PhD Programs

The FPUL has a vast history / experience of doctoral training that is supported by the various fields of research developed here.

This experience and the recognised quality of our programs and mentors are the justification for the growing number of doctoral candidates, some from other countries, not just Europeans: 120 doctoral candidates in 2016.

In our Faculty the doctoral students can choose one of two models of work programs:

All the diplomas to be awarded may have the European PhD status. To this end, the doctoral candidate should give his / her supervisor an indication that all the necessary conditions will be created and that all necessary procedures will be developed during thePhD.At the time of delivery of the final thesis, the doctoral student shouldpay attention to the form to be filled, since it is not the same for thesis without a PhD.

Individualised Doctoral Programs

The PhD program in Psychology aims to offer the academic community the possibility of advanced training in various fields and applicationsof psychology.The program also promotesdialogue and cooperation with other disciplines, reflecting the thematic and methodological flexibility of Psychology.

This program grants the degree of Doctor in Psychology, in the following specialities:

Human Cognition
Clinical and Health Psychology
Educational Psychology
Social and Organizational Psychology

Psychology is a discipline of the social sciences that has advanced the most in the knowledge of individual and collective human behaviour, with impacts in other areas of knowledge such as Economics, Management, Environment and Life Sciences and Health. This is a program oriented for the scientific production of excellence, as well as for high-quality intensive training with implications forprofessional practice.In addition, doctoral candidates who wish to take part in theirtraining abroad and work with the leading experts in Europe and the USA. If desired, the diploma to be awarded may have the status of a European PhD.

Four reasons to do the FPUL Psychology Program:

  1. Having the support of internationally recognised faculty and researchers
  2. Being integrated in the best Portuguese university and with international prestige
  3. Benefit from high quality research infrastructures
  4. Belonging to a multidisciplinary network of researchers in national and international spaces.

Luisa Barros

Daytime

1st year: € 2,750.00
2nd and following years : € 2500.00

The tuition fees can be paid in full or in instalments, through an ATM or directly in the Treasury of the FPUL.

The students that can apply for the cycle of studies leading to the doctor’s degree are:

  1. Holders of the master’s degree or legal equivalent in Psychology;
  2. Exceptionally, holders of a degree or legal equivalent in Psychology, holders of a particularly relevant academic or scientific curriculum that is recognised as attesting capacity to carry out this cycle of studies by the Scientific Committee and Coordinator,
  3. or also exceptionally, holders of a masters or bachelor’s degree legal equivalent in other areas, holders of a particularly relevant academic or scientific curriculum that is recognised as attesting to the capacity to carry out this cycle of studies by the Scientific Commission and Coordinator.

Candidates are selected and serialised through the assessment of the elements referred to in the ‘Applications’ tab. The Scientific and Coordinating Committee may, if it deems necessary, conduct interviews.

The application process must be submitted online through the FenixEdu Portal (see below) or delivered to Academic Services and is subject to payment of an application fee of € 60.00 (there will be no refund if the candidate is excluded or not selected).

It should include the following elements:

  • ID / Passport, and you must also present the taxpayer card (optional copy)
  • Certificate proving the degree of master or equivalent (if the course has been held outside the European Union, the certificate must be authenticated by the Portuguese Consulate of the country where the qualification was obtained);
  • Updated curriculum vitae, including published and properly documented papers;
  • Domain to investigate indicating the general objectives to be achieved;
  • A project indicating the research problem, the objectives and methodology of the studies that it intends to carry out, both duly based on benchmark bibliography in the area.
  • Acceptance terms of the doctoral advisor or advisors.

If you are or have been a student at the Faculty of Psychology you must submit your application through this link

If you need to recover campus credentials do it here

If you have never been a student of the Faculty of Psychology you must submit your application through this link

Collective Doctoral Programs

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Clinical - Family

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Educational Psychology

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Social Psychology

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Cognitive Science

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Sustainability Science

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Migrations

Clinical Psychology - Family Psychology and Family Intervention

The PhD in Psychology in the specialty of Clinical Psychology – Thematic area: Family Psychology and Family Intervention is a joint initiative of the Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences of the University of Coimbra and the Faculty of Psychology of the University of Lisbon and aims to promote understanding systematic and critical knowledge and theoretical and clinical skills in the field of family psychology and intervention, and contribute to the development of the design, implementation and implementation of internationally recognizable quality scientific research.

This PhD program aims to develop, through the articulation between the Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences of the University of Coimbra and the Faculty of Psychology of the University of Lisbon and the collaboration of national and foreign professors who are experts in this scientific field, a set of knowledge and theoretical, clinical and research skills that contribute to systematic understanding and critical analysis of family functioning as well as different contexts and modalities of family intervention.

Within this general framework, research projects may, more specifically, fall within the following areas: Family Resilience and Vulnerabilities (Marital Satisfaction and Quality; Bonding, Parenting Styles and Family Life Cycle; Parenting in Different Family Settings; Family and Chronic Illness Conditions; Family Violence) and Family Intervention Investigation (Therapeutic Interventions: Marital Therapy and Counseling, Narrative Therapies, Crisis Intervention; Mediation (Family and Community); Prevention (Parental Education, Marital Counseling); Family Narrative Assessment.
This PhD program is especially aimed at graduates in Psychology who have work / research, and / or complementary training, in the areas of family and / or systemic intervention.

Ana Paula Relvas (FPCE-UC)
Madalena Alarcão (FPCE-UC)
Maria Teresa Ribeiro (FPUL)
Isabel Narciso (FPUL)

Daytime

1st year: € 2,750.00
2nd and following years : € 2500.00

The tuition fees can be paid in full or in instalments, through an ATM or directly in the Treasury of the FPUL.

The students that can apply for the cycle of studies leading to the doctor’s degree are:

  1. Holders of the master’s degree or legal equivalent in Psychology;
  2. Exceptionally, holders of a degree or legal equivalent in Psychology, holders of a particularly relevant academic or scientific curriculum that is recognised as attesting capacity to carry out this cycle of studies by the Scientific Committee and Coordinator,
  3. or also exceptionally, holders of a masters or bachelor’s degree legal equivalent in other areas, holders of a particularly relevant academic or scientific curriculum that is recognised as attesting to the capacity to carry out this cycle of studies by the Scientific Commission and Coordinator.

The application will be subject to appreciation by the Scientific and Coordinating Committee, on the elements referred to in the applications, which may, if it deems it or deems it necessary, carry out interviews.

Detailed information in the Opening Notice (read more)

ATTENTION

In the academic year 2018/2019, applications are made through the University of Coimbra website.

 

Educational Psychology

The PhD in Psychology in the specialty of Educational Psychology is a joint initiative of the Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences of the University of Coimbra and the Faculty of Psychology of the University of Lisbon and aims to deepen and extend the theoretical, methodological and application knowledge in the field of Educational Psychology. It is aimed at all those who intend to deepen their knowledge and carry out research in this area, both from a perspective of basic and applied research.

Within this general framework, research projects may fall within the following areas:

Learning in Educational Context (self-regulation of learning and approaches to learning; conceptions of learning and problem solving; psychological assessment and special needs; creative learning; school conflict (bullying and cyberbullying);
Vocational and Personal Development (psychosocial transitions and quality of life; vocational development and construction of life projects; psychological assessment in career guidance and counseling; new perspectives for vocational psychology);
Promotion of Health and Well-being (interventions that promote health [healthy eating, physical activity, sexual protection, among others] and well-being; school adaptation and transitions, self-regulation in the promotion of healthy lifestyles; experiences, processes and coping and savoring responses, promoting socio-emotional skills).
The need for specialized training in the field of Educational Psychology is particularly urgent in the current Portuguese scenario, in view of the demand and the commitment: in the improvement of educational contexts and in the academic preparation of students; in preparing different professionals to face the new challenges posed to educational contexts in a changing society; in boosting the qualification of the Portuguese population, by reducing the levels of failure and dropping out of school and encouraging the pursuit of studies in a perspective of lifelong learning; and in the new responsibilities that involve the adoption of measures related to the promotion of the global health of the population, through health education in an educational environment.

Why take this course?

Due to the need for specialized training in the field of Educational Psychology, it is particularly urgent in the current Portuguese scenario, in view of the demand and the commitment: in improving
educational contexts and the academic preparation of students; in preparing different professionals to face the new challenges posed to educational contexts in a changing society; in boosting the qualification of the Portuguese population, by reducing the levels of failure and dropping out of school and encouraging the pursuit of studies in a perspective of lifelong learning; and in the new responsibilities that involve the adoption of measures related to the promotion of the global health of the population, through health education in an educational environment.

As this is the first collective program of advanced studies offered in this area in Portugal, the association between the Universities of Lisbon and Coimbra in a postgraduate training in this field is also pioneering, with a diversity of skills of the team of researchers that constitute the faculty of the doctoral program.

For thinking Educational Psychology from three main areas of needs felt in educational contexts – learning in an educational context, building vocational interventions from a personal development perspective, and promoting health and well-being for the adoption of healthy lifestyles – what educational psychologists, teachers and other educational agents are already, and will continue to be in the future, asked to provide appropriate and innovative responses.

As it involves a profile oriented towards academic and professional research and a flexible curricular plan that allows the doctoral student to obtain the adequate preparation both to their interests and
the global advance of knowledge, enabling its integration in national and international research networks.

Margarida Veiga Simão
Maria João Alvarez
Joaquim Armando Ferreira
Eduardo Ribeiro dos Santos

Daytime

  • 1st year: 2.750,00€
  • 2nd year and following years: 1.700,00€

The tuition fee can be paid in full or in installments, through ATM or directly at the Treasury of the Faculty of Psychology of the University of Lisbon. The payment term for the 1st installment is the deadline for registration and enrollment.

 

The students that can apply for the cycle of studies leading to the doctor’s degree are:

  1. Holders of the master’s degree or legal equivalent in Psychology;
  2. Exceptionally, holders of a degree or legal equivalent in Psychology, holders of a particularly relevant academic or scientific curriculum that is recognised as attesting capacity to carry out this cycle of studies by the Scientific Committee and Coordinator,
  3. or also exceptionally, holders of a masters or bachelor’s degree legal equivalent in other areas, holders of a particularly relevant academic or scientific curriculum that is recognised as attesting to the capacity to carry out this cycle of studies by the Scientific Commission and Coordinator.

4.1. Candidates are selected and ranked by assessing the elements referred to in paragraph 3 [Applications tab], and the Scientific and Coordinating Committee, if it sees fit or deems it necessary, may conduct interviews;

4.2. The decision on the application request is the responsibility of the Scientific and Coordinating Committee, upon a reasoned opinion from the Selection Jury, taking into account the following elements of assessment:

Compliance with legally required assumptions;
Adequacy of the candidate’s scientific, academic and professional curriculum to the domain and general objectives of the scientific branch and specialty of the doctoral program he intends to attend.

3.1. The application must be made online, through the FPULisboa website (www.psicologia.ulisboa.pt), on the Fenix ​​Portal [see tab below].

3.2. Applicants must formalize their application with the following documents:

Identification Document (Citizen Card, Identity Card, Passport or other suitable document);
Proof of Tax Identification Number (Citizen Card, Taxpayer Card, supporting document issued by the Tax Authority or other suitable document);
Certificate of master’s degree or equivalent academic degree *;
Academic, scientific and / or professional curriculum, including published or duly documented works;
Letter explaining the reasons for applying for the course and field of knowledge and specialty in which the PhD will be carried out.
* If the course has been taken outside the European Union, the documents must be certified by the Portuguese Consular Service in the country where you obtained the license or presented with the apposition of the Hague Apostille and issued by the legally competent authority of the State where the document originates ( Official Education Services). Whenever documents are not issued in Portuguese, English, French or Spanish, they must be translated into one of these languages.

3.3. The fee to be paid for the application is 60.00 € (sixty euros) and there is no need to return it if the candidate is excluded or is not selected.

If you are or have been a student at the Faculty of Psychology you must submit your application through this link

If you need to recover campus credentials do it here

If you have never been a student of the Faculty of Psychology you must submit your application through this link

Social Psychology

TheLisbon Interuniversity PhD Program in Social Psychology (LISP) awards the degree of Doctor of Psychology, specialising in Social Psychology.The PhD program in Social Psychology aims to offer the academic community the possibility of advanced training in various domains and applications of social psychology, focusing on two complementary facets that are rarely present in the same program, namely: the social psychology of cognition and the cognitive approach of social psychology.The program also promotes dialogue and cooperation with other disciplinary domains, which enables a reflection on the thematic and methodological flexibility of Social Psychology

It is a program dedicated to the scientific production of excellence, for the internationalisation of its activities, as well as for the creation and consolidation of multidisciplinary networks of researchers innational and international spaces .In this sense, all conditions will becreated for the doctoral students to work with a national adviser and a co-adviser of the best specialists in Europe and the USA. Thus, doctoral candidates who wish to, can do part of their educationabroad.When possible, and if desirable, the diploma to be awarded may have the status of European PhD.

Social Psychology is one of the branches of social sciences that has advanced the most in the knowledge of individual and collective human behaviour, impacting other branches of Psychology, Economics, Political Science, Sociology, and Life and Health Sciences. One of the distinctive features of Social Psychology is the innovation and methodological requirements .Making a PhD in Social Psychology means entering a community ofexcellence, focused on research on the boundaries of the relationship between the individual and society.

 

The PhD Program in Social Psychology allows access to the Interinstitutional PhD in Social Psychology: Doctoral Program in Social Psychology of Lisbon (LiSP), with funding awarded by the Foundation for Science and Technology, IP (FCT).

Leonel Garcia Marques

Jorge Vala (ICS-UL)

Daytime

1st year: € 2,750.00
2nd and following years : € 2500.00

The tuition fees can be paid in full or in instalments, through an ATM or directly in the Treasury of the FPUL.

The students that can apply for the cycle of studies leading to the doctor’s degr