Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas



Segundo ciclo




André Teixeira

Opening date

September 2018






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

Education objectives

1) Acquire profound knowledge both in chronological areas and in some archaeology methodologies.
2) Obtain theoretical and practical knowledge allowing the development of research projects and direction of archaeological works.
3) Enable to data management and reflection, pose questions, results publication and synthesis elaboration based upon archaeological remains.
4) Qualify for scientific debates over historical and archaeological themes, contributing in a creative way to interpretive human behaviour.
5) Supply bases to the incorporation of archaeology’s complementary areas of knowledge, in a frame multidisciplinary to understand the human past.
6) Enable to the archaeologist career according to Portuguese and European Union legislation, in contract and impact assessment studies.

Access conditions

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

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 accomplishes 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).
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 and 400, 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
722051400 Archaeological heritage protection and management - 1st semester 10
722051389 Methods and Practice on Archaeology - 2nd semester 10
722051276 Supervision Seminar - 1st semester 5
Elective option 1
Code Name ECTS
722051271 Cognitive Archaeology - Prehistoric Art and Religions 10
722051398 Colonial Archaeology 10
722051392 Archaeology of Death 10
722051391 Archaeology of Megalithism - 2nd semester 10
722051397 Archaeology of Commercial Networks - 1st semester 10
722051396 Archaeology of Conventual Spaces - 1st semester 10
722051246 Egyptian Archeology 10
722051383 Maritime Archaeology - 1st semester 10
722051363 Mesopotamian Archaeology - 2nd semester 10
722051393 Archaeology of the Military Orders 10
722051399 Mining and Industrial ArchaeologyLL 10
722051395 Nautical Archaeology 10
722051394 Rural Archaeology - 2nd semester 10
722051278 Urban Archaeology - 1st semester 10
722051390 Communication and Enhancement Archaeological Heritage - 2nd semester 10
Elective option 3
Code Name ECTS
722051273 Dissertation in Archaeology 55
722051275 Work Experience with Report in Archaeology 55
722051274 Project Work in Archaeology 55