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Portuguese and Spanish Studies

 1st Cycle Degree     Departamento de Letras [Portuguese]

Study plan   Portuguese and Spanish Studies
DGES code
CNAEF classification 222 | Decree no. 256/2005 [PT]
Publication in the Portuguese Official Gazette Order no. 9332/2016 - DR 2nd series, no. 139, 21 July [PT]
Assessment/Accreditation/Registration A3ES Accreditation, 09-06-2022
Self-assessment Report
Initial registry: R/A-Ef 1310/2011, 18-03-2011
Changes registry: R/A-Ef 1310/2011/AL01, 27-06-2016
Mode of study Daytime
ECTS 180
Other information Statistics [PT]

National Access Competition  

Admission Requirements
Vacancies 27 (2022)
Lowest Admission Grade 112.5 (1.ª fase 2021)


Profile of the programme Located in a border region, the University of Beira Interior has taken a clear Iberian vocation, embodied in academic and scientific projects developed with other national and foreign universities. Thus, this work for peninsularity, as well as the need for specialists on the two languages resulted in the establishment of a degree in Portuguese and Spanish Studies. The course is intended for all students wishing to have a degree in Portuguese and Spanish and allows the continuation of studies in a second cycle through education or research, a challenge that University is able to respond to through the 2nd cycle courses it offers. In addition to theoretical and practical lessons, students can deepen their knowledge of Portuguese and Spanish language, literature and culture by attending the language laboratory, or by its participation in the several initiatives of the Department of Arts, such as Seminars, meetings or workshops, besides the exchange provided by the Erasmus program.
Key learning outcomes At the end of the course students should be able to: a) Master the four skills on their mother tongue and on a foreign language (listening, speaking, reading and writing); b) Demonstrate a thorough and contrastive knowledge of the languages, literatures and cultures involved; c) Develop studies and work in the Portuguese and Spanish languages; d) Develop written and oral versions of one language into the other; e) Demonstrate a critical, creative and reflective approach to the linguistic, literary and cultural reality; f) Use both languages correctly, with creativity and adapting them to different communication contexts; g) Autonomously perform tasks related to teaching, research, translation and other socio-cultural activities involving the mastery of the two languages.
Occupational profiles of graduates 1. Research in the areas of Portuguese and Spanish Studies; 2. Teaching Portuguese and Spanish, being mandatory the completion of the second cycle of teaching in the same area; 3. Translation at the level of publishing, film and business; 4. Tourism; 5. Promotion and cultural enhancement; 6. International Relations; 7. Technical staff of public or private national and spanish institutions, or multinationals operating in Europe or Latin America.
Learning facilities - Central Library of the University of Beira Interior;
- Libraries and Digital Magazines: BOAL ( BOCC (; LUSOSOFIA (; UBITHESIS (; UBILETRAS (;
- Classrooms equipped with boards and video projectors and new technologies;
- Secretary of the Department of Arts and Teacher’s Offices;
- Languages Laboratory - where Spanish language classes take place and free courses on several languages (from English to Mandarin), using the latest technology;
- Moodle Digital platform – a tool that allows the interaction at a distance between teachers and students and the availability of materials;
- Other support structures: Office of Internships; Wool Museum, European Documentation Centre, CREA; LabCom: Online Laboratory of Communication Sciences;, Graphics and Publications Services;
- Structures for social support: canteens, housing, clinical services and spaces for the practice of sports.
Requirements and regulations (assessment and graduation) UBI Regulations [PT]

Departamento de Letras

Rua Marquês D'Ávila e Bolama
6201-001 Covilhã
275 319 700

Course Coordinator(s)

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Course Director
Paulo José Tente da Rocha Santos Osório
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Mobility coordinator
José Ignacio Vázquez Diéguez


Scientific Committee
Paulo José Tente da Rocha Santos Osório
José Ignácio Vázquez Diéguez
Alexandre António da Costa Luís
Ana Belén Cao Miguez
José Henrique Rodrigues Manso

Pedagogical Coordination Committee
Paulo José Tente da Rocha Santos Osório
Year Coordinators
José Henrique Rodrigues Manso (1st)
Ana Belén Cao Miguez (2nd)
José Ignácio Vázquez Diéguez (3rd)
Year Representatives

Recognition Committee
Paulo José Tente da Rocha Santos Osório
José Ignácio Vázquez Diéguez
José Henrique Rodrigues Manso
Alexandre António da Costa Luís
Note: The information contained in these pages does not relieve consultation of official documents. Last updated on: 2014-08-07

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