Bachelor's Degree in History

General Objectives of the Course

1. To provide deontological, epistemological, theoretical-methodological and empirical training in History;
2. To ensure the benefits of interdisciplinary collaboration;
3. To highlight the potential arising from the combination of academic and real world knowledge;
4. To promote access to (post)graduate education and a proactive integration into the labor market.

Admission Requirements

National Call for Access and Entry to Higher Education (DGES):

One of the following subjects:
06 Philosophy
11 History
18 Portuguese

Application score: 95 points (0-200 scale)
Entry exams: 95 points (0-200 scale)

Calculation Formula:
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 Goals

Historian, Teacher, Museologist, Preservation and Restoration Specialist, Public Administration Official (at central, regional and local level), Management Official (NGOs, companies, socio-professional associations), Consultant. This program prepares individuals for positions that require skills in reasoning and argumentation, as well as the ability to analyze ideas, concepts and complex problems.

Mode of Study


Teaching / Evaluation language(s)


Examination Regulations, Assessment and Grading

As 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 Skills

1. To understand the present critically, based on comprehensive and solid information about the past;
2. To understand and respect cultural diversity in its past and present manifestations;
3. To understand the cultural, social and technical aspects of material and immaterial heritage;
4. To be able to situate in time and evaluate the historical relevance of events, figures and communities, including general knowledge of available sources;
5. To be able to critically search for, analyze, use and communicate information produced in the past, and to participate actively in solving problems and making an in-depth analysis of historical issues in various temporal and spacial contexts;
6. To be able to convey ideas and information in an organized, clear and fluent manner, in both speaking and writing.

Course Coordinator(s)

Luís Manuel Duarte Antunes Figueiredo Trindade

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 nr 74/2006, 24th March, in its current wording; Ordinance nr 782/2009, 23rd July.

Graduation Requirements

Achievement of the passing grade in a set of curricular units that amount to a total of 180 ECTS.

Access to Further Studies

Second cycle of studies (Master’s degree).

Study Programme

History with Minor

Academic year

Course Type
1st Cycle Studies

DGES Code: 9181

Qualification Awarded: Licenciado

Duration: 6 Semester(s)

ECTS Credits: 180.0


Call for Applications


1st Semester
Start date: 12-09-2022
End date: 17-12-2022
2nd Semester
Start date: 06-02-2023
End date: 20-05-2023


Agência de Avaliação e Acreditação do Ensino Superior
2015-06-19 a 2021-06-18
Direcção Geral de Ensino Superior