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Universidade Lusófona do Porto

Doctorate in Architecture

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A3ES Decision

Accredited - A3ES Decision

Date of the Board Decision



R/A-Cr 112/2014

Confered Degree | Duration | ECTS

Doctorate |6 Semesters |180 ECTS

Programme Director

Prof. Doutor Carlos Guimarães


Dr. António Afonso de Deus

Entrance Conditions

The following may apply for the Doctoral Programme:
a) People who hold a master's degree or legal equivalent degree;
b) People who hold a B.A., people who have an especially relevant school or scientific curriculum that is acknowledged as certifying capacity to obtain this study cycle by the Doctoral Programme's Scientific Committee;
c) People who have a school, scientific and professional curriculum that is acknowledged as certifying capacity to obtain this study cycle by the Doctoral Programme's Scientific Committee.

Programme requirements

Have completed a total of 180 ECTS


The main objective of this PhD programme is to train researchers and lecturers in the architectural study field.
Thus,the present proposal intends to meet the need for an innovative and creative training in the country and in the lusophone space in it's expertise area of the architectural studies.
The central object of this doctoral programme¿s proposal is the in-depth research about the integration between architecture and society considering the connecting social, cultural, technological and economic intervention areas.
In this way the dissertation to be performed by the students of the PhD can be a theoretical or theoretical/practical nature, namely as an architectural project.
An additional objective of this study cycle is to reinforce the research and training ability of the Architecture Department integrated in CATS-Communication, Architecture, Arts and Technologic Information School of Lusophone University¿s in which this department represents a main field.

Scientific Areas

Arquitectura e urbanismo


Study Plan

1st Year/ Comon CoreSemester ECTS
Architectural Design - Theory and Practice First Semester10
Constructive Methods IFirst Semester10
Option 1First Semester10
Design of the Architectural Project Second Semester10
Research Methods in Architecture Second Semester10
1st Year/ Project BranchSemester ECTS
Constructive Methods IISecond Semester10
1st Year/ Architectural Design BranchSemester ECTS
Option 2Second Semester10
2nd Year/ Comon CoreSemester ECTS
Research Seminar IFirst Semester10
Thesis IFirst Semester20
Research Seminar IISecond Semester10
Thesis IISecond Semester20
3rd Year/ Comon CoreSemester ECTS

Teaching staff

Teachers, Academic Degree and Dedication time
LecturerAcademic DegreesDedication time
Ana Catarina NeivaDoctoratePart-Time
Isabel Maria Da Cruz Batista MatiasDoctorateFull-Time
Ligia Paula Simões Esteves Nunes Pereira Da SilvaDoctorateFull-Time
Vitor Manuel Araújo De OliveiraDoctoratePart-Time


Holders of Foreign Higher Education 350 €
Holders of University Degree 150 €
Student Insurance40 €
Enrollment and Registration230 €
Average value for 30 ECTS semestral curricular units 282 €
Per ECTS 9,4 €

Other fees may be applied in accordance with the regulations in force