a) To produce an essay problematising the state of the question regarding the thesis topic, supported by a
scientific critical review of relevant and updated bibliography, reviewing and correcting any aspects
identified during the Thesis Project´s viva presented at the end of the 1st year;
b) To sustain the proposal in a), of an original thesis research plan specifying the research problems, its
initial theoretical conceptualization, its relevance to the advance of theoretical and/or empirical knowledge
reviewed in a), to present the planned methodology for the study and a work development timeline;
c) To write the Thesis according to the scientific area´s academic norms;
d) To prepare the public discussion of the Thesis.

General characterization





Responsible teacher

Professor a definir - FCSH #1


Weekly - Available soon

Total - 5040

Teaching language



Have successfully completed the curricular part of the study program 


Bibliografia específica adequada ao projeto de tese de cada estudante.
Dependent on the nature of each student´s thesis project.

Teaching method

Teaching methodologies assume essentially the nature of tutoring, supervision and organisation and
management of analysis and reflection.
Students will be guided by a professor of the study cycle who will be responsible for supervising the
Thesis Project. There will be regular meetings between the student and the supervisor until the final work
is handed over; participation in scientific events; good use of on-line databases and libraries; definition of
a working timetable and a research plan; definition of deadlines.

Evaluation method

Evaluation Method - The Thesis will be evaluated during a public viva before a jury, according to the FCSH´s PhD regulations. (100%)

Subject matter

Each PhD student will develop his/her individual work plan negotiated with the supervisor.
The PhD student will carry on advanced research on his/her subject matter, therefore the syllabus will
on the researched topics and the specific analytical perspectives and bibliography will be given within the
individual tutorial sessions.


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