Profile of the programme
This is a master of broadband that allows further studies in the scientific areas in which the Department of Arts of University of Beira Interior has invested, both in terms of a cycle of Portuguese and Spanish Studies, both in terms of international conferences held that deal with relations between Portugal on the one hand, and Brazil, the PALOP, Spain and the Anglophone world, on the other. Thus, this 2nd cycle covers subjects such as Portuguese, Spanish and Lusophone African cultures, marginal literatures and classical mythology. Leading excessive specialization to 'scholarly ignorance', this master increases cultural horizons, followed by the preparation and submission of a specialized dissertational work on one of the aspects of Western culture
The main audience of this master are researchers, teachers of Language, Literature, Social Studies or History, Tour promoters, journalists, editors, translators and specialists in international relations.
Key learning outcomes
Apart from the acquisition of theoretical knowledge depth at the end of the course the student should have the following skills: he adopts a critical, creative and reflective attitude to the linguistic, literary, cultural and teaching reality in the West; understands, analyzes and uses conceptual, theoretical and methodological tools and analytical and advanced comparative techniques applied to different areas of Western culture; understands and interprets theoretical and empirical literature carried by leading international publications in the areas of specialization; develops logical and original arguments, maintains its defense and develops critical thinking; demonstrates literacy communication to ensure a fruitful academic and professional performance; increases his knowledge of the classical roots of European culture; proceeds, with scientific rigor, the integration of disciplinary knowledge of linguistic, literary, cultural or didactic approach and resolution emerging problems in Western life; demonstrates ability to develop projects, essays and academic papers related to research areas of knowledge in question.
Occupational profiles of graduates
1. Research in the areas of Cultural Studies, be they linguistic, literary, historical or didactic;
2. Education / Career Development Professor (groups of recruitment 100, 110, 200, 210, 220, 300, 310, 320, 330, 340 and 350 of Pre-school, primary, 2nd and 3rd cycles, and secondary education) ;
3. International Relations;
4. Promotion and cultural enhancement;
6. Technical staff of public or private institutions.
- Central Library of the University of Beira Interior;
- Libraries and Digital Magazines: BOAL (www.boal.ubi.pt) BOCC (www.bocc.ubi.pt); LUSOSOFIA (www.lusosofia.net); UBITHESIS (ubithesis.ubi.pt); UBILETRAS (www.ubiletras.ubi.pt);
- 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.