Document Actions

Globalization Studies | Funded by FCT



CoordinatorDiogo Ramada Curto - NOVA FCSH

Vice-coordinator: Margarida Marques – NOVA FCSH


Education Objectives

The Doctoral Program on Global Studies (DPGS) aims to bring together emerging research to analyze global issues, and to establish an interdisciplinary framework for thinking about globalization, both historically and in the present. Through the offer of courses and tutorials, public events, lectures, conferences and publications, the DPGS, designed in conjunction with a post-doctoral academic program, seeks to facilitate a broader understanding of global interdependencies and to develop new ways to rethink them.

Under the dramatic pressure of climatic and biological changes, globalization is arguably the most important process shaping the contemporary world, as patent in the transnational movement of people, commodities, and technologies, the circulation of information and cultural patterns, social relations and dynamic networks, political and economic institutions of global governance, international war, organized crime and terrorism threatening global security. If the study of globalization demands diverse approaches and the involvement of multiple disciplinary and theoretical perspectives, it also answers a need for a more cosmopolitan education restated since the encyclopedic attempts launched by the European Enlightenment.

A first guiding principle of the DPGS is to link a set of interrelated core issues with a range of disciplinary methods in order to provide a cohesive understanding of the complexities of global processes. A second guiding principle is to assess how global processes have produced different types of impact on –and generated a variety of responses from– local, national and trans-national issues. The program aims at breaking the boundaries between specialized fields or disciplines, allowing students a fuller view of the range of constraints and opportunities created by globalization.

The DPGS further enhances the University’s doctoral programs by providing a forum for the exploration of global processes.


Opening Date

September 2017


15 vacancies

5 scholarships


Documents Required

The application is made online.

Documents to be submitted with the application:

- Application form;

- Brief description of current research interests in the area of the candidate's doctoral (4 000 characters maximum);

- Academic, scientific and professional curriculum;

- Photocopy of Identity Card / Citizen Card / Passport;

- Photocopy of NIF;

- Photocopy of Qualification Certificate.


Access Conditions

The programme follows the admission criteria defined in the national regulation for academic degrees (Decree-Law 74/2006).

Candidates must either hold a MA degree, or have a scientific, scholar or professional curriculum demonstrating ability to successfully engage in this PhD programme.

Candidates are required to submit a detailed CV, their academic records and an academic letter of interest, expressing their motivation for pursuing this doctoral degree, and a description of their research interests (4000 characters maximum).

For applicants to the Doctoral Program on Global Studies who may be interested in a FCT scholarship, selection will also include a written exam, based on a previously distributed reading list concerning the topic of globalization, followed by an interview.

In addition to their academic record and to a detailed CV, applicants will be required to produce an academic letter of intent, expressing their motivation for pursuing a doctoral degree, and a description of their research interests. A written exam, based on a previously distributed reading list concerning the topic of globalization, and an interview will be the other tools for admission.

Exclusion criteria include: i) lack of relevant academic qualification; ii) absence of letter of intent; iii) letter of intent and CV indicating insufficient knowledge of the area or irrelevance of the candidate’s interests.

The programme’s goal is to attract only excellent students. Given the inherent interdisciplinarity in the area, admission criteria cannot exclude any type of academic background.


Curricular Structure - 1st year


Democracy and global governance (Tiago Fernandes)

Global health (Luís Lapão)

Global history and imperial histories (Diogo Ramada Curto)

Global security (Alexandra Magnólia Dias)

Human rights (Teresa Pizarro Beleza)

International migration and communities on the move (Margarida Marques)

Sustainability and climate change (Júlia Seixas)

World markets and economic development (Álvaro Ferreira da Silva)

Total Duration of the Program: 8 semesters



Nuno Severiano Teixeira

NOVA - Faculdade de Direito
Teresa Pizarro Beleza

NOVA - School of Business and Economics
Álvaro Ferreira da Silva

NOVA - Instituto de Higiene e Medicina Tropical
Luís Lapão



Maria Margarida Monteiro Marques

Rui Manuel Leitão da Silva Santos

Susana Salvaterra Trovão

Pedro Tavares de Almeida

Teresa Maria Ferreira Rodrigues


CICS.NOVA - Centro Interdisciplinar de Ciências Sociais NOVA FCSH

Rui Miguel Carvalhinho Branco

Tiago Luís de Matos Roma Fernandes

Catherine Bernadette Yvonne Moury

Enrico Borghetto

Daniel Filipe Fleschenberg dos Ramos Pinéu

Fernando Manuel Tavares Martins Pimenta

Madalena Pontes Meyer Resende

Diogo Sassetti Ramada Curto

Elisabetta De Giorgi

Luís Guilherme dos Santos Marques Pedro



Maria Paula Baptista Costa Antunes

Alexandra de Jesus Branco Ribeiro

Eduardo Manuel Hipólito Pires Mateus

João Miguel Dias Joanaz de Melo

Ana Cristina Caldeira da Silva Gouveia Carvalho

Nuno Miguel Matias Carvalhais

Maria da Nazaré Parada Figueiredo de Sousa Couto Alves

Maria Margarida da Cruz Godinho Ribau Teixeira

Maria Júlia Fonseca Seixas

Francisco Manuel Freire Cardoso Ferreira


Participant Research Units

IHC - Institute of Contemporary History

CESNOVA - Centre for Sociological Studies of the Universidade
Nova de Lisboa

CENSE – Centro de Investigação em Ambiente e Sustentabilidade




Doctorate Section

Tower B


Tel.: 21 790 83 45 ou 21 790 83 00


Useful Links

UNL Guide

Top of Page