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

PhD Advanced Courses 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 FFUL 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
Send by email until 15 th of each month the following documentation at the Postgraduate Studies Office (posgraduados@ff.ulisboa.pt):

  • Application for admission to the Presentation and Discussion of the Doctoral Proposal;
  • Report in format PDF (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).

  • 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.

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. Send the following documentation by email to Postgraduate Studies Office until 15th of each month:
    • Application for admission to PhD examination;
    • Thesis in PDF format with mention of Documento Provisório on the cover;
    • Curriculum vitae;
    • 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 complete name, category and institutional address and e-mail);
    • Thesis Cover in PDF
    • Library release declaration;
    • Embargo declaration, if applicable.

All the documents mentioned above must be sent in PDF 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:

Send the following documentation by email to Postgraduate Studies Office in PDF format and duly signed:

  • 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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