Integrated in the Program in Comparative Studies, this course focuses on research into the relationships between texts, art forms, different media, cultural contexts, and ways of knowing in the Humanities.
Taught by a specialized and internationally recognized faculty, the doctorate favors a close relationship with the research developed at the Center for Comparative Studies of the Faculty of Arts and humanities of the University of Lisbon. Doctoral students are part of the center's team as "researchers in training", which allows them to participate in the dynamics of research and dissemination of knowledge of this Research Unit funded by FCT.
It is organized in eight semesters (240 ECTS). It starts with attending a doctoral course (120 ECTS), consisting of four semesters. The first year (S1 and S2) provides for scientific training in Comparative Studies with the attendance of five curricular seminars and participation in supervised research, within the scope of the research groups of the Center for Comparative Studies. The second year provides for the attendance of a seminar on advanced research methodologies (S3), and the fulfillment of an individual supervised plan (S4). At the end of the fourth semester, the doctoral students present an intermediate version of their thesis project, which is evaluated by a jury made up of the supervisor(s), an external examiner and the director of the doctoral course. This is followed by four semesters of autonomous research and writing of the doctoral thesis, under the guidance of one or more professors (120 ECTS).