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Research Project in Physical Geography

Code: DGEO002     Acronym: PIGF

Classification Keyword
OFICIAL Geography

Instance: 2017/2018 - 1S

Active? Yes
Responsible unit: Department of Geography
Course/CS Responsible: Third cycle of studies in Geography

Cycles of Study/Courses

Acronym No. of Students Study Plan Curricular Years Credits UCN Credits ECTS Contact hours Total Time
DGEO 1 DGEO - Study Plan 1 - 18 80 486

Teaching Staff - Responsibilities

Teacher Responsibility
Ana Maria Rodrigues Monteiro Sousa

Teaching language

Suitable for English-speaking students


Considering the time available for research, the aim is to develop individual research capabilities, using essentially the study, presentation and debate of personal investigations in progress or completed, with highlight to the doctoral dissertations in geography and also through the presentation and discussion of projects of the students enrolled in the course.

Learning outcomes and competences

Ability to present a thesis project.

Working method



1. Individual Research (completed or in progress).
2. Students ' Projects (presentation and debate).

Mandatory literature

*; Não se aplica

Teaching methods and learning activities

Presentations and debates.

Evaluation Type

Distributed evaluation without final exam

Assessment Components

Designation Weight (%)
Defesa pública de dissertação, de relatório de projeto ou estágio, ou de tese 50,00
Trabalho escrito 50,00
Total: 100,00

Amount of time allocated to each course unit

Designation Time (hours)
Elaboração de projeto 100,00
Elaboração de relatório/dissertação/tese 306,00
Frequência das aulas 80,00
Total: 486,00

Eligibility for exams

Presentation of thesis project

Calculation formula of final grade

50% considers the performance in oral presentation and debate. The written report corresponds to 50% of the grade.

Examinations or Special Assignments


Internship work/project


Special assessment (TE, DA, ...)


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