Coordinator: Rita Castilho (firstname.lastname@example.org)
In the unit Thesis, students are expected to develop the skills necessary to independently carry out a relevant original, high-quality research work in the field of Marine Biology. After completion of this unit, the students should be able to:
This unit also promotes the quality and rigor, and the need to follow unquestionable ethical standards in scientific research
1 h for the presentation and public discussion + 10 h of supervised work + 829 h of independent work.
The student will use the time assigned as "independent work" to carry out the thesis plan as presented and described in his/her Thesis Project.
A student can only have up to two supervisors, and one of them must be a UALG professor or researcher with a PhD degree,
Please be aware that you will only be able to submit and defend your thesis if you have a passing grade at all curricular units.
Please see the deadline to submit your thesis in the evaluation section. Under the new tuition fee rules approved in September, 2018 by the Rector, students will be requested to pay additional fees if they fail to submit their thesis upon the deadline. The fees will only be waived in case of pregnancy or serious illness.
Your Thesis work will be evaluated by the submission of a written dissertation to the Academic Services not later than 30 September 2019. Submission of the thesis after this date will result in the payment of additional tuition fees of up to a full semester. The academic services will check whether your thesis follows the rules of an MSc thesis, and if it does not, you will be asked to resubmit a corrected version. Thus, pay close attention to the guidelines given below concerning the structure you must give to your thesis.
After the submission of your thesis, a jury composed of 3 to 5 elements will decide whether your thesis can be defended immediately or should be rewritten (in that case a time period of 60 working days will be given to the student to resubmit an improved version of it).
After this step, a date will be set for you to defend your thesis before the jury. Usually, students should keep in touch with their supervisors to set a date that is suitable for all members of the jury and the student.
The alternative outline of the thesis in this format would be:
This format has the added advantage to allow the student to write his/her first paper, and therefore understand the ins and outs of scientific writing, and to enable you to finish your MSc programme with a manuscript (almost) ready for submission to a peer-reviewed journal.