Master in Portuguese Studies

Education objectives

Competencies: a) To further develop theoretical reflection and to consolidate and complement historical-literary and historical-cultural knowledge acquired in the 1st cycle; b) To obtain theoretical and methodological competencies to carry out scientific research in the field of the literatures and cultures of Portuguese expression and their relation to other cultures, and in particular the competencies required to problematise and define relevant objects for study, select and collect relevant information of a bibliographic, documental, ethnographic and/or testimonial nature, organise collections and critically analyse, process and interpret information; c) To acquire the ability to conceive and use original approaches to cultural and literary themes that have a theoretical foundation in the knowledge and competencies referred to in the preceding points; d) To develop the ability to apply acquired knowledge and competencies to new situations; e) To enhance the ability to identify problems or omissions in the knowledge acquired about Portuguese literature and culture, to find appropriate solutions and issue critical opinions in situations of limited or incomplete information, based on personal research and set within a reflection of an ethical and social nature which deals with the plurality and interaction of cultures and aesthetic and literary criteria; f) To acquire the necessary competencies to accurately analyse, present and synthesise knowledge, problems, procedures and the outcomes of research in both written and spoken form; g) To acquire the ability to design and develop a rigorous and systematic piece of research, leading to a written dissertation; h) To acquire knowledge and competencies to enable the student to continue learning autonomously throughout their life;

General characterization

DGES code

6121

Cicle

Master (2nd Cycle)

Degree

Master

Access to other programs

Access to the cycle of studies which leads to a Doctorate Degree. For the specific access conditions, consult the regulations governing the doctoral programmes at NOVA FCSH.

Coordinator

Clara Maria Abreu Rowland, Maria Teresa Alves de Araújo

Opening date

2021-09-20

Vacancies

15

Fees

1200 Euros/year or 2500 Euros/year (foreign students)

Schedule

Presencial Pós-Laboral

Teaching language

Portuguese Language

Degree pre-requisites

Duration: 2 years/4 semesters Total credits: 120 credits (60 credits from curricular units + 60 credits from the non-teaching component) Non-teaching component modes: Dissertation or Project Work or Internship with Report. The student performs 40 credits in all the curricular units offered. The student also carries 20 credits for free-elective optionals (from curricular units of postgraduate level at FCSH/NOVA, UNL, or other national or foreign institutions of higher education,under agreement). In the 3rd semester the student must perform a follow-up seminar from the non teaching component (5 ECTS). The degree of “mestre” corresponds to the level 7 of the NQF and EQF-National Qualifications Framework/European Qualifications Framework.


Competencies:

- To further develop theoretical reflection and to consolidate and complement historical-literary and historical-cultural knowledge acquired in the 1st cycle;
- To obtain theoretical and methodological competencies to carry out scientific research in the field of the literatures and cultures of Portuguese expression and their relation to other cultures, and in particular the competencies required to problematise and define relevant objects for study, select and collect relevant information of a bibliographic, documental, ethnographic and/or testimonial nature, organise collections and critically analyse, process and interpret information;
- To acquire the ability to conceive and use original approaches to cultural and literary themes that have a theoretical foundation in the knowledge and competencies referred to in the preceding points;
- To develop the ability to apply acquired knowledge and competencies to new situations;
- To enhance the ability to identify problems or omissions in the knowledge acquired about Portuguese literature and culture, to find appropriate solutions and issue critical opinions in situations of limited or incomplete information, based on personal research and set within a reflection of an ethical and social nature which deals with the plurality and interaction of cultures and aesthetic and literary criteria;
- To acquire the necessary competencies to accurately analyse, present and synthesise knowledge, problems, procedures and the outcomes of research in both written and spoken form;
- To acquire the ability to design and develop a rigorous and systematic piece of research, leading to a written dissertation;
- To acquire knowledge and competencies to enable the student to continue learning autonomously throughout their life;

Conditions of admittance

Application and access conditions to the cycle of studies reflect the conditions established in the national legislation, namely: - to hold a licenciado degree or legal equivalent; - to hold a foreign academic degree recognized by the Scientific Council of NOVA FCSH; -to hold an academic, scientific or professional curriculum vitae recognized by the Scientific Council of NOVA FCSH. Applicants will be selected and ranked according to the criteria annually defined in the application edict

Evaluation rules

A final grade, expressed as a number between 10 and 20 on a scale of 0 to 20 as well as its equivalent on the ECTS grading scale, is awarded for the post-graduate diploma. The final grade of the post-graduate diploma is the average, by credit, of the grades obtained in the course units in which the student obtained the 60 credits from the taught part of the Masters course. A final grade, expressed as a number between 10 and 20 on a scale of 0 to 20 as well as its equivalent on the ECTS grading scale, is awarded for the Masters degree. The final grade of the Masters degree will be the average of the final grade of the taught part of the course, weighted to 40%, and the grade awarded to the dissertation, project work or practical work experience report, weighted to 60%.

Structure

OPÇÃO CONDICIONADA 1 A 4
Code Name ECTS
Options
722091123 Portuguese Literary Canon 10.0
722091162 Traditional Literature Studies 10.0
722091129 Modernism Studies 10.0
722091130 History of the Book 10.0
722091127 Digital Humanities 10.0
722091081 Contemporary Portuguese Literature 10.0
722091133 Problematics of Literary Criticism 10.0
722091124 Themes in Portuguese Culture 10.0
722091126 Themes of Literature in Portuguese 10.0
722160003 Theory of Culture 10.0
722091106 Themes from Theory of Literature 10.0
Mandatory ECTS number: 40
OPÇÃO CONDICIONADA 5
Code Name ECTS
Options
722091157 Dissertation in Portuguese Studies 55.0
722091144 Work Experience with Report in Portuguese Studies 55.0
722091143 Project Work in Portuguese Studies 55.0
Mandatory ECTS number: 55
Obrigatórias
Code Name ECTS
722091141 Monitoring Seminar (Portuguese Studies) 5.0
REGRA QUE PERMITE INSCRIÇÃO EM UM MÁXIMO DE 10 ETS QUE PODEM SER OBTIDOS EM UNIDADES CURRICULARES DE NÍVEL PÓS-GRADUADO E MESTRADO DA FCSH, OU DE OUTRAS INSTITUIÇÕES DE ENSINO SUPERIOR NACIONAIS OU ESTRANGEIRAS, MEDIANTE PROTOCOLO. NOTA: Todas as inscrições em unidades curriculares de cursos livres ou de escola de verão serão rejeitadas.