Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics
General Objectives of the CourseThe main objectives of the BSc in Mathematics is to provide a solid education in the basic subjects of mathematical knowledge and its applications, essential to access the 2nd cycle (Master) programs in Mathematics or Mathematics
Teaching. The developed skills also allow direct access to labor market. With the BSc in Mathematics, the students must be able to: use and construct logical arguments, in particular, be familiar with proof techniques and know how to apply the laws of logic in mathematical proofs; understand and communicate concepts and mathematical ideas with clarity and coherence; use computational tools to solve mathematical problems; create/use mathematical models to solve real problems.
The BSc in Mathematics with Minor allows complementary scientific training in mathematics with further studies in another scientific field, extending the range of knowledge and skills of the students and, consequently, increasing the possibility to enter the labor market.
National Call for Access and Entry to Higher Education (DGES):
19 Mathematics A
Application score: 100 points (0-200 scale)
Entry exams: 95 points (0-200 scale)
Secondary school average: 50%
Entry exams: 50%
Other forms of access (UC-applicants):
- Change of Institution / Course Pair Schemes;
- Special Access Call for over 23-years-olds;
- Special Access Call for Holders of Other Higher Education Courses;
- Special Call for International Students.
This information does not exempt the consultation of the webpage of the Directorate General of Higher Education (DGES) and/or of the Applicants website. Please, visit the DGES and the Applicants websites
Professional GoalsPrevious learning is analyzed and eventually recognized by equivalences.
Mode of StudyDaytime
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.
Learning Objectives and Intended SkillsThe main objective of the BSc in Mathematics is to provide a solid education in the basic subjects of mathematical knowledge and its applications. The main skills and competences to be developed by students throughout this study
• Knowledge of mathematical results and ability to communicate mathematical ideas and concepts with clarity and coherence;
• Ability of generalization, abstraction, logical reasoning, in particular, to be familiar with proof techniques and know how to apply the laws of logic in mathematical proofs;
• Competence in using computational tools;
• Ability to formulate and solve problems, including mathematical modeling of real situations;
• Qualities of individual work and ability to work in teams;
• Critical mind, autonomy and learning initiative.
The syllabus reflects this goal, and the program, as well as the teaching methodologies in each curricular unit, contribute to this common purpose and to the development of the skills and competences pointed out before.
The evaluation of the degree of fulfillment of the proposed goals is done by using available mechanisms to monitor and measure the degree of compliance with the objectives and the program of each curricular unit, to analyze the results of the evaluation, to collect the opinion of each lecturer about the outcomes of the curricular unit, and to analyze the opinion of the students expressed through the surveys filled at the end of each semester.
Júlio Severino das Neves
ECTS Departmental Coordinator(s)
Daniel Alexandre Peralta Marques Pinto
Susana Margarida Pereira da Silva Domingues de Moura
Recognition of Prior LearningRecognition of prior learning is carried out in accordance with the Academic Regulation of the University of Coimbra.
Qualification Requirements and RegulationsDecree-Law no. 74/2006, March 24th , amended and republished by the Decree-Law no. 107/2008, June 25th, and the Ordinance no. 782/2009, July 23rd. The course plan was published in the Dispatch no. 12908/2008.
In order to receive the Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics (without Minor), the student must achieve the minimum number of 180 ECTS distributed by the domains of Mathematics (at least 129 ECTS), Computation (at least 15 ECTS), Physics or another domain. In order to receive the Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics with Minor, the student must achieve the minimum number of 180 ECTS, distributed by the domains of Mathematics (at least 129 ECTS), Computation (at least 15 ECTS) and by the scientific field of the Minor.
Access to Further StudiesAccess to Second Cycle studies.
1st Cycle Studies
DGES Code: 9209
Qualification Awarded: Licenciado
Duration: 6 Semester(s)
ECTS Credits: 180.0
Call for Applications
- Course/institution transfer
- Holders of Other Higher Education Degrees
- Over 23-year-olds
- Special Contest for International Students (Bachelor's Degree and Integrated Master's Degree Courses)
- 1st Quarterial
Start date: 01-09-2022
End date: 30-11-2022
- 2nd Quarterial
Start date: 01-12-2022
End date: 28-02-2023
- 3rd Quarterial
Start date: 01-03-2023
End date: 31-05-2023
- 4th Quarterial
Start date: 01-06-2023
End date: 31-08-2023
- 1st Semester
Start date: 12-09-2022
End date: 17-12-2022
- 2nd Semester
Start date: 06-02-2023
End date: 20-05-2023
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