Master in Museology

Education objectives

The study program aims to: 1) Give a solid background in knowledge and expertise of Museology, including: documentation, inventory, display, management, education and communication, linking research with professional and technical dimensions; 2) Give a solid knowledge and skills of critical thinking in the field of History and Theory of Museums, focusing on the collecting and diversity of museum typologies and analyse the role of museums in the dynamics of contemporary culture, enabling students to perform original research for application in professional contexts; 3) Provide students with technical skills and practices contextualized through study visits and practical work; 4) Provide students with academic knowledge and skills appropriate to the performance of functions as museum curator or specialized technician in the fields of museology, heritage and cultural tourism.

General characterization

DGES code

9318

Cicle

Master (2nd Cycle)

Degree

Master

Access to other programs

Access to the cycle of studies which leads to a Doctorate Degree. For the specific access conditions, consult the regulations governing the doctoral programmes at NOVA FCSH.

Coordinator

Alexandra Curvelo da Silva Campos

Opening date

2021-09-20

Vacancies

20

Fees

1300 Euros/year or 2700 Euros/year (foreign students)

Schedule

Presencial Pós-Laboral

Teaching language

Portuguese Language

Degree pre-requisites

Duration: 2 years/4 semesters
Total credits: 120 credits (60 credits from curricular units + 60 credits from the non-teaching component)
Non-teaching component modes: Dissertation or Project Work or Internship with Report.
A full-time student is expected to accomplish 50 ECTS in all the curricular units offered. The student also carries out 10 credits as free-elective optional (from curricular units of postgraduate level at FCSH/NOVA, UNL, or other national or foreign institutions of higher education under agreement).In the 3rd semester the student must attend a follow-up seminar for the non teaching component (5 ECTS).
The degree of "mestre" corresponds to the level 7 of the NQF and EQF-National Qualifications Framework/European Qualifications Framework.


Competencies:

1) Give a solid background in knowledge and expertise of Museology, including: documentation, inventory, display, management, education and communication, linking research with professional and technical dimensions;
2) Give a solid knowledge and skills of critical thinking in the field of History and Theory of Museums, focusing on the collecting and diversity of museum typologies and analyse the role of museums in the dynamics of contemporary culture, enabling students to perform original research for application in professional contexts;
3) Provide students with technical skills and practices contextualized through study visits and practical work;
4) Provide students with academic knowledge and skills appropriate to the performance of functions as museum curator or specialized technician in the fields of museology, heritage and cultural tourism.

Conditions of admittance

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

Evaluation rules

A final grade, expressed as a number between 10 and 20 on a scale of 0 to 20 as well as its equivalent on the ECTS grading scale, is awarded for the post-graduate diploma. The final grade of the post-graduate diploma is the average, by credit, of the grades obtained in the course units in which the student obtained the 60 credits from the taught part of the Masters course. A final grade, expressed as a number between 10 and 20 on a scale of 0 to 20 as well as its equivalent on the ECTS grading scale, is awarded for the Masters degree. The final grade of the Masters degree will be the average of the final grade of the taught part of the course, weighted to 40%, and the grade awarded to the dissertation, project work or practical work experience report, weighted to 60%.

Structure

Obrigatórias
Code Name ECTS
722051321 Dissertation in Museology 55.0
722051323 Work Experience with Report in Museology 55.0
722051314 Patrimony Management and Law 10.0
722051312 History of Museums and Museology 10.0
722051313 Museological Planning and Programming 10.0
722051315 Monitoring Seminar (Museology) 5.0
722170175 Project Work in Museology 55.0
Opções Condicionadas (a)
Code Name ECTS
Options
722051318 Inventorying and Storage of Collections 10.0
722051317 Mediation and Pedagogy at Museums 10.0
Mandatory ECTS number: 20
Regra que permite inscrição em um máximo de 10 ECTS que podem ser obtidos em unidades curriculares de nível pós -graduado da FCSH, ou de outras instituições de Ensino Superior nacionais ou estrangeiras, mediante protocolo. NOTA: Todas as inscrições em unidades curriculares de cursos livres ou de escola de verão serão rejeitadas.