Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas

Cultural Heritage


Segundo ciclo




Paula Ôchoa

Opening date

September 2018






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

Education objectives

- To acquire knowledge about international guidelines and regulation policies implemented in Portugal in the Cultural Heritage field.
- To develop interdisciplinary and specific training to fully understand Cultural Heritage in its several fields.
- To gain scientific training and practices of Culture to act critically in the domain of Cultural Heritage.
- To understand the multifaceted dimension of Cultural Heritage and the requirements for revision of
knowledge associated with it.
- To recognize, analyse, evaluate the inventory and preservation processes to enhance Cultural Heritage.
- To understand the political, ethical and behavioral boundaries in Cultural Heritage.
- To acquire skills to plan, adapt and implement culturally intervention plans in different cultural contexts and circumstances.

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).
QNQ/QEQ - Quadro Nacional de Qualificações/Quadro Europeu de Qualificações.
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

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
722051412 History, Methodologies and Theories of Heritage in Portugal - 1st semester 10
722051420 Heritage and Identities - 1st semester 10
722051413 Public Policies and Heritage - 1st semester 10
722051421 Research Seminar in Heritage - 1st semester 5
Elective option 1
Code Name ECTS
722051400 Archaeological heritage protection and management - 1st semester 10
722051200 Documentary Heritage - 2nd semester 10
722051414 Intangible Heritage - 2nd semester 10
722051415 Tangible Cultural Heritage: Movable Heritage and Architectural Heritage 10
722061102 Portuguese Heritage in the world - 2nd semester 10
Elective option 2
Code Name ECTS
722051416 Cities and Arts - 2nd semester 10
722051285 Historic Centers 10
722051390 Communication and Enhancement Archaeological Heritage - 2nd semester 10
722051331 School, community and culture - 2nd semester 10
722051314 Patrimony Management and Law - 1st semester 10
722051318 Inventariação e Conservação de Colecções (not translated) - 2nd semester 10
722061107 Artistic Heritage in a global world: concept, recreation and merit 10
Elective option 3
Code Name ECTS
722051417 Dissertation in Cultural Heritage 55
722051418 Internship with report in Cultural Heritage 55
722051419 Work Project in Cultural Heritage 55