​​The cycle of studies leading to the doctoral degree in Educational Sciences has the duration of 3 years (full-time schedule), which corresponds to 180 ECTS. This cycle of Studies is primarily aimed at the development of: systematic understanding capabilities in a scientific field of study; research competencies, skills and methods associated with a scientific field; the ability to conceive, design, adapt and perform significant research, respecting the requirements imposed by the academic standards for quality  ​a​nd integrity. This cycle of studies includ​es the development of an original and especially designed thesis for this purpose, appropriate to the knowledge branch and doctoral speciality. Although there is no mandatory curriculum component, doctoral students may be advised to do some course units, selected according to the applicant's training and research work to be developed.  ​​


 

2019/2020

General


Academic degree:
  • Doctorate
ECTS:
180
Duration:
6 curricular semesters
Regime:
Mixt
Place:
Gualtar Campus, Braga
Main Scientific area:

Contacts


    Institute of Education
    Campus de Gualtar
    4710-057 Braga

    Tel: 253604240 Fax: 253604659
    E-Mail: sec@ie.uminho.pt; lmsantos@ie.uminho.pt
    URL: https://www.ie.uminho.pt

Description


The cycle of studies leading to the doctoral degree in Educational Sciences has the duration of 3 years (full-time schedule), which corresponds to 180 ECTS. This cycle of Studies is primarily aimed at the development of: systematic understanding capabilities in a scientific field of study; research competencies, skills and methods associated with a scientific field; the ability to conceive, design, adapt and perform significant research, respecting the requirements imposed by the academic standards for quality and integrity. This cycle of studies includes the development of an original and especially designed thesis for this purpose, appropriate to the knowledge branch and doctoral speciality. Although there is no mandatory curriculum component, doctoral students may be advised to do some course units, selected according to the applicant's training and research work to be developed.

 

This Doctorate includes the following specialities:
- Curriculum Development;
- Education for Environment and Sustainability;
- Science Education;
- History and Social Science Education;
- Foreign Language Education;
- Mathematics Education;
- Philosophy of Education;
- History of Education;
- Literacy and Portuguese Teaching;
- School Organisation and Administration;
- Educational Policy;
- Educational Psychology;
- Sociology of Education;
- Pedagogical Supervision;
- Educational Technology.

The Doctorate in Educational Sciences is relevant for career development purposes in accordance with Article 54 of the Decree-Law No. 75/2010 of 23 June (Regulations governing the Early Childhood and Elementary and Secondary Education Teaching Career).

Access to higher education


Although understood as the highest degree awarded by the Academy, the Doctoral degree in Educational Sciences (Doutor) can provide access to post-doctoral studies at local or foreign universities.

Careers


The doctoral degree is a determining requirement to begin and progress in an academic career in teaching and research in higher education. Additionally, the doctoral degree is also relevant for career development purposes in other professional careers, not directly related to higher education.

The doctoral degree also qualifies its holders to perform functions related to scientific research in the chosen knowledge branch and area of specialty, as well as for other activities related to the promotion and dissemination of activities of high scientific and technical demand.

Access


37

Vacancies

21

Minimum

Access forms


Access to this cycle of studies requires an application to the Institute of Education of the University of Minho.

This information does not replace consultation of the Regulation of the study cycle Leading to obtaining the degree of Doctor from the University of Minho and other documents.

Formal requirements


Applicants for the Doctorate in Educational Sciences should meet one of the following conditions: be early childhood educators, elementary, secondary and higher education teachers, trainers, consultants, managers and evaluators of educational projects, and other professionals working within education organisations or with educational competencies; hold a master's degree in Education/Educational Sciences or related areas; hold a relevant academic, scientific or professional curriculum vitae that is recognised by the Scientific Council of the Institute of Education as attesting to the capacity to perform this cycle of studies.

Recommended requirements


Recommended prerequisites relate to the autonomy of students, and preferably to the mastery of the reading, writing and speaking skills in one or more languages other than Portuguese. It is also relevant to hold a master's degree and/or professional or research practice of high merit.

Application deadlines


Registration deadlines


Aditional Information


Study Plan


Assessment/Accreditation


A3ES Accreditation status:
Accredited
Resolution publication date:
13-09-2016
A3ES submited report:
Registry number at Ministry:
R/A-Ef 2387/2011/AL01
Registry Date:
31-10-2017
Accreditation validity:
12-09-2022

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