Master's Degree in Classical Studies
General Objectives of the CourseThe course of Classical Studies – branches of Poetics and Hermeneutics, Ancient World, Classical Cultures and Literatures, Medieval and Renaissance Studies grants a continuity to the graduation in Classical Studies, and provides a specialization to other formations (in Languages, Literature and Culture, Philosophy, History, Art and Law). The branches of specialization are promoted in alternating years (two per year), thus combining specialization with thematic variation, a characteristic which revealed to be essential in order to attract new publics. Many students presented their dissertations and are now PhD students.
Successful applicants must be: a) holders of a Bachelor’s degree or legal equivalent; b) holders of a foreign higher academic degree, that was awarded after accomplishing a 1st cycle of studies, which should be structured according to the principles of the Bologna Process in an adhering country to this Process; c) holders of a foreign higher academic degree that is recognized to meet the objectives of the Bachelor’s degree by the Scientific Council of the Faculty of Humanities; d) In duly justified cases, holders of a scientific or professional curriculum, which is recognized as attesting the capacity to accomplish this cycle of studies by the Scientific Council of the Faculty of Humanities.
Candidates should check the admission requirements available on this site, in addition to the information provided here.
Professional GoalsTeaching, Editorial activity, Organization of social and scientific events, cultural consultancy.
Mode of StudyDaytime
Teaching / Evaluation language(s)Portuguese Language
Examination Regulations, Assessment and GradingAs assessment is a pedagogical activity inseparable from the teaching process, its aim is to establish the students' competencies and knowledge, their critical sense, ability to recognize and resolve problems, as well as their written and oral presentation skills. Students may only register for exams for classes they are currently registered for under the terms of number 6 of article 4 of the University of Coimbra Pedagogical Policy. The following are examples of assessment items: Oral or written exams, written or practical work, individual and group projects that may require an oral defense, as well as class participation. Assessment for each class may include one or more of the above mentioned items. Grading is based on a scale of 0 to 20 and a grade of 10 is required to pass. Whenever the grade comprises more than one item, the final grade is calculated by taking into account the relative weight of each item according a formula published in the course outline under the terms of number 2 of article 7 of the UC Pedagogical Policy.
Learning Objectives and Intended Skillsa) develop and deepen the knowledge acquired at the level of the first cycle of studies; b) be aware of the matrices of the Greco-Roman civilization and of the manifestations of arte and identity that are the root of western cultures; c) identify the vitality of the classic legacy in medieval and Renaissant neo-Latin culture, as well as in Byzantine culture; d) be able to recognize in the modern culture aspects of continuity and rupture towards classical tradition at the level of forms, concepts and artistic expression; e) be familiar with the work and thinking of the main authors of the ancient world; f) apply aspects of classical conceptualization to the interpretation of the manifold contemporary culture; g) deepen the knowledge and experience in methodologies aiming at the promotion of cultural actions, in order to develop professional skills within this domain; h) plan and develop autonomous investigation and present conclusions as a dissertation, a project or report.
Maria Margarida Lopes de Miranda
ECTS Departmental Coordinator(s)
Maria de Fátima de Sousa e Silva
Recognition of Prior LearningThe recognition of prior learning is carried out according according to the Credits for Previous Learning and Work Experience Policy of the University of Coimbra.
Qualification Requirements and RegulationsThe legal framework for the qualification is established by the decrees: Decree-Law nr 74/2006, 24th March, in its current wording
To obtain the diploma of the master’s degree in Classical Studies, students should accomplish 120 ECTS, corresponding to the curricular units of the study plan and the elaboration and public defense of a dissertation, a project or an Internship’s report.
Access to Further StudiesPhD degree studies.
- Ancient World
- Classical Cultures and Literatures
- Medieval and Renaissance Studies
- Poetics and Hermeneutics
2nd Cycle Studies - Continuity Master Programme
DGES Code: 6103
Qualification Awarded: Mestre
Duration: 2 Year(s)
ECTS Credits: 120.0
Category: Continuity second cycle
Call for Applications (only in portuguese)
- 1st Semester
Start date: 10-09-2018
End date: 20-12-2018
- 2nd Semester
Start date: 04-02-2019
End date: 30-05-2019
- 2016-10-11 a 2022-10-10