Study Plan

The Doctoral Programme in Labour Relations, Social Inequalities and Trade Unionism has a 3-year duration (6 semesters), totalling 180 ECTS). The PhD thesis project defense occurs at the end of the first academic year. The Programme is lectured in Portuguese.

1st year, 1st semester
Research Seminars I  (7,5 ECTS)
Dissertation Project I (7,5 ECTS)
Option I (7,5 ECTS) and Option II (7,5 ECTS), of the following:
    Cities, Images and Heritage
    City and Citizenship: Contemporary Perspectives
    Class Analysis and Social Transformation
    Human Rights and Access to Law and Justice
    Issues on Democracy and Globalisation
    Labour, Trade Unionism and Globalisation
    Social Dialogue and Collective Negotiation
    Social and Political Sciences
    Contemporary Theoretical Debates I
    Cultural Policies and Urban Ways of Life
    Social Policies and Citizenship
    Sociology of Law
    Welfare State, Social Policies and Social Protection in Contemporary Societies

1st year, 2nd semester
Research Seminar II (11 ECTS)
Dissertation Project II (11,5 ECTS)
Option III (7,5 ECTS) of the following:
    Contemporary Theoretical Debates II
    Gender Equality Policies
    Methods' Laboratory

2nd and 3rd years
Doctoral Thesis (120 ECTS)