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UP.PT - Faculty of Engineering

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 holder of a PhD in Occupational Safety and Health is recognised by the Autoridade para as Condições de trabalho (Working Conditions Authority – ACT), with the following professional title: Senior Technician for Occupational Safety, level 8. This doctorate prepares graduates for the following activities: Teaching in Higher Education Institutions; Research Career in Higher Education and Scientific Research Institutions; Companies.

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Faculty of Engineering
Taught in collaboration with
Faculty of Architecture (UP)
Faculty of Sciences (UP)
Faculty of Sport (UP)
Faculty of Law (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)
Faculty of Fine Arts (UP)
Faculty of Nutrition and Food Sciences (UP)
Type of Course
Doctoral Degree
6 Semesters / 180.0 ECTS
Portuguese - Suitable for English - speaking students
Annual Tuition Fee (Full Tuition Fee)
National: 3000.00€
International: 3500.00€
CPLP International: 3000.00€

All the information presented relates to 2023/2024

Registration and Accreditation


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

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