institution of excellence, namely within the framework of PhD Scholarship applications to the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT).

Students apply to the PhD Programmes at the University of Coimbra or with other partner universities, at which they enrol, and are institutionally hosted at CES for the development of their PhD project. At CES, they benefit from an interdisciplinary, dynamic, and internationalized academic environment, which combines advanced training with excellence in research in Social Sciences Humanities and Arts. This research draws on innovative methodologies, political epistemologies and critical thinking, an analysis of North|South and South|North relations, and the development of solid relationships linking science with society.

All programmes are thematic and interdisciplinary. They include a first course year, close monitoring and support of each student’s scientific progression through research seminars, and privileged access to internationally renowned guest lecturers/researchers in the respective thematic areas.

Students also benefit from specific resources to support their activities, including the North|South Library, the PhD programmes’ electronic journal Cabo dos Trabalhos, the Pedagogical Unit and events organized by the student community. Most programmes accept applications every two years.

For more information, please contact: doutoramentos@ces.uc.pt