Trabalho Preparatório da Dissertação II (not translated) - 2nd semester


1. To develop the capacities of conception, synthesis and analysis required to the subsequent production of a dissertation.
2. To promote the linguistic and methodological skills required to produce a scholarly piece of work.
3. To research an original, pertinent theme.
4. To learn to organise ideas and present findings clearly and precisely.

General characterization





Responsible teacher

Ana Paiva Morais


Weekly - 3 letivas + 1 tutorial

Total - Available soon

Teaching language





A selecção de bibliografia dependerá dos projectos de cada mestrando.

Teaching method

Supervision by a member of academic staff and assessment by both the supervisor and another scholar not necessarily from the same institution.

Evaluation method

Subject matter

The Semester 2 Dissertation Report II (10 ECTS) is an extended scholarly essay of approximately 10,000 words, reviewing the critical material available and outlining an approach to the research topic to be addressed in the Masters Dissertation. It will be submitted by 20th June, and will be supervised by a member of academic staff and assessed by both the supervisor and another member of the academic staff (not necessarily from the same institution).
The Dissertation Report II differs from the 5ECTS Dissertation Report I in that a greater body of work is demanded of the student (10,000 words, as opposed to 6,000).
The Dissertation Report II concerns the students who chose not to take an internship.


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