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MSc - Master Degree
Institute of Education
Time period 
Data de Acreditação A3ES 
Prazo de Acreditação A3ES 
6 anos
Official Portuguese Code (DGES) Number 
R/A-Cr 142/2013
Official Portuguese Code (DGES) Registration Date 



The Master in Education is aimed at working education professionals, offering them specialized applied training, oriented towards their professional development. Training aims at improving professional practice and training for grounded and adequate intervention in diverse and changing work contexts. For this, training combines up-to-date knowledge about education, systematized reflection on professional contexts and initiation into educational research.

This cycle of studies is recognized, in its different areas of specialization, for the purposes of counting time for progression in the teaching career in Portugal (in terms of Ordinance No. 344/2008, of April 30).
This information does not dispense with reading the legislation in force and we suggest consulting the DGAE website.

The 1st year is face-to-face. The 2nd year comprises the preparation of a scientific dissertation or a project work, original and specially made for this purpose.


Furthering knowledge in the scientific field of Education, namely in several specialties, in order to develop scientific knowledge and/or its uses in work and/or research contexts.
Developing the abilities to apply knowledge and to solve problems in new and unfamiliar situations, in broad and multidisciplinary contexts, related to the field of Education.
Developing skills to integrate knowledge, deal with complex issues and find solutions in situations where information is limited or incomplete, including reflecting about the ethical and social implications and responsibilities resulting from these solutions or affecting them;
Developing skills to communicate conclusions, knowledge and their rationale appropriately, both to experts and to non-experts;
Developing skills that allow for lifelong learning, in an essentially autonomous way.

Career prospects 
Not applicable
National Admission Exams 
Criteria to apply to this programme: a) Holders of a degree or legal equivalent in the field of Education/Sciences of Education; b) Holders of a foreign academic degree conferred following a 1st cycle of studies organized according with the principles of the Bologna Process by a State included in this process in the field of Education/Sciences of Education; c) Holders of a foreign academic degree in the field of Education/Sciences of Education recognized as meeting the objectives of the degree by the Scientific Council of the Institute of Education; d) Holders of an academic, scientific or professional curriculum recognized as confirming the ability to attend this cycle of studies by the Scientific Council of the Institute of Education.
Fee – 1st year (indicative) 
Fee - remaining years (indicative) 

International Access

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