Master’s Degree in Portuguese Language Literature

General Objectives of the Course

1) Offer in-depth training in Portuguese-Language Literature (LLP), as a cultural element with a vibrant and active influence in the social space;
2) Equip students with skills, methodologies, and techniques to help them enter the job market performing duties that match their training.

Admission Requirements

a) holders of a BA in Languages and Literatures, with a component in Portuguese, or a legally equivalent degree and holders of a BA in other fields or a legally equivalent degree;
b) Holders of a foreign BA degree structured in accordance with the principles of the Bologna Process by a signatory state;
c) Holders of a foreign higher education degree recognized to meet the objectives of the BA degree;
d) Holders of academic, scientific or professional qualifications considered appropriate for the attendance of this course.

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

Professional Goals

Researcher; Coordinating editor; Publishing of texts; Senior Technician in Public Administration; Senior Official in Public Administration; Public relations professional.

Mode of Study

Face-to-Face and Daytime

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 the grade comprises more than one item, the final grade is calculated by taking into account the relative weight of each item according 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

At the end of the course, students must master the theoretical and methodological tools that enable them to:
- critically analyse the works and authors of Portuguese-Language Literature;
- identify or question their heritage value;
- acknowledge the interconnections between multicultural and identity themes in Portuguese-Language Literature;
- become familiar with the process of literary publishing and the different modalities of its application;
- link together the aforementioned aspects to produce cultural content;
- set up the integration of the literary text in the cultural fabric.

Course Coordinator(s)

Maria do Rosário Prata Ferreira dos Santos

Maria João Albuquerque Figueiredo Simões

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.

Graduation Requirements

Successful completion of all program requirements, including the presentation and public defense of a dissertation, obtaining a total of 120 ECTS.

Access to Further Studies

PhD degree studies.

Study Programme

Portuguese Language Literature: Research and Teaching

Academic year

Course Type
2nd Cycle Studies - Continuity Master Programme

DGES Code: M979

Qualification Awarded: Mestre

Duration: 2 Year(s)

ECTS Credits: 120.0

Category: Continuity second cycle


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
2022-07-31 a 2028-07-30
Direcção Geral de Ensino Superior

Nº Registo: R/A-Ef 1665/2011/AL02