Licenciatura 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 (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.


Clara Maria Abreu Rowland

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 2008/2018 - DR, 2ª série, nº 31, 13 de fevereiro de 2018. 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
01100476 Classical Greek Culture 6.0
01100487 Classical Latin Culture 6.0
711091108 19th Century Portuguese Culture 6.0
711091109 20th Century Portuguese Culture 6.0
711091110 Cultures of Portuguese-Speaking Countries 6.0
711091143 Expression and Argumentation 6.0
711131067 Portuguese Grammar 6.0
711091111 Introduction to Literary Studies 6.0
711131043 Introduction to Language Sciences 6.0
711091144 Latin I 6.0
711091145 Latin II 6.0
711091118 Brazilian Literature 6.0
711091115 Portuguese Literature in the 19th Century 6.0
711091116 Portuguese Literature in the 20th Century 6.0
01100498 Portuguese Literature in the 17th and 18th Centuries 6.0
711091112 Medieval Portuguese Literature 6.0
01100506 Portuguese Renaissance Literature 6.0
711091117 African Literature 6.0
711091119 Works of World Literature 6.0
711091120 Theory of Literature 6.0
Optional Curricular Units
Code Name ECTS
01100528 Portuguese Culture in the Renaissance 6.0
711091125 Pessoan Studies 6.0
711091148 Greek I 6.0
711091150 Greek II 6.0
711131056 History of the Portuguese Language 6.0
711091132 History of the Theatre 6.0
711091146 Latin III 6.0
711091147 Latin IV 6.0
711091151 Galician Language and Literature 6.0
711131069 Portuguese Linguistics 6.0
01100539 Comparative Literature 6.0
711091155 Literature and Cinema 6.0
711091131 Literature and Mythology 6.0
711091129 Greek Literature 6.0
711091128 Latin Literature 6.0
01100545 Marginal Literature 6.0
711091124 Works of Contemporary Portuguese Literature 6.0
711131045 Text Practices 6.0
Mandatory ECTS number: 30
Free optins may be chosen from this undergraduate study programme or any other offered by FCSH-UNL