Estudos Comparatistas (Doutoramento Internacional FCT)

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Apresentação do Curso

The International FCT PhD Programme in Comparative Studies (PhD-COMP) is a joint programme involving four institutions: the Programme in Comparative Studies (PEC) and the Centre for Comparative Studies (CEC), both based at the Faculty of Arts and Humanities of the University of Lisbon, and the Universities of Leuven and Bologna. It aims to offer advanced international training in Comparative Studies building on an innovative articulation between research, mobility and pedagogical activities.

The Programme is based on two key principles: 1) the effective integration of students in the research undertaken by the CEC’s research groups and projects; 2) the internationalisation of their training experience by means of an international teaching staff, a mixed supervision structure, and student and faculty mobility. It is a Doctoral Programme funded by the Portuguese Science and Technology Foundation (FCT) and offers 5 PhD Scholarships per edition.

PhD-COMP’s research lines are designed to respond to Comparatism’s interdisciplinary status and transnational focus, in the firm belief that these features play a privileged role within the Humanities today.  The programme also aims to offer rigorous, thought-provoking and state-of-the-art pedagogical content representative of the European dimension of contemporary research in comparative studies. On a curricular level, prominence is given to the development of autonomous skills and competences: in this sense, the PhD Programme’s structure is flexible, with a broad and heterogeneous core curriculum, covering major fields in current Comparative Studies. These fields are also reflected in the structure of the research groups structure into which students will be integrated. There are also a full range of options which can be adapted to each student’s needs and research projects, including activities designed to strengthen the student’s future integration in a competitive research and teaching market. Student and Faculty mobility is structural to the Programme, allowing for different levels of internationalisation – ranging from access to international research environments, to the supervision and dissemination of research conducted within PhD-COMP and in international contexts. The consistency of the PhD Programme is ensured through the involvement of a highly skilled international teaching staff, supported by the participating institutions and by an advisory board that gathers renowned academics in Comparative Studies.

PhD-COMP’s aim is to set itself as a benchmark among European programmes in Comparative Studies through its strong emphasis on internationalisation. For this reason, the Programme’s main working language will be English, allowing for the presence of foreign students and for the full integration of foreign faculty in scientific and pedagogical activities. Portuguese will not be a requirement for admission and the Programme will guarantee full working conditions with English as the language of communication.

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