Master Degree

Course Overview

This two years long course is intended for graduates, whether in Philosophy or in other scientific areas. Those who frequent and are approved in its units can obtain: Certificate of Specialization Course (at the end of the 1st year); Diploma of the Master Course (when the curricular component is completed); The Master degree (after the defense of the final dissertation). The Course has three areas of specialization: Contemporary Philosophy; Philosophy in Portugal; Ethics, Gender and Citizenship. The common objective of the three variants is to enable the discussion of key issues of collective life and contemporary thinking, and their articulation with Portuguese philosophical culture. Other specific objectives are, for example: To contribute to the critical knowledge of the Évora Public Library old fund; To promote the understanding of the ethical dimension of the development processes related to the problems of globalization and the technological society; To explore interdisciplinary perspectives in the approach of theoretical and epistemological issues in the scope of citizenship and gender. The Department of Philosophy, which is responsible for the Course, has protocols of collaboration within ERASMUS, with foreign universities, namely from Belgium (Liège), Spain (Murcia), Italy (Padova), Poland (Warsaw) (Szegedi) and the Czech Republic (Hradec Králové and Palachého v Olomouci).
Organic Unit: School of Social Sciences
Duration: 4 Semesters/120 ECTS credits (35 required and 40 optional in curricular units)
Language: Portuguese, English, French, Spanish
Regime: After work classes
Specialization Areas:
  • Ethics, Gender and Citizenship
  • Contemporary Philosophy

Career Prospects

The course allows access to professional careers, mainly in the scope of: Higher education; Advanced research; Publishing Industry; Public administration; Non-Governmental Organizations. Although not conferring a professional diploma, the Course has had one of the highest levels of employability in the Humanities and Social Sciences areas.

Specific Entry Requirements

According to the 17th Article  of  DL 115/2013, of August 7th, can apply for the cycle of studies leading to the master degree those who are:
a) holders of a degree or a legal equivalent;
b) holders of a foreign higher academic degree awarded following a 1st cycle of studies organized according to the principles of the Bologna Process by a State adhering to the process;
c) holders of a foreign higher academic degree that is recognized as satisfying the objectives of the degree of Licentiate by the Scientific Council of the School;
d) holders of a school, scientific or professional curriculum that is recognized as attesting capacity to carry out the study cycle by the Scientific Council or the School.

The recognition referred to in subparagraphs (c) and (d) has as its effect only gives access to the study cycle leading to the master's degree and does not confer on the holder the equivalence to the degree of Licentiate or the recognition of that degree.
In case the application to the study cycle is made on the basis of the curriculum vitae to be recognized by the scientific board competent by law, the candidate must indicate in the application his claim, because only in this case the applications will be submitted to the Scientific Council of the respective Organic Unit.

In accordance with the 26th Article of the DL mentioned above, the regulation of the cycle of studies leading to the master's degree at the University of Évora establishes the specific rules for entering this cycle of studies, stipulating that in the case of Masters candidates who are Students of 1st cycle at the time of application, their applications can only be considered if at the date of the beginning of the series, the student is missing a maximum of 3 curricular units for the completion of the 1st cycle. Candidates admitted in these conditions, after enrolling in the master's degree, are conditioned to the conclusion of the licentiate’s degree and delivery of the respective proof if they are not 1st cycle students at the University of Évora, until November 15th of the academic year in which they enter the master's degree. Their registration is canceled if this is not verified.


Access Routes and Applications

Students from EU countries
Initial Places: 6
International Students
Initial Places: 4

Study Plan

Tuition Fees

Annual Tuition Fees

Students from EU countries
1050 €
International Students
2500 €
International Students with Merit Scholarships
1050 €
International Students with Cooperation and Development Grants
1250 €

Course Department


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Contact Information

Director: Jorge Alberto Santos Croce Rivera []

Academic Manager: Vitória dos Anjos Bonito Guiomar
Academic Services (online): SAC.ONLINE