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:
     Class Analysis and Social Change
     Contemporary Theoretical Debates I
     Welfare state, social policies and social protection in contemporary societies
     Labour, Trade Unionism and Globalization
     Sociology of Law

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
     Methods Laboratory
     Cultural Policies and Urban Lifestyles

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