Licenciatura in Art History

Education objectives

1) To acquire theoretical knowledge of the History of Art, both international and Portuguese, from Antiquity to contemporary times;
2) To master the concepts and basic methodologies of History of Art;
3) To acquire skills to analyse and identify works of art;
4) To develop conceptual and critical abilities towards artistic objects and their contextualisation;
5) To acquire the ability to use knowledge of the History of Art for civic and social intervention;
6) To apply knowledge of the History of Art when reflecting upon the cultural identity of different societies;
7) To master appropriate knowledge of the History of Art to work within the fields of Museology and Heritage Studies.

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.


Nuno de Carvalho Conde Senos

Opening date



Available soon


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



Teaching language

Portuguese language

Degree pre-requisites

Each student must obtain 180 credits: 120 credits from compulsory courses of the study programme, 30 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 - Aviso n.º 14147/2016, DR, 2ª série, n.º 219, de 15 de novembro de 2016; Aviso n.º 1172/2020, DR, 2ª série, n.º 16, de 23 de janeiro de 2020. 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

A final grade, expressed as a number between 0 and 20 as well as its equivalent on the ECTS grading scale, is awarded to the licenciatura degree. The final grade is the average of the grades obtained in the curricular units that make up the programme of study. A minimum grade of 10, on a scale of 0 to 20, is required to pass each curricular unit or course. The ECTS grade awarded for a curricular unit or at the end of the programme is based on the distribution of marks obtained by all students who passed the curricular unit or programme in the three academic years preceding that in which the student passed. The total number of students who pass or who obtain their degree in this period must be greater than or equal to thirty. If this number is not reached, the period can be extended to five years. Whenever it is not possible to obtain the minimum number of elements in the distribution or the grade awarded is a credit, the classification is assigned according to the table, contained in Ofício Nº. 11196 of Direção Geral do Ensino Superior. Final qualification and eventual qualitative mention (articles 16 and 17 of Decreto-Lei n.º 42/2005, of 22 February)