Ph.D. On Campus


Instituto Superior Técnico

36 months
2750 EUR/year
2750 EUR/year
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The main goal of the Earth-Resources program from Instituto Superior Técnico is to promote autonomous scientific abilities in the three scientific areas of Geosciences , Geo-engineering and Natural Resources and Environment .


Key facts

The activities of teaching, research and development in this Earth-Resources program from Instituto Superior Técnico are carried out by the Department of Mining Engineering and Georresources in the scope of three scientific areas,  namely:



Natural Resources and Environment

To the Geosciences area, a group of fundamental disciplines of Earth Sciences (Mineralogy and Geology , Geochemistry and Pedology, Geophysics  and Hydrogeology) is assigned. This area also includes disciplines with the  fundamental methodologies to support the diagnosis and quantitative study of processes and mechanisms underlying the alteration of rocky materials in exogenous and endogenous environments.

Geo-engineering area groups the methodologies and techniques to deal with issues of design, sizing and execution of engineering projects in the scope of geotechnical constructions and mining exploitations, taking into account the sustainable appropriation of mineral and geological resources. The expert domains of knowledge embrace three sub-areas: Geotechnics,  Quarrying and Mine Exploitation, Geophysical Exploration and Drilling.

The area of  Natural Resources and Environment includes the mathematical tools to support the activities of modeling, planning and management of natural resources, keeping in mind the environmental constraints for the exploitation/conservation of those resources (sub-areas of Geo-Systems and Geomaths, and Planning & Management of Natural Resources and Environmental Systems), and the methodologies/technologies for valorization of ores  (primary raw materials of mineral origin), recycling and treatment  of solid wastes (sub-area: Valorization of Primary Raw Materials and Solid Wastes).


Graduates with a Ph.D. diploma in Georesources will be able to join higher education institutions, research laboratories or R&D-oriented companies.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Advanced Geo-Engineering
  • Advanced Geostatistics
  • Analysis of Valorization Systems
  • Geochemistry
  • Instrumental Methods for Geological Materials
  • Modelling of Underground Structures
  • New Methodologies of Mining Exploitation
  • Planning and Management of Groundwater Resources
  • Regionalized Multivariate Data Análise

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

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On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Holders of an Undergraduate Degree and Master’s Degree may apply for this training doctoral programme by obtaining a pass in an advanced study course, that grants a total of credits between 30 and 60 ECTS, followed by advanced research, development and innovation work, leading to a dissertation (PhD thesis). In all it has a 3 year duration.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    2750 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2750 EUR per year during 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2750 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2750 EUR per year during 36 months.

Living costs for Lisbon

630 - 1123 EUR /month
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