Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas

Human Ecology

Cycle

Segundo ciclo

Degree

Master

Coordinator

Iva Miranda Pires

Opening date

September 2018

Vacancies

8

Fees

1.100,00€/year

Schedule

(to be available at http://www.fcsh.unl.pt/ensino/mestrados)

Education objectives

a) To acquire knowledge and the understanding of concepts, sources and means of collecting and structuring information, and tools for cross-disciplinary analysis of Human Ecology, namely in the areas of land, the environment, socio-economics and sociodemography;
b) To acquire the ability to apply concepts, sources and means of collecting and structuring information, and analytical tools for diagnosing, formulating and resolving problems by dealing with the relationship between different levels of society and human action and the respective ecosystems, in the context of pure or applied research, the development of intervention projects or professional integration;
c) To acquire competencies to issue rulings and critical opinions, to participate in the drawing up and monitoring of programmes and policies and to be involved at a civic level, including considerations regarding ethical and social implications, and to deal with pertinent problems in the area of Human Ecology;
d) To acquire competencies for pure and/or applied scientific research within the scope of Human Ecology which are necessary for further studies, namely at doctoral level.

Access conditions

Please consult the application call available at www.fcsh.unl.pt

Degree pre-requisites

Duration: 2 years/4 semesters
Total credits: 120 credits (60 credits from curricular units + 60 credits from the non-teaching component)
Non-teaching component modes: Dissertation or Project Work or Internship with Report.
The student performs 50 credits in all the teaching units offered. The student also carries 10 credits for free option regime (from curricular units of postgraduate level at FCSH/NOVA, UNL, or other national institutions of higher education or foreign, by protocol).
In the 3rd semester the student must perform a follow-up seminar from the non teaching component (5 ECTS).
The degree of “mestre” corresponds to the level 7 of the NQF and EQF-National Qualifications Framework/European Qualifications Framework.

Access to other courses

Access to study programmes leading to a doctoral degree.

This course is recognized for career progression purposes of recruitment for teachers of group 200, 420, 430 and 520, as provided in the Statute of Teaching Career.

Evaluation rules

A final grade, expressed as a number between 10 and 20 on a scale of 0 to 20 as well as its equivalent on the ECTS grading scale, is awarded for the post-graduate diploma. The final grade of the post-graduate diploma is the average, by credit, of the grades obtained in the course units in which the student obtained the 60 credits from the taught part of the Masters course. A final grade, expressed as a number between 10 and 20 on a scale of 0 to 20 as well as its equivalent on the ECTS grading scale, is awarded for the Masters degree. The final grade of the Masters degree will be the average of the final grade of the taught part of the course, weighted to 40%, and the grade awarded to the dissertation, project work or practical work experience report, weighted to 60%.

Structure

Mandatory
Code Name ECTS
722071072 Ecologia Humana Aplicada (not translated) - 2nd semester 10
722071074 Metodologias de Investigação (not translated) - 1st semester 10
722081099 Problemas Sociais Contemporâneos (not translated) - 1st semester 10
722081108 Seminário de Acompanhamento de Dissertação/Trabalho de Projecto/Estágio com Relatório (not translated) - 1st semester 5
722170150 Human Ecology Theories - 1st semester 10
Elective option 1
Code Name ECTS
Options
722071071 Desenvolvimento Sustentável e Ecoturismo (not translated) - 2nd semester 10
722071073 Ecologia da Saúde (not translated) - 2nd semester 10
Elective option 2
Code Name ECTS
Options
722081109 Dissertação em Ecologia Humana e Problemas Sociais Contemporâneos (not translated) 55
722081111 Estágio com Relatório em Ecologia Humana e Problemas Sociais Contemporâneos (not translated) 55
722081110 Trabalho de Projecto em Ecologia Humana e Problemas Sociais e Contemporâneos (not translated) 55