PhD in Pharmacy

Goals

The overall objective of the PhD Degree in Pharmacy at FFULisboa is to reflect research and innovation activities into tangible direct benefits for society, which include advanced qualification in the areas of medicines and its interaction with health, both in health promotion and in prevention of disease.

The PhD Degree in Pharmacy at FFULisboa focuses on translational research leading to the discovery of therapeutic targets and drug design, as well as pre-clinical development and drug safety assessment. This is a cycle of interdisciplinary studies and involving institutional and international cooperation promoted by a highly qualified faculty.

Main scientific area: Pharmacy
Branch of knowledge: Pharmacy

PhD Student Guide

Study plan

ECTS
240

Duration
8 semesters.
Curricular component: 1st and 2nd semester.
Elaboration of a PhD thesis: 3rd to 8th semester (including).

Regime
Daytime

Summary version

Specialties

Biopharmaceutics and Pharmacokinetics
Cellular and Molecular Biology
Biochemistry
Pharmaceutical Biotechnology
Food Science
Pharmacoepidemiology
Pharmacognosy and Ethnopharmacology
Pharmacology and Pharmacotherapy
Microbiology
Pharmaceutical and Therapeutic Chemistry
Social Pharmacy
Pharmaceutical Technology
Toxicology

Professional Opportunities

Academic and research institutions, university and research institutes, government agencies, clinical and hospital centers, pharmaceutical companies and biotechnology, among others. They can also create their own employment opportunities.

Advanced PhD Courses

Advanced PhD Courses that will held in 2021:

António Almeida and Helena Florindo

Date: 15-19 March 2021

  • Advanced Analytical Tool: Multiple Applications for Mass Spectrometry

Maria Rosário Bronze and Noélia Duarte

Date: June, 2021

Rui Moreira

Date: July 05-09, 2021

  • Advances in Neuropharmaceutics

Adelaide Fernandes

Date: June/July, 2021

Vasco Branco

Date: 13-17 September, 2021

  • Molecular Biomarkers and Technologies

Cecília Rodrigues

Date: 20-24 September 2021

  •  Topical and transdermal delivery

Sandra Simões

Date: September, 2021

  •  Stem Cell Technologies

Susana Solá and Christa Rhiner (Fundação Champalimaud)

Date: October 18-22, 2021

  • Methods and issues in medicines usage research

Afonso Cavaco

Date: October, 2021

  •  Novel Challenges in Toxicology

Nuno Oliveira and Joana Miranda

Date: October 11-14, 2021

Note: if authorized by the coordination of each course, the course may have external registrations, which have an associated fee:

  • Registration with evaluation: 125€
  • Registration without evaluation: 100€

The registration fee does not apply to students of the 1st year of the PhD in Pharmacy at FFUL.

Note: The courses may require a minimum number of registrants.

Tuition Fees

Full-time general student

  • National students

Anual Tuition fee: 2.750,00 €

  • International students

Anual Tuition fee: 2.750,00 €

 

Consult associated documentation

Applications

Final evaluation of the Doctoral Proposal (1st year)

The admission process to presentation and discussion of the doctoral proposal at the end of 1st year starts by the student’s request through an application to FFULisboa Scientific Council.

The presentation and discussion of the doctoral proposal consists in the discussion of the student‘s report, including evaluation of scientific quality of the thesis plan, oral communication and arguing skills.

How to submit the request
Deliver by 15 th of each month the following documentation at the Postgraduate Studies Office:

  • Application for admission to the Presentation and Discussion of the Doctoral Proposal;
  • 3 copies of the report (the report should be structured as : introduction, table of contents, summary, specific aim, preliminary results, conclusions and references);

The cover and the title page must follow the corresponding template, including names and logos of the University of Lisbon and Faculty of Pharmacy, title and mention as Relatório do Curso de Doutoramento, student’s name, supervisor’s name(s) and year. There are no restrictions regarding format (font type and size or number of pages).

  • 3 copies of the curriculum vitae;
  • Supervisor(s)’ statement about the evaluation of the PhD Course;
  • Jury proposal (including the name, category and institutional address of jury members).
    The jury is composed by the president (head of department), supervisor or co-supervisor and a main opponent.

Note: the student can only submit this request if he has no debts with FFULisboa.

Due to the covid-19 pandemic, documents must be delivered by e-mail.

PhD Thesis

Rules for the presentation and delivery oh the PhD thesis

According to the n.º 31 of the Regulation of Postgraduate Studies of the Universidade de Lisboa (in Portuguese)

  1. The cover of the thesis should include: the name of the University of Lisbon and the Faculty of Pharmacy; the thesis title; the reference to “Documento Provisório”; the main scientific area and, if applicable, the corresponding specialty; the student’s name; the supervisor(s)’ name(s); the year of completion; a reference that the thesis it is a document for the award of a PhD degree; the name of the partner institutions, whenever the degrees are awarded in association;
  2. The front page should be identical to the cover and may mention collaborations and funding support;
  3. The thesis should have the abstracts in Portuguese and any other EU official language (300 words each, max), the keywords in Portuguese and any other EU official language (up to 5 keywords) and the tables of contents;
  4. When the thesis is written in a foreign language, an abstract written in Portuguese should be also submitted (1200 to 1500 words);
  5. There are no restrictions regarding the formatting (font, size or number of pages).

Templates

Thesis Cover Template

The front page should be identical to the cover, and may mention collaborations and funding support

 

Submission Process for the PhD examination

  1. Deliver by the 15th of each month the following documentation at the Postgraduate Studies Office:
    • Application for admission to PhD examination;
    • 1 USB storage device, containing two files in pdf format: i. thesis with mention of Documento Provisório on the cover and ii. curriculum vitae. The USB device must be duly identified with the name of the University of Lisbon and the FFUL, the name of the candidate, a reference that the thesis it is a document for the award of a PhD degree and the year in which the PhD admission is required;
    • Supervisor(s)’ statement on the conformity of the thesis to be submitted to examination, with the agreement of the President of the Department;
    • Jury Proposal (indicating name, category and institutional address and e-mail);
    • Library release declaration;
    • Embargo declaration, if applicable.

All the documents mentioned above must be delivered in original format and duly signed.

  1. Pay the examination admission fee: 500 €

Note: the student can only submit this request if he has no debts with FFULisboa.

For a confidencial thesis, specific regulation should be followed.

 

Final thesis:

The student has 30 working days after the PhD Examination or after the confirmation by the President of the Jury of the introduction of the corrections requested to deliver the final thesis., respecting the template for the cover and the front page.

On that date, it should be deliver:

  • 3 copies of the final thesis in paper;
  • 1 copy of the final thesis in format digital ( USB storage device).

 

Extension of deadline for thesis submission

According to the current legislation, students can request an extension period of 6 months, with exemption from tuition fees, to postpone the delivery of the thesis.  After this deadline, students are obliged to pay the annual tuition fee of 1.500 €, in installment of 375 €, paid every 3 months, until the date of delivery of the thesis.

Procedure:

Deliver the following documentation - in original format and duly signed - at the Postgraduate Studies Office:

  • Application (written request) for extension of deadline of thesis;
  • Statement of the supervisor and co-supervisor(s), with the detailed justification regarding the need to extend the thesis submission.

Regulations and Dispatches

Contact

Postgraduate Studies Office: posgraduados@ff.ulisboa.pt

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