PhD in Climate Change and Sustainable Development Policies


PhD in Climate Change and Sustainable Development Policies

Joint programme between the University of Lisbon (UL) and Universidade Nova de Lisboa (UNL).

Started in 2009/2010. The required minimum credits number to graduate is 180 (3 years).


Tuition fee

Portuguese students:


Foreign students:


Entrance requirements for the 2024/2025 academic year

Vacancies for 2024/2025:

The applications are taking place at ICS/UL. More information here.

Course coordinator:

Professor Júlia Seixas (Coordenadora na FCT)

Registration and Accreditation

DGES - Registration number R/A-Ef 1859/2011/AL01 on 09/10/2019

A3ES - Publication date of the accreditation decision: 09/12/2022

Period of validity of the accreditation: 6 years from 31/07/2020

About the Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering

The Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering (DCEA) at NOVA FCT started in 1976, with the launching of the Environmental Engineering course, a first of its kind worldwide. Over the past 40 years, DCEA has been able to adapt to the extraordinary evolution in this area, expanding the scope and expertise to tackle new environmental and sustainability challenges of the 21st Century. DCEA provides several courses (bachelor, master and doctoral courses) in the broad area of environment and sustainability, guided by scientific and technical quality, preparing the students for the national and international markets. DCEA also promotes R&D, assumed as a key pillar of teaching, by supporting national and international projects and an extensive network of collaboration with industry and public administration. DCEA coordinates several education programmes under the EIT Climate-KIC, namely the Journey, the Climate Innovation Leadership program and Pioneers in Practice.  

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