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Information Systems and Technology, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #401 (ARWU) Guimarães, Portugal
The Information Systems and Technologies doctoral program offered at the University of Minho aims at training students to autonomously undertake research activities in the IST field. 
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Programme Highlights:

Research in IST address organizational and social phenomena related to the adoption and use of information technologies. Research projects within the IST doctoral program typically involve theoretical and technological contributions to the field. 

Such contributions are relevant to those involved in professional activities associated with the engineering and the management of information systems in organizations, either, business, government or not-for-profit organizations. Other outcomes include novel IT products or platforms that aim at transforming organizational and social practices, interactions and relationships. 

The program has a duration of 4 years. The first year includes a set of taught courses that enable students to familiarize with the most important literature in the field as well as with the research approaches and methods. 

Besides deep understanding in their topic area, students are expected to evidence a general understanding of the field. In this first year, students prepare the first version of a plan for their doctoral project. In the remainder 3 years of the program, students carry out this research project. During the program, the student will have to present his work in order no enable the assessment of his/her progress.

The Information Systems and Technology programme is offered at the University of Minho.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    240 ECTS
  • Languages
    • Partially taught in English
    • Partially taught in Portuguese
  • Delivery mode

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Dissertation Planning
  • Seminar on Information Systems and Technology
  • R&D Seminar in IST
  • Analysis and Design of Information Systems
  • Business Analytics and Decision Making
  • Engenharia do Trabalho dos Processos e das Organizações
  • Information Systems Management
  • Inteligent Systems
  • Management of Information Systems Security
  • Management of Organizational Knowledge, Learning and Intelligence
  • Semantic Web
  • Software Engineering for Information Systems
  • Ubiquitous Systems

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

Admission requirements:

  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Photocopy of the Citizen Card or Passport + VAT number
  • Authenticated copy of the Degree Certificates
  • Payment proof of application fee
  • Other relevant documents required by the respective PhD Programme Director after receiving the candidate’s electronic application.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    2750 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2750 EUR per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2750 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2750 EUR per year and a duration of 48 months.
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