a) To develop the research capacity independently, creatively and critically;
b) To select and apply concepts and methodologies appropriate for solving problems related to the subject matter of the investigation;
c) To develop specific skills in written and oral communication of the results of theoretical research and empirical analysis.

General characterization





Responsible teacher

Professor a definir - FCSH #1


Weekly - Available soon

Total - 5040

Teaching language



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Eco, U. (2007). Como se faz uma tese em Ciências Humanas (15ª ed.). Lisboa: Editorial Presença, 240p.

Hay, I. (2004). Qualitative Research Methods in Human Geography (2ª ed.), Oxford: Oxford University Press, 368p.

Healey, P. (2007). Urban Complexity and Spatial Strategies. London: Routledge, 328p.

Montello, D. R.& Sutton, P. (2006). An Introduction to Scientific Research Methods in Geography. London: Sage Publications, 302p.

Bibliografia a indicar em função do tema de tese.
Bibliography to be indicated according to the thesis topic.

Teaching method

The teaching methodology consists of individual tutorial guidance, in which the supervisor accompanies all the supervised student´s work stages and provides the necessary assistance.

Evaluation method

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Subject matter

A thesis is developed within the FCSH Research Units, mainly the CICS.NOVA. The work done by students must be inserted in their area of expertise, with a strong tutorial component. It will be required to meet the following requirements:
a) Domain of theoretical knowledge
b) Research capacity in social sciences and humanities
c) Compliance with the steps of the research work
d) Research methodologies
e) Communication (written and oral) research.