Qualification awarded (in original language)"Mestrado em Educação em Ciências". Title of "Mestre".
Level of qualification2nd Cycle of Studies. EQF level 7. ISCED 2011 level 7.
Admission requirementsThe holders of the licenciado degree or legal equivalent, the holders of a foreign academic degree and the holders of a relevant academic, scientific or professional curriculum vitae may apply to the 2nd cycle of studies, as stated in the description of the Portuguese Higher Education System, provided by NARIC (http://www.dges.mctes.pt/DGES/pt/Reconhecimento/NARICENIC/) and presented in section 8 of the Diploma Supplement.
Besides and despite not awarding a professional diploma, this master’s programme is addressed to educators and teachers of Basic and Secondary School, involved in the teaching of Sciences, and aims at qualifying them in the field of research and teaching, developing concepts, methodologies and practices that lead them in the panning and implementation of innovative projects of theoretically grounded projects of intervenction-action.
Recognition of prior learning---
Qualification requirements and regulations120 ECTS Credits (30 per semester). 4 Semesters (2 years). 40 Weeks of study per year (20 weeks per semester). 1620 total Hours of study per year; 1 credit corresponds to 27 hours. A variable number of Contact (teaching) Hours, depending on the established schedule for each Course Unit. It includes a scientific dissertation, a project work or a professional traineeship which will be concluded with a final report comprising 50 credits ECTS.
Holders of this qualification are entitled to apply to the career of high staff in central and local public administration, as well as in private enterprises and institutions or to undertake their own independent qualified activity.
Educators and teachers of Basic and Secondary Schools who hold this diploma are specialized in teaching and research and qualified to design and implement theoretically grounded, innovative projects of intervention/action in science education..
Profile of the programme---
Educational Sciences and Natural Sciences.
Key learning outcomesThe degree of "mestre" (master) in Education of Sciences is awarded to those students that demonstrate, in this field, the ability to:
a) develop and enhance the knowledge obtained in the first cycle, in order to develop and apply that knowledge to original situations often in the context of research;
b) apply their knowledge and understanding and problem solving capacities to new and unfamiliar situations in wide multidisciplinary situations, although related to their area of studies;
c) integrate knowledge, deal with complex matters, develop solutions or put forward opinions on situations of limited or incomplete information, including reflecting upon the implications and ethical and social responsibilities that result from both those solutions and opinions or indeed that condition them;
d) communicate their conclusions and the knowledge and reasoning that underlie them, both to experts and non-experts, clearly and unambiguously;
e) develop competences that will enable them to benefit from self-oriented or autonomous lifelong learning.
To complete the qualification, the student is required to pass all compulsory course units of the study plan.
Occupational profiles of graduates---
Access to further studiesThe degree of "mestre" allows to proceed to 3rd cycle studies, according to the diagram of the Portuguese Higher Education System, provided by NARIC (http://www.dges.mctes.pt/DGES/pt/Reconhecimento/NARICENIC/) and presented in section 8 of the Diploma Supplement.
Graduation requirementsGraduation is obtained after completion of the total ECTS credits foreseen in the study plan.
Examination regulations, assessment and grading---
Mode of studyFull-time.
Scientific areas of the study plan
|Scientific Area||Acronym||ECTS Credits|
|Information and Communication Technologies||ICT||10.0||0.0|
|1||1|| Semestral || 5016-627-1101-00-20 ||Learning and Cognition||Psy||6.0|
|1||1|| Semestral || 5016-627-1102-01-20 ||Option 1-Science and Art||---||4.0|
|1||1|| Semestral || 5016-627-1102-02-20 ||Option 1-Health Education||---||4.0|
|1||1|| Semestral || 5016-627-1102-03-20 ||Option 1-Techniques of Speaking and Gestural Expression||---||4.0|
|1||1|| Semestral || 5016-627-1103-00-20 ||Information and Communication Technologies in Education Sciences||ICT||10.0|
|1||1|| Semestral || 5016-627-1104-00-20 ||Current Themes in Sciences||NS||10.0|
|1||2|| Semestral || 5016-627-1201-00-20 ||Didactics of Science||ES||10.0|
|1||2|| Semestral || 5016-627-1202-00-20 ||Science Divulgation||ES||6.0|
|1||2|| Semestral || 5016-627-1203-00-20 ||Research Methodology||ES||10.0|
|1||2|| Semestral || 5016-627-1204-01-20 ||Option 2-Constructing, Testing and Evaluation of Didactic Resources for Elementary School||---||4.0|
|1||2|| Semestral || 5016-627-1204-02-20 ||Option 2-Environmental Education Worshop||---||4.0|
|1||2|| Semestral || 5016-627-1204-03-20 ||Option 2-Psychology of Educational Relationship||---||4.0|
|2||-|| Annual || 5016-627-2001-00-20 ||Dissertation / Project Work||ES||50.0|
|2||1|| Semestral || 5016-627-2101-00-20 ||Seminar Support||ES||10.0|