Study Plan

The Doctoral Programme in Democracy in the Twenty-First Century has a 4-year duration (8 semesters), totalling 240 ECTS). The Programme also offers the seminar Introduction to Research in Social Sciences, taught in several sessions throughout the 1st academic year. The PhD thesis project defense occurs at the end of the second academic year. The Programme is lectured in Portuguese and in English.

1st year, 1st semester
Democratic Theories and Institutions (10 ECTS)
Eurocentrism and (Anti)Racism (10 ECTS)
Ecological Crisis and Democracy (10 ECTS)

2nd year, 2nd semester
Global Governance and Democracy (10 ECTS)
Governance, Knowledge and Participation (10 ECTS)
Local Powers and Participation (10 ECTS)

2nd year, 1st semester
Research Methods Seminar (10 ECTS)
Thesis Project (20 ECTS)

2nd year, 2nd semester, 3rd and 4th years
Thesis (150 ECTS)