Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia

Master in Paleontology


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Paulo Alexandre Rodrigues Roque Legoinha


Paulo Alexandre Rodrigues Roque Legoinha

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1063,47 Euros/year for all students.



Degree pre-requisites

Duration: 2 years
Credits: 120 ECTS
Mandatory scientifc areas

Area Credits (ECTS)
Biology 6
Geology 96
Geology and Biology  6
Any other area 12

Access to other courses

Access to a 3rd cycle

Evaluation rules

The following modes of evaluation are used with regard to academic qualifications:

  1. Evaluation based solely on an examination or completion of a final project.
  2. Evaluation based on work done throughout the semester excluding examination or final project. In these courses students can expect to carry out, for example, laboratory activities, mini-tests, tests, individual or group projects, seminar-related activities, any combination of which will be used to determine the final grade.
  3. Evaluation based obligatorily on an examination or a final project. In these courses there extists a form of evaluation similar to one of the aformentioned activities in paragraph 2 as well as a form of evaluation based on a final exam.
  4. Evaluation based on work done throughout the semester with the possibility of foregoing an examination or a final project.

The final Dissertation (or Project) involves a public discussion with a Jury.


1.º Semester
Code Name ECTS
10928 Methods in Paleontology 6.0
10930 Paleobotany and Palynology 6.0
10931 Invertebrates Paleontology 6.0
10927 Paleontology and Evolution 6.0
10929 Systematics and Taxonomy 6.0
2.º Semester
Code Name ECTS
10935 Micropaleontology 6.0
10934 Vertebrate Paleontology 6.0
10936 Taphonomy and Paleoecology 6.0
2.º Semester - Opções
Code Name ECTS
10939 Archeozoology and Archeobotany 6.0
10944 Dynamics of Sedimentary Basins 6.0
10941 Stratigraphy and Sedimentary Processes 6.0
10938 Geochronology Applied to Paleontology 6.0
10937 Geochemistry Applied to Paleontology 6.0
11963 Option 12.0
10943 Geological Heritage and Museology 6.0
O aluno deverá obter 12.0 créditos nesta opção.
2.º Year
Code Name ECTS
10945 Master Thesis in Paleontology 60.0