Master's Program in Humanities Studies in Portugal

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Humanities Studies

The benefits of a Masters extend beyond improving your earning potential. They can provide you with personal and professional skills to accelerate your development. They are also an opportunity to differentiate yourself from your peers, many of whom will have similar A-level and undergraduate qualifications.

Humanities and social sciences is an area of study which prepares students for a huge variety of industries when it comes time to choose a career. Social workers, artists and teaching careers are popular options for those who complete these courses.

Portugal is one of the warmest European countries. University programs are very affordable. In fact Portugal has one of the lowest living costs for students. Enjoy the the great beaches in Algarve or the old wings of history in the capital city of Lisbon.

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Master in Translation

Polytechnic Institute Of Bragança
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Portugal Bragança

This master program is fully lectured in English and its main goal is to provide technological training with a rather strong professional approach. This master program is designed for the simultaneous attendance of Portuguese and international students, thus encouraging a real international academic environment. [+]

Program Description

This master program is fully lectured in English and its main goal is to provide technological training with a rather strong professional approach. This master program is designed for the simultaneous attendance of Portuguese and international students, thus encouraging a real international academic environment. The languages used are Portuguese and English. The purpose of this master program is to train translators in Portuguese, English and another optional language (French or Spanish). International students are required to have a bachelor diploma and a proficiency level in both English (min. C1) and Portuguese (min. B2). This B2 level can also be obtained through the previous attendance of a 1-year long Portuguese Language and Culture course or the 3-years bachelor program in Portuguese Language and Portuguese Speaking Countries, both also offered by IPB.... [-]


Master in European Union Policies and Territorial Co-operation

University of Minho - School of Economics and Management
Campus Full time 3 semesters October 2018 Portugal Braga

The Master Programme in European Union Policies and Territorial Cooperation, is a joint programme under the umbrella of the University of Minho (EEG and ICS), Portugal, and the University of Vigo, Spain, along with the support of the European Centre of Excellence (EEET). [+]

Justification and Purpose

The Master Programme in European Union Policies and Territorial Cooperation, is a joint programme under the umbrella of the University of Minho (EEG and ICS), Portugal, and the University of Vigo, Spain, along with the support of the European Centre of Excellence (EEET).

It intends to contribute to the development and updating of knowledge on the policies of the European Union and Territorial Co-operation. Its specific objectives are listed below:

Deepen the issues of development and social inequalities, the environment and social change, of the territorial dynamics and processes of globalisation; Provide in-depth knowledge about the institutional system of the EU and its political processes (actors, contexts and agendas); Increase awareness about the philosophy, standards, financial instruments and, in particular, the initiatives that characterise the European agenda; Analyse the characteristics, earnings and deficits of territorial co-operation promoted by the EU; Project the territorial co-operation in the framework of the European Union, and with respect to the Euroregion Galicia-Northern Portugal, to deepen knowledge of this reality in the social, economic, political, cultural and administrative dimension. ... [-]

University/Inter-university Master’s Degree in Professional English-Spanish Translation

Universitat Rovira i Virgili
Online & Campus Combined Full time 1 year September 2018 Portugal Tomar

The master’s in Professional English-Spanish Translation seeks to train translation professionals capable of adapting to market needs, meeting clients expectations and successfully managing their own activity. For that purpose, students are offered a range of subjects aimed at developing professional skills in technical translation, legal translation and literary translation with special emphasis on translation technologies... [+]

Master's Degree in Professional English-Spanish Translation

The master’s in Professional English translation seeks to train translation professionals capable of adapting to market needs, meeting clients expectations and successfully managing their own activity. For that purpose, students are offered a range of subjects aimed at developing translation skills related to business management and translation technologies. A number of optional subjects on different types of bi-directional English-Spanish specialised translation are offered, including technical translation, legal translation and literary translation.

Career opportunities

Graduates in University Master's Degree in Professional Translation: English-Spanish are capable of working in:... [-]


University/Inter-university Master’s Degree in Quaternary Archaeology and Human Evolution (Erasmus Mundus)

Universitat Rovira i Virgili
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Portugal Tomar

This master's degree has three main areas: research into human palaeoecology and prehistory, palaeoanthropology, geology and palaeoontology of the Quaternary; archaeological intervention; and the management, conservation and socialisation of archaeological heritage. It shares objectives and educational activities with the degrees in History and Anthropology and Human Evolution through introductory subjects to... [+]

Master in Quaternary Archaeology and Human Evolution (Erasmus Mundus)

This master's degree has three main areas: research into human palaeoecology and prehistory, palaeoanthropology, geology and palaeoontology of the Quaternary; archaeological intervention; and the management, conservation and socialisation of archaeological heritage. It shares objectives and educational activities with the degrees in History and Anthropology and Human Evolution through introductory subjects to a specialisation in archaeology.

It offers a specialised, career-oriented degree designed to prepare students for research in the field of Quaternary archaeology without neglecting the important demands of society and the labour market. It aims to train students to evaluate and draw up reports on archaeological interventions so that they can work as specialists in the field of archaeology or in the management of archaeological heritage... [-]


University/Inter-university Master’s Degree in Classical Archaeology

Universitat Rovira i Virgili
Campus Full time 18 months October 2018 Portugal Tomar

The curriculum of the Master's Degree in Classical Archaeology is divided into three semesters that can be taken in two years, at the end of which students must submit and present their master's degree thesis... [+]

Inter-university Master in Classical Archaeology

The curriculum of the Master's Degree in Classical Archaeology is divided into three semesters that can be taken in a year and a half, at the end of which students must submit and present their master's degree thesis.

The course is divided into subjects with the following content:

Introduction to methodology and content that is of general use for the discipline. Professional-track content. Focusing on specific research areas in the field of classical archeology. Chronological periods or concepts in classical history and archeology.

There are three priority areas of specialisation:

Landscape archaeology Archeology of architecture Archaeology of cultural material ... [-]

Master's Degree In Development And International Cooperation

ISEG - Lisbon School of Economics & Management
Campus Part time 2 years September 2018 Portugal Lisbon

The Master in International Cooperation and Development has as main objective to provide Master's students additional skills acquired in the first cycle to allow them a high employability as leaders, staff and senior technicians of public and private companies, organizations related to international cooperation. [+]

OBJECTIVES

The Master in International Cooperation and Development has as main objective to provide Master's students additional skills acquired in the first cycle to allow them a high employability as leaders, staff and senior technicians of public and private companies, organizations related to international cooperation. It is intended to be made a deepening of economic theories, political and sociological development and social change, as well as international cooperation for development; who know the research methodologies in this area, as well as the complexity of empirical reality of developing countries; and that Master's students have the skills to prepare technical dossiers to support the political decision-making in the area of ​​economic and social policy development, and international cooperation.... [-]


Master’s degree in Translation and Multicultural Communication

University of Minho - Institute of Arts and Human Sciences
Campus Full time October 2018 Portugal Braga

The Master’s degree in Translation and Multicultural Communication prepares its students for the language professions. Advanced training in translation technologies, translation practice, audiovisual translation, localization, and several options which allow the student to create an individual autonomous professional project, or to develop research projects in the areas of translation, corpora linguistics or terminology. [+]

The Master’s degree in Translation and Multicultural Communication prepares its students for the language professions. Advanced training in translation technologies, translation practice, audiovisual translation, localization, and several options which allow the student to create an individual autonomous professional project, or to develop research projects in the areas of translation, corpora linguistics or terminology.

The staff is an experienced, dedicated and qualified group, supportive and stimulating their students to achieve their full potential. During the two years students will be able to meet qualified professionals who are invited to give workshops, talks and specific extra-curricular training. ... [-]


Master in PNNL PFL and PL2

University of Minho - Institute of Arts and Human Sciences
Campus Full time October 2018 Portugal Braga

The main objective of the Master in PNNL PFL and PL2 is to provide students with the theoretical and practical tools for action in the PLNM PLE/ PL2, helping to update and enhance knowledge relating both to the Portuguese language, literature and culture and to the literatures and cultures of Portuguese speaking countries, as well as to enhance their applicability in various contexts. [+]

The main objective of the Master in PNNL PFL and PL2 is to provide students with the theoretical and practical tools for action in the PLNM PLE/ PL2, helping to update and enhance knowledge relating both to the Portuguese language, literature and culture and to the literatures and cultures of Portuguese-speaking countries, as well as to enhance their applicability in various contexts.

It seeks to respond to requests from the current social context, strongly marked by important changes as a result of migratory movements that have contributed greatly to the cultural and linguistic diversity that today characterize the reality of the country. It also seeks to develop agents capable of implementing a policy of dissemination and consolidation of the Portuguese language and culture in the dynamics of the strategic relations of Portugal with partners in the CPLP and European Union (EU) and other countries of destination of the Portuguese diaspora.... [-]


Masters in English Language, Literature and Culture

University of Minho - Institute of Arts and Human Sciences
Campus Full time October 2018 Portugal Braga

The Masters degree in English Language, Literature and Culture prepares students for a wide range of careers where English is the working language as well as for specific careers within English Studies. [+]

The Masters degree in English Language, Literature and Culture prepares students for a wide range of careers where English is the working language as well as for specific careers within English Studies. It aims to build on knowledge and competencies acquired during a bachelor degree and to prepare students for a professional career using English. It also aims to broaden the scientific horizons of all those already working, as is the case of teachers. It provides students with the oral and written skills to be able to work within an English-speaking professional environment and establishes a coherent basis for those who wish to pursue research careers in this field within PhD degrees. As an acknowledged post-Bolonha degree, it is a degree that will be recognized in a variety of international contexts.... [-]


Masters in Linguistics

University of Minho - Institute of Arts and Human Sciences
Campus Full time 4 semesters October 2018 Portugal Braga

The Masters Program in Linguistics provides a solid background in General Linguistics and Portuguese Linguistics. It is suitable to students interested in working on Portuguese and its different varieties as well those interested in other languages, from a comparative perspective. Given its curricular structure, it is also of interest to High School instructors seeking an update in the field of Linguistics. [+]

Academic Degree: Masters (after Bologna) ECTS: 180 Duration: 4 semesters Regime: Normal Place: Campus de Gualtar, Braga Predominant scientific areas: General Linguistics / Portuguese Linguistics

The Masters Program in Linguistics provides a solid background in General Linguistics and Portuguese Linguistics. It is suitable to students interested in working on Portuguese and its different varieties as well those interested in other languages, from a comparative perspective. Given its curricular structure, it is also of interest to High School instructors seeking an update in the field of Linguistics. The Program provides an opportunity of integration in the ongoing research projects of the research line in Linguistics at the Centro de Estudos Humanísticos of the University of Minho and is organized in articulation with the areas of specialization of the PhD. Program in Linguistics, thus constituting a fundamental step towards the Ph.D and to a research career in the field. ... [-]


Master Degree in European Union Policies and Territorial Cooperation

University of Minho - Institute of Social Sciences
Campus Full time 4 semesters October 2018 Portugal Braga

The 2nd cycle of studies in European Policies and Territorial Cooperation is an official master's degree recognized in the European Higher Education Area, and it results from a partnership between the Institute of Social Sciences and the School of Economics and Management of University of Minho. [+]

Academic degree: Master ECTS: 90 Duration: 3 curricular semesters Regime: After Working Hours Place: Gualtar Campus, Braga Main Scientific area: Political Science, International Relations, Sociology

The 2nd cycle of studies in European Policies and Territorial Cooperation is an official master's degree recognized in the European Higher Education Area, and it results from a partnership between the a partnership between the Institute of Social Sciences and the School of Economics and Management of University of Minho. With support from the European Centre for Transboundary Excellence, this master program aims to contribute to further development and updating of knowledge on EU policies and territorial cooperation, with special attention to the Euroregion Galicia-North of Portugal in their social, economic, political, administrative and cultural dimensions.... [-]


Master Degree in Cultural Heritage

University of Minho - Institute of Social Sciences
Campus Part time 4 semesters October 2018 Portugal Braga

The Master in Cultural Heritage of the University of Minho aims to enhance a training profile with highly specialized skills that enable their graduates to perform research tasks, projects’ coordination and management that value the historical and cultural assets, networking with local and regional development structures, appropriately framed in legal terms and with scientific and professional ethical awareness. [+]

Academic degree: Master ECTS: 120 Duration: 4 curricular semesters Regime: After Working Hours Place: Gualtar Campus, Braga Main Scientific area: History

The Master in Cultural Heritage of the University of Minho aims to enhance a training profile with highly specialized skills that enable their graduates to perform research tasks, projects’ coordination and management that value the historical and cultural assets, networking with local and regional development structures, appropriately framed in legal terms and with scientific and professional ethical awareness.

The intrinsic interdisciplinarity of the master’s concept justifies the use of the most diverse scientific fields, from Archaeology to Anthropology, passing through Education Sciences, International Relations, Public Administration, Geology, Geography and the New Information Technologies, in addition to History, the main scientific area. This variety of approaches will provide students with skills to solve problems in broader and more suited context, regarding the requirements of the labor market reality.... [-]


Master Degree in History

University of Minho - Institute of Social Sciences
Campus Full time 4 semesters October 2018 Portugal Braga

The master program in History aims to provide graduate students the deepening of their historic interests, within the faculty research areas. The course is founded in a theoretical and methodological framework - crossing the entire training period – targeting the development of research techniques (by using a wide range of methodologies) and the contact with different ways of doing historiography. [+]

Academic degree: Master ECTS: 120 Duration: 4 curricular semesters Regime: Others Place: Gualtar Campus, Braga Main Scientific area: History

The master program in History aims to provide graduate students the deepening of their historic interests, within the faculty research areas. The course is founded in a theoretical and methodological framework - crossing the entire training period – targeting the development of research techniques (by using a wide range of methodologies) and the contact with different ways of doing historiography. It is intended that the students acquire skills in historical research, developing the ability to design research projects and to disseminate historical knowledge, through which they will be able to give contemporary world an historical deep vision.... [-]


Master Degree in Crime, Difference and Inequality

University of Minho - Institute of Social Sciences
Campus Full time 4 semesters October 2018 Portugal Braga

The Master Degree in Crime, Difference and Inequality offers a training program oriented to the development of specific knowledge and skills for understanding and acting in social challenging environments, related to crime, unequal access to resources, citizenship diversity constitution, structuring processes of social exclusion and cultural differences in several domains (as social, economic, political and educational). [+]

Academic degree: Master ECTS: 120 Duration: 4 curricular semesters Regime: Others Place: Gualtar Campus, Braga Main Scientific area: Sociology

The Master Degree in Crime, Difference and Inequality offers a training program oriented to the development of specific knowledge and skills for understanding and acting in social challenging environments, related to crime, unequal access to resources, citizenship diversity constitution, structuring processes of social exclusion and cultural differences in several domains (as social, economic, political and educational).

The program looks to provide students a learning atmosphere based on an integrated and interdisciplinary perspective, harvesting concepts of the area of Sociology, Anthropology, Psychology and Law. In the first year, the course presents a curricular component aimed at developing fundamental theoretical and methodological skills. In the second year, application learning contexts are created by developing operative projects on which will be based the dissertation.... [-]


Master Degree in Archeology

University of Minho - Institute of Social Sciences
Campus Full time 4 semesters October 2018 Portugal Braga

The Master's Degree in Archaeology at the University of Minho is a program of advanced training, emerging from the need to structure a more targeted, complementary preparation to the autonomous practice of Archeology. [+]

Academic degree: Master ECTS: 180 Duration: 4 curricular semesters Regime: Others Place: Gualtar Campus, Braga

The Master's Degree in Archaeology at the University of Minho is a program of advanced training, emerging from the need to structure a more targeted, complementary preparation to the autonomous practice of Archeology. Thus, the course aims to achieve the following objectives:

In-depth knowledge and understanding of the skills acquired during the 1st cycle in the context of Archeology and related fields, in order to enable graduates to exercise research tasks, planning and management of archaeological activity. Promoting new skills within the academic research, awakening to a critical view of the archaeological subjects - in their ethical and social consequences - and to the need to communicate results in different ways, to various publics. To develop professional skills that enable graduates to the full exercise of the archaeological activity and to an independent and responsible practice of the profession of archaeologist. [-]