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Doctoral Degree
Faculty of Medicine
Time period 
Day time
Data de Acreditação A3ES 
Prazo de Acreditação A3ES 
6 anos
Official Portuguese Code (DGES) Number 
R/A-Ef 2002/2011
Official Portuguese Code (DGES) Registration Date 



The PhD in Neurosciences consists of two parts. The first, the curricular year, is a propaedeutic and probationary period where the student acquires knowledge on fundamental subjects in Neurosciences and 'soft skills' necessary for scientific investigation, scientific method, and contacts with a wide range of teachers and research fields for an informed and mature choice of the experimental project to be developed in subsequent years. The second part corresponds to the development of original research, under supervision, that is expected to lead to new knowledge in the field and should be published in recognized international Journals.


To provide the student with an in-depth understanding of issues related to Neurosciences.
To promote acquisition of skills allowing the student to carry out scientific research in a progressively autonomous way, through dynamic and integrated training that encourages the interrelationship between the different areas of knowledge in the field of Neurosciences
To promote development of abilities so that the student will be able to conceive, design and carry out relevant original research, critically analyse of new concepts, communicate with their peers, as well as to develop means to promote technological progress.
To promote the development of capacities for publishing scientific findings during the execution of their PhD project, which must be published in specialized journals of international dissemination and of recognized scientific merit.
To encourage the student to carry out some specific tasks of the project in collaboration with other research groups, in order to foster internationalization of the work, as well as the progressive autonomy of the student.

Career prospects 
Research career in the field of Experimental Neurosciences or Clinical Neurosciences Academic career Entrepreneurial career whenever the in-depth knowledge about the research activity in Neurosciences constitutes an added value.

National Admission 

National Admission Exams 
Candidates that have training in the following areas may apply: Medicine; Biochemistry; Pharmaceutical Sciences; Dental Medicine; Veterinary Medicine; Biophysics; Biology; Psychology; Physics; Biomedical Engineering, Mathematics, or other areas related with Neuroscience. Candidates who apply for the course will be selected by the PhD Scientific Committee, taking into account the following criteria: 1st Results of the Academic Degree; 2nd Academic, scientific and professional curriculum; 3rd Selection will be preceded by an interview
Fee – 1st year (indicative) 
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International Access

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