Doctorate in Insular Literatures and Cultures

This is an inter-university PHD, based on an agreement between the University of the Azores, the University of Madeira, the University of Corsica and the INALCO signed by those representing the four institutions of higher education attributing the PHD degree. In the University of Corsica, the course integrates the Doctoral School, which has a long tradition of studying the insular heritage. In INALCO, the course belongs to the Doctoral School, to which the teaching staff, with an important scientific research on the field of insular studies, also belongs.
The course does not have a curricular component. However, students must commit to a work plan proposed by the student’s thesis supervisor and approved by the PHD course’s committee, which includes activities functioning as an introduction to scientific research, such as participating in conferences and preparing scientific articles.
Students will be encouraged to work, for a minimum period of one month, in one of the other institutions of higher education which attribute the degree, according to a work plan previously accorded with their thesis supervisors.

GENERAL INFORMATION

This is an inter-university PHD, based on an agreement between the University of the Azores, the University of Madeira, the University of Corsica and the INALCO signed by those representing the four institutions of higher education attributing the PHD degree. In the University of Corsica, the course integrates the Doctoral School, which has a long tradition of studying the insular heritage. In INALCO, the course belongs to the Doctoral School, to which the teaching staff, with an important scientific research on the field of insular studies, also belongs.
The course does not have a curricular component. However, students must commit to a work plan proposed by the student’s thesis supervisor and approved by the PHD course’s committee, which includes activities functioning as an introduction to scientific research, such as participating in conferences and preparing scientific articles.
Students will be encouraged to work, for a minimum period of one month, in one of the other institutions of higher education which attribute the degree, according to a work plan previously accorded with their thesis supervisors.

DEGREE DIRECTOR

Duration of Studies:

6 SEMESTRES / 3 ANOS

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Career Opportunities and Employability

By the end of this degree, students should:
- Possess an advanced training, in the field of insular literatures and cultures;
- Be acquainted with and master advanced research techniques and apply them to a specific study object, respecting the ethical principles which guide scientific research;
- Have developed research and writing skills for preparing scientific papers in the field of literary and cultural studies,working autonomously;
- Be able to set down original and quality reading proposals in their area of expertise, contributing to the development of the scientific field of the course;
- Be able to face unexpected obstacles and situations which may occur in the course of their research and find adequate solutions for them;
- Be able to adequately publicize the results of their research work both for specialized and non-specialized audiences.

Candidates

May apply to this doctoral program:
- Holders of a Master’s degree or its legal equivalent, in the field of Social and Human Sciences;
- Holders of a licence degree, with a noteworthy academic or scientific CV, attesting to their capacity to complete this study cycle, as set by the relevant scientific body of the higher education establishment in which they want to enroll.
- Holders of a noteworthy academic, scientific or professional CV, attesting to their capacity to complete this study cycle, as set by the relevant scientific body of the higher education establishment in which they want to enroll.

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