It is intended that the student will:
1. Acquire theoretical, methodological and technical skills, allowing students to develop their academic performance or start a professional career in this field.
2. Formulate relevant research problems, test methods and develop hypotheses, collect empirical data and analyze in innovative ways, be able to synthesize existing knowledge in such scientific field.
3. Learn how to organise ideas and present results in a clear and proper way.

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Depende da natureza de cada investigação. Os estudantes são em especial encorajados e treinados para recorrer desde o início aos repositórios digitais credenciados da área disciplinar.
Depends on the subject of each research. Students are specially encouraged and trained to work from the start with accredited bibliographical digital resources of the scientific field.

Teaching method

A master thesis is oriented by members of the courses academic staff, following the principles of tutorial supervision previewed in the regulations of the organic unit that will host this kind of modality.

Evaluation method

Subject matter

The dissertation is the result of a substantial and profound research, which deepens the work developed in the classroom and must be prepared under the scientific guidance of a professor of the Master Course in association (FCSH­UNL and NOVA IMS), approved by the respective Scientific Councils).
The student prepares a “research plan”, c. 5 pages, where are presented the main goals, the departure problem, the empirical data, the methodologies and theories from the chosen scientific field. The writing of the master thesis follows and develops this research plan, under regular supervision of the tutor(s).


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