Doctoral Research and Writing

180 ECTS / 3rd to 8th semesters (6 semesters) / English
The remaining six semesters are dedicated to individual reserach and writing under the supervision of the assigned dissertation supervisors, with Ph.D. seminars allowing for candidates to present their progress on the thesis and obtain feedback from their peers. It is expected that the candidates spend at least one and up to two years as visiting researchers at appropriate research centers outside portugal.