Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas

Migration, Inter-Ethnicity and Transnationalism


Segundo ciclo




Maria Margarida Marques

Opening date

September 2018






(to be available at http://www.fcsh.unl.pt/ensino/mestrados)

Education objectives

1) Students must demonstrate to mastery the conceptual vocabulary, the methodologies, the theories and the problematics in the realm of migration, inter-ethnicity and transnationalism;
2) In depth training of the ability to critically analyse the discourses, from within and from outside academia, focused on this domain;
3) In depth training of the ability to critically analyse professional practices in relevant social and institutional contexts (work, housing, justice, school, politics, local management, etc.);
4) Acquiring skills for relevant semi-autonomous research endeavour in this domain;
5) Acquiring the necessary instruments for carrying out rigorous diagnosis, the design of consistent intervention proposals, making scientifically sound advices, as well as the evaluation of projects of intervention and the monitoring of situations;
6) Increase the ability of integration and collaboration in inter-disciplinary teams.

Access conditions

Please consult the application call available at www.fcsh.unl.pt

Degree pre-requisites

Duration: 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.
A full-time student is expected to accomplish 50 ECTS 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).
The degree of “mestre” corresponds to the level 7 of the NQF and EQF-National Qualifications Framework/European Qualifications Framework.

Access to other courses

Access to study programmes leading to a doctoral degree.

This course is recognized for career progression purposes of recruitment for teachers of group 200, as provided in the Statute of Teaching Career.

Evaluation rules

Academic Regulation for curricular units evaluation is available at intranet. 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%.


Code Name ECTS
722071074 Metodologias de Investigação (not translated) - 1st semester 10
722170168 Seminário de acompanhamento Dissertação/Estágio com Relatório/Trabalho de Projecto (not translated) - 1st semester 5
Elective option 1
Code Name ECTS
722081034 Citizenship and Public Policies: Migrants between Power and Politics - 2nd semester 10
722081041 Da Escravatura à Globalização: a Construção da Modernidade (not translated) - 2nd semester 10
722081128 Demography and International Migration 10
722001029 Diasporas: Transnational Religions and Identity 10
722081045 Human Rights and Cultural Rights 10
722001033 Gypsy Studies - 2nd semester 10
722081130 Ethni-Cities: Cosmopolitanism, Genre and Diversity - 1st semester 10
722001035 Identity and Expressive Culture 10
722081129 Migration and Development 10
722071133 Migration and Political Identity 10
722081074 Nationalism and Racism in 20th Century Portugal: the Colonial Question - 1st semester 10
722081075 Migration Spaces: from Local Integration to Migratory Archipelago - 1st semester 10
722021030 Recent Trends in Ethnomusicology - 2nd semester 10
Elective option 2
Code Name ECTS
722170169 Dissertation in Migration, Inter-Ethnicity and Transnationalism 55
722170170 Internship with Report in Migration, Inter-Ethnicity and Transnationalism 55
722170171 Project Work in Migration, Inter-Ethnicity and Transnationalism 55