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2nd Cycle of StudiesEducation: Pedagogical Innovation

2nd Cycle of Studies - Education: Pedagogical Innovation

Faculty: Social Sciences

Degree Code:
University Code: 1300
2 curricular years

Degree Director:
Carlos Manuel Nogueira Fino

The Masters programme in Education Sciences, specialisation in Educational Innovation is aimed at those who have completed a 1st cycle of studies. It is a master’s degree that aims to promote the innovation in education, pointing towards the drafting of the school of tomorrow (as opposed to a vision of the education history, while paradigms succession, and the contemporary pedagogical thinking); which is based on the learning active nature and adopts a critical perspective regarding school; which reflects on the software that is imposed upon; and refusing the cultural homogeneity. It is inspired on the European tradition of the Masters programme in Education, such as the Master Recherche en Education or the Master of Education in Educational Science and the American tradition of the Teacher Education Master’s Degree of nearly every university of the USA, Mexico and Canada.

Main career Options

Organizer of learning contexts in formal or informal environments, Teacher, training Supervisor, Cooperating faculty of the education practice.

Admission Requirements

Those laid down in Decree-Law No. 74/2006, of 25th March, republished by Decree-Law No. 107/ 2008, of 25th June. Candidates who meet the following requirements may apply:

a. Holders of a degree, or legal equivalent.

b. Holders of a foreign higher education academic degree conferred following a 1st Cycle of studies, organised according to the principles of the Bologna Process by a State that has adhered to this Process.

c. Holders of a foreign higher education academic degree that is recognised as meeting the objectives of a degree, by the statutorily competent scientific body of the higher education institution to which candidates wish to be admitted.

d. Are also eligible the candidates who present a relevant scientific and professional curriculum vitae to attend this cycle of studies and recognised as such by the Scientific Council of the Master.

Masters that offer professional qualifications and skills to practice educational activities require:

a. To be fluent in Portuguese, both orally and written (in accordance with Article 10 of Decree-Law No. 43/2007 of 22 February), and prove it by means of a written and oral exam, according to the "Normas para a avaliação do domínio escrito e oral da língua portuguesa na seleção dos candidatos aos mestrados em ensino"at the University of Madeira.

b. Compliance with the specific rules laid down in Article 11, Decree-Law No. 43/2007 of 22 February.



a. 1st Call: 04-26 June

b. 2nd Call: 31 August - 14 September

c. Deadline for delivery of certificates referred to in subparagraph d. of number 3 and payment of the application: 1st Call: until 10 July | 2nd Call: until 18 September

d. Interviews (when existent): 1st Call: 16 - 17 July| 2nd Call: 24 - 25 September

e. Display of the provisional placement list: 1st Call: until 22 July | 2nd Call: until 30 September

f. Deadline for complaints regarding the provisional placement list: 1st Call: 22 - 24 July | 2nd Call: 30 September - 02 October

g. Display of the final placement list: 1st Call: until 29 July | 2nd Call: until 05 October

h. Registration/ Enrollment (only via InfoAlunos): 1st Call: 29 July - 07 August | 2nd Call: 05 - 09 October

Required Documents (attach the following documents in a single zip, rar or pdf file):

  1. Copy of the Identity Card | Citizen Card | Passport;
  2. Copy of the Taxpayer Identification Number;
  3. Curriculum Vitae;
  4. Certified copy of Degree Completion and information on each completed course (these documents may be submitted until 8 July for candidates applying in the 1st Call and until 19 September for candidates applying in the 2nd Call);
  5. Copy of other documents that the candidate deems useful to demonstrate their professional experience, qualification and curriculum;
  6. Copy of the syllabus of each course so the jury can calculate training credits in the field of education (only for Masters that offer professional qualifications and skills to practice educational activities).

Openings 2nd Call



Offer subject to a minimum of ten students enrolled at the end of the 2nd enrollment period.

Unidades Curriculares e ECTS

Degree Plan - List

1º Year Scientific Area Level F A Semester T TP PL S E OT ECTS
Biodiversidade  Biology  Intermediate      S1 28.00 12.00 6.0
Ecologia das Comunidades  Biology  Intermediate      S1 28.00 12.00 6.0
Geodiversidade e Património  Geology / History  Intermediate      S1 24.00 6.0
Política, Legislação e Biodiversidade    Intermediate      S1 30.00 25.00 6.0
Planeamento e Ordenamento Turístico  Turism  Intermediate      S1 48.00 2.00 6.0
Empreendedorismo  Management  Intermediate      S2 28.00 28.00 21.00 6.0
Ecoturismo, Recreação e Saúde  Sport Sciences  Intermediate      S2 6.00 14.00 12.00 4.00 6.0
Projecto    Intermediate      S2 10.00 9.0
Desenvolvimento e Gestão de Ecoturismo e Turismo Sustentável  Turism  Intermediate      S2 48.00 4.00 6.0
Metodologias de Investigação    Intermediate      S2 24.00 2.00 3.0
2º Year Scientific Area Level F A Semester T TP PL S E OT ECTS
Projecto e Tese/Estágio de Natureza Profissional    Intermediate    Existe/Exists A 200.00 60.0
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