Became operational in the academic year 2009/2010. The minimum number of credits for the degree is 240 ECTS (4 years). PhD Programme sponsored by FCT-MEC.
This PhD program proposed under the Bologna process aims to provide specialized training with high quality standards in basic and applied areas Conservation and the Conservation-Restoration Sciences. The doctoral degree in Conservation and Restoration is given in the specialties of "Conservation Sciences" and "Theory, History and Techniques".
The main objectives of the PhD project are the preparation and presentation of a really original and innovative consistent work. Research proposals that require far more than four years to be carried out will not be accepted. Based on individual supervision, where each doctoral student has a scientific advisor, is intended to provide doctoral students: ability to carry out research respecting the requirements imposed by the academic quality and integrity; leadership in conservation of cultural property; communicate with their peers, the academic community and society in general on the area of specialization; to promote the academic and or professional contexts, technological, social or cultural progress.
The study cycle is 240 ECTS and has a normal length of eight (8) semesters of student’s work, corresponding the first semester to the curricular component (PhD course) and 3 years to the research component.
It is now generally agreed that training in conservation and restoration should achieve higher levels of study, including a master's degree and a doctorate. Although internationally there exist a limited number of doctoral programs, the tendency is to encourage advanced training. These will be the future of world leaders or leading teams in major museums and cultural institutions and in the coordination of national and international projects, and creating business for the twenty-first century. Doctors in Conservation and Restoration will further career opportunities in research centers or research and development associated with public and private institutions, whether in the field of conservation and restoration, both in the management and promotion of heritage, and in higher education institutions.
Portuguese students: 2.750€
Foreign students: 2.750€
14th december to 12th february (3rd phase)
2nd phase: 30th august to 30th october
Vacancies for 2021/2022:
Applicants to the course must meet the conditions of access and enrollment in doctoral programs indicated in FCT - NOVA General Regulations for doctoral programs, satisfying one of the following points:
a) Holders of master's degree or legal equivalent;
b) Bachelor's degree holders and holders of a particularly relevant academic or scientific curriculum recognized as attesting the capacity to accomplish this cycle of studies by the Scientific Council;
c) Holders of an academic, scientific or professional curriculum that is recognized as attesting the capacity to accomplish this cycle of studies by the Scientific Council.
Documentation for the on line application process::
Qualifications certificate listing the obtained grades;
Candidate’s selection is responsibility of the Scientific Committee through the examination of the submitted documentation. Potentially eligible applicants may be called for an interview.
Professor Maria João Seixas de Melo
Registration number R/A-Ef 3068/2011 on 18/03/2011
Publication date of the accreditation decision: 28/05/2014
for 6 years
The Department of Conservation and Restoration (DCR) of the NOVA School of Science and Technology has the mission of teaching and research in order to contribute to a better conservation and heritage enjoyment, especially the valuable and almost ancient Portuguese heritage in urgent need to preserve for future generations.
Laboratories and properly equipped workshops allow quality research in conservation science and its applications to restoration. A network of national and international collaborations enables the development of exciting projects, of recognized quality, and creates unique opportunities for master stages and career opportunities.
DCR believes that the passion for research and enthusiasm for heritage conservation and restoration should be shared with their students. So in the next academic year, from the 2nd Semester onwards, students will be invited to choose a laboratory / workshop and join their team to participate in the activities of day-to-day as well as in the ongoing innovative projects. They will formulate new ideas, knowing how to acquire and process new data, challenge / question the boundaries of common sense, discover things never before thought and apply them to better conserve, restore and enjoy the works of art!More info