The Research Center in Political Science (CICP) has three affiliated Doctoral Programs: the Doctoral Programme in Administrative Sciences (at the School of Economics and Management, University of Minho), theDoctoral Programme in Political Science and International Relations (at the School of Economics and Management, University of Minho) and the Doctoral Programme in Contemporary History (at the School of Social Sciences, University of Évora).
The CICP offers to the students of these Doctoral Programs, who are collaborative members of the Center, the opportunity to improve their skills in their respective scientific fields, support in their researches, organization of events and seminars that complement their knowledge, among other academic activities.
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The objective of the Ph.D Programme in Administrative Sciences is preparing students to conduct independent scientific work, thereby contributing to the progress of knowledge in this scientific field, which includes the areas of Public Management, Public Policies, Political and Administrative Organisation, Applied Public Management and Budget Administration.
This programme aims at not only preparing for university education and research, but also at the rationalisation and deepening of scientific policy decision processes and their management in the public sector and non-profit organisations and in such diverse areas as health, welfare, environment and education.
The PhD in Political Science and International Relations provides you with the fundamental tools for the development of innovative work in the field of Political Science and International Relations, in a stimulating and international research environment. The Programme allows to consolidate the skills necessary for the production of original scientific work of both theoretical and applied scope in the field of Political Science and International Relations.
Students are continuously encouraged to work closely with the members of the Centre of Research in Political Science – CICP – as a way to improve the international dissemination of their work.
This PhD programme relies upon a strong epistemic and academic body, whose members hold Ph.D degrees from various outstanding European and North American Universities. This has also been one of the reasons why this programme has been the first choice of Portuguese and foreign candidates from countries as diverse as Angola, Brazil, Iran, Nigeria and UK.
The PhD in Political Theory, International Relations and Human Rights, created in partnership by the Universities of Évora and the Azores, is distinguished by the centrality it gives to issues of citizenship and human rights, contextualized in the international system, driven by heterogeneous trends and forces that are sometimes contradictory. With the support of a faculty with high scientific and disciplinary competence and anchored in the solid research experience inserted in Research Centers of Excellence, this PhD aims to develop a deep theoretical knowledge, which in a versatile and transdisciplinary way, boost the development of critical analyses, which represent an innovative and consistent contribution to research at national and international level.