Length of program 1 year
Credits 60 ECTS
Degree DirectorDr. David Simó
Application Open
Modality On-site

Master’s Final Project (MFP)

The purpose of the Master’s Final Project (MFP) is for the student to grapple with a case involving research, evaluation and intervention that is related to the activities carried out in the external practicum modules or the avenues of research conducted by the faculty of the Master’s programme. This project will have a supervisor who will monitor it through tutorials in seminar sessions. The role of the supervisor can include guiding students through the general programming of the activities they must carry out in order to successfully complete the MFP. The seminar sessions are held in small groups to foster cooperative learning. The projects must be presented and defended in a public academic forum in which the students must present their projects to a panel and answer the question that the panel believes require further elucidation.

Defence of the MFP

The MFP can be written in either Catalan or Spanish, although the EGA of the Master’s and doctorate may authorise it to be presented in another language with a prior written request submitted to the supervisor. In this case, the project must have an abstract written in Catalan or Spanish. The MFP must be publicly defended before a panel made up of professors in the Master’s programme, some of whom must be PhDs. The student will have ten minutes to defend their project. They should prioritise the aspects that they deem the most important and make a clear, precise and comprehensive summary of it. Once this presentation is over, the student must respond to any observations, comments and questions from the members of the panel.

Evaluation criteria

The criteria for evaluating the Master’s Final Project refer to the competences attained during the process of developing it, the final product and its defence. For this reason, the final evaluation will be the outcome of different partial evaluations:

  • Competences attained during the process of developing the project: The student’s persistence and perseverance in developing the project will be evaluated, along with their progress in acquiring the skills and attitudes needed for research and intervention. This assessment will be made by the project monitor or supervisor.
  • Product: The project will be assessed according to different aspects borne in mind by the majority of scholarly publications to ensure the coherence and quality of research or interventions. The project supervisor and the members of the panel will issue a report prior to the defence which will be submitted to the Post-Graduate Committee at least one week before the public defence of the project.
  • Competence achieved in the oral defence: The clarity, precision, originality and quality of the oral presentation of the project will be assessed depending on the conditions required by oral communication before a panel.
  • To evaluate the MFP in accordance with the explicit competences of the module, the following will be borne in mind:
  • The appropriateness of the objectives and the methodological design, the fit with the topic of study and the context, as well as the monitoring carried out in the seminar (group tutorial) and the individual tutorial.
  • The presentation of the project (formal aspects), the quality of the theoretical referents, the analysis undertaken and the end proposal, properly argued and presented.
  • The presentation and defence of the MFP.

The final mark of the project will be issued by the panel in an official grade report.