Portuguese and French Studies

Education objectives

1) To acquire methodological tools for research and analysis in order to develop learning, critical choice and reflective skills which allow appropriate application of knowledge to practical situations;
2) To acquire basic skills in the area of human sciences thus enabling lifelong learning of theoretical and practical knowledge of foreign languages with a high degree of autonomy;
3) To develop the ability to collect, select and interpret relevant textual and non-textual information, enabling principled decisions which take into account the relevant social, academic and ethical aspects associated to the study of new languages, literatures and cultures;
4) To develop a theoretical and practical knowledge of languages, literatures and cultures set in their national historical contexts;
5) To develop communicative competence in foreign languages, and in the mother tongue, encouraging plurilingualism and interculturality;
6) To develop the ability to work autonomously in the interdisciplinary field of literary, culture and language studies;
7) To develop skills in the application of new technologies to literary, cultural and language sciences.

General characterization

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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.


Maria Zulmira Bandarra de Sousa Verissimo Castanheira, Teresa Maria Dimas Botelho da Silva, Rogério Miguel do Deserto Rodrigues de Puga

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



Teaching language

Portuguese language

Degree pre-requisites

Each student must obtain 180 credits: credits from compulsory courses of the study programme, credits from restricted options and credits from free options. 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 13184/2016, DR, 2ª série, nº 206, de 26 de outubro de 2016.
The degree of licenciado corresponds to the level 6 of the NQF and EQF-National Qualifications Framework/European Qualifications Framework.

This path is an option of

Licenciatura in Languages, Literatures and Cultures

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 http://www.dges.gov.pt/guias/?plid=593 For more information about International Students please visit https://www.fcsh.unl.pt/internacional/estatuto-de-estudante-internacional/

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.


Conditional Options (1) - The student completes at least, six levels of French.
Code Name ECTS
711111122 French A1 6.0
711111123 French A2.1 6.0
711111124 French A2.2 6.0
711111125 French B1.1 6.0
711111126 French B1.2 6.0
711111127 French B2.1 6.0
711111128 French B2.2 6.0
711111129 French C1.1 6.0
711111130 French C1.2 6.0
Mandatory ECTS number: 36
Conditional options (2) -The student chooses a curricular unit from this set
Code Name ECTS
711111087 French Seminar 12.0
Mandatory ECTS number: 12
Conditional options (3) -The student chooses three curricular units from this set
Code Name ECTS
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
Mandatory ECTS number: 18
Conditional options (4) -The student chooses three curricular units from this set
Code Name ECTS
01101222 Contemporary French Literature 6.0
01101233 19th Century French Literature 6.0
01101244 18th Century French Literature 6.0
711111084 French Literature (16th and 17th Century) 6.0
01101256 Medieval French Literature 6.0
711111108 Francophone Literature 6.0
Mandatory ECTS number: 18
Conditional options (5) -The student chooses two curricular units from this set
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
01100528 Portuguese Culture in the Renaissance 6.0
Mandatory ECTS number: 12
Conditional options (6) -The student chooses three curricular units from this set
Code Name ECTS
711111088 19th Century French Culture 6.0
711111109 France in the 20th Century 6.0
711111086 Literature and Other Arts 6.0
711111111 General and Comparative Literature 6.0
Mandatory ECTS number: 18
Code Name ECTS
711131067 Portuguese Grammar 6.0
711131056 History of the Portuguese Language 6.0
711101074 Introduction to Cultural Studies 6.0
711131043 Introduction to Language Sciences 6.0
711111112 Guided Reading 6.0
01100195 French Linguistics 6.0
711160003 Research Methodology 6.0
Free options may be chosen from this undergraduate study programme or any other offered by FCSH-UNL. The information on this webpage does not exempt students from checking the information given by the study programme regulations.