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Research Seminar III: Preparation of the PhD thesis

Code: PDCE08     Acronym: SI III

Classification Keyword
OFICIAL Educational Sciences

Instance: 2022/2023 - A Ícone do Moodle

Active? Yes
Responsible unit: Education Sciences
Course/CS Responsible: Doctoral Program in Educational Sciences

Cycles of Study/Courses

Acronym No. of Students Study Plan Curricular Years Credits UCN Credits ECTS Contact hours Total Time
PDCE 59 Official Curricular Structure 2007 3 - 55 60 1485

Teaching Staff - Responsibilities

Teacher Responsibility
Tiago Guedes Barbosa do Nascimento Neves

Teaching language

Suitable for English-speaking students
Obs.: Português e Inglês


The Research Seminar III is aimed at monitoring the implementation of the doctoral work, promoting the conclusion of the empirical work and the writing of the PhD thesis. 

Learning outcomes and competences

It is expected that, during the third year, doctoral students conclude data collection, analysis and discussion, intensifying the writing of papers, chapters, etc., (at least 1 paper should be accepted for publication before the viva) and of the PhD thesis be it in the traditional format or in the “paper” format.

Working method



The syllabus refers to the conclusion of the research project and the scientific writing in its various genres (thesis, papers).

Mandatory literature

Delamont Sara 1947-; The^doctoral experience. ISBN: 0-7507-0927-8
McAlpine Lynn 340; Doctoral education. ISBN: 978-94-007-0506-7
Phillips Estelle M; How to get a PhD. ISBN: 978-033521684-0
Thomson Pat 340; The^Routledge doctoral student.s companion. ISBN: 978-0-415-48412-1

Teaching methods and learning activities

Tutorial guidance.

Evaluation Type

Evaluation with final exam

Assessment Components

designation Weight (%)
Defesa pública de dissertação, de relatório de projeto ou estágio, ou de tese 100,00
Total: 100,00

Amount of time allocated to each course unit

designation Time (hours)
Elaboração de relatório/dissertação/tese 1485,00
Total: 1485,00

Eligibility for exams

Not applicable.

Calculation formula of final grade

Not applicable.
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