Ph.D. in Political Theory, International Relations and Human Rights
University of Evora
EUR 1,500 / per year *
Earliest start date
11 Sep 2023
* international students 2500€
'The PhD in Political Theory, International Relations and Human Rights, created in partnership by the Universities of Évora and the Azores, is distinguished by the centrality it gives to questions of citizenship and human rights, contextualized in the international system, driven by heterogeneous trends and forces that are sometimes contradictory. With the support of a faculty with high scientific and disciplinary competence and anchored in the solid research experience inserted in Research Centers of Excellence, this doctorate aims to develop a deep theoretical knowledge, which in a versatile and transdisciplinary way, boosts the development of critical analyzes, which represent an innovative and consistent contribution to research at national and international level.
Organic Unit: Institute of Research and Advanced Training
Duration: 8 Semesters/240 ECTS (90 required at UCS)
Unique selling points:
The University of Évora is a transdisciplinary university that is constantly updating its courses, offers optimal conditions for studying and conducting research, and courses in all knowledge areas: Fine Arts, Social Sciences, Science and Technology, Health and Human Development, and also Nursing. At UÉ is promoted a unique teaching-learning dynamic that results from the fusion of theoretical and practical knowledge, motivating all student body and academic staff to explore their skills, and putting to their disposal the necessary infrastructure to foster scientific research and innovation.
The University of Évora is the second oldest in the country, founded in 1559, and has a vast list of graduate, master, and doctoral courses. We are located in south Portugal, near Lisbon, the capital of the country, but also very close to the Algarve where you can enjoy amazing beaches. The University of Évora does not have a university campus per se. The city of Évora is your campus, all the buildings where you will have classes are scattered from the center to the outskirts of the city. Being part of the University of Évora is to belong to a family with a strong academic spirit and a firm connection to the enhancement of the resources that the region offers.
Are students allowed to work while studying?
There is no barrier to students being able to combine their academic path with a job. In fact, the University of Évora has its own special regime for working students.
Scholarships and Funding
Scholarships & Social Support Grants
The University of Évora supports students in their integration and throughout their academic journey, ensuring academic and social inclusion through multidisciplinary teams who provide individual, social, psychological and psycho-pedagogical support, including special educational needs. UÉ’s services and departments, in particular the Social Action and Academic Services Departments, are dedicated to assisting students and several mechanisms and programmes have been implemented to help students overcome any obstacles they may face during their time at UÉ.
1st Year - 1st Semester
- Research Methodology in Political Science
- Theory of Citizenship and Human Rights in Complex Societies
- Philosophy of State and International Relations
1st Year - 2nd Semester
- European Citizenship and Human Rights
- Philosophy of Human Rights and the International System
- Geopolitics and World Order
2nd Year- 3rd Semester
- Regionalism and Social and Political Organization: Europe and the Atlantic Area
- International Human Rights Law
- Biopolitics and Human Rights
2nd Year- 4th Semester to 4th Year