Bachelor in History

Education objectives

1) To have a critical view of the human past together with an understanding of how this conditions the present and the future as well as our perception of both;
2) To reveal an understanding of points of view resulting from different historical antecedents in different cultural and geographical contexts;
3) To be aware of how historical interests, categories and problems alter with time and how historiographical debate is linked to the economic, social, political and cultural interests of each age;
4) To be familiar with the different periods in the History of Portugal;
5) To have general knowledge of the methods, techniques and topics relating to the study of the main periods into which History is normally divided from Pre-history to the present day;
6) To know how to integrate the history of Portugal into a comparative perspective with other spatial and cultural areas;
7) To know how to identify, select and collect, in accordance with the rules of the discipline, a wide variety of sources of information (bibliography, documents, oral and iconographic testimony among others) and to use them critically;
8) To be able to apply acquired knowledge and the ability to understand to a historical topic or to seek an understanding of current world issues;
9) To be able to present both in writing and orally the knowledge acquired using correct History terminology and demonstrating argumentative skills.

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.


Isabel Almeida

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: 132 credits based in the compulsory curricular units, 18 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 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
711051017 Contemporary History (18th and 19th Century) - 1st semester 6
711051018 Contemporary History (20th Century) - 2nd semester 6
711051104 History of the Portuguese Expansion - 1st and 2nd semester 6
711051163 History of Ancient Greece - 1st semester 6
711051105 Contemporary Portuguese History (19th Century) - 1st semester 6
711051106 Contemporary Portuguese History (20th Century) - 2nd semester 6
711051039 Medieval Portuguese History (9th-13th Century) - 2nd semester 6
711051040 Medieval Portuguese History (13th-15th Century) - 1st semester 6
711051041 History of Modern Portugal (17th-18th Century) - 2nd semester 6
711051042 History of Modern Portugal (15th-17th Century) - 1st semester 6
711051164 History of Ancient Rome - 2nd semester 6
711051102 History of Ancient Egypt - 1st semester 6
711051046 History of the Ancient Middle East - 1st semester 6
711051058 Medieval History (5th-11th Century) - 2nd semester 6
711051059 Medieval History (12th-15th Century) - 1st semester 6
711051060 Modern History (17th-18th Century) - 2nd semester 6
711051062 Early Modern History (15th-16th Century) - 1st semester 6
711051063 Historiography - 2nd semester 6
711051065 Applied Computing for History - 2nd semester 6
711051068 History methodology - 1st semester 6
711051101 Pre-History - 1st semester 6
711051078 Theory of History - 2nd semester 6
Elective option 1
Code Name ECTS
711051141 Spaces and forms of Power in the Middle Ages 6
711051143 Comparative History of the Colonial Empires 6
711051119 History of Contemporary Culture and Mentalities 6
711051116 Cultural and Mentality History of Antiquity - 1st semester 6
711051117 Medieval cultural and mentalities History - 2nd semester 6
711051118 History of Modern Culture and Mentalities - 1st semester 6
711051144 History of China 6
711051109 History of Colonial Brazil - 1st semester 6
711051145 History of Slavery 6
711051146 History of Europe and of European integration 6
711051148 History of Cold War 6
711051147 History of War in the Middle Ages - 1st semester 6
711051149 History of India 6
711051150 History of the French Revolution 6
711051108 History of Lisbon 6
711051043 History of al-Andalus - 1st semester 6
711051151 Contemporary Brazilian History 6
711051152 The History of the Printed Book 6
711051153 History of United States of America 6
711051154 History of Fascisms - 2nd semester 6
711051155 History of Social Movements 6
711051120 History of the Portuguese in Africa 6
711051156 History of the Portuguese in Asia - 1st semester 6
711051049 History and Civilization of Islam - 2nd semester 6
711051157 Contemporary Economic and Social History - 1st semester 6
711051158 Modern Economic and Social History 6
711051142 Introduction to Egyptian Hieroglyphs - 2nd semester 6
711051107 Palaeography and Diplomatics 6
711051159 Prophecy in the Ancient Middle East 6