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International Relations

International Relations

Doctoral Degree
School of Social and Political Sciences
Time period 
Data de Acreditação A3ES 
Prazo de Acreditação A3ES 
3 anos
Official Portuguese Code (DGES) Number 
R/A-Cr 127/2016
Official Portuguese Code (DGES) Registration Date 



This Doutoramento Degree has as its matrix the central themes of International Relations, providing a solid training in the area, in an interdisciplinary perspective, including theoretical perspectives, geopolitics, foreign policy and area studies. On the other hand, this Doutoramento Degree seeks to deepen the theoretical knowledge of doctoral students at the level of International Relations and to provide them with the methodological tools necessary for the analysis of international phenomena, thus stimulating their skills for the preparation of the research leading to their doctoral thesis. It is one of the doctorates with the longest tradition in Portugal, and today it is highly sought after by international students.


Develop advanced knowledge (analysis and understanding) of global phenomena and relations between States at the international level, in a perspective of guided learning (tutorial dimension), with criteria of high demand and rigor, and critical thinking integrating the field of contradictory;
Provide instrumental and fundamental skills in the field of production process, promoting original research that contributes to the advancement of knowledge in the area and developing skills of systematic understanding of the scientific domain, specifically matters that constitute the "state of the art" of International Relations;
Stimulate self-learning paths, encouraging autonomous work, critical analysis and the ability to communicate and disseminate knowledge;
Promote the integration of students in research networks, facilitating their national and international mobility.

National Admission Exams 
For academic degree holders: a) Applicants who possess a Master’s Degree or an equivalent; b) Applicants who possess a Bachelor’s Degree, holders of an academic or scientific curriculum, attesting duly recognized by the Scientific Council; c) Holders of an academic, scientific or professional curriculum that is recognized by the Scientific Council as attesting the capacity to carry out this cycle of studies.
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International Access

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