Subject: Project Work (CUL)

Scientific Area:



32 Hours

Number of ECTS:




Overall objectives:

1 - Display the knowledge and capability required for independent work in the area of Cultural, Literary and Intercultural Studies.
2 - Develop in-depth knowledge of the major subject/field of study, including deeper insight into current research and development work.
3 - Have a deeper knowledge of methods in the major subject/field of study.
4 - Increase the capability to contribute to research and development work.
5 - Be able to view critically, independently and creatively identify, formulate and deal with complex issues.
6 - Display capability to clearly present and discuss the conclusions as well as the knowledge and arguments that form the basis for these findings.
7 - Identify the issues that must be addressed within the framework of the specific thesis.
8 - Have a consciousness of the ethical aspects of research and development work.


1 - Guidelines for the elaboration of a research project
1.1 - Choice of theme and problematization
1.2 - Definition of the problem (in the form of a question) and elaboration of provisional answers
1.3 - Delimitation of the study
2 - Definition of objectives
2.1 - General objectives
2.2 - Specific objectives
2.3 - Justification and consistency of objectives
3 - Identification of data collection tools
3.1 - Definition of theoretical bases
3.2 - Establishment of the relationship between theoretical and problem
3.3 - Choice of bibliography
4 - Schedule template
5 - Presentation of references
6 - Formatting the Dissertation
7 - Oral presentation and defense


A. Pereira, C. Poupa , 2018 , Como Escrever Uma Tese, Monografia ou Livro Científico Usando o Word , Edições Silabo
C.P. Coutinho , 2006 , Metodologia de Investigação em Ciências Sociais e Humanas: Teoria e Prática , Almedina
E. Estrela, M.A. Soares , 2013 , Saber Escrever uma Tese e Outros Textos , Dom Quixote
G. Andrews , 2017 , How to Write a Master's Dissertation: Outline and Examples , Academic Coaching
M. Hamid , 2013 , How to Write a Research Proposal and a Thesis: A Manual for Students and Researchers , Creative

Assesssment methods and criteria:

Classification Type: Quantitativa (0-20)

Evaluation Methodology:
Meeting with supervisor; use of online diary; prepare bibliography for theoretical framework; use different type of documents; do research in libraries, archives and in other ways possible and adequate.