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Doctoral Degree in Occupational Safety and Health

The Doctoral Programme in Occupational Safety and Health (DemSSO), resulting from a collaboration between 13 of U.Porto’s 14 faculties (FAUP, FADEUP, FBAUP, FCUP, FCNAUP, FDUP, FEUP, FFUP, FLUP, FMUP, FMDUP, FPCEUP, ICBAS), is designed for a diverse pool of candidates with educational backgrounds in any field that may in some way be related to matters of security, health and well-being. The course qualifies senior executives who already have the skills required to develop, coordinate, and control measures to prevent and protect from occupational hazards in various sectors of the economy.

Job Opportunities

At the end of the course, the PhD in Occupational Health and Safety is recognised by the Authority for Working Conditions (ACT) with the Professional Title of Superior Occupational Safety Technician, level VIII. The doctoral degree also grants access to: Teaching in Higher Education Institutions; Research Career in Higher Education and Scientific Research Institutions; Companies.



Registration n.ºR/A - Ef 2571/2011/AL01 in June 7, 2018


Date of publication of the accreditation decision: July 26, 2023

Validity of accreditation: 6 years

Informação da A3ES
Additional information
Taught in collaboration with
Faculty of Architecture (UP)
Faculty of Fine Arts (UP)
Faculty of Sciences (UP)
Faculty of Nutrition and Food Sciences (UP)
Faculty of Sport (UP)
Faculty of Engineering (UP)
Faculty of Pharmacy (UP)
Faculty of Arts (UP)
Faculty of Medicine (UP)
Faculty of Dental Medicine (UP)
Faculty of Psychology and Education Science (UP)
Institute of Biomedical Sciences Abel Salazar (UP)
Type of Course
Doctoral Degree
6 Semesters / 180.0 ECTS
Portuguese - Suitable for English - speaking students
Tuition Fee (Full Tuition Fee)
Nacional: 3000.00€
International: 3500.00€
CPLP International: 3000.00€