Admission to Public Discussion

The application for admission to proofs is completed with the student submitting the documentation indicated in Order CC/No.1/2019 – Final work in digital format.

The student can only present this application if they are not in any type of debt to FFUL.

RULES FOR THE FORMATTING OF FINAL WORK

Article 37 of the FFUL General Regulation of the Cycle of Studies leading to a Master’s Degree:

The cover should include the name and logo of ULisboa and FFUL, the title of the work, the name of the student, the name of their supervisors, the name of the specialty of the master's degree and, if applicable, its area of specialisation, the form of work (dissertation or internship report) and the year the work was completed.

The cover page (first page) should be a copy of the cover.

Models:
| Cover of Dissertation / Internship Report
| CD Model

The work should include abstracts in Portuguese and English, up to a minimum of 300 words each, up to 5 key words in Portuguese and English and a table of contents.

When the Scientific Council authorises the presentation of the final written work in English, it must be accompanied by a summary in Portuguese of 1200-1500 words.

The final work must have a maximum length of 40,000 words (about 100 pages) and comply with the following directions:
-Cover;
-Cover page;
-Abstract;
-Dedication/Acknowledgments (if applicable);
-Contents;
-Body of text (including introduction and conclusion);
-Bibliography;
-Annexes (if applicable).

The work must comply with the following formatting rules:

Cover: white cardboard with black lettering;
-Font: Times New Roman 12 or Arial 11;
-Margins: minimum of 2.5 cm on all four sides.
-The print of the final text must be in black ink on white A4 paper and may be double-sided. It must be thermal bound.
-The final work carried out at FFUL is subject to the compulsory deposit at FFUL of a digital copy in a repository that is part of the Open Access Repository of Portugal network, operated by the Foundation for Science and Technology IP, and for digital consultation through the ULisboa Digital Repository.

DOCUMENTS TO BE DELIVERED IN THE REQUEST FOR ADMISSION TO PROOFS

Documentation:

    • Application to the Scientific Council;
    • Opinion of the supervisor(s), duly substantiated, and of the master’s degree coordinator;
    • 1 CD-ROM with: the provisional version of the final text and a Curriculum Vitae, both in PDF format;

Documentation to be provided in the event of a confidential test:

The documentation must be delivered in its original format and duly signed at FFUL’s Office of Graduate Studies at least 72 hours before the meeting of the Scientific Council. The Scientific Council cannot accept digital signatures.

RULES FOR THE PUBLIC VIVA

Discussion of the final work can not exceed ninety minutes and all members of the jury can intervene, with the student having the same time as the jury members.

Provision of assistance may be provided, on the condition no more than five minutes have elapsed for all questions and answers.

Distribution of times for the student and jury members:

15 minutes for student presentation;
75 minutes for discussion with examiners:
30 minutes for the examiner (20 minutes for external, 10 minutes for internal);
30 minutes for responses;
5 minutes for the supervisor's considerations, with the same response time as the candidate;
2.5 minutes for assistance, with the same response time as the candidate.

For more information, see: Article 45 of the FFUL General Regulation of the Cycle of Studies leading to a Master’s Degree.

DOCUMENTS TO BE DELIVERED AFTER PUBLIC VIVA

After approval in the public viva, should the jury not propose any changes to the content of the final work, the student has 15 working days, non-extendable, counting from the date of the viva, to submit the following documents to Academic Services:

- 1 paper copy of the final version of the work;
- 1 CD-ROM containing a final version of the work in PDF format (compare cover attached);
- Statement regarding the availability for digital consultation through the ULisboa Digital Repository.

Documentation to be provided in the event of a confidential test:

- 1 paper copy of the final public version of the work with the word "public" on the cover (It cannot be split into parts and must constitute a coherent text. It is up to the student and supervisors to decide what information should be included in the public version);
- 1 CD-ROM containing the final public version of the work in PDF format;
- Statement regarding the availability for digital consultation through the ULisboa Digital Repository.

Charges

Application for admission to academic proofs: 180,00 €

REVISION

Should the jury recommend the final work be revised, the student has 30 working days, non-extendable, counted from the date on which the supervisor notifies them to submit the revised work.

The revisions must be agreed by the supervisors.

When delivering the revised version, the student must submit a Supervisor/co-supervisor Declaration, confirming the corrections requested by the jury have been made.

Contacts

Postgraduate Studies Office: posgraduados@ff.ulisboa.pt

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