Cod: 12172
Department: DEED
ECTS: 50
Scientific area: Education Sciences
Total working hours: 1300
Total contact time: 0

The dissertation intends to lead the student to the development of a research work that performs the integration of appropriate knowledge in the Curricular Units, in terms of an original research work, according to the research lines of the master degree. It is intended that the student develops research skills in the definition of the problem, research questions and objectives; the ability to outline the research design and carry it out, as well as reflection, communication and argumentation skills based on the research that was carried out.

School libraries
Scientific research
Research methodologies
Scientific writing

At the end of the curricular unit, the student must demonstrate an in-depth mastery of the topic addressed as well as the originality of the contribution, in writing and in a public presentation.

The contents are defined on a case-by-case basis depending on the student's choice of theme and research problem, and methodological options.

The bibliography consists of reference works and scientific articles that serve as a theoretical and methodological reference to the chosen theme, being defined jointly by the student and advisor.


Evaluation is made on individual basis and it involves the coexistence of two modes: continuous assessment (60%) and final evaluation (40%). Further information is detailed in the Learning Agreement of the course unit.