PhD

Faculty of Humanities


The PhD Programmes are research-oriented degrees aimed to develop advanced theoretical and practical research skills in a specific area of knowledge. PhD candidates complete main modules in research methods and foundation knowledge in their proposed research field, and then work with a supervisor to complete their PhD thesis.

PhD candidates are expected to develop an original scientific work that contributes to a significant theoretical advance in the field. The main objective of the programme is to prepare highly qualified professionals, capable of developing R&D activities in private and public organizations or to develop an academic career.

Course Structure

Students complete the curricular part of the prorgramme during the first year, which is composed of the following 5 modules:

  1. Methodologies of Investigation
  2. Methods and Techniques for Quantitative Research
  3. Methods and Techniques for Qualitative Research
  4. Integrative Research Seminars
  5. Specialist Studies and Reading Program

During the first year students are also required to prepare a thesis proposal. The approval of the proposal and completion of all the modules is a requirement to progress to the thesis-writing stage of the programme.

Thesis

This is the major part of PhD student’s studies. Working directly under an academic supervisor, the student independently completes an original and significant research project. Students cannot start their thesis until the work proposed and supervisory arrangements have been approved by the university.

Typical Duration

3 to 5 years part-time (evening) programme

Teaching Medium

English

Total number of credits for graduation 

12

Campus

NAPE 1 (Rua de Londres 16, Macau, China)

Programme’s Government Approval (In Chinese and Portuguese only)

http://www.gaes.gov.mo/esdbonline/coursedb/pdf/GSASC-101-2008.pdf

Calendar

Classes are scheduled from September to July each academic year. Please refer to the official academic calendar for the most updated information.

Typically, classes take place one evening per week, from 19:00 to 22:30. Exceptionally, classes may be scheduled on Saturdays or in additional weekday evenings. 


Key Features

  • Research-oriented programme supported by highly-qualified internal and external researchers from various areas of knowledge and fields of specialization.
  • Training in research methods and theoretical concepts in the first year of studies and development of a PhD thesis in a specific field of specialization in the following years.

Typical Career Options

  • Research and Development for private and public organizations
  • Academic careers
  • Corporations, Government and Public Administration.

Study plan & description of modules

Please click on any specific module to see its description.


Modules

Year 1 Doctorate
DOC301
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