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Culture Studies

Culture Studies

Doctoral Degree
School of Arts and Humanities
Time period 
Data de Acreditação A3ES 
Prazo de Acreditação A3ES 
6 anos
Official Portuguese Code (DGES) Number 
R/A-Ef 2459/2011
Official Portuguese Code (DGES) Registration Date 



Integrated in the Culture and Communication Program, the Doctorate in Culture Studies offers advanced training in the intersection of the traditions of cultural sciences and cultural studies and is organized into three thematic axes: Matrices of Culture: Identities and Power; Communication, Discourse and Society; Management of Trends and Culture. It presents a plurality of methodological and theoretical perspectives and contributes to the adequacy of research to a changing sociocultural reality, establishing a transdisciplinary dialogue between the areas of social sciences and the humanities and stimulating, at the same time, knowledge and study of new areas. It provides particularly relevant crossroads between communication, philosophy, cultural sociology, language sciences, history, cultural management, media studies, creative industries, cultural policies. This PhD is designed and oriented towards an academic profile as for a path in the cultural sector or in the business sphere.
Taught by a specialized and internationally recognized faculty, it allows a close relationship with the research developed in the following centres: Center for Anglo-Saxon Studies of the University of Lisbon; Center for Classical Studies; Center for Linguistics of the University of Lisbon.


By means of a strong theoretical research, the Ph.D. course aims at, on one hand, providing the students with skills of systematic understanding and research methods in the field of what is internationally known as Sciences of Culture and Cultural Studies. On the other hand, the course aims at contributing to the articulation of that broa field with an ever-changing social and cultural reality. Highlighting contemporary and classical trends of social existence, the Ph.D. course intends to provide professional skills in the context of the multiple practices and discourses intertwined in the world.

Career prospects 
Academic Path: Oriented towards research in areas associated with the study of culture. This path is especially associated with the thematic lines of Theories of Culture (Identities and Power) and Communication, Discourse and Society. Pathway in the Culture or Business Sector: within the scope of a relationship between cultural analysis, strategy and communication, and cultural management, our program supports applied research projects with a sectoral or institutional orientation in cultural projects, in cultural and artistic institutions, and in the business fabric itself. This path is especially associated with the Trends and Culture Management line.
National Admission Exams 
a) Applicants with a Master degree or equivalent; b) Applicants with a university degree or equivalent holding a relevant scholarly and scientific curriculum, that is recognized as such for engaging in a Ph.D. course by the scientific council of the FLUL. c) Exceptionally the applicants holding a relevant scholarly and scientific curriculum, that is recognized as such for engaging in a Ph.D. course by the scientific council of the FLUL.
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