Bachelor in Geography and Regional Planning

Education objectives

1) To be familiar with the basic theories and concepts of Geography;
2) To acquire basic concepts in the areas of Environment, Land Planning and Development, and Geographic Information Sciences;
3) To master methods and techniques of geographical analysis (data collection, selection, treatment and interpretation) and to apply these in geocomputational and real contexts;
4) To acquire the ability to observe and interpret landscape;
5) To articulate theoretical-practical knowledge with the needs of present-day society, contributing to deliberating on problems and proposing solutions in relation to environment, land planning and development;
6) To interpret the diversity and complexity of the land and the interrelationship of phenomena of an environmental nature with others of an economic, social and cultural nature;
7) To articulate geographical know-how with other know-hows, particularly when collaborating in multidisciplinary teams,
8) To communicate knowledge and know-how in the field of geography to different publics.

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.


José Manuel Rodrigues Lúcio

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 programs 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 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
711041000 Environment and Biophysical Planning - 2nd semester 6
711041067 Geographical Data Analysis - 1st semester 6
711041070 Geographical Analysis - 1st semester 6
711041068 Inferential Analysis and Forecasting - 2nd semester 6
711041005 Thematic Cartography - 1st semester 6
711041008 Remote Sensing - 2nd semester 6
711041071 Dynamics of Rural Areas - 2nd semester 6
711041069 Geo-economics - 2nd semester 6
711041018 Geography of Europe - 1st semester 6
711041024 Economic and Social Geography - 1st semester 6
711041025 Physical Geography - Climatology - 1st semester 6
711041026 Physical Geography of Portugal - 1st semester 6
711041027 Physical Geography - Geomorphology - 2nd semester 6
711041028 Human Geography - 1st semester 6
711041029 Human Geography of Portugal - 2nd semester 6
711041031 Urban Geography - 2nd semester 6
711041054 Territorial Planning Methodologies - 2nd semester 6
711041042 Regional and Urban Planning - 1st semester 6
711041050 Geographic Information Systems - 1st semester 6
711041052 Development Theories and Policies - 2nd semester 6
Elective option 1
Code Name ECTS
711041060 Environment and Natural Resources Seminar - 2nd semester 12
711041063 Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Systems Seminar - 2nd semester 12
711041062 Seminar in Territorial Planning and Management - 2nd semester 12
711041061 Territory and Development Seminar - 2nd semester 12
Elective option 2
Code Name ECTS
711041004 Territorial Evaluation and Management - 2nd semester 6
711041055 Climatologia das Regiões Tropicais (not translated) - 1st semester 6
711041056 Demography of Lusophone Countries 6
711041007 Sustainable Development - 1st semester 6
711041012 Ecology - 2nd semester 6
711041013 Regional and Urban Economics 6
711041019 Population Geography - 1st semester 6
711041020 Ocean Geography 6
711041072 Geography of Transport Systems - 1st semester 6
711041023 Geography of Tourism and Leisure 6
711041057 Human Geography of Lusophone Countries 6
711041058 Political Geography - 1st semester 6
711041059 Geomorphology of Tropical Regions 6
711041034 Geography: History and Methods 6
711041073 Planeamento Territorial em Portugal (not translated) - 1st semester 6
711041074 Services and Territory - 1st and 2nd semester 6