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Project Supervision Seminar

Code: DGEO011     Acronym: SAP

Classification Keyword
OFICIAL Geography

Instance: 2020/2021 - 2S

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 3 DGEO - Study Plan 1 - 30 80 810

Teaching Staff - Responsibilities

Teacher Responsibility
Ana Maria Rodrigues Monteiro Sousa

Teaching language

Suitable for English-speaking students


Enhance the debate and learning in the interest thematic of the students' research.
Conducting research for thesis – through regular meetings with the scientific advisors, the doctoral candidate begins construction of his thesis project: sets the theme, chronology and the territory, the questions of departure, make a first survey of sources and bibliography and builds the first provisional plan. In addition, identifies the difficulties expected (for example, accessibility or of understanding the sources, of accessibility and understanding of the bibliography) and draws up a provisional schedule.
The student must provide evidence of scientific publication, at least one text for editing of the "Cadernos" edited by The PhD course in geography.
The student must prepare a scientific meeting and make a presentation.

Learning outcomes and competences

Demonstration of progress in the process of research for thesis, considering especially the theoretical and methodological dimensions.

Working method



Being a research orientation seminar, there is no program of studies. The topics for discussion and reflection and respective sequence are defined by the supervisors, in accord with the doctoral candidate and responding to the specific needs of their work.

Mandatory literature

Frada, J. J. C. ; Guia prático para elaboração e apresentação de trabalhos científicos, Cosmos, 1993
Rugg, G. & Petre, M. ; The Unwritten Rules of PhD Research, London/ New York:Open University Press - McGraw-Hill Education., 2006

Teaching methods and learning activities


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 relatório/dissertação/tese 430,00
Estudo autónomo 300,00
Frequência das aulas 80,00
Total: 810,00

Eligibility for exams

Presence in debate and delivery of text for publication.

Calculation formula of final grade

50% in each of the elements.

Examinations or Special Assignments


Internship work/project


Special assessment (TE, DA, ...)


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