How do they work?
Doctoral Programmes at U.Porto have a duration of between six and eight semesters (3 or 4 years), which corresponds to 180 or 240 ECTS credits, respectively.
This study cycle includes the production of an original thesis, suitable to the field of knowledge or expertise, as well as participation in course units dedicated to research training (doctoral course).
The Doctorate degree is awarded to students who have successfully defended a doctoral thesis.
For more information, consult the University of Porto’s General Regulation of Third Study Cycles (Doctoral Programmes).
Note that each course also has its own regulation.