Master's Degree in Military History

Faculty of Arts and Humanities

Entidade s parceira s : Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Escola Naval, Universidade dos Açores, Universidade do Porto, Academia da Força Aérea, Universidade de Lisboa, Universidade da Madeira, Instituto de Estudos Superiores Militares, Academia Militar

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Academic year




Course Type

2nd Cycle Studies - Advanced Specialisation Master Programme

Qualification Awarded



2 Year(s)

ECTS Credits



Advanced specialization second cycle

Course Coordinator(s)

João Manuel Filipe Gouveia Monteiro (uc3242@fl.uc.pt)

ECTS Departmental Coordinator(s)

Ana Cristina Cardoso Santos Bartolomeu de Araújo (uc34217@uc.pt)

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.
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.
Mode of Study
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.

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
Applications Notice (only in portuguese)
1st Semester
Start date: 28-09-2015
End date: 16-01-2016
2nd Semester
Start date: 08-02-2016
End date: 31-05-2016
- A3ES
Agência de Avaliação e Acreditação do Ensino Superior
  • 2013-01-16 a 2019-01-15
R/A-Cr 66/2013 - DGES
Direcção Geral de Ensino Superior
  • 2013-05-20