Bachelor 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

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.


Conditional option (a). Students must complete 2 curricular units of this set.
Code Name ECTS
01106294 Arab and Islamic Ethnographic Contexts 6.0
01106305 Asian Ethnographic Contexts 6.0
01106327 Latin American Ethnographic Contexts 6.0
01106338 North American Ethnographic Contexts 6.0
Mandatory ECTS number: 12
Conditional option (b). Students must complete 2 curricular units of this set.
Code Name ECTS
711001065 Cognitive Anthropology 6.0
01105765 Antropologia da Moda e do Vestir 6.0
01105699 Antropologia do Antropoceno 6.0
01105702 Contextos de Estudo de Osteologia Humana 6.0
711001063 Ethnoecology 6.0
Mandatory ECTS number: 12
Code Name ECTS
711001059 Anthropology of Religion 6.0
01105724 Antropologia das Cidades 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
01101475 Visual Anthropology 6.0
01100296 Biology and Culture 6.0
01101617 Ethology 6.0
01105688 Evolução Humana 6.0
01105730 História da Antropologia Clássica 6.0
01101497 History of Portuguese Anthropology 6.0
711001067 Anthropology Laboratory 6.0
01105741 Leituras de Textos Etnográficos 6.0
711001048 Ethnographic Methods 6.0
01102075 Research Methodology 6.0
01105713 Métodos Quantitativos em Antropologia 6.0
01105759 Problemáticas Contemporâneas da Antropologia 6.0
01101538 Socio-Anthropological Theories 6.0
Free options may be chosen from this undergraduate study programme or any other offered by FCSH-UNL