Universidade Aberta | Universidade Nova de Lisboa (UNL)

2nd phase of applications: from August 20 to September 3, 2019

» Study Plan

Degree: Doctorate (Doutoramento)

Entry Requirements:

Those who can be admitted to this program include:

a) Holders of an MA degree or legal equivalent;

b) Holders of undergraduate degree, with an especially relevant academic or scientific curriculum, officially recognized by the institutions granting the degree as attesting ability for carrying over this cycle of studies;

c) Holders of an especially relevant academic or scientific curriculum, officially recognized by the institutions granting the degree as attesting ability for carrying over this cycle of studies.



Language of Instruction: You must have knowledge of the Portuguese language ( reading level ) , although the activities under the doctoral ( participation in forums , reports, seminar papers ) may be submitted in Spanish, French or English.

Teaching Mode: Online.

Goals / Employment:

The main objective of this Programme is to offer advanced training in the field of Medieval Studies, from a multi and interdisciplinart perspective and learning environment.

We aim at promoting independent authonomous research whilst stimulating the capacity for producing high quality papers to be submited to peer reviewd prestigious journals

Its structure was conceived in order to have the post graduate students:
a) think critically on the materials and the main questions affecting the fieldof Medieval Studies, using interdisciplinarity and comparability as the best way to approach the problems;
b) apply methods, concepts and theories in complex contexts, whether generalistic or specialized.
c) deepening the mastery of special techniques, tools, methodologies and theoretical background which are the backbone of any advanced practice of research in Medieval Studies.



Degree Coordination:
Isabel Maria de Barros Dias (Coordinator)
Maria Filomena Andrade (Vice-Coordinator)

Curricular Structure and Credits:

The Medieval Studies PhD Program is offered in e-learning, in accordance with the pedagogical model of the UAb. By the end of the 1st year, a doctoral retreat will take place. This retreat will be attended by the teachers, other medievalists and the students, in order to promote their inclusion in academia.

It is organized in 8 semesters.
The first 2 semesters focus on the development of the student's training. The cycle of lectures is transmitted via streaming and thesis project will result from the seminar Problematics in Medieval Studies. Each seminar is ascribed to teachers from 4 diferente disciplinary areas, but will not be taught as autonomous modules within each course structure, rather these seminars were conceived as the means to provide na effective dialogue within each of the courses.
At the end of the 1st year the thesis project will be publicly examined by a jury appointed in accordance with the stipulations of the course regulation. The thesis is compulsorily developed in two diferente subject areas, and supervised also by two diferente teachers, specialists in diverse disciplinary areas.