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Doctoral Degree in Astronomy

The Doctorate in Astronomy offered by FCUP aims to prepare future astronomers/researchers, national or foreign, at an internationally competitive level. The Astronomy subfields which are accessible through this study cycle include Astrophysics, Cosmology, Planetary Sciences, Instrumentation and Systems for Space Sciences, among others.

Job Opportunities

Teaching in Higher Education Institutions, in the following fields: astronomy and astrophysics, physical sciences in general and space sciences and technologies; Research Career in national or foreign research institutes or units, including international organisations that include Portugal as a member state, such as ESO and ESA; Operation support for infrastructures in space sciences, including observatories, space missions and technological development laboratories for space sciences and technologies; Industry related to space technologies and services.

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Faculty of Sciences
Type of Course
Doctoral Degree
6 Semesters / 180.0 ECTS
Annual Tuition Fee (Full Tuition Fee)
National: 2750.00€
International: 4500.00€
CPLP International: 2975.00€



Registration n.ºR/A-Ef 2591/2011 in March 18, 2011


Date of publication of the accreditation decision: June 27, 2022

Validity of accreditation: 6 years

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