Academic Master's and PhD

Students and alumni

Student body

Between 2017 and 2020, PPHPBC had 305 fully matriculated students. Detailed view:


The program endeavors to graduate masters and doctorates with solid knowledge in the major areas of expertise that inform CPDOC – contemporary history, political history, memory, culture, and heritage – providing them with the ability to establish contemporary frameworks for the development of their research. This intellectual profile aims to stimulate in the future researcher an openness to non-traditional approaches to different themes within the spectrum of historical and social sciences, and to the exploration of comparative and transnational perspectives, encouraging the combined use of different research sources. We believe this makes PPHPBC unique among graduate history programs, since our main objective is not so much to explore specific thematic choices, but to invest in innovative approaches to areas of historiographical knowledge considered traditional, thus benefiting from the social scientists among our faculty.