Doutoramento em História, Filosofia e Património da Ciência e da Tecnologia


PhD in History, Philosophy and Heritage of Science and Technology

Started in 2008/2009: The minimum number of credits to obtain the grade is 180 (3 years).


The objectives of the PhD Programme in History, Philosophy and Heritage of Science and Technology are:

  1. To foster a culture of science and technology, that aims to understand the historical importance and influence of science and technology in European society;
  2. To understand and contextualize the development of  technological innovation in Portuguese society;
  3. To identify and contextualize the history of scientific and technological Portuguese heritage;
  4. To evaluate and disseminate knowledge that will ensure the conservation, of the scientific and technological heritage.

Students will join the Interuniversitary Centre for History and Philosophy of Science and Technology (CIUHCT), a recognized research unit at the national and international levels.


Career opportunities

  • Research
  • Qualification of primary and secondary teachers
  • Qualification of top-level executives of local authorities, through the development of skills for the measurement of scientific technological and industrial heritage sites and its conservation possibilities.

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This course could be taught on a e-learning platform, in order to welcome foreign candidates, who have difficulty in attending all the classes.

Tuition fee

Portuguese students:

2 750 Euros/ year 

Foreign students:

2 750 Euros/ year 


1st phase: 11th march to 5th april 2024


Entrance requirements for the 2024/2025 academic year

Vacancies for 2024/2025:


Admission rules:

  1. Holders of a 2nd cycle master's degree or equivalent, concluded in a legally recognized Portuguese or foreign higher education institution.

  2. Bachelor's degree holders and holders of a particularly relevant academic or scientific curriculum recognized as attesting the capacity to carry out this cycle of studies by the Scientific Council;

  3. Holders of an academic, scientific or professional curriculum recognized as attesting the capacity to accomplish this cycle of studies by the Scientific Council of the NOVA School of Science and Technology.

Documents required for the application:
In addition to those indicated on
  • a letter of motivation
  • two recommendation letters
  • a text with a maximum of 5 pages, indicating the subject of research that they are interested in developing.


  1. Academic and scientific curriculum;
  2. Professional curriculum;

  3. Text with a maximum of 5 pages indicating the research topic the student is interested in deepening.

Course coordinator:

Professor Paula Urze

Registration and Accreditation


Registration number R/A-Ef 3079/2011 on 18/03/2011


Publication date of the accreditation decision: 04/06/2021

Period of validity of the accreditation:
6 years from 31/07/2019

About the Department of Applied Social Sciences

The Applied Social Sciences Department (DCSA) guarantees, at the NOVA School of Science and Technology, the teaching and the research in areas outside the basic sciences and engineering, giving thus our students a structured training in the field of applied social sciences, what passes by having competency in the fields of expression and communication, the relationship between science / technology / society (history, philosophy and contemporary thought) ethics, work organization and economy, management and entrepreneurship.

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