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Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas

Art History


Segundo ciclo





Joana da Cunha Leal

Opening date

September 2016




New students - 1.100,00


After-work schedule (to be available at

Education objectives

1. Proficency in the analysis of the artistic production, visual culture and material culture;
2. Understand art history´s specificity, while privileging the dialogues it mantains with other social sciences and humanities;
3. To critically master key studies and the main debates occuring in the field of expertise at national and international level;
4. Proficiently formulate and develop a relevant dissertation, work project or internship with report proposal in the area of
5. To develop the skills necessary to a highly qualified scientific research in art history;
6. To acquire the skills necessary to a highly qualified professional performance in the areas of education, research,
curatorship, communication and consulting, namely in the fields of museology, heritage, conservation and cultural tourism.

Access conditions

The entry requirements considers the conditions laid down in national legislation, namely: a) Possess a Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent; b) Holders of a foreign academic degree that is recognized by the Scientific Council (SC) of FCSH/NOVA; c) Holders of an academic, scientific or professional curriculum recognized by the SC of FCSH/NOVA. Applicants are selected taking into account the classification of degree, the academic and scientific curriculum and professional curriculum. An interview could be conducted, especially in cases where one wishes to deepen the application.

Degree pre-requisites

Length: 2 years/4 semesters
Total credits: 120 credits (60 credits from curricular units + 60 credits from the non-teaching component)
Non-teaching component modes: Dissertation or Project Work or Internship with Report.
The student performs 50 credits in all the curricular units offered. The student also carries out 10 credits as free-elective optional (from curricular units of postgraduate level at FCSH/NOVA, UNL, or other national or foreign institutions of higher education under agreement).
In the 3rd semester the student must attend a follow-up seminar for the non teaching component (5 ECTS).

Access to other courses

Access to study programmes leading to a doctoral degree.

Evaluation rules

A final grade, expressed as a number between 10 and 20 on a scale of 0 to 20 as well as its equivalent on the ECTS grading scale, is awarded for the post-graduate diploma. The final grade of the post-graduate diploma is the average, by credit, of the grades obtained in the course units in which the student obtained the 60 credits from the taught part of the Masters course. A final grade, expressed as a number between 10 and 20 on a scale of 0 to 20 as well as its equivalent on the ECTS grading scale, is awarded for the Masters degree. The final grade of the Masters degree will be the average of the final grade of the taught part of the course, weighted to 40%, and the grade awarded to the dissertation, project work or practical work experience report, weighted to 60%.