Doctoral School

Faculty of Arts and Humanities

3-5 Years (Evening) English Ilha Verde Campus


The Doctoral programme in History supports original research in a wide variety of areas, including but not limited to social and cultural history, heritage and urban history, the Chinese diaspora, and history and education. While we welcome research projects with a focus on Macau and the Greater Bay Area, we also encourage scholarly investigation that connects with the wider Asian regions and beyond. Candidates in this programme are expected to contribute significantly to their area of studies through participation in international forums and original peer-reviewed research publications.

During the 3-5 years of study, Doctorate in History students hold full-time student status.

The Doctoral Programme Coordinator is Prof. Adérito Fernandes Marcos.

Course Structure

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

  • Methodologies of Investigation
  • Methods and Techniques for Quantitative Research
  • Methods and Techniques for Qualitative Research
  • Integrative Research Seminars
  • Specialist Studies and Reading Programme

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

Doctoral Thesis

Working directly under an academic supervisor, the doctoral student independently completes an original and significant research project. Students begin their thesis once their proposed work and supervisory arrangements have been approved by the University.

Past Doctoral Thesis

Leong Si Kei

Admissions Information >

A preliminary research plan is required to apply. Applicants may choose one of the open doctoral topics or submit their own thesis proposal as part of their application.

Study plan & description of modules

For the programme’s government approval [in Chinese and Portuguese] click here. (Please click in P2 or P3, on the top-left of the document, to access the subsequent pages.)

Please click on any specific module below to see its description.


Year 1
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