Climate Change and Sustainable Development Policies

Climate Change and Sustainable Development Policies

Idioma: 
Portuguese, with possibility of using English
 

The PhD in Climate Change and Sustainable Development Policies is a joint initiative between the Universidade de Lisboa and the NOVA University of Lisbon. It had its first intake in the academic year 2009-2010. It is part of an interdisciplinary network focusing on the environmental and social sciences, and works in partnership with the University of East Anglia, UK, a leading international institution in these fields. It draws on the expertise of teachers and scientific researchers from the three state universities in Lisbon, all with acknowledged records of academic publication in the areas of climate change and sustainable development.

This PhD is a three-year programme and includes an advanced interdisciplinary training course combining the physical, natural, social and human sciences in the first and second semesters. The target audience is diverse. It includes environmental, planning and energy professionals, amongst others, as well as students interested in pursuing an academic career.

WHO CAN APPLY

This PhD programme is destined for:

  • National citizens, or citizens of other Member States of the European Union;
  • Citizens of third countries, holders of permanent residence permits or beneficiaries of long-term resident status, attested by the Serviço de Estrangeiros e Fronteiras, under the terms, respectively, of article 80 and article 125 of Lei n.º 23/2007, 4th July.

For the work plan to be developed wholly or partially in foreign institutions, only national or foreign citizens who have permanent residence in Portugal can apply.

The PhD in Climate Change and Sustainable Development Policies is a three-year programme in which students must obtain a total of 180 ECTS (credits). It comprises:

  • Courses (60 ECTS credits);
  • Preparation, submission and defence of thesis (120 ECTS).

Courses are taught in the first year of the Programme over 2 semesters. They are:
 

1st YEAR - 1st SEMESTER

Curricular Units ECTS
Sustainability Sciences and Climate Change Seminar 4 ECTS
Climate Change Science 5 ECTS
Environmental Sociology and Communication 5 ECTS
Earth and Oceanic Systems 5 ECTS
Economy, Regulation and Markets 5 ECTS
Elective Unit [Area of Social Sciences or Environmental Sciences or Technology] 6 ECTS

ELECTIVE UNITS - 1st SEMESTER

 

1st YEAR - 2nd SEMESTER

Curricular Units ECTS
Energy and Climate Change Seminar 4 ECTS
Theories and Practices of Sustainable Development 5 ECTS
Climate Change and Spatial Planning 5 ECTS
Ethics, Public Policies and Environmental Diplomacy 5 ECTS
Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation 5 ECTS
Elective Unit [Area of Social Sciences or Environmental Sciences or Technology] 6 ECTS

ELECTIVE UNITS - 2nd SEMESTER

 

2nd YEAR

Curricular Unit ECTS
Thesis 60 ECTS

 

3rd YEAR

Curricular Unit ECTS
Thesis 60 ECTS

 

A3ES Accreditation

Accreditation of Study Programmes in Operation (2015)
Accreditation of Study Programmes in Operation (2022)

Applications

Information available on the Applications page.

 

Coordinator 
Coordenador Externo 
Filipe Duarte Santos
FC-UL