Bachelor's in Anthropology
General Objectives of the CourseA degree in anthropology includes the study of biological variability, cultural and social man, with the overall objective to show how knowledge about human evolution, the ethnographic comparison, health, disease, material culture (among others), we can help balance, analyzing and interpreting the dilemmas of the contemporary world in relation to the past. In this degree students will deal with knowledge about genes, bones, artefacts and languages, behaviors and norms, symbols and institutions, discourses and narratives, from an epistemological decentralization stems from the cultural and biological diversity of human societies. Training on different biological, social and cultural human groups with the aim of articulating the formation on the evolution and the cultural and social diversity. Interpret, analyze and understand the dilemmas of the contemporary world in relation to the past.
The Anthropology course lasts six semesters (three years) and is divided into two alternative routes:
- Degree in Anthropology without minor (180 ECTS) and
- Degree in Anthropology (150 ECTS) and with minor in a complementary scientific area (30 ECTS).
One of the following tests: Biology and Geology (02) or Geography (09) or History (11).
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Professional GoalsMuseums, municipalities, universities and research centers, as well as organizations and national and international institutions, laboratory services, regional development, spatial planning, heritage and tourism. Business market research, consulting, consultancy, health and communication.
Mode of StudyDay time schedule
Teaching / Evaluation language(s)Portuguese
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 assessment includes more than one item, the final grade is calculated by taking into account the relative weight of each item according to a formula published in the course outline under the terms of number 2 of article 7 of the UC Pedagogical Policy.
Ana Maria Gama da Silva
ECTS Departmental Coordinator(s)
Fernando José Pereira Florêncio
Recognition of Prior LearningN.A.
Qualification Requirements and RegulationsOrder No. 20658 -M/2007 published in the Official Gazette No 173, 2. Grade, supplement September 7 and the amendments set out in Order No. 13148/2008, Official Gazette, 2. Grade No. 90, Sept. 9.
Graduation is obtained with 60 ECTS required in Social and Cultural Anthropology (ASC), 78 in Biological Anthropology (AB) an optative ECTS in the areas of ASC (6-18 ECTS) and Interdisciplinary (24 to 36 ECTS) ; The degree in Anthropology with minor, includes 60 ECTS in ASC, 78 AB and 30 ECTS in the scientific area of the minor.
Access to Further StudiesThe graduation in Anthropology gives access to several Masters, including Masters of continuity: Human Evolution and Biology and Social and Cultural Anthropology.
1st Cycle Studies
DGES Code: 9448
Qualification Awarded: Licenciado
Duration: 6 Semester(s)
ECTS Credits: 180.0
Call for Applications
- Course/institution transfer
- Holders of Other Higher Education Degrees
- International Student
- Over 23-year-olds
- 1st Semester
Start date: 16-09-2019
End date: 21-12-2019
- 2nd Semester
Start date: 10-02-2020
End date: 30-05-2020
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