Study Plan

The Doctoral Programme in Governance, Knowledge and Innovation (Sociology or Economics) has a 4-year duration (8 semesters), totalling 240 ECTS). The PhD thesis project defense occurs in the first semester of the second academic year. The Programme is lectured in Portuguese.

1st year, 1st semester
Science, Technology and Knowledge in Society (10 ECTS)
Governance, Institutions and Public Policies (10 ECTS)
Area of expertise: Political Economy of Knowledge and Institutions
Science and Innovation Policies (10 ECTS)
Area of expertise: Social Studies of Science and Technology
Knowledges, Sustainability and Cognitive Justice (10 ECTS)

1st year, 2nd semester
Seminar on Science, Technology and Knowledge in Society (10 ECTS)
Seminar on Governance, Institutions and Public Policies (10 ECTS)
Area of expertise:  Political Economy of Knowledge and Institutions
Contemporary Political Economy (10 ECTS)
Area of expertise: Social Studies of Science and Technology
Governance, Knowledge and Public Participation (10 ECTS)

2nd year, 1st semester
Research Seminar in Economics and Sociology (15 ECTS)
Seminar in Methodology of Economics and Sociology (15 ECTS

2nd year, 2nd semester, 3rd and 4th years
Doctoral Thesis (150 ECTS)