Doctoral School

Doctoral School


The ICS- UL is a research and postgraduate teaching institution of the University of Lisbon, accredited by the Science and Technology Foundation (FCT - Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia) as an Associate Laboratory, ranked as excellent, with a leadership role in the production and dissemination of advanced research in the various fields of the social sciences, both nationally and internationally. Currently at the ICS- UL there are about 130 PhD students at different stages in the preparation of their dissertations. Around 50% are FCT grant recipients and 35% are foreigners.

Top Quality Supervision

The ICS-UL has around 75 researchers who are interested and available to supervise dissertations in the fields of Anthropology, Political Science, Human Geography, History, Social Psychology and Sociology.

Research Environment

* Individually tailored tuition and tutorial supervision;
* Theoretical and methodological development and enhancement;
* Membership of an international and multidisciplinary community;
* Development of cross-disciplinary skills in specialized fields;