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Application for two Phd Programmes:…

Application for two Phd Programmes: Heritage Studies and Conservation (Portugal)

Organizing institution(s): The School of Arts of the Portuguese Catholic University (EA-UCP)
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Location of event (if online/distance learning please specify): Blended mode (online and at least 25% in person)

The School of Arts of the Portuguese Catholic University (EA-UCP), located in Porto, has a long tradition in training conservator-restorers through undergraduate and graduate degrees in Conservation and Restoration, recognised by the European Network for Conservation-Restoration Education (ENCoRE). The Portuguese Catholic University (UCP) is the best university in Portugal by the second consecutive year according to the Times Higher Education.

The School of Arts is pleased to announce the opening of applications for the 2021/2022 edition of the following PhD programmes:
- PhD in Heritage Studies
- PhD in Conservation and Restoration of Cultural Heritage

Research at EA-UCP is supported by several academic research units such as CITAR (Centre of Research in Science and Technology of the Arts), CCR (Centre for Conservation and Restoration) and CCD (Digital Creativity Centre). EA-UCP also counts with a large network of research partners at national and international level.
Both PhD programmes consist of a study cycle, totalling 240 ECTS credit units (4 years), which includes a curricular component aimed at training for research, and preparation and defence of a dissertation specially prepared for that purpose and appropriate to the field of knowledge of Heritage Studies or Conservation and Restoration of Cultural Heritage.

The doctoral programme includes two semesters of classes in blended mode (online and at least 25% in person). The courses are taught in Portuguese or English in case there are foreign students who do not speak Portuguese.

Early applications are encouraged since applications are limited to 10 in the PhD in Conservation and Restoration and 12 in the PhD in Heritage Studies.

Applicants should have a master's or legally equivalent degree in a Cultural Heritage related field, such as Conservation, Architecture, History of Art, Archaeology, Fine Arts, or Museology, among others.

For information on the PhD in Heritage Studies

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