Undergraduate Degree in Cultural Studies

- The Undergraduate degree in Cultural Studies is aimed at students interested in acquiring solid knowledge in the field of cultural phenomena, that characterize the contemporary society.
- The curricular plan highlights several areas of knowledge and is based on a inter and transdisciplinary approach, thus providing students an analytical and critical thinking, allowing them to understand the complexity of cultural practices and speeches.
- The curricular structure of this undergraduate degree promotes a coherent articulation of the curricular units in the field of cultural studies, namely in the fields of humanities and social sciences.
- The Undergraduate degree in Cultural Studies provides a significant number of optional curricular units from areas such as Cultural Studies, Literature, Languages, Linguistics, Arts, Humanities, Anthropology and History, enabling students to build distinctive profiles, that are in line with the increasing demands of today’s society.
- This degree also gives students the opportunity to enrol in a disciplinary internship, allowing future graduates to be in contact with different realities, through greater articulation between the University, the civil society and institutional structures (public and private), particularly in the context of Autonomous Region of Madeira (“Região Autónoma da Madeira - RAM").
This Undergraduate degree intends to:
- Provide multi and transdisciplinary knowledge related to cultural phenomena in contemporaneity, through an interdisciplinary approach;
- Provide students with methodological tools for the success of their first cycle of studies, in order to enter the labour market and/or to be qualified to pursue their studies in subsequent cycles;
- Diversify one’s knowledge in optional domains;
- Provide communicative competences in foreign languages;
- Develop joint mechanisms between the University and the civil society, especially in the context of Madeira.


Competency Profiles:



- This degree, with the interaction of several fields of culture, intends to graduate students with multidisciplinary competences, allowing them to integrate in professional projects in public and private bodies in the sector of culture, whether it is in a professional context or in post-graduate training
- The Undergraduate degree of Cultural Studies promotes a higher active involvement of students, their intervention and self-responsibility in their academic qualification and path.


Agreements with public and private institutions in the framework of an disciplinary internship:



The disciplinary internship takes place in the curricular unit Practices in Cultural Studies (“Práticas em Estudos de Cultura”), instructed in the second semester of the third academic year. Out of the 64 hours of this curricular unit, the internship has the length of 40 semestrial hours. It integrates cooperation agreements, cultural actions and scientific research. For this purpose, the University of Madeira signs, for a revocable year, covenants with several institutions of Madeira. Through a proposal submitted by the student, supervised by the professor of the curricular unit and approved by the parties involved, students will have the opportunity of partaking an internship in City Halls and Museums, in RTP-Madeira, in Associação Musical e Cultural Xarabanda, in Nini Andrade Design Center, in the Study Centre of Atlantic History (“Centro de Estudos de História do Atlântico”), in the Regional Archive and Public Library of Madeira, and in Research Centres, enabling students to integrate teams with projects in the field of cultural studies.

GENERAL INFORMATION

DGES CODE:

1300/L150 (INSTITUTION/DEGREE)

Duration of Studies:

6 SEMESTERS / 3 YEARS

CONCURSO NACIONAL DE ACESSO 21/22:

Not availableOPENINGS AVAILABLE

AVERAGE OF THE LATEST CANDIDATE:

112.8 POINTS

Admission Exams:

ONE OF THE FOLLOWING:
(09) GEOGRAPHY
(11) HISTORY
(18) PORTUGUESE

- The Undergraduate degree in Cultural Studies is aimed at students interested in acquiring solid knowledge in the field of cultural phenomena, that characterize the contemporary society.
- The curricular plan highlights several areas of knowledge and is based on a inter and transdisciplinary approach, thus providing students an analytical and critical thinking, allowing them to understand the complexity of cultural practices and speeches.
- The curricular structure of this undergraduate degree promotes a coherent articulation of the curricular units in the field of cultural studies, namely in the fields of humanities and social sciences.
- The Undergraduate degree in Cultural Studies provides a significant number of optional curricular units from areas such as Cultural Studies, Literature, Languages, Linguistics, Arts, Humanities, Anthropology and History, enabling students to build distinctive profiles, that are in line with the increasing demands of today’s society.
- This degree also gives students the opportunity to enrol in a disciplinary internship, allowing future graduates to be in contact with different realities, through greater articulation between the University, the civil society and institutional structures (public and private), particularly in the context of Autonomous Region of Madeira (“Região Autónoma da Madeira - RAM").
This Undergraduate degree intends to:
- Provide multi and transdisciplinary knowledge related to cultural phenomena in contemporaneity, through an interdisciplinary approach;
- Provide students with methodological tools for the success of their first cycle of studies, in order to enter the labour market and/or to be qualified to pursue their studies in subsequent cycles;
- Diversify one’s knowledge in optional domains;
- Provide communicative competences in foreign languages;
- Develop joint mechanisms between the University and the civil society, especially in the context of Madeira.


Competency Profiles:



- This degree, with the interaction of several fields of culture, intends to graduate students with multidisciplinary competences, allowing them to integrate in professional projects in public and private bodies in the sector of culture, whether it is in a professional context or in post-graduate training
- The Undergraduate degree of Cultural Studies promotes a higher active involvement of students, their intervention and self-responsibility in their academic qualification and path.


Agreements with public and private institutions in the framework of an disciplinary internship:



The disciplinary internship takes place in the curricular unit Practices in Cultural Studies (“Práticas em Estudos de Cultura”), instructed in the second semester of the third academic year. Out of the 64 hours of this curricular unit, the internship has the length of 40 semestrial hours. It integrates cooperation agreements, cultural actions and scientific research. For this purpose, the University of Madeira signs, for a revocable year, covenants with several institutions of Madeira. Through a proposal submitted by the student, supervised by the professor of the curricular unit and approved by the parties involved, students will have the opportunity of partaking an internship in City Halls and Museums, in RTP-Madeira, in Associação Musical e Cultural Xarabanda, in Nini Andrade Design Center, in the Study Centre of Atlantic History (“Centro de Estudos de História do Atlântico”), in the Regional Archive and Public Library of Madeira, and in Research Centres, enabling students to integrate teams with projects in the field of cultural studies.

DEGREE DIRECTOR

DGES CODE:

1300/L150 (INSTITUTION/DEGREE)

Duration of Studies:

6 SEMESTERS / 3 YEARS

CONCURSO NACIONAL DE ACESSO 21/22:

Not available OPENINGS AVAILABLE - 1ª FASE

AVERAGE OF THE LATEST CANDIDATE 2020/2021

112.8 POINTS

Admission Exams:

ONE OF THE FOLLOWING:
(09) GEOGRAPHY
(11) HISTORY
(18) PORTUGUESE

Career Opportunities and Employability

The Undergraduate Degree of Cultural Studies provides competences and qualifications needed for professional activities linked to the area of Culture. With a solid training and with profiles adjusted to each path, the graduate may choose to go through cultural programmes in public and/or private institutions, cultural advisory in the framework of cultural centres and associations, libraries and city halls, production of scientific content for the cultural industry and editorial supervision.
With the competences in the several fields of cultural studies, students may apply to second cycles of studies, namely those taught in University of Madeira.

Candidates

This degree is aimed at those whose ambition it’s to develop their aesthetic and critical awareness about the areas of culture, literature and art. Candidates may apply via the National Higher Education Access Contest, providing they successfully passed one of the required admission exams. Candidates may also enrol via special regimes such as course/institution transfer, through one of the Special Contests in force or the International Student Statute.

* The information on this page does not preclude consultation of the Degree’s Curriculum in Diário da República.

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The undergraduate degree in Cultural Sciences, currently known as Cultural Studies, has opened new horizons for me, allowing me to comprehend the global and local culture in all its components.
This degree’s diversified programme develops students’ research spirit, stimulating a proactive attitude for the discovery of information that allow a further understanding of the past, present and future of cultures.

José Agostinho Barros

Graduate in 2014/2015

Graduating in Cultural Studies has sparked my interest for a vast number of cultural knowledge fields such as History, Literature, Linguistics and Sociology. To be enrolled in that 1st cycle of studies in University of Madeira was a moment for self-discovery and a very enriching experience. It fostered a special interest for research and for continuing my studies with a master’s degree, in the 2nd cycle of studies in linguistics: societies and cultures.

Alexandra Nunes

Graduate in 2017/2018

The undergraduate degree in Cultural Studies has enhanced my critical and observational awareness, which turned out to be essential and decisive to face the challenges of an increasingly global and unpredictable society. The multidisciplinarity inherent to this degree provides a broad understanding, allowing us to apply the acquired knowledge into the practical field of today’s cultural dimension.

João Paulo Freitas

Graduate in 2017/2018

The undergraduate degree in Cultural Sciences, currently known as Cultural Studies, has opened new horizons for me, allowing me to comprehend the global and local culture in all its components.
This degree’s diversified programme develops students’ research spirit, stimulating a proactive attitude for the discovery of information that allow a further understanding of the past, present and future of cultures.

José Agostinho Barros

Graduate in 2014/2015