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PhD in Veterinary Sciences

PhD in Veterinary Sciences

Doctoral Degree
Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
Time period 
Day time
Data de Acreditação A3ES 
Prazo de Acreditação A3ES 
6 anos
Official Portuguese Code (DGES) Number 
R/A-Ef 2022/2011
Official Portuguese Code (DGES) Registration Date 



The PhD in Veterinary Sciences include the following specialties: Clinical, Animal health, Animal Production, Food Safety and Biological and Biomedical Sciences.
This PhD has a teaching component with the presence in classes and study of subjects such as Epistemology, Statistics in Biological Sciences and Experimental Design. It is also required the frequency and participation in Research Seminars.


The objectives of the Doctorate in Veterinary Sciences are to guarantee high-level training, based on activities of investigation, at the end of which, with the approval in the public act of defense of the thesis, the students demonstrate to satisfy the following requirements:
a) Ability to systematically understand the scientific domain of Veterinary Sciences;
b) Skills and research methods associated with the scientific field of Veterinary Sciences;
c) Ability to conceive, design, adapt and carry out significant research respecting the requirements imposed by academic quality and integrity standards;
d) Having carried out a significant number of original research works that have contributed to expanding the frontiers of knowledge and that deserve national or international dissemination in publications with a selection committee;
e) Be able to critically analyse, evaluate and synthesize new and complex ideas;
f) Be able to communicate with their peers, the rest of the academic community and society in general about the area in which they are specialized;
g) To be able, in a knowledge-based society, to promote, in an academic and/or professional context, technological, social or cultural progress.

Career prospects 
Researchers, with solid training, capable of producing knowledge by carrying out original research, from a fundamental or applied perspective, in the specialties of Clinical, Animal Health, Animal Production, Food Safety and Biological and Biomedical Sciences.

National Admission 

National Admission Exams 
Holders of a master degree or equivalent; Holders of a bachelor (licenciatura) degree with a minimum final classification of fourteen values in a scale of zero to twenty, or equivalent, with a relevant academic or scientific curriculum that is recognized as attesting the capacity to carry out this study programme by the Scientific Committee of DVS;
Fee – 1st year (indicative) 
Fee - remaining years (indicative) 

International Access

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