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Sciences of Culture

 1st Cycle Degree     Departamento Comunicação, Filosofia e Política [Portuguese]

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Study plan   Sciences of Culture


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DGES code
CNAEF classification 312 | Decree no. 256/2005 [PT]
Publication in the Portuguese Official Gazette Order no. 9158/2020 | DR 2nd series, no. 188, 25 september
Assessment/Accreditation/Registration A3ES Accreditation, 09-06-2022
Self-assessment Report
Initial registry: R/A-Cr 1/2013 de 30-01-2013
Changes registry: : R/A-Cr 1/2013/AL01, 23-07-2020
Mode of study Daytime
ECTS 180
Other information Statistics [PT]

National Access Competition  

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Admission Requirements
Vacancies 24 (2024)
Lowest Admission Grade 116.5 (1.ª fase - 2023)


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Profile of the programme The Course of Sciences of Culture, in accordance with the UNESCO memorandum recommendations for its promotion, as its primary goal aims to create value and supply the students with a sound interdisciplinary theoretical training, thus articulating diverse scientific areas with a precise orientation: to integrate the indispensable traditional knowledge with the challenges of the new humanities. Adding to this basic theoretical training there is an intentionally practical dimension, of projective nature, oriented towards the cultural phenomena plural approaches in the vaster context of the creative industries.
In agreement with these objectives, there are three trends which support this studies’ programme: culture as a reflection object, as a creative incentive and as a social activity. The existing core subjects such as philosophy, history and literature are thus justified, to which are added communication, cinema, design and management, providing an undeniable novelty for the training.
Key learning outcomes Due to the thematic resources of its study object, the University of Beira Interior Sciences of Culture Course was thought and designed according to a precedence principle of the curricular units, where first year’s subjects and some of the second year supply the students with the necessary historic and cultural basis for the conceptualization and project execution specific of the second and third year units. Such a thematic range which justifies both scientific and pedagogically the articulation between subjects, and finds expression in the definition of optional training paths by means of curricular units optional sets (three among twelve possible ones) which complete the bulk of compulsory subjects – starting at the beginning of the second year’s first semester and in each of the subsequent semesters – furthermore, in a concrete and precise way, in the Project curricular unit, during the student’s last semester of the formative path in which he/she is summoned to materialize a thought or conception of cultural intervention, by taking advantage of established protocols and partnerships with cultural institutions of the region and elsewhere. The fact that each student should responsibly choose part of his/her academic path, guaranteed as it previously was by dint of the scientific and pedagogic core units, expresses an option of the teaching-learning process focused on the student, and is likewise an incentive to his/her process of autonomy, to the carrying out of his/her studies and to the continuous and autonomous qualification throughout life. Thus, considering its briefly characterized objectives, the Course of Sciences of Culture makes available a number of skills while preparing its students to: Recognise the homo cultus historical and polysemous nature and identify diversified cultural notions and practices;Theoretically support and critically reflect about the notions of ‘culture’ and‘sciences of culture’ and the respective phenomena, considering the complexity of their processes, the plurality of their contexts and the specificity of their values; Creatively conceive, judiciously analyse, and adequately justify research projects in the areas of creation, programming and cultural diffusion; Implement,organise, animate, lead and intervene in cultural initiatives by integrating multidisciplinary teams and networking by means of high conceptual and operational versatility; Master the various means and techniques of expression – oral, written, audio-visual, and multimedia – and use them in projects social, economic and creatively relevant.
Occupational profiles of graduates Intending to provide a response to the permanent challenge arisen from the mutation and novelty of the contemporary cultural activity with the epistemological accuracy of the canonical knowledge, the University of Beira Interior Sciences of Culture Course, given yet its solid multidisciplinary groundwork, attaches traditionally different educational scopes that nowadays, however, are reciprocally requested, thus shaping professionals with a broad domain of interdisciplinary competences and specialized knowledge. The expected cultural and academic development of the new graduates and their ability to undertake qualifies them to the full achievement of the following tasks:
. Production, cultural management and advisory in projects or institutions, public and private, with cultural significance;
. Production and diffusion of cultural events;
. Discussion, sponsorship and application of consistent and innovating cultural policies;
. Cultural creation and cultural research;
. Cultural tourism;
. Art critique and cultural journalism.
Learning facilities The Faculty of Arts and Letters (FAL), where the undergraduate Course of Sciences of Culture is to be found, offers his students a wide range of equipment and other material resources: climatized and fully equipped classrooms, with support material for the learning-teaching activities such as smart boards, videoconference system, video projectors, among others, a computing Center (with free internet access, - telnet, e-mail and www). The Graduation has still at its disposal both the resources of the Institute for Practical Philosophy (IFP) and of the Laboratory of Online Communication (LabCom). Students can yet count with a central Library, with a collection of thousands of volumes from the different scientific areas gathered by the formation.
Requirements and regulations (assessment and graduation) UBI Regulations [PT]

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Erasmus Agreements
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Departamento de Comunicação, Filosofia e Política

Rua Marquês D'Ávila e Bolama
6201-001 Covilhã
275 242 024

Course Coordinator(s)

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Course Director
Sónia Manuela Martins de Sá
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Mobility coordinator
Carla Sofia Gomes Xavier Luis


Scientific Committee
Sónia Manuela Martins de Sá
Ana Rita de Sousa Aguiar Carrilho
Gabriel Augusto Coelho Magalhães
David Geraldes Santos
Urbano Mestre Sidoncha
Carla Sofia Xavier Luís
Nuno André Amaral Jerónimo
Maria João Dias de Carvalho Neves Cabrita

Pedagogical Coordination Committee
Sónia Manuela Martins de Sá
Year Coordinators
Ana Rita de Sousa Aguiar Carrilho (1st)
Carla Sofia Xavier Luís (2nd)
Gabriel Augusto Coelho Magalhães(3rd)
Year Representatives

Recognition Committee
Sónia Manuela Martins de Sá
Ana Rita de Sousa Aguiar Carrilho
Carla Sofia Xavier Luís
Urbano Mestre Sidoncha
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