Bachelor in Geography and Regional Planning

Education objectives

1) To be familiar with the basic theories and concepts of Geography;
2) To acquire basic concepts in the areas of Environment, Land Planning and Development, and Geographic Information Sciences;
3) To master methods and techniques of geographical analysis (data collection, selection, treatment and interpretation) and to apply these in geocomputational and real contexts;
4) To acquire the ability to observe and interpret landscape;
5) To articulate theoretical-practical knowledge with the needs of present-day society, contributing to deliberating on problems and proposing solutions in relation to environment, land planning and development;
6) To interpret the diversity and complexity of the land and the interrelationship of phenomena of an environmental nature with others of an economic, social and cultural nature;
7) To articulate geographical know-how with other know-hows, particularly when collaborating in multidisciplinary teams,
8) To communicate knowledge and know-how in the field of geography to different publics.

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.


Gonçalo Manuel Ferreira dos Santos Antunes

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 - Despacho nº 16486/2011, DR, 2ª série, nº 232, de 5 de dezembro de 2011. 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.


Conditional options (1) - The student chooses one curricular unit from this set
Code Name ECTS
711041060 Environment and Natural Resources Seminar 12.0
711041063 Remote Sensing and GIS Seminar 12.0
711041062 Territorial Planning and Management Seminar 12.0
711041061 Land and Development Seminar 12.0
Mandatory ECTS number: 12
Conditional options (2) - The student chooses three curricular units from this set
Code Name ECTS
01100848 Territorial Evaluation and Management 6.0
711041055 Climatology of Tropical Regions 6.0
01100815 Sustainable Development 6.0
01100826 Population Geography 6.0
711041072 Geography of Transport Systems 6.0
711041058 Political Geography 6.0
711041073 Territorial Planning in Portugal 6.0
711041074 Services and Territory 6.0
Mandatory ECTS number: 18
Code Name ECTS
01100682 Environment and Biophysical Planning 6.0
711041067 Geographical Data Analysis 6.0
711041070 Geographical Analysis 6.0
711041068 Inferential Analysis and Forecasting 6.0
01100753 Thematic Cartography 6.0
01100671 Remote Sensing 6.0
711041071 Dynamics of Rural Areas 6.0
711041069 Geo-economics 6.0
01100736 Geography of Europe 6.0
01100719 Social and Economic Geography 6.0
01100660 Physical Geography - Climatology 6.0
01100725 Physical Geography of Portugal 6.0
01100654 Physical Geography - Geomorphology 6.0
01100693 Human Geography 6.0
01100747 Human Geography of Portugal 6.0
01100708 Urban Geography 6.0
711041054 Methodology for Territorial Planning 6.0
01100764 Regional and Urban Planning 6.0
01100303 Geographic Information Systems 6.0
01100770 Development Theories and Policies 6.0
Free optins may be chosen from this undergraduate study programme or any other offered by FCSH-UNL