Postgraduate studies

After the implementation of the Bologna Process, and the courses’ division in cycles, the completion of 2nd cycle - obtained after 5 years of education -, awards the title of Master of Science. This new reality forced something to be done to "old" master and post-graduation courses, which were accessed only after the completion of a 4 to 5 years education degree. To address this problem, the FCT has created the Diploma of postgraduate studies. This diploma/courses are not intended to confer any specific degree, and are aimed either to former graduates and to new bachelors (1st cycle).