Master’s Degree in Literature, Culture and Diversity

The cycle of studies of the master's degree in Literature, Culture and Diversity is comprised of 4 semesters (2 academic years), being the degree awarded to those who obtain 120 ECTS. This master’s degree aims to offer, in an innovative way, the possibility of developing critical and analytical competences in the area of literary and cultural studies.
This master’s degree counts on the experience of recognised specialists, combining studies and practical work in an interdisciplinary context, choosing paths that connect several theoretical and methodological perspectives. This allows the reading, interpretation and reflexion of a variety of literary and cultural documents that approach the diversity in several areas, from post-colonialism until migration issues, from gender to equality of opportunities, from matters connected to artistic languages, to the media and subcultures.
The main objectives are:
- To acquire foundations of advanced knowledge in literature and culture, allowing the development of originality and initiative in the implementation of ideas at the professional level;
- To apply knowledge, understand and solve problems in new contexts and in different multidisciplinary environments related to the area of study;
- To have the ability to assimilate knowledge and deal with complexity, to form judgements from information, reflecting on the social and ethical responsibility of its application;
- To develop the investigation, knowledge, recovery, study and diffusion of cultures and literatures, from the respect and promotion of cultural diversity.
The learning objectives (knowledge, skills and competences) to be developed by students include the use of specific and diverse methodologies in an autonomous and integrated manner, the development of the oriented research and in an independent manner, and the development of international mobility and cultural comprehension.

GENERAL INFORMATION

Duration of Studies:

4 SEMESTERS / 2 YEARS

NUMBER OF VANCANCIES AVAIABLE:

NOT AVAILABLE

The cycle of studies of the master's degree in Literature, Culture and Diversity is comprised of 4 semesters (2 academic years), being the degree awarded to those who obtain 120 ECTS. This master’s degree aims to offer, in an innovative way, the possibility of developing critical and analytical competences in the area of literary and cultural studies.
This master’s degree counts on the experience of recognised specialists, combining studies and practical work in an interdisciplinary context, choosing paths that connect several theoretical and methodological perspectives. This allows the reading, interpretation and reflexion of a variety of literary and cultural documents that approach the diversity in several areas, from post-colonialism until migration issues, from gender to equality of opportunities, from matters connected to artistic languages, to the media and subcultures.
The main objectives are:
- To acquire foundations of advanced knowledge in literature and culture, allowing the development of originality and initiative in the implementation of ideas at the professional level;
- To apply knowledge, understand and solve problems in new contexts and in different multidisciplinary environments related to the area of study;
- To have the ability to assimilate knowledge and deal with complexity, to form judgements from information, reflecting on the social and ethical responsibility of its application;
- To develop the investigation, knowledge, recovery, study and diffusion of cultures and literatures, from the respect and promotion of cultural diversity.
The learning objectives (knowledge, skills and competences) to be developed by students include the use of specific and diverse methodologies in an autonomous and integrated manner, the development of the oriented research and in an independent manner, and the development of international mobility and cultural comprehension.

DEGREE DIRECTOR

Duration of Studies:

4 SEMESTERS / 2 YEARS

NUMBER OF VANCANCIES AVAIABLE:

Not available

Career Opportunities and Employability

Graduates develop several competences in the areas of analysis and reflexion, communication, text editing, research, training, consulting in the fields of culture and science; Competences to work as professionals in editing companies, information agencies or periodicals (whether scientific, cultural and literary), curatorship of cultural institutions.

Candidates

Candidates may apply if holders of an undergraduate degree or legal equivalent in the field of Social and Human Sciences or Arts; holders of an international higher academic degree, recognized as meeting the objectives of an Undergraduate degree; holders of a school, scientific or professional curriculum recognized by head of this cycle of studies, attesting to the ability to the conclusion of the degree.

Bearing in mind the role that art and culture play in the comprehension of national and regional identities, as well as its importance in the industries and creative economies, in an Era marked by globalization, migration flows and the rapid cultural dissemination, this second cycle programme intends to provide a solid training involving the interaction between cultural studies, literary and artistic studies, gender and intermedia studies.

The mission of Agency for Assessment and Accreditation of Higher Education (A3ES) is to contribute to improving the quality of Portuguese higher education, through the assessment and accreditation of higher education institutions and their study programmes.

Degree accredited for 6 anos, from 31/07/2019.. Consultar avaliação do curso >