Gerontology and Geriatrics


Total Estimated Investment

International Student 6000€ *4

CPLP Students 3300€ *4

European Student 2750€ *4


The Doctoral Program in Gerontology and Geriatrics is a response to the perceived need for advanced training in the area of gerontology and geriatrics and aims at the specialized training of professionals in the areas of Gerontology and Geriatrics, for direct intervention, definition of policy, planning of services and research with elderly children, using national and foreign specialists.


Conceive, implement and evaluate interventions with elderly people (physical and mental or social health) Communicate with the academic community and society within the scope of their specialization Carry out a set of investigative work. originals that contribute to the expansion of knowledge and are published nationally and internationally Promote social progress (academic and/or professionally), cultural progress and healthy and active aging.

Admission Requirements

Can apply for holders of master’s degree and graduates or equivalent based training in Gerontology, Health Sciences, Social Sciences and other related fields. The Scientific Committee of the course can admit candidates who do not meet the conditions referred to above but whose curriculum shows adequate preparation for Course frequency as provided for in art. 30 of DL 74/2006 of 24 March, and in its sucessive wordings.

Professional Opportunities

Scientific and technological research; Ocean and environmental policy and management; Risk assessment and management (medicines, chemical products, other environmental and health risks); Environmental Impact Assessment; Water treatment; Health; Biotechnology; Blue economy; Circular economy; Food safety and security; Fishery and aquaculture; Agriculture; Energy; Production of goods and services; Tourism; Residue management, transformation and recycling

Professional Abilities

For granting degree of Doctor of Gerontology and Geriatrics is necessary for the candidate to demonstrate the following key competences: a) capacity to systematic understand in Gerontology and Geriatrics; b) Competencies, skills and methods of this scientific field; c) Ability to create, project, adapt and perform a significant research respecting the requirements imposed by the academic quality and integrity; d) be able to critically analyze, evaluate and synthesize new and complex ideas; e) be able to communicate with their peers, the academic community and society in general about Gerontology and Geriatrics; f) In society based in knowledge to be able to promote, technological social or cultural progress, in academic and / or professional contexts; g) Experience in conducting original research that can contribute to extending the frontiers of knowledge, demonstrated by the publication of at least one article as first author preferably in indexed international publications. These objectives are materialized and evaluated by participating students during contact hours of curricular units and particularly in essays conducted in the framework of the various curricular units, presentation of papers at scientific meetings and publication of articles in international journals with peer review, required from all students.

Contact us

Rua de Jorge Viterbo Ferreira,
228 4050-313 Porto