Master in Education


Master in Education

Started in the academic year 2014/2015. The minimum number of credits for the degree is 90 (3 semesters). 

Candidates holding a Pre-Bologna degree or a 2 cycle degree, a course that will enable them to the practice of educator or teacher profession, of the various levels of education, may request crediting for the course units.


Promoting academic training that enables personal and professional development of teachers and other professionals in education, in a logic of training throughout life by providing the enrichment of professional practices and the improvement of the organizations in which they work;

Answering needs and trainee motivations training in several areas of expertise, reflecting on the theoretical knowledge relating related to teaching and learning, questioning teaching practices and forms of school and educational organization and further promoting the education of reflective professionals;

Deepen skills in areas as learning, interdisciplinary, curricular development, research methodologies, technologies, sciences, education and interconnection with non-institutional learning;

Shaping school and education with a global and multidisciplinary approach integrating several stakeholders and levels of education.


Career opportunities

  • Expertise in Technology in Science Teaching, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (CTEM);
  • Specialization in e-Learning and Information and Communication Technologies in Education (TIC);
  • Specialization in History and Philosophy of Science and Technology;
  • Specialization in Environmental Education and Sustainability;
  • Specialization in Geology Complements for Education;
  • Specialization in Physics Complements for Education. 

Tuition Fees 

Portuguese students: 1250 € (1st year); 900 (2nd year)

Foreign students: 3500 €/semester


It is expected that the lessons common to all master's students derive Fridays afternoon (15h-21h). The classes of the areas of expertise should proceed on Thursdays after work hours or other time set jointly by teachers and postgraduate students enrolled in a given area of expertise. Punctually, will take place teaching activities also on Saturday mornings.


1st phase: 17th to 28th february 2021
2nd phase: 18th june to 22nd july 2021
3rd phase: 30rd august to 15th september


Acceptance rate in masters

Accepted applicants will have to pay (within a maximum of 7 consecutive days from the date of placement) a non-refundable rate of 100 euros, which will be deducted, after registration, from the total tuition fee. Any payment made after the deadline will not be refunded, leaving the candidate excluded.


Entrance requirements for the 2021/2022 academic year

Vacancies for 2021/2022:


Admission rules:

  1. Candidates must hold a course that enables them to exercise the teaching profession. Prior professional experience in carrying out teaching activities is valued in the evaluation process of applications and ranking of candidates;
  2. May also joining this Master Degree, holders of other degrees, since currently engaged (or formerly earlier) with professional activities in education, such as technical of education, entertainers and socio-cultural mediators.


  1. Academic and scientific curriculum;
  2. Professional curriculum;
  3. Motivation letter;
  4. Possible interview.

Course coordinator:

Professor João Correia de Freitas

Registration and Accreditation


Registration number R/A-Cr 61/2014 on 20/05/2014


Prior accreditation on 03/03/2014, for 3 years

About the Department of Applied Social Sciences

The Applied Social Sciences Department (DCSA) guarantees, at the NOVA School of Science and Technology, the teaching and the research in areas outside the basic sciences and engineering, giving thus our students a structured training in the field of applied social sciences, what passes by having competency in the fields of expression and communication, the relationship between science / technology / society (history, philosophy and contemporary thought) ethics, work organization and economy, management and entrepreneurship.

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