Bachelor's Degree in Classical Studies

General Objectives of the Course

The 1st cycle in Classical Studies, intended for students who are largely new to higher education in this area, aims to provide them with a general education in the three major areas or this program: Greek and Latin languages, literature cultures simulaneously. Given the bi-disciplinary nature of this program, 22 were selected from the specialization area, with six semesters of both Greek and Latin required. The goal of this new program is to compensate in some way for the deficiency that the lack of prior preparation brings. Students should, at the end of this 1st cycle, have a broad education in both areas - Greek and Latin - that will allow them to focus on specific areas in subsequent study cycles.

Admission Requirements

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

One of the following subjects:
06 Philosophy
11 History
13 English
14 Latin
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

Teacher, researcher, translator, proofreader and Coordinating/Publication of texts Editor, Senior Technician in Public Administration, Senior Official Public Administration, Public Relations Professional. This program also prepares students for a career that requires an ability for reasoning, discussion, analysis of ideas, concepts and complex problems.

Mode of Study


Teaching / Evaluation language(s)

Portuguese Language

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

Students who complete this 1st study cycle in Classical Studies should have obtained a satisfactory understanding of the classical languages with various advantages: ability to read the original texts, which will allow them to reliably evaluate the literary and cultural content that literature transmits. In addition, this will provide the added benefit of a better understanding of modern language. Furthermore, students will gain a multiple and diachronic understanding of literature and culture and, indirectly, an understanding of the roots of modern western culture. Continuing education, while essential to cultural studies, does not exempt students from this foundational education.

Course Coordinator(s)

Frederico Maria Bio Lourenço

José Luís Lopes Brandão

ECTS Departmental Coordinator(s)

Carlota Maria Lopes de Miranda Urbano

José Luís Lopes Brandão

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 Decree-Law no 74/2006, 24th March, in its current wording; Ordinance nº 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

Classical Studies
Classical Studies With Minor

Academic year

Course Type
1st Cycle Studies

DGES Code: 9133

Qualification Awarded: Bachelor's Degree

Duration: 6 Semester(s)

ECTS Credits: 180.0


Call for Applications


1st Semester
Start date: 11-09-2023
End date: 16-12-2023
2nd Semester
Start date: 05-02-2024
End date: 23-05-2024


Agência de Avaliação e Acreditação do Ensino Superior
2021-07-31 a 2027-07-30
Direcção Geral de Ensino Superior

Nº Registo: R/A-Cr 25/2015