Thesis Project (G)


The course Thesis Project intends to prepare the student for research leading to the award of the degree of PhD, particularly for the literature review, to establish a working methodology, to formulate the objectives of the work, to establish the necessary contacts, and to program the chronological development of the thesis in subsequent years. At the end of this unit, the doctoral student should have acquired in-depth knowledge of the state of the art in the research area he chosen, be able to identify problems that he consider more challenging and / or promising and that will be researched during the preparation of his thesis and also demonstrates ability to present and discuss the research work project. Within this unit, the PhD student can attend short courses to complement the formation he gained until then. Among these, one must emphasize the NOVA Doctoral School courses (e.g. Communication in Science).

General characterization





Responsible teacher

José Carlos Ribeiro Kullberg


Weekly - 4

Total - 150

Teaching language



Formation on Geociences at the level of Master.


Depends on the thematics of the PhD; the supervisor gives a first list and the students complements it after bibliographic research.

Teaching method

Tutorial supervision; intensive bibliographic research on the topic, field work when appropriate.

Evaluation method

Accordingo to the assessment of the Accompanying Commission (CAT)

Subject matter

The syllabus will depend on the research topic chosen by the PhD student, but will consist of the study of those aspects considered relevant for the topic under research for the thesis, including the objectives, a survey on the state of the art and the timeline of the work to be carried out during the PhD research. He should also develop knowledge on the different scientific methods and technological approaches to may be implemented during the research work.


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