Law and Security represent an emerging scientific area in Portugal, reflecting the multidisciplinary and diverse nature of knowledge most relevant to the current context, both national and international, in which a Culture of Security is essential to the affirmation of the Democratic Rule of Law.

The present 3rd Cycle of Law Studies corresponds to the consolidation of an already significant teaching and research experience, not only in the Master in Law and Security, but also in the work developed within the scope of CEDIS – Center for Research & Development in Law and Society of the Faculty of Law of the NOVA University of Lisbon, with the collaboration of the Institute of Law and Security.

The PhD in Law and Security integrates two phases: the completion of a PhD course (90 ECTS) and the preparation of an original thesis (150 ECTS), designed specifically to obtain the degree of Doctor in Law and Security.

 

Goals
The first two semesters of this cycle are organized around the acquisition of skills and knowledge in this area in order to enable solid investigation, framed according to the theoretical problems of the disciplines structuring the course.

The curricular units that are proposed are composed of seminars focused on themes that are considered relevant to the training of students, ensuring the flexibility in specific themes to be addressed. During this 1st year, the curricular units focus on what we call the hard theoretical core of the course.

The remaining 6 semesters will be fully dedicated to research leading to the doctoral thesis. These 6 semesters provide adequate time for  the research, which is allocated according to  the availability of research centers and consultation materials.

The 8 semesters that make up this cycle are designed for full-time and face-to-face students.

 

CERTIFICATION

Study Cycle

Degree

A3ES Decision

Number of Years

Publication of the A3ES decision

DGES registration number

Publication in Diário da República

Law and Security

Doctor

accredited

6

15-07-2013

R/A -Cr -132/2013

Regulation No 384/2013 of 8 October 2013

 

 


Code of Good Practices

Curricular Plan

Mandatory OB
Optional OP

1st Semester

ECTS
Law and Society* 10
Methodology of Scientific Research 10
O
B
International Law* 5
European Law* 5
Constitutional Law 5
Criminal Law* 5
O
P

*Unidade curricular lecionada em inglês

2nd Semester

ECTS
Community Security and Civil Protection 10
State Security and Information Services 10
Internal Security and Security Forces 10
National Defence and Armed Forces 10
National Security and Constitutional State 10
O
P

Coordinators

Jorge Bacelar Gouveia
Full Professor and President of the Scientific Council
Jorge Bacelar Gouveia
Armando Marques Guedes
Full Professor and CEDIS Director
Armando Marques Guedes

LENGTH 8 SEMESTERS

 

240 ECTS

 

ENTRIES

20 places

 

APPLICATIONS

DEADLINES

– Submission of applications …………………………………………. from 16 March to 30 April;

– Placement results ……………………………………………………………………………………………….. 22 April;

– Submission of complaints over results ………………………………… from 22 to 30 April;

– Enrolment ……………………………………………………………………………………………. from 5 to 12 June;

 

2nd Phase 

– Submission of applications ………………………………………………………….. from 1 to 30 June;

– Placement results …………………………………………………………………………………………………… 15 July;

– Submission of complaints over results ……………………………………. from 15 to 22 July;

– Enrolment …………………………………………………………………………………………… from 22 to 29 July;

 

3rd Phase 

– Submission of applications ……………………………………………….. from 6 July to 6 August;

– Placement results ……………………………………………………….….…………….…………………… 31 August;

– Submission of complaints over results ……..…. from 31 August to 4 September;

– Enrolment ……………………………………………….….…………….………………… from 1 to 4 September;

 

REQUIREMENTS

– Holders of a masters degree or legal equivalent;

– Holders of a specially relevant academic, scientific or professional curriculum recognized by the Scientific Board as denoting equivalent capabilities to those holding a masters degree.

 

SELECTION CRITERIA
Candidates shall be selected on the basis of their merit, having regard to the following parameters and respective weighting:

  • – Academic curriculum vitae (50%);
  • – Scientific curriculum vitae (publications, other scientific output indicators and proven research experience) (20%);
  • – Relevant professional curriculum vitae (15%);
  • – Motivation letter/ Work plan to be developed (15%).

 

SUBMISSION OF APPLICATIONS (ONLINE):

  • – Completion of the application form (online);
  • – Payment of the application fee using the ATM or Paypal reference provided through the submission procedure (51.00€);
  • – Online submission of the following documents: curriculum vitae; motivation letter (maximum 300 words); copy of the course(s) certificate(s); copy of the citizen or other identification card; digital copies of scientific papers deemed relevant to the application; certificates of proficiency in English (if available);

Applications omitting the documents requested or where the application fee has not been paid will be dismissed.

 

Applications available through the NOVA School of Law applications portal.

FEES*

– Application fee ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 51.00€
– Administrative costs per registration/enrolment (each year) …………………………………. 35.00€
– School insurance (each year) ………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 3.00€
– 1st and 2nd semester ……………………………………………………………………………. 1,800.00€ (per semester)
– From the 3rd semester ……………………………………………………………………….. 1,000.00€ (per semester)

 

Tuition fees are subject to approval of the General Council of NOVA University, Lisbon.

 

*Consult the full documentation regarding fees, emoluments and taxes for the academic year in question.

 

The application fee is to be paid by ATM or Paypal. The reference will be given online upon submission of the application form.

 

Tuition fees are annual and due in full upon enrolment in the course. The payment in instalments is allowed for the students’ mere convenience.

 

In the case of withdrawal from the course, the amounts already paid are not refundable. The remaining tuition fee payments due for the academic year to which the application relates must also be paid.

 

MERIT SCHOOLARSHIPS:

– Students whose final average admission to this PhD is equal to or higher than 18 points (on a scale 0/20) benefit from a 50% discount on the total amount of the tuition fee.
– Students whose final average admission to this PhD is equal to or higher than 17 points (on a scale 0/20) benefit from a 30% discount on the total amount of the tuition fee.

 

*Discount on the annual fee, within the degrees stipulated time limit (two semesters on the taught component and six semesters on the research component).

* Discounts are not applied to international students. Discounts not applicable to fees financed by FCT (or equivalent).

 

ALUMNI DISCOUNT:
Students or ex-students (undergraduate, graduate, master
s and doctoral) with a degree already completed at NOVA School of Law benefit from a 10% discount on the tuition fee, in addition to the financial discount.

 

FINANCIAL DISCOUNT:

– Students who choose to pay tuition fees in a single initial payment (for the entire study cycle) receive a 5% discount on the amount to be paid;
– Students who choose to pay tuition fees in two annual payments receive a 2.5% discount on the amount to be paid.

 

CURRENT PROTOCOL DISCOUNTS:
Discount of 25%, which cannot be combined with other discounts, for members of:

– Association of Portuguese Judges and the Trade Union
– Association of Public Prosecution Service Magistrates.

* Discount on the annual fee is only provided if the degree is completed within the stipulated time limit.

* Discounts are applied on the final payment of the tuition fee.

  

TUITION FEES, EMOLUMENTS/CHARGES AND TAXES
National and International Students

 

Annual fee for the curricular phase: 3,600.00 €

Instalments

Amount €

Payment deadline

1.st payment

900.00€

Upon registration/enrolment

2.nd payment

900.00€

From 1 to 10 January  2020

3.rd payment

900.00€

From 1 to 10 April  2020

4.th payment

900.00€

From 1 to 10 June 2021

 

Tuition fees are annual and are due in full upon enrolment in the course.

Annual fee for the non-curricular phase (from the 3rd semester): 2,000.00 €                            

Instalments

Amount €

Payment deadline

1.st payment

500.00€

Upon registration/enrolment

2.nd payment

500.00€

From 1 to 10 January 2021

3.rd payment

500.00€

From 1 to 10 April 2021

4.th payment

500.00€

From 1 to 10 June 2021

 

The course has a total duration of 8 semesters and the total cost of the course is € 9,600.00 subject to change according to the approval of the UNL General Council’.

 

EMOLUMENTS/CHARGES AND TAXES
The charges presented in the table below are currently applicable. The publication of the national table of fees and charges of academic acts and services of public university education and polytechnic higher education is still awaited, and consequently charges may change at any time.

 

Designation

Amount €

Payment Deadline

Administrative costs per enrolment/registration 

35.00€

Upon registration/enrolment

School Insurance

3.00€

Upon registration/enrolment

Registration Certificate

6.00€

At time of the request

Payments must be made by ATM or PayPal using the references available at Netpa (student area). Failure to pay tuition fees within the indicated periods may incur an increased charge in the amount to be paid or the suspension of registration and enrolment, as well as the nullity of all acts performed in the academic year to which the non-compliance relates.

 

SCHOLARSHIPS FUNDED BY THE FOUNDATION FOR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY (FCT)
Our Law Schools 3rd Study Cycle was awarded the status of FCT PhD Programme by the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT”).

We will have five PhD Scholarships designed for all students already admitted to and enroled in this Law School’s PhD Programme in any edition of NOVA School of Law’s PhD Programme in Law, or students admitting to 2020/2021.

 

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