Academic Degree
Master's Degree
General Objectives
To identify and characterise archaeological sites and contexts, in their environmental and cultural context, contributing to the detailed inventory of national archaeological resources;

To provide the country with qualified human resources in highly specialised areas, supported by a network of laboratory resources that will leverage them later;

To identify archaeological resources and integrate them into land use planning programmes in order to attract investment, with the consequent creation of jobs and population settling at local and regional level;

To understand the importance of the development and sustainable exploitation of archaeological resources as factors of profitability and minimisation of negative impacts;

To evaluate the scientific, didactic, heritage and cultural potential of places of archaeological and landscape interest with a view to their use as vehicles for regional promotion and development;

To prepare archaeological tourist routes to divulge and promote the regions;

To draw up risk maps in the field of archaeological heritage, in the context of land use planning;
CNAEF Classification
History and Archeology
(225) Portaria n.º 256/2005 [PT]
Study Programme/Publication in the Portuguese Official Gazette
2 years
Career Opportunities
Private intervention companies specialising in archaeology, geo-archaeology, rock art, heritage, anthropology, paleo-environment, GIS and similar applications.
- Parks, sites/stations and monuments (Archaeology, Rock Art, Environment), particularly in creation, management and promotion.
- Applied research (excavations, prospecting, etc.).
- Private intervention companies specialising in the field of teaching, didactics and leisure.
- Private companies and entities related to Tourism (guides and cultural event promoters, tourist offices, hotels etc.).
- National, regional and local administration bodies and companies (Municipalities, etc.).
- Non-Governmental Organisations (Foundations, Associations, Cooperatives and the like).
- Governmental Organisations (Ministries, Government, UNESCO, etc.)
- Museums, interpretation centres and the like, particularly in creation, management and promotion.
- Laboratories and research centres (Archaeology, Geo-Archaeology, Rock Art, Paleo-environment).
- Environmental and heritage recovery projects (mines, quarries, etc.), particularly in creation, management and promotion.
- Technical and Higher Education (Universities, Polytechnics and vocational schools).
- Scientific publishing (creation, preparation, editing and translation).
- Material and Information Management (databases, material warehouses, GISs, etc.)
Admission Requirements
- Holders of a bachelors degree or legal equivalent in the areas of Archeology, Geology, Anthropology, Geography, History, History of Art, Architecture, Tourism, Conservation and Restoration or related;
- Holders of a foreign higher academic degree, resulting from a 1st cycle of studies organised according to the principles of the Bologna Process, in the course areas or related;
- Holders of a foreign higher academic degree recognised as meeting the objectives of the bachelors degree;
- Holders of academic, scientific or professional curriculum recognised as attesting the capacity to carry out this cycle.
Selection And Ranking Criteria
- Classification of access qualification;
- Scientific curriculum;
- Professional curriculum;
- Candidates may be subjected to interview for selection and ranking.
Resolution Date
A3ES Deliberation
Registry Date
Accreditation Validity