Master in Education Studies

Education objectives

Not available.

General characterization

DGES code



Master (2nd Cycle)



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.


José David Gomes Justino, Susana Paiva Moreira Batista

Opening date





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


Presencial Pós-Laboral

Teaching language

Portuguese Language

Degree pre-requisites

Duration: 2 years / 4 semesters Credits: 120 ECTS. The master's degree is structured in four semesters, the first three of which are curricular part and the preparation of the non-teaching component. In the 4th semester, the student will carry out one of the following types of non-teaching component: dissertation, project work or internship with report.
The degree of «mestre» corresponds to the level 7 of the NQF and EQF-National Qualifications Framework/European Qualifications Framework.

- Knowledge and mastery of education studies;
- Ability to research and interpret scientific production on education;
- Ability to identify, question, investigate and intervene on educational issues, from the smallest to the largest level;
- Understanding of the existing relationships between economic, social, cultural and political contexts and the development of educational systems and school organizations;
- Ability to design, plan and monitor educational policies and practices based on scientific knowledge (evidence-based), at macro, meso and/or micro;
- Analysis, evaluation and design of public education policies in a comparative perspective, in the multiplicity of intervention scales: macro (national and international policies), meso (regional and municipal policies) and micro (local policies and school practices and dynamics);
- Design and development of models for monitoring, self-assessment and external assessment of organizations and educational practices.
- Analysis, design and development of solutions aimed at the effectiveness and efficiency of educational organizations in achieving their mission;
- Conception of strategies for mobilizing social, economic and cultural resources for the development of educational projects and partnerships in their different scales.

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%.


Elective optional 1 to 2
Code Name ECTS
722141037 Education and Multiculturalism 10.0
722031072 Philosophy of Education 10.0
722031067 Educational Policy and History 10.0
Mandatory ECTS number: 20
Elective optional 8
Code Name ECTS
02103079 Dissertation in Studies of Education 30.0
02103096 Work Experience with Report in Studies of Education 30.0
02103085 Work Project in Studies of Education 30.0
Mandatory ECTS number: 30
Elective optionals 3 to 5
Code Name ECTS
02102992 Data Analisys - Quantitative methods 10.0
02103004 Evaluation of educational organizations and policies 10.0
722081040 Knowledge, Education and Society 10.0
02103010 Curriculum, Teaching and Evaluation 5.0
722141061 Comparative Education 10.0
722141062 Educational Psychology 10.0
Mandatory ECTS number: 30
Elective optionals 6 to 7
Code Name ECTS
02103032 Data Analisys - Qualitative and mixed methods 10.0
Mandatory ECTS number: 15
Code Name ECTS
02103422 Research Methods 10.0
02103103 Monitoring Seminar (Education Studies) 5.0
02103114 Research Progress in Studies of Education 10.0