Master’s degree in Human Geography, Planning and Healthy Territories
General Objectives of the Course- To provide students with relevant theoretical and methodological tools for action on key issues and subjects that are part Human Geography as a dynamic and ever-changing field of study and research in today's world.
- To prepare experts capable of identifying the main territorial problems affecting current development models.
- To provide experts with practical resources and instruments that enable an effective intervention in areas ranging from rural to urban spaces, on several scales of analysis.
Students who meet the following criteria may apply to this program: a) Hold a bachelor's degree in Geography and Land Management, Tourism, Territory and Heritage, Sociology, Archaeology, European Studies, History, Modern Languages of the University of Coimbra or European universities; b) bachelor's degree or professional experience considered adequate.
Candidates should check the admission requirements available on this site, in addition to the information provided here.
Professional GoalsGiven the duties and responsibilities of the Geographer (Order No. 20 160/2001 - 2nd Series), this 2nd cycle broadens and increases the knowledge and skills necessary for working in the local municipal councils, coordination and regional development committees at the regional level and even in central government bodies of cities and planning, regional development, environment, land use, agriculture and rural development as well as in private companies that perform work in the environmental field and land planning and management.
Mode of StudyFace-to-face
Teaching / Evaluation language(s)Portuguese Language
Examination Regulations, Assessment and GradingAs assessment is a pedagogical activity inseparable from the teaching process, its aim is to establish the students' competencies and knowledge, their critical sense, ability to recognize and resolve problems, as well as their written and oral presentation skills. Students may only register for exams for classes they are currently registered for under the terms of number 6 of article 4 of the University of Coimbra Pedagogical Policy. The following are examples of assessment items: Oral or written exams, written or practical work, individual and group projects that may require an oral defense, as well as class participation. Assessment for each class may include one or more of the above mentioned items. Grading is based on a scale of 0 to 20 and a grade of 10 is required to pass. Whenever assessment includes more than one item, the final grade is calculated by taking into account the relative weight of each item according to a formula published in the course outline under the terms of number 2 of article 7 of the UC Pedagogical Policy.
Learning Objectives and Intended Skills- Ability to collect, process and analyze spatial qualitative, quantitative and cartographic data respecting the environment and territorial planning.
- Ability to analyze the main current development problems, within multiple geographic scales.
- Ability to understand the significance of the environment and land use planning as a problem and a potential.
- Ability to analyze recent major territorial dynamics.
- Ability to forecast future trends in territorial dynamics.
- Organization of responses and tools for action on the imbalances in territorial development.
Rui Jorge Gama Fernandes
ECTS Departmental Coordinator(s)
Isabel Maria Rodrigues de Paiva
Recognition of Prior LearningAccording to the Credits for Previous Learning and Work Experience Policy of the University of Coimbra.
Qualification Requirements and RegulationsThe legal framework for the qualification is established by the Decree-Law nr 74/2006, 24th March, in its current wording; and Ordinance nr 782/2009, 23rd July.
Successful completion of all program requirements, including the presentation and public defense of a thesis, a project or an internship report, obtaining a total of 120 ECTS.
Access to Further StudiesPhD degree studies.
2nd Cycle Studies - Continuity Master Programme
DGES Code: M795
Qualification Awarded: Mestre
Duration: 2 Year(s)
ECTS Credits: 120.0
Category: Continuity second cycle
Call for Applications (only in portuguese)
- 1st Semester
Start date: 10-09-2018
End date: 20-12-2018
- 2nd Semester
Start date: 04-02-2019
End date: 30-05-2019
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