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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/AL01

Confered Degree | Duration | ECTS

Doctorate |6 Semesters |180 ECTS

Programme Director

Prof. Doutor Carlos Guimarães



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/ Semester ECTS
First Semester8
First Semester8
First Semester8
Second Semester8
Second Semester8
2nd Year/ Semester ECTS
3rd Year/ Semester ECTS

Teaching staff

Teachers, Academic Degree and Dedication time
LecturerAcademic DegreesDedication time
Ana Catarina NeivaDoctorateFull-Time
António Sérgio Koch De Araújo E SilvaDoctorateFull-Time
Carlos Alberto Esteves GuimarãesDoctoratePart-Time
Edite Maria Figueiredo E RosaDoctorateFull-Time
Isabel Clara Neves Da Rocha MarquesDoctorateFull-Time
Ligia Paula Simões Esteves Nunes Pereira Da SilvaDoctorateFull-Time
Maria Da Graça Ribeiro Correia RagazziDoctorateFull-Time
Vitor Manuel Araújo De OliveiraDoctoratePart-Time


Holders of a foreign university degree 350 €
Holders of a university degree 150 €
Enrollment and Registration230 €
Student Insurance40 €
Average monthly value for 30 ECTS semestral curricular units 296,4 €
Per ECTS 9,88 €

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