Bachelor in Portuguese Studies

Education objectives

1) To promote the acquisition of knowledge in the field of language, literature and culture in the area of Portuguese and Lusophone Studies in the light of the current state of knowledge;
2) To perfect mastery of the Portuguese language, both spoken and written, primarily through the study of literary texts;
3) To promote knowledge of the history of culture from Classical Antiquity to the present day;
4) To formulate appropriate theoretical and methodological tools to study different periods and works of classical, Portuguese and Lusophone cultures and literatures.
5) To develop the ability to understand and analyse representative, imaginative and aesthetic qualities of literary texts;
6) To diversify knowledge into the following optional areas: classical studies, cultural studies, literature studies and linguistic studies;
7) To encourage a positive attitude towards lifelong learning and the constant updating of knowledge and skills,
8) To communicate fluently and accurately, both in speaking and in writing, in multiple contexts;
9) To critically read and analyse literary and non-literary texts;
10) To recognise different critical paradigms and their changes and transformations;
11) To value the different ways in which cultural diversity can manifest itself;
12) To use suitable theoretical and methodological tools for research and critical reasoning;
13) To use acquired knowledge in new situations, especially within the context of professional activity, in the light of social, ethical and academic awareness;
14) To master techniques for data collection and selection in libraries and electronic environments.

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.


Clara Maria Abreu Rowland

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 FCSH/NOVA 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/NOVA 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
711091001 Classical Greek Culture - 1st semester 6
711091002 Latin Classical Culture - 2nd semester 6
711091108 19th Century Portuguese Culture - 1st and 2nd semester 6
711091109 Portuguese Culture in the 20th century - 1st and 2nd semester 6
711091143 Expressão e Argumentação (not translated) - 1st semester 6
711131067 Portuguese Grammar - 1st and 2nd semester 6
711091111 Introduction to Literary Studies - 2nd semester 6
711131043 Introduction to Language Sciences - 1st semester 6
711091144 Latin I - 1st semester 6
711091145 Latin II - 2nd semester 6
711091118 Brazilian Literature - 2nd semester 6
711091115 Portuguese Literature in the 19th Century - 1st and 2nd semester 6
711091116 Portuguese Literature in the 20th Century - 1st and 2nd semester 6
711091114 Portuguese Literature in the 17th and 18th Centuries - 1st semester 6
711091112 Medieval Portuguese Literature - 2nd semester 6
711091113 Portuguese Renaissance Literature - 1st semester 6
711091117 African Literature - 1st semester 6
711091119 Obras da Literatura Mundial (not translated) - 1st semester 6
711091120 Theory of Literature - 2nd semester 6
Elective option 1
Code Name ECTS
711091122 Portuguese Culture in the 17th and 18th Centuries 6
711091007 Medieval Portuguese Culture 6
711091009 Portuguese Culture in the Renaissance - 1st semester 6
711091125 Fernando Pessoa Studies - 1st semester 6
711091148 Greek I - 1st semester 6
711091150 Greek II - 2nd semester 6
711131056 History of the Portuguese Language - 1st and 2nd semester 6
711091132 History of the Theatre - 2nd semester 6
711091153 Introduction to Traditional Literature 6
711091146 Latin III - 1st semester 6
711091147 Latin IV - 2nd semester 6
711091151 Galician Language and Literature - 1st and 2nd semester 6
711131069 Portuguese Linguistics - 2nd semester 6
711091064 Comparative Literature - 2nd semester 6
711091154 Literature and Anthropology 6
711091155 Literature and Cinema - 1st semester 6
711091131 Literatura e Mitologia (not translated) - 1st semester 6
711091129 Greek Literature - 2nd semester 6
711091128 Latin Literature - 1st semester 6
711091135 Marginal Literatures - 1st semester 6
711091124 Works of Contemporary Portuguese Literature - 2nd semester 6
711131045 Text Practices - 1st semester 6
711091126 Problemas Críticos da Literatura Brasileira (not translated) - 1st semester 6
711091136 Issues in Portuguese Culture 6