Bachelor Degree in History

Faculty of Arts and Humanities

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Academic year




Course Type

1st Cycle Studies

Qualification Awarded



6 Semester(s)

ECTS Credits


Course Coordinator(s)

Maria do Rosário Barbosa Morujão (uc5436@fl.uc.pt)

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.
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.
Mode of Study
Access to Further Studies
Second cycle of studies (Master’s degree).
Admission Requirements

One of the following exams: (06) Philosophy or (11) History or (18) Portuguese. Minimum Grades: Application Grade: 95 points; Admission exams: 95 points; Calculation Formula: High School average: 50%; Admission exams: 50%.

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Recognition of Prior Learning
According to the Credits for Previous Learning and Work Experience Policy 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.
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.
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.
Graduation Requirements

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

Study Programme
Applications Notice (only in portuguese)
- A3ES
Agência de Avaliação e Acreditação do Ensino Superior
  • 2015-06-19 a 2021-07-18
R/A-Cr 74/2015 - DGES
Direcção Geral de Ensino Superior
  • 2015-06-29