Master in Trends in English and North American Studies

Education objectives

3.2. Intended learning outcomes (knowledge, skills and competences) to be developed by the students:
- To develop in-depth knowledge and critical thinking skills in the scientific area of English and North-AmericanLiterary and Cultural Studies
- To acquire advanced knowledge of concepts and methodologies of state-of-the-art areas as Intermediality, DigitalHumanities and Environmental Humanities
- To acquire theoretical and methodological skills enabling the development of research and innovative projects in theareas of specialisation of the study programme
- To develop specific skills in the questioning and defining of objects of study, the selection and interpretation ofbibliographic and documental information, and the ability to communicate the acquired knowledge in a clear andintelligible fashion to a public of experts and non experts
- To develop advanced skills in the Humanities and Social Sciences, particularly in cultural and literary studies, whichwill allow life-long learning with a high degree of autonomy.

General characterization

DGES code



Master (2nd Cycle)



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.


Iolanda Cristina de Freitas Ramos

Opening date





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


Presencial Pós-Laboral

Teaching language

English language

Degree pre-requisites

Length: 4 semesters.
Total credits: 120 credits (60 in course units of the study programme + 5 in a Follow-up Seminar + 55 in the non-taught component).
Types of non-taught component: Dissertation, Project Work or Practical Work Experience with Report.
The degree of «mestre» corresponds to the level 7 of the NQF and EQF-National Qualifications Framework/European Qualifications Framework.

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%.


Regra que permite inscrição em um máximo de 10 ECTS entre a oferta disponível de 2.º ciclo da NOVA FCSH ou outra IES