Licenciatura Degree in Anthropology

Education objectives

1) To develop the ability to analyze and synthesize information and to develop critical thinking skills; 2) To develop the ability to apply acquired knowledge to practical situations; 3) To stimulate an understanding of human diversity and of the interconnections between different aspects of social and cultural life, belief systems, global dynamics, individual behaviors and physical environment; 4) To develop the ability to recognize and critically reflect on the important problems of the contemporary world; 5) To provide a theoretical grounding in anthropology in its multiple social, cultural and biological dimensions; 6) To become aware of the importance of ethnographic method to understand cultures and human groups, and to acquire the necessary techniques to employ it; 7) To develop knowledge of the cultural values of societies from different areas of the world through the study of a variety of rural and urban ethnographic contexts (Africa, Asia, Latin America and Europe, with a particular emphasis on Portugal) as well as to raise awareness of the ethical issues involved in the study and representation of other social worlds; 8) To learn about methodological and research instruments which allow for different professional frameworks; 9) To develop the ability to participate professionally and for civic purposes with arguments supported by ethical and scientific principles in different areas of social intervention; 10) To acquire know-how applicable to the fields of material culture, patrimony and museology, and ethnographic films.

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.


Tânia Minhós Condeço Rodrigues, Frederico Delgado Chaves Rosa

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: 126 credits from compulsory courses of the study programme, 24 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 - Declaração de retificação n.º 1111/2016 - DR, 2ª série, N.º 220 — 16 de novembro de 2016.
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 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
711001047 Biological Anthropology 6.0
711001059 Anthropology of Religion 6.0
711001064 Kinship and Gender Anthropology 6.0
01101431 Symbolic Anthropology 6.0
01101442 Economic Anthropology 6.0
711001049 Anthropology and Heritage 6.0
01101357 Political Anthropology 6.0
01101458 Contemporary Portuguese Anthropology 6.0
01101469 Urban Anthropology 6.0
01101475 Visual Anthropology 6.0
01100296 Biology and Culture 6.0
01101486 History of Anthropology 6.0
01101497 History of Portuguese Anthropology 6.0
711001067 Anthropology Laboratory 6.0
01101505 Reading Ethnographic Texts I 6.0
01101516 Reading Ethnographic Texts II 6.0
711001048 Ethnographic Methods 6.0
01102075 Research Methodology 6.0
711001046 Quantitative Methods for the Social Sciences 6.0
01101527 Themes of Anthropological Thought 6.0
01101538 Socio-Anthropological Theories 6.0
Optional Curricular Units 1
Code Name ECTS
01101551 Ethnographic Contexts (Arabic and Islamic) 6.0
01101573 Ethnographic Contexts (Europe) 6.0
711001051 Ethnographic Contexts (Latin America) 6.0
Mandatory ECTS number: 12
Optional Curricular Units 2
Code Name ECTS
711001068 Antrhropology of Emotions 6.0
711001069 Anthropology of Migration 6.0
01101584 Anthropology of Space 6.0
711001053 Material Culture 6.0
01101617 Ethology 6.0
711001057 Primatology 6.0
Mandatory ECTS number: 12
Free optins may be chosen from this undergraduate study programme or any other offered by NOVA FCSH until a maximum of 30 ECTS.