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Comparative Literature

Comparative Literature

MSc - Master Degree
School of Arts and Humanities
Time period 
Data de Acreditação A3ES 
Prazo de Acreditação A3ES 
6 anos
Official Portuguese Code (DGES) Number 
R/A-Ef 1991/2011
Official Portuguese Code (DGES) Registration Date 



The Master in Comparative Studies is aimed at anyone interested in investigating the relationships between texts, art forms, different media, cultural contexts and ways of knowing. It stimulates the overcoming of disciplinary and national boundaries and involves students in a practice of discussion and problem solving in the encounter with diversity.


The MA programme in Comparative Studies, created in 1991 under the name Comparative Literature, is a second cycle of studies centred on the study of relations within the broad field of Humanities. It has stemmed from the necessity of reinforcing the pedagogical and scientific institutionalisation of an area long since stabilised in other countries and that is especially apt to promote the overcoming of national, disciplinary and departmental boundaries. It is capable of fostering theoretical and analytical innovation and of helping students develop flexible, analytical
skills through the rigorous interrogation of a heterogeneous sets of texts and issues. Designed for students interested in approaching all aspects of the humanities studied through disciplinary crossings, its main objective is to offer a vast and transversal training in the central themes of Comparative Studies, building up a dynamic and wide-ranging course offer through the combination of different FL fields of study.

Career prospects 
Advanced research in Comparative Studies, maintaining a very close relationship with the research conducted at the Center for Comparative Studies at FLUL, providing students with active participation in national and international projects. In this context, researchers who intend to develop individual post-doctoral programs are also welcomed.
National Admission Exams 
Students applying to this study cycle must have 1. a BA degree (or equivalent) in Humanities or any other area considered relevant and appropriate by the Scientific Committee (SC) of the programme. 2. a foreign academic degree in Humanities or any other area considered relevant and appropriate by the SC of the programme, organised according to the Bologna process by a participant State; 1.3 a foreign academic degree in Humanities or any other area considered relevant and appropriate, recognised as satisfying a BA degree's objectives by the programme's SC; 1.4 holders of an academic, scientific or professional CV recognized by the programme's SC as attesting the applicant’s capacity to carry out this cycle of studies.
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