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The Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities (FCSH) has a varied range of curricular programmes available in the area of Social Sciences and Humanities, underpinned by quality research and taught by highly qualified academic staff. All our undergraduate, Master and PhD programmes have been adapted in line with the Bologna reform and have been accredited by the Portuguese Agency for Assessment and Accreditation of Higher Education (A3ES).

The Faculty also offers postgraduate diploma courses, which last 2 semesters and award 60 credits, as well as a range of short term courses (cursos livres). These courses, suitable for fulfilling the objectives of lifelong learning, cover the most varied academic areas but do not lead to the award of an academic degree.

Given that FCSH sees one of its essential missions as being the provision of services to the community through a curricular range of courses that aims to ensure lifelong learning, one of  its concerns has been to offer postgraduate courses – Master’s, PhDs and postgraduate diplomas – available after working hours or through eLearning, so that they can be attended by active professionals in the labour market.

In order to facilitate the future integration of its degree holders within the labour market, Master’s students at FCSH are able to carry out an internship as a non-teaching component of their course. The Faculty actively participates in the European Erasmus and Leonardo da Vinci professional internship programmes.

In addition to this, since 2006, FCSH has been promoting a Summer School, which includes a wide range of intensive courses of short duration that enable credits to be obtained by those interested in a wide range of areas.

Through entities that are associated to FCSH, the Faculty has made available to students and the public in general several European and non-European language courses, aiming to answer to the ever pressing need to acquire linguistic competencies. FCSH also offers Portuguese courses for foreign students. It is also possible to undertake Cambridge ESOL international English examinations at FCSH in order to obtain an internationally recognized certificate of English proficiency.

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