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Maritime History

Maritime History

Doctoral Degree
School of Arts and Humanities
In Association 
Com outra Instituição de Ensino Superior
Time period 
Data de Acreditação A3ES 
Official Portuguese Code (DGES) Number 
R/A-Cr - 121/2016
Official Portuguese Code (DGES) Registration Date 



Offered in partnership by the Faculdade de Letras and the Escola Naval, the PhD in Maritime History aims to develop skills to investigate autonomously, critically evaluating different types of information, integrating knowledge about a multidisciplinary human activity related to the sea, without neglecting ethical implications. and social. The interdisciplinary component allows the integration of knowledge in a close relationship with Social, Economic, Political, Cultural History and Mentalities where complex and diversified elements of a technical nature intersect, such as navigation, cartography, shipbuilding and oceanography.
The Doctorate in Maritime History 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 carried out in a particular way by one of the centers of the Faculty of Arts and humanities: the Centro de Centro de História da Universidade de Lisboa (CHUL).


Refine and deepen the research in Maritime History, developing skills to work and research with autonomy, evaluating in a critical way different types of information, integrating knowledge of a multidisciplinary human activity related to the sea and its use over time, without neglecting ethical and social implications. Develop and integrate knowledge with components related to Social History, Economic, Political, Cultural and Mentalities, where cross complex and diverse technical elements, such as navigation, cartography, shipbuilding and oceanography. Deepen the ability to communicate the findings of the research, exposing the knowledge and reasoning underlying it, clearly and accurately, in order to provide its own identity as a historian of Maritime History.

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 

National Admission Exams 
Bachelor or Master Degree, preferably in History or Naval Science. Interview.
Fee – 1st year (indicative) 
Fee - remaining years (indicative) 

International Access

Fee - 1st year (indicative) 
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