• To promote advanced formation, multi and interdisciplinary in scientific areas related with Environmental, Marine and Earth Sciences
  • Development of skills and scientific training at the highest level, including scientific analysis, innovation, critical thinking, decision-making and independent research work
  • Enable doctoral students to do research in cutting edge fields and to be integrated in international research teams, being prepared for future participation and coordination of research projects
  • Development of entrepreneurship skills and specific tools applied to the industrial and production sector

Operating Mode

The degree is awarded in one of the following scientific areas:

  • Biological Sciences
  • Environmental Sciences and Technology
  • Marine Sciences
  • Geosciences
  • Fisheries and Aquaculture

These different majors have a similar curriculum, including Thesis (210 ECTS), Seminars (6 ECTS), Thesis Plan (4 ECTS) and Optional Courses (20 ECTS). Optional Courses include syllabus courses (from other graduate degree programs), advanced training courses or internships in any scientific area, previously approved by the Coordinating Committee under supervisor´s advisement.

Tuition and Fees 2024/2025

National Students: 1500 Euros

International Students*: 4000 Euros

Application Fee: 100 Euros

Registration Fee and School Insurance: 275 Euros

Note: The tuition of this course can be paid in 10 installments, being the first at the time of registration and the remaining in the months of October, November, December, January, February, March, April, May and June.

* in accordance with Decree-Law No. 36/2014, changed by Decree-Law No.62/2018, of 6th August, international students are nationals of a country which is not a Member State of the European Union and are not a legally resident in Portugal for more than 2 uninterrupted years by 1st of January of the enrolment year

This PhD program is permanently open and applications can be accepted at anytime. Application form available in the "Admission" tab.
Career Opportunities
  • Scientific research
  • Entrepreneurship in marine and environmental economic sectors (eg fisheries, aquaculture, toxicology, ecology, biotechnology, water quality, ecotourism)
  • Senior business and senior technician in public and private sectors
  • Coastal manager
  • Manager of marine and other protected areas
  • Environmental consultant and promoter
  • National and regional government agencies