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Teaching Geography in the 3rd cycle of Basic Education and in Secondary Education

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The Agency for Assessment and Accreditation of Higher Education (A3ES), accredited this second-cycle degree programme unconditionally(see the documents here).
Please consult the study cycle official documents.

The MSc in Geography Teaching is a 2nd cycle of professionalizing studies that aim to give professional qualification for teaching geography in the 3rd cycle of primary and secondary education cycles, which results from the change of the legal regime for initial teacher training - Decree-Law No. 79 / 2014 - and knows the first edition in academic year 2015/16.

This course of study promotes the development of scientific and pedagogical skills necessary for the exercise of the teaching function, coordinating the process of teaching and learning with the current teacher qualification requirements resulting from changes in society, education and science and technology.


Expected, with this study cicle, students:
  • acquire deep knowledge within the geography teaching in the 3rd EB and secondary education, respective didactic and general educational training by accomplishing research and innovation activities, as well as practicing professional skills;
  • shall develop the understanding capacity, as well as the problem solving capacity within new situations or multidisciplinary contexts within their professional activity;
  • shall integrate knowledge, as well as deal with complex issues, develop solutions or deliver judgement within situations where information is limited or incomplete, including reflection on the implications and ethical and social liabilities that result from these solutions and judgments or that could be a way of restraining these;
  • shall deepen the capacity to communicate conclusions, knowledge and the underlying reasoning, especially to students, in a clear way without ambiguities;
  • shall develop autonomous learning capacities throughout their lives.

Fields of Specialization

Teacher Training  |  Geography


 For more information see:
Candidate webpage | Academic Portal

  Prerequisites: Portuguese Test
  Admission requirements: 1st cycle degree or equivalent 



For scientific and academic issues - contact the course directormeg@letras.up.pt
For administrative questions
- contact the Academic Management Office: sga@letras.up.pt
For international mobility students -
contact the International Office: sri@letras.up.pt

General information

Official Code: M824
Director: Laura Soares
Acronym: MEG
Academic Degree: Master
Type of course/cycle of studies: Masters Degree
Start: 2015/2016
Duration: 2 Years

Study Plan


  • Teaching Geography in the 3rd cycle of Basic Education and in Secondary Education (120 ECTS credits)
  • Master Course of Teaching Geography in the 3rd cycle of Basic Education and in Secondary Education (60 ECTS credits)

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