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Universidade Lusófona

Master in Museology

Faculty of Social Sciences, Education and Administration

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Confered Degree | Duration | ECTS

Master | 4 Semesters | 120 ECTS

Programme Director

Prof. ª Doutora Judite Santos Primo

Entrance Conditions

The following may apply for the Master's Degree:
a) People who hold a B.A. or equivalent degree;
b) People who hold a foreign academic degree awarded after a 1st study cycle organized according to the Bologna Process by a member state of that process;
c) People who hold a foreign academic degree acknowledged as a degree satisfying the objectives of the graduate degree by the due body;
d) People who have a school, scientific or professional curriculum acknowledged by the due body of ULHT certifying the capacity to obtain this study cycle.

Programme requirements

Have completed a total of 120 ECTS


In what concerns the 2nd study cycle, the objectives of the Master Programme are based on the Dublin descriptors. In this context, it intends to create a group of researchers and capable of developing high-level museologic actions; to train specialists in Museology; to promote the development of post-graduate studies; to shape and continue the affirmative process of Museology as an applied and research area increasing the quality patterns and deepening the studies and the research.
To promote the training of human resources capable to intervene in the museum practice and competent museologic research for the creation and transmission of knowledge that contribute to the patrimonial safeguard and valorisation.
To deepen the legal and operational knowledge regarding the implementation of public cultural policies that values the museologic action.

Knowledge, abilities and skills to be acquired

To coordinate museologic and ecomuseologic institutions.
To integrate and to integrate interdisciplinary teams in order to develop studies and projects in the field of techniques and methodologies that may support the innovation in the design of public policies oriented to the fields of culture and museology in particular.
To use museology as support to learning processes;
To develop knowledge and techniques which value the museum/school/Community relationship.
Theoretical and practical preparation to research and teach in Museology, Patrimony and Cultural Policies fields.

Operationalization of the objectives
In the first year of the programme, we introduce a set of subjects that enable to deepen the knowledge of themes related with museology, thus encouraging the critical spirit proper of the training level and deepening the competencies acquired during the 1st cycle. In the 2nd year, functioning in tutoring regime, and with the knowledge and competencies acquired in the 1st year, the students will explore a theme within the specific scope of museology related with the existing research in the Institution, They innovatively contribute to the knowledge in the museology field, and from a personal point of view, they acquire the ability to autonomously develop research projects.

Measurement of the degree of achievement
The achievement of the objectives and the understanding of the acquired competencies are measured by an ongoing follow-up of students and information transmitted by the lecturers when they participate in training modules. Without eliminating some specificity that is required and adjusted to the specific needs of the themes, the final assessment is transversal to the curricular units and it adequately enables the understanding of the specific competencies of each student. It also enables the individual process based on the student¿s research interest and it ensures the entire identification and exploration of the themes addressed during the training.

Equipments and venues

This programme has the following facilities to support teaching activities: Maquette Workshop, Technological Work Centre, Library and Study Rooms. All our rooms are also equipped with: Portable videoprojector, PC /Netbook and overhead projector.

Further Studies

The master degree allows access to postgraduate studies, including PhD.

Occupacional Profiles

"Direction of cultural institutions, in particular museums, (Museologist / Museum Keeper), liberal profession / local and central administration in the area of cultural resources planning and management, research and teaching in the field of Museology.


Scientific Areas

História e arqueologia | Ciências sociais e do comportamento - programas não classificados noutra área

Study Plan

1st Year/ Semester ECTS
Curricular InternshipYearly10
Indepth Studies in MuseologyYearly10
Museography and Computing LaboratoryYearly10
Museology and Contemporary ThoughtYearly10
Museology, Heritage and Cultural DevelopmentYearly10
The Social Function of MuseumsYearly10
2nd Year/ Semester ECTS
Scientific Dissertation in Museology/Advanced Project Work in Museology/Internship ReportYearly45
Research Seminar on MuseologySemesterly5
Research Methodologies in MuseologyFirst Semester10

Teaching staff

Teachers, Academic Degree and Dedication time
LecturerAcademic DegreesDedication time
Judite Santos PrimoDoctorateFull-Time
Manuel Da Costa LeiteDoctoratePart-Time
Manuel De Azevedo AntunesDoctorateFull-Time
Manuel Serafim Fontes Santos PintoDoctorateFull-Time
Marcelo Nascimento Bernardo Da CunhaDoctoratePart-Time
Mário Caneva De Magalhães MoutinhoDoctorateFull-Time
Mário De Sousa ChagasPart-Time
Mário Nuno Do Bento AntasDoctoratePart-Time
Pedro Jorge De Oliveira Pereira LeiteDoctoratePart-Time


Early Apllications (for enrolled students only) 0 €
External Students 0 €
Holders of Foreign Higher Education 300 €
Holders of University Degree 126 €
Holders of University Degree - Alumni 0 €
Student Insurance40 €
Enrollment and Registration184 €
Average value for 30 ECTS semestral curricular units 245,1 €
Per ECTS 8,17 €

Other fees may be applied in accordance with the regulations in force