Licenciatura in Sociology (After Work)

Education objectives

1)Understanding of the specificity of sociological knowledge in relation to other social sciences and common sense knowledge;
2)Knowledge and understanding of the principal concepts and theoretical approaches of Sociology;
3)Knowledge and understanding of sociological approaches to different topic areas of scientific and professional application;
4)Ability to communicate sociological knowledge in an accurate and significant form to specialists and non-specialists;
5)Knowledge and understanding of the principles and applications of the main strategies, methods and techniques of sociological research;
6)Ability to select and apply, under scientific supervision, these concepts and tools to the analysis, problematisation and investigation of social phenomena and problems, taking into account the ethical and deontological implications of the investigation;
7)Ability to communicate the procedures, results and implications of the investigation in an accurate and significant form to specialists and non-specialists;
8)Skills necessary to undertake further training for specialisation purposes, professional qualification or to acquire new skills for basic research under supervision;
9)Scientific skills to perform training or teaching tasks, following the acquisition of additional pedagogic skills.

General characterization

DGES code



Bachelor (1st Cycle)



Access to other programs

Completion of the Licenciatura (1st cycle) degree allows the holder to apply for Masters programmes (2nd Cycle), or other post-graduate courses including those which do not confer a degree.


Luís Miguel da Silva de Almeida Chaves

Opening date



Available soon


697 Euros/year or 3500 Euros/year (foreign students)


Presencial Pós-Laboral

Teaching language

Portuguese Language

Degree pre-requisites

Each student must obtain 180 credits: 66 credits from compulsory courses of the study programme, 84 credits from restricted options and 30 credits from free options or a Minor from another academic area. Each semester the student may not enrol in more than 30 credits and must respect any pre-requisites which have been set. At the beginning of each semester, the student is advised as to which courses are the most appropriate for their academic pathway and which they should take.
Legal framework/Study programme - Regulamento n.º 208/2010 - DR, 2ª série, nº 47, 9 de março de 2010. 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

Sistema de classificação: os estudantes da FCSH são avaliados com base no trabalho desenvolvido ao longo de um semestre, tendo por base a participação nas aulas, a apresentação de trabalhos escritos e orais, os testes e os exames. O resultado obtido, quer através da avaliação contínua, quer da avaliação por exames, é expresso numa escala de 0 a 20. Para ser aprovado há que ter no mínimo 10 valores, porém, os estudantes que reprovam têm uma segunda oportunidade para repetir os exames. REGIMES ESPECIAIS DE AVALIAÇÃO: - Trabalhador-estudante - Estudantes com estatuto de atletas de alta competição - Mães e pais estudantes - Dirigentes associativos - Militares - Outros regimes especiais previstos legalmente. Os estudantes com necessidades educativas especiais podem beneficiar de condições de ensino-aprendizagem adaptados às suas necessidades.


Free optins may be chosen from this undergraduate study programme or any other offered by FCSH-UNL