New PhD programmes in Cultural Studies validated by A3ES – applications open

The new PhD degree in Cultural Studies has been totally renewed and improved, certified by A3ES – Agência de Avaliação e Acreditação do Ensino Superior (Agency for Assessment and Accreditation of Higher Education). The PhD in Cultural Studies is a multidisciplinary, interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary program coordinated by the Social Sciences Institute (ICS) – in association with CECS  -, in collaboration with the Institute of Arts and Humanities (ILCH). The applications are open (1st period: until June 19; 2nd period: until September 8, for remaining vacancies).


Suitable criterias for candidates:

  1. Masters Degree;
  2. Graduation Degree or a relevant academic curriculum that is recognized as a proof of the competences and skills to be evaluated by Scientific Council of the Institute of Social Sciences;
  3. Register an academic, scientific and professional curriculum that might be recognized as appropriate to accomplish the PhD Program by Scientific Council of the Institute of Social Sciences.


Application timeline:

1st period: until June 19

2nd period: until September 8 (remaining vacancies)


School Calendar & Schedule:

Classes will take place on Friday (all day). It is expected to start in October.


Six (6) semesters


Campus of Gualtar, University of Minho, Braga


Applications are submitted on an online platform available here:


For more information, see the upcoming Edictal. 



Information on applications, registration and administrative matters:

Sofia Oliveira

Pedagogical Council of the Social Sciences Institute:

Phone: +351 253 604216


Information on scientific and pedagogical matters:

Professor Rosa Cabecinhas –

Director of the PhD in Cultural Studies


More information:

Isabel Macedo