Bachelor in Anthropology

Education objectives

1) To develop the ability to analyze and synthesize information and to develop critical thinking skills;
2) To develop the ability to apply acquired knowledge to practical situations;
3) To stimulate an understanding of human diversity and of the interconnections between different aspects of social and cultural life, belief systems, global dynamics, individual behaviors and physical environment;
4) To develop the ability to recognize and critically reflect on the important problems of the contemporary world;
5) To provide a theoretical grounding in anthropology in its multiple social, cultural and biological dimensions;
6) To become aware of the importance of ethnographic method to understand cultures and human groups, and to acquire the necessary techniques to employ it;
7) To develop knowledge of the cultural values of societies from different areas of the world through the study of a variety of rural and urban ethnographic contexts (Africa, Asia, Latin America and Europe, with a particular emphasis on Portugal) as well as to raise awareness of the ethical issues involved in the study and representation of other social worlds;
8) To learn about methodological and research instruments which allow for different professional frameworks;
9) To develop the ability to participate professionally and for civic purposes with arguments supported by ethical and scientific principles in different areas of social intervention;
10) To acquire know-how applicable to the fields of material culture, patrimony and museology, and ethnographic films.

General characterization

DGES code



Bachelor (1st Cycle)



Access to other programs

Completion of the licenciatura allows the holder to apply for Masters or Doctoral programmes or other post-graduate courses including those which do not confer a degree.


Frederico Delgado Rosa

Opening date

September 2019




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Teaching language

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Degree pre-requisites

Duration: 3 years/6 semesters.
Students must perform 180 credits: 120 credits based in the compulsory curricular units, 30 credits to be chosen in a set of elective optionals and 30 credits undertaken in free-elective optionals or in a minor of another scientific area. Every semester, the student may not sign up in more than 30 credits, respecting the precedence when these have been set. At the beginning of each semester, students will be advised of the curricular units to carry out in order to appropriate them to their academic career.
The undergraduate students can still benefit from the different mobility programmes in which NOVA FCSH participates as Erasmus +, Almeida Garrett exchange programmes, among others, and participate in research within the research units of the Faculty.
The degree of licenciado corresponds to the level 6 of the NQF and EQF-National Qualifications Framework/European Qualifications Framework.

Conditions of admittance

Students may be admitted to Higher Education through the National Competition for Access to Higher Education, special competitions/regimes and entry systems, re-enrolment systems, course changes and transfers. To apply for access to higher education through the National Competition, students must fulfill the requirements described in DGES/Access to Higher Education. More info at For more information about International Students please visit

Evaluation rules

Students at FCSH are evaluated based on the work developed over a semester, based on class participation, presentation of written and oral tests and examinations. The result obtained either by continuous assessment or evaluation of the tests is expressed on a scale of 0 to 20. To be approved, students must have at least 10 points to pass, however, who fail have a second chance to repeat the exams. Repeat exam: Has access any student of 1st or 2nd cycle who has obtained the minimum grade of eight values per rounding in the final grade of the curricular unit SPECIAL PROCEDURES FOR EVALUATION: - Worker-Student - Students with the status of top athletes - Mothers and fathers students - Associative leaders - Military - Other special arrangements provided legally. Students with special needs can benefit from teaching and learning conditions to meet their needs.


Code Name ECTS
711001047 Biological Anthropology - 2nd semester 6
711001059 Anthropology of Religion - 1st semester 6
711001064 Anthropology of Kinship and Gender - 1st semester 6
711001005 Symbolic Anthropology - 2nd semester 6
711001009 Economic Anthropology - 1st semester 6
711001049 Anthropology and Heritage - 2nd semester 6
711001013 Political Anthropology - 2nd semester 6
711001014 Contemporary Portuguese Anthropology - 1st semester 6
711001016 Urban Anthropology - 1st semester 6
711001017 Visual Anthropology - 2nd semester 6
711001018 Biology and Culture - 1st semester 6
711001030 History of Anthropology - 1st semester 6
711001031 History of Portuguese Anthropology - 2nd semester 6
711001067 Laboratory of Anthropology - 1st semester 6
711001033 Reading Ethnographic Texts I - 1st semester 6
711001034 Reading Ethnographic Texts II - 2nd semester 6
711001048 Ethnographic Methods - 1st semester 6
711001036 Research Methodology - 1st semester 6
711001046 Quantitative Methods for the Social Sciences - 1st semester 6
711001043 Themes of Anthropological Thought - 2nd semester 6
711001044 Socio-Anthropological Theories - 2nd semester 6
Elective option 1
Code Name ECTS
711001019 African Ethnographic Contexts - 2nd semester 6
711001020 Arab and Islamic Ethnografic Contexts - 2nd semester 6
711001021 Asian Ethnographic Contexts 6
711001022 European Ethnographic Contexts - 1st semester 6
711001051 Latin American Ethnographic Contexts - 1st semester 6
711001066 North American Ethnographic Contexts 6
Elective option 2
Code Name ECTS
711001065 Cognitive Anthropology 6
711001068 Anthropology of Emotions 6
711001069 Anthropology of migrations 6
711001062 Antropologia do Ciberespaço (not translated) - 2nd semester 6
711001003 Anthropology of Space 6
711001052 Anthropology of Human Rights - 1st semester 6
711001008 Anthropology and Colonialism - 2nd semester 6
711001053 Material Culture 6
711001024 Ethics and Anthropological Practices 6
711001054 Ethnicity and Nationalism 6
711001063 Ethnoecology - 2nd semester 6
711001025 Ethology - 2nd semester 6
711001060 Museology 6
711001040 Power and Society 6
711001057 Primatology 6