Master's Degree in Military History

Entidades parceiras: Universidade de Lisboa, Escola Naval, Universidade da Madeira, Academia da Força Aérea, Academia Militar, Instituto Universitário Militar

General Objectives of the Course

The studies on Military History have attracted many post-graduate training in academic institutions of worldwide reference. The mission of this joint academic institutions in this MA Military History program is to provide students with a base of historical knowledge within the field of military history; build an awareness of differing historical interpretations; build the ability to synthesize diverse types of historical knowledge; build and refine student research, writing, analysis, and presentation skills. It is intended to develop both basic skills and a theoretical capacity to discuss the presented contents. In parallel intends to provide students with a foundation for developing a professional identity as a historian in the field of Military History.

Admission Requirements

Are admitted as candidates for registration:
a) The holders of a degree or legal equivalent.
b) In the selection of candidates to the frequency of the course will be an overall evaluation of his journey, which will be considered in order of priority, the following criteria: i) classification of degree they hold under the European scale comparability (Article 19 of Decree-Law nº 42/2005, February 22) or the number of the classification of your degree in that year (paragraph 2 of Article 20 of Decree-Law nº 42 / 2005, February 22),scored 1-5; ii) assessment of academic, scientific and technical curriculum, scored 1-5.
c) It may be effected an interview to candidates if the Scientific Committee Cycle studies deemed necessary.
d) Candidates will be serialized according to the score obtained in the selection.

Candidates should check the admission requirements available on this site, in addition to the information provided here.

Mode of Study


Teaching / Evaluation language(s)


Learning Objectives and Intended Skills

Development of basic skills and a theoretical capacity to discuss the presented contents. Focusing on the methodology and historiographical debates are expected to be a contribute to this ability to stimulate critical appreciation, given the broad chronological spectrum, and global vision that characterizes this course. The aim is that the student acquires skills and competences capable of, at the highest level:
Apply and integrate knowledge in the analysis of complex problems and the formulation of explanatory
hypotheses of the phenomena under study;
Selecting sources and bibliography while considering their pertinence and credibility;
Applying adequate concepts and other instruments for analysis in the construction of their assignment
Develop research, respecting the requirements imposed by the standards of academic quality and integrity,contributing to extending the frontiers of knowledge.

Course Coordinator(s)

João Manuel Filipe Gouveia Monteiro

ECTS Departmental Coordinator(s)

Albano Augusto Figueiredo Rodrigues

Luís Manuel Duarte Antunes Figueiredo Trindade

Recognition of Prior Learning

Recognition of prior learning is carried out in accordance with the Academic Regulation of the University of Coimbra.

Qualification Requirements and Regulations

The legal framework for the qualification is established by the decrees: Decree-Law no 74/2006, 24th March, in its current wording

Study Programme

Military History

Academic year

Course Type
2nd Cycle Studies - Advanced Specialisation Master Programme

DGES Code: M677

Qualification Awarded: Mestre

Duration: 2 Year(s)

ECTS Credits: 120.0

Category: Advanced specialization second cycle


Call for Applications


1st Semester
Start date: 20-09-2021
End date: 18-12-2021
2nd Semester
Start date: 07-02-2022
End date: 21-05-2022


Agência de Avaliação e Acreditação do Ensino Superior
2013-01-16 a 2019-01-15
Direcção Geral de Ensino Superior