The MAP-PDMA PhD program corresponds to 240 ECTS lasting four academic years on a full time basis and includes

- A curricular part corresponding to 60 ECTS to be completed in the first year of the program. It consists of a Seminar and a Research Project, both mandatory, and optional courses, being possible the frequency of courses from other doctoral programs (from Universities of Porto, Aveiro or Minho) subject to authorization by the Scientific Committee.
- The development of an original thesis in Applied Mathematics and specially prepared for this purpose.

The MAP-PDMA PhD structure of the 1st year, with 60 ECTS, is organized as follows: Seminar (9 ECTS) and Research Project in Mathematics (21 ECTS), both mandatory, and specialized optional courses in (i) Mathematics and Applications (24-30 ECTS), and/or (ii) from any 3rd cycle of studies at UM, UA and UP (0-6 ECTS).

Each student must choose the optional courses as follows:

- Choose two from four Structural Courses of 6 ECTS each, in the 1st semester, namely, “Advanced Topics in Algebra, Logic and Computation”, “Advanced Topics in Analysis and Optimization”, “Advanced Topics in Dynamics and Geometry” and “Advanced Topics in Probability and Statistics”,
- Complete the remaining credit with optional courses with 3 or 6 ECTS each.

The choice of all optional courses is subject to approval by the Scientific Committee.

The remaining 180 ECTS correspond to the 2nd, 3rd and 4th years which are dedicated to research and writing of the thesis.

The approval in optional courses and Seminar, corresponding to 39 ECTS, confers the award of “Diploma of Advanced Studies in Applied. Mathematics”.

The curricular units available for the academic year 2020/2021 are presented in the link below.