Postgraduated Programmes

The Faculdade de Ciências Médicas of the Universidade Nova de Lisboa has a Postgraduate Section which is a part of the Academic Office. This Section aims to develop, promote and assure Masters and Doctorates as well as other Postgraduate Non-degree courses.

Doctorate
Cycle of studies leading to the Doctorate degree

The Faculdade de Ciências Médicas has developed a 3rd cycle of study that aims to educate professionals with competences to autonomously develop scientific research projects in academic and research fields as well as in clinical practice and business environment.

The Faculdade de Ciências Médicas of the Universidade Nova de Lisboa offers two Doctorates: one in Medicine, addressed to physician, and other in Life Sciences available to other health professionals and researchers. Both Doctorate courses are based on the Principles of the Bologna Process, namely the promotion of knowledge improvement through original researches that can contribute to the enlargement of knowledge frontiers and may be worthy to be internationally known.

The cycle of studies that leads to the Doctorate degree consists of:

a) An original thesis specially written for that purpose which is appropriate to the nature of the field of knowledge or specialist subject;

b) The possible undertaking of curricular units aimed at research training known as a doctorate course whenever the respective regulating standards envisage that.

Masters
Cycle of studies leading to a Masters degree

The cycle of studies leading to a Masters degree includes between 90 to 120 credits and normally lasts from between three to four curricular semesters of student work.

In university education, the cycle of studies leading to a Masters degree must ensure that the student acquires an academic specialization with recourse to research, innovation or expansion of professional competences.

1 - The cycle of studies leading to a Masters degree consists of:

a) A specialized course, consisting of an organized set of curricular units, known as a Masters course, which corresponds to a minimum of 50 per cent of the total number of the cycle of study credits;

b) A scientific dissertation or an original work project, specifically carried out to this end, or a professional work placement which is to be concluded with a final report in accordance with the specific objectives aimed at under the terms established by the respective regulating standards and which corresponds to a minimum of 35 per cent of the total number of the cycle of study credits.

2 - The minimum amounts referred to under point 1 above:

a) Are not applicable to the cycle of studies mentioned in the article 19 of the Decree-Law No. 74/2006, of 24 March.

b) May be altered by decision of the accreditation agency referred to in article 53 of the Decree-Law No. 74/2006, of 24 March.

NON-DEGREE COURSES

Non-degree courses are perfect for professionals looking to update, improve and strengthen knowledge and skills in a scientific field within a practical and/or theoretical environment.

The length and format of each course varies from course to course.

Type of courses

Nr. of contact hours

CERTIFICATION

Post-Graduations

=/> 150

Diploma / Certificate

Postgraduate Courses

> 20

Diploma / Certificate

Workshops

8-20

Diploma / Certificate

Seminars/Conferences

< 8

Attendance Certificate