Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas

Medieval Studies

Cycle

Terceiro ciclo

Degree

Doctorate

Coordinator

Maria João Violante Branco; Adelaide Millán Costa (UAberta)

Opening date

September 2018

Vacancies

25

Fees

5 400 €/total = 1350 €/year (1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th years)

Schedule

Blended learning

Education objectives

Partnership between NOVA and Universidade Aberta.
The Program aims at developing the students following skills
-the necessary synthetic and critical spirit and approach to problems and questions, fundamental for the study of complex data and research problems of an interdisciplinary and comparative nature.
-mastery of diversified research skills and techniques (paleography, Latin, textual criticism, analysis of
archaeological materials, medieval images and color)
-development of the capacity for choosing autonomously the most suited methodologies to develop research either in thematic terms or in what concerns the materials being studied and their specific challenges
-autonomous research skills at very advanced level, displaying proficiency in at least two different medieval
disciplines, easiness with interdisciplinary and comparatist studies, and in accordance to the rigor and highest standards of academic research at this level.
-the capacity for communicating/debating with one’s peers, the academic world and the general public.

Access conditions

Those who can be admitted to this program include: a) Holders of an MA degree or legal equivalent; b) Holders of undergraduate degree, with an especially relevant academic or scientific curriculum, officially recognized by the institutions granting the degree as attesting ability for carrying over this cycle of studies; c) Holders of an especially relevant academic or scientific curriculum, officially recognized by the institutions granting the degree as attesting ability for carrying over this cycle of studies.

Degree pre-requisites

Duration: 6 semesters. Total credits: 180 credits (60 gained in course units of the study programme; 120 in the non-taught component). Type of non-taught component: Thesis dissertation.
The degree of “doutor” corresponds to the level 8 of the NQF and EQF-National Qualifications Framework/European Qualifications Framework.

Access to other courses

The degree of \"doutor\" is a final qualification.

Evaluation rules

The study course leading to the doctoral degree includes the completion of a doctoral program that consists of curricular unit aimed at training for research; the realization of an original thesis, designed especially for this purpose, appropriate to the branch of knowledge or expertise. The seminar curricular units type are classified on a scale of 0-20. The final classification of the PhD course is expressed by approved or not approved formulas. In case of approval, the final classification of the PhD course is expressed in the range 10-20 on a scale of 0-20, doing the arithmetic average of the marks in which the curricular units with 10 ECTS. The final classification of the thesis is expressed by formulas approved or refused by justified nominal vote with no abstentions.

Structure

Mandatory
Code Name ECTS
73227101 Medieval Methodologies Workshop - 1st semester 12
73227103 - 1st semester 6
73227102 Questioning the Medieval Studies: Problems and Theories - 2nd semester 18
73227100 Medieval Primary Sources Seminar - 2nd semester 12
73227104 Thesis in Medieval Studies 180