• Application Deadline
  • 36 months
The recently created Doctoral Programme in Business and Economics of Universidade de Aveiro, with three branches of specialization - Economics, Management and Finance - responds to the requests of researchers and graduates to continue their doctoral studies in these areas of knowledge.
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The aim of this Doctoral Programme in Business and Economics of Universidade de Aveiro  is to provide solid, advanced and updated scientific training at theoretical, methodological and applied levels in the fields of Economics, Management and Finance, training doctors with the capacity to pursue scientific research not only in academia but also in business, providing them with a more complete and in-depth understanding of economic and business reality, so as to be more productive in their activities, produce state of the art research and share their new knowledge by publishing scientific articles, attending conferences or training of new professionals. 

It is the specific objective of this Doctoral Programme to satisfy the growing need for a body of experts capable of responding to the challenges posed by the complexity of the problems affecting, among others, the financial sector, industry, environment and energy, telecommunications, labor and Education, tourism and health.

Professional outcomes

The holders of the PhD degree in Business and Economics of the University of Aveiro will be able not only to carry out scientific research that expands the frontier of knowledge in these areas, but also to make analyses, plan, manage and evaluate programmes and policies in the various sectors of the economy, in a rigourous and independent manner. 

Therefore, these Doctors will be prepared to integrate educational and research institutions, public institutions, consulting firms and other private organizations, both at national and international level.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    180 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
    • Portuguese
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Econometric Analysis
  • Macroeconomic Theory
  • Microeconomic Theory
  • Advanced Corporate Finance
  • Empirical Research in Finance

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

Applicants for enrolment will be selected by the Scientific Council of the University of Aveiro in accordance with the proposal made by the Director of the Study Cycle, taking intoaccount the following parameters:

  • Academic curriculum;
  • Scientific curriculum and /or Professional curriculum.
  • An interview and / or a written test may be required as complementary criteria.
Sub-criteria and their respective weighting are given in a specific minute approved by the jury for this application, available on the opening notices page of the study programme. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    2325 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2325 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    2325 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2325 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Aveiro

  • 500 - 900 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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