Postgraduate Course in the Information Management and Curation

Education objectives

The postgraduate course in Information Management and Curation aims to offer theoretical and practical training in an emerging study area and to train specialists with skills that enable them to manage interdisciplinary projects and initiatives in the field of information management, communication and curation in organizations, diagnosing trends, analyzing evidence, assessing impacts and the value of these activities for stakeholders, understanding how different socio-political contexts and models can influence the production, acquisition, organization, evaluation and representation of information. The specific skills to be developed in this Graduate Program include the following aspects, among others:
• Fundamentals concepts, theory and methods of Information Science;
• Training of theoretical and practical skills in the treatment, description, preservation, recovery and curation of information in various media, with special emphasis on digital information and digital metadata;
• Training in management and organizational behavior, performance and sustainability assessment and cultural entrepreneurship;
• Reflection on current topics of ethics and social responsibility of information: - Understanding of Public Policies and information governance.

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Teaching language

Portuguese Language

Degree pre-requisites

Total credits: 60 ECTS (40 credits based in the compulsory curricular units and 20 credits to be chosen in a set of elective optionals A).

(1 ECTS - European Credit Transfer System = a 28-hour workload).

Conditions of admittance

Application and access conditions to the cycle of studies reflect the conditions established in the national legislation, namely: - To hold a degree (1st cycle), or legal equivalent; - To hold a foreign academic degree recognized by the Scientific Council (SC) of NOVA FCSH; - To hold an academic, scientific or professional curriculum vitae, recognized by the Scientific Council (SC) of NOVA FCSH. Applicants will be selected and ranked according to the criteria annually defined in the application edict.

Evaluation rules

The evaluation regulation in force at the host institution is adopted. Each course unit describes the assessment methods in detail. 1) Mandatory precedence is not required for attending postgraduate courses. 2) Knowledge assessment is individual and will be carried out at the end of the academic semesters. In the assessment of knowledge, final written and / or oral tests, works or other elements of assessment carried out by students within the different curricular units will be considered under conditions to be defined by the respective teachers. The evaluation result will be expressed on a numerical scale from 0 to 20 values. 3) It is considered approved in a curricular unit the student who obtains the final classification equal or superior to 10 values.


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