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Archaeology and Pre-History

Archaeology and Pre-History

Doctoral Degree
School of Arts and Humanities
Time period 
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Data de Acreditação A3ES 
Prazo de Acreditação A3ES 
6 anos
Official Portuguese Code (DGES) Number 
R/A-Ef 2458/2011
Official Portuguese Code (DGES) Registration Date 



The PhD in Archeology and Prehistory is organized in six semesters (180 ECTS). It starts with a four-semester doctoral course (120 ECTS) followed by autonomous research and writing of the doctoral thesis, under the supervision of one or more professors (60 ECTS).
Taught by a specialized and internationally recognized faculty, it allows a close relationship with the research developed in a particular way by one of the centers of the Faculty of Arts and HUmanities: the Archeology Center of the University of Lisbon (UNIARQ).


The PhD in Prehistory and Archaeology aims to provide students with the ability to understand and systematic methods of scientific research in a specific area in the field of archeology, understood in its chronological and thematic diversity.
The 3rd cycle seeks to build skills to conceive, design, adapt and carry out research projects in the field of archeology, with particular emphasis on projects with scientific validation from peers, contributing to the advancement of knowledge in the area, either in academic or professional context.

Career prospects 
State-of-the-art knowledge at the forefront of an area of study or work and in the interconnection between areas; more advanced and specialized skills and techniques, necessary for solving critical problems in the area of research and/or innovation for the expansion and redefinition of existing knowledge or professional practices.
National Admission Exams 
May apply to the course of study leading to the PhD degree: a) The holders of master's degree or legal equivalent; b) Holders of a degree, or legal equivalent, holders of an academic or scientific material that is recognized as attesting the capacity to carry out this cycle of studies by the scientific council of the respective organic unity; c) As an exceptional, holders of an academic, scientific or professional that is recognized as attesting the capacity to carry out this cycle of studies by the scientific council of the respective organizational unit.
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