Master in Cultural Heritage and Territory Development

DURATION

2 years

ECTS

120

PLACES

20

REGIME

timetable to be scheduled*

DEGREE

master

LANGUAGES

PT/EN

COURSE HIGHLIGHTS

  • An innovative and integrated approach that enables a “new generation” of professionals
  • We focus training on the acquisition of new skills, with a renewed sensitivity towards Cultural Heritage
  • We have designed the study plan with a centrality in the Territory Development and in the new societal challenges

The current challenge of new development models affects traditional approaches to heritage management and territorial development. An innovative and integrated approach that requires a "new generation" of professionals, more complete, more flexible, more capable of creating and managing international networks, with new skills and a renewed sensitivity and leadership spirit. With the Master's Degree in Cultural Heritage Territorial Development, UPT intends to embrace this educational and scientific challenge and train professionals who, independently of their original areas of knowledge, intend to become professionally involved in the process of sustainable territorial development through integrated and innovative strategies. The international character of the Master in Cultural Heritage and Territorial Development allows participants to be involved in a real international context in which students from different cultures will share experiences in study and research tasks. It is pretended to foster, in accordance with UNESCO and the United Nations guidelines, a spirit of global cooperation for the construction of a "globally devised and locally implemented" future of peace.

Course accredited by A3ES.

The Master in Cultural Heritage and Territorial Development is innovative in the pedagogical approach as well as in its subjects. Didactics, scientific research and the fieldwork component are strongly interlinked, and an international environment will be the framework for this joint effort for the personal development of each participant.

These characteristics allow participants to acquire competences that are strongly sought in the labor market: the theoretical and practical domain of concepts related to heritage management, tourism and development; a comprehensive and integrated vision; a critical and open thinking; the capacity of integration in multicultural contexts; and leadership spirit. This course guarantees to its participants a training and acquisition of skills that are clearly above average. It is ensured the building of a bright future for professionals who will build the bright future of the world.

The training acquired with this master provides the possibility to integrate, at different levels, positions in the field of heritage management, tourism and territorial planning, in the public sector (from local level to supranational development agencies) as well as in the private sector. Also a scientific career is among the possible career paths of this Master.

The training acquired with this master provides the possibility to integrate, at different levels, positions in the field of heritage management, tourism and territorial planning, in the public sector (from local level to supranational development agencies) as well as in the private sector. Also a scientific career is among the possible career paths of this Master.

Some Career Prospects

Some Career Prospects

Cultural Manager

Cultural Manager

Corporate Events Manager

Corporate Events Manager

Entertainment Event Producer

Entertainment Event Producer

Archaeologist Specialising in Tourism

Archaeologist Specialising in Tourism

The objective of the Master in Cultural Heritage and Territorial Development is to train professionals who are able to face the new challenges of heritage management and valorization in the scope of new models of territorial development. The conservation, interpretation and enhancement of tangible and intangible cultural resources as socio-economic factors are key tasks in the context of new development paradigms, for which traditional professionals are no longer sufficient: new challenges in the field of cultural policies, of tourism development and territorial planning require the presence - in the public sector as well as in the private sector - of professionals with adequate training, transversal, strong leadership and networking capacity, who are sensitized to the importance of a holistic approach and a particular sensitivity with regard to the themes of sustainability and heritage valorization for residents and tourists.

The aim is to offer students a complete view of the phenomenon through a holistic approach: the analysis of the phenomenon from the point of view of scientific research will be complemented by an analysis of good national and international practices throughout the first year. The creation of this bridge between theory and practice will be given above all by the presence of highly experienced teachers, not only in the scientific field, but also with a great deal of practical knowledge and experience of projects of valorization in national and international scope. The second year will be devoted to scientific / field work and to the dissertation.

The present diploma confers the qualification in the Master in Cultural Heritage and Territorial Development (120 ECTS) or, with the conclusion of the 1st year, the Specialization in Cultural Heritage and Territorial Development (60 ECTS).

The current challenge of new development models affects traditional approaches to heritage management and territorial development. An innovative and integrated approach that requires a "new generation" of professionals, more complete, more flexible, more capable of creating and managing international networks, with new skills and a renewed sensitivity and leadership spirit. With the Master's Degree in Cultural Heritage Territorial Development, UPT intends to embrace this educational and scientific challenge and train professionals who, independently of their original areas of knowledge, intend to become professionally involved in the process of sustainable territorial development through integrated and innovative strategies. The international character of the Master in Cultural Heritage and Territorial Development allows participants to be involved in a real international context in which students from different cultures will share experiences in study and research tasks. It is pretended to foster, in accordance with UNESCO and the United Nations guidelines, a spirit of global cooperation for the construction of a "globally devised and locally implemented" future of peace.

Course accredited by A3ES.

The Master in Cultural Heritage and Territorial Development is innovative in the pedagogical approach as well as in its subjects. Didactics, scientific research and the fieldwork component are strongly interlinked, and an international environment will be the framework for this joint effort for the personal development of each participant.

These characteristics allow participants to acquire competences that are strongly sought in the labor market: the theoretical and practical domain of concepts related to heritage management, tourism and development; a comprehensive and integrated vision; a critical and open thinking; the capacity of integration in multicultural contexts; and leadership spirit. This course guarantees to its participants a training and acquisition of skills that are clearly above average. It is ensured the building of a bright future for professionals who will build the bright future of the world.

The training acquired with this master provides the possibility to integrate, at different levels, positions in the field of heritage management, tourism and territorial planning, in the public sector (from local level to supranational development agencies) as well as in the private sector. Also a scientific career is among the possible career paths of this Master.

The training acquired with this master provides the possibility to integrate, at different levels, positions in the field of heritage management, tourism and territorial planning, in the public sector (from local level to supranational development agencies) as well as in the private sector. Also a scientific career is among the possible career paths of this Master.

Some Career Prospects

Some Career Prospects

Cultural Manager

Cultural Manager

Corporate Events Manager

Corporate Events Manager

Entertainment Event Producer

Entertainment Event Producer

Archaeologist Specialising in Tourism

Archaeologist Specialising in Tourism

The objective of the Master in Cultural Heritage and Territorial Development is to train professionals who are able to face the new challenges of heritage management and valorization in the scope of new models of territorial development. The conservation, interpretation and enhancement of tangible and intangible cultural resources as socio-economic factors are key tasks in the context of new development paradigms, for which traditional professionals are no longer sufficient: new challenges in the field of cultural policies, of tourism development and territorial planning require the presence - in the public sector as well as in the private sector - of professionals with adequate training, transversal, strong leadership and networking capacity, who are sensitized to the importance of a holistic approach and a particular sensitivity with regard to the themes of sustainability and heritage valorization for residents and tourists.

The aim is to offer students a complete view of the phenomenon through a holistic approach: the analysis of the phenomenon from the point of view of scientific research will be complemented by an analysis of good national and international practices throughout the first year. The creation of this bridge between theory and practice will be given above all by the presence of highly experienced teachers, not only in the scientific field, but also with a great deal of practical knowledge and experience of projects of valorization in national and international scope. The second year will be devoted to scientific / field work and to the dissertation.

The present diploma confers the qualification in the Master in Cultural Heritage and Territorial Development (120 ECTS) or, with the conclusion of the 1st year, the Specialization in Cultural Heritage and Territorial Development (60 ECTS).

The Master is organized in 2 semesters that correspond to the curricular structure, plus 1 year dedicated to the preparation, realization and presentation of the defense of a dissertation, or project work.
The course is equivalent to 60 ECTS to the curricular part and 60 ECTS to the preparation, realization and presentation of the dissertation, or project work, which makes a total of 120 ECTS credits in the following scientific areas:

The Master is organized in 2 semesters that correspond to the curricular structure, plus 1 year dedicated to the preparation, realization and presentation of the defense of a dissertation, or project work.
The course is equivalent to 60 ECTS to the curricular part and 60 ECTS to the preparation, realization and presentation of the dissertation, or project work, which makes a total of 120 ECTS credits in the following scientific areas:

Scientific Area ECTS
Compulsory
ECTS
Optional
HH
History and Heritage
19
AH
Arts and Humanities
96
SBS
Social and Behavioural Sciences
5

1st year

1st Semester Scientific Area ECTS
Interpretation and Valorization of Cultural Heritage
HH
5
Scientific Research Methodology
AH
8
Cultural Planninga and Creative Industries
AH
5
Cultural Policies and Institutions
AH
7
Cultural Sociology
SBS
5
2nd Semester Scientific Area ECTS
Cultural and Touristics Destinations
HH
7
Touristics and Cultural Markets and Products
HH
7
Cultural Programming
AH
8
Development Projects
AH
8

2nd year

Annual Scientific Area ECTS
OP - Dissertation
AH
60
OP - Project
AH
60

The Master is organized in 2 semesters that correspond to the curricular structure, plus 1 year dedicated to the preparation, realization and presentation of the defense of a dissertation, or project work.
The course is equivalent to 60 ECTS to the curricular part and 60 ECTS to the preparation, realization and presentation of the dissertation, or project work, which makes a total of 120 ECTS credits in the following scientific areas:

The Master is organized in 2 semesters that correspond to the curricular structure, plus 1 year dedicated to the preparation, realization and presentation of the defense of a dissertation, or project work.
The course is equivalent to 60 ECTS to the curricular part and 60 ECTS to the preparation, realization and presentation of the dissertation, or project work, which makes a total of 120 ECTS credits in the following scientific areas:

Scientific Area ECTS
Compulsory
ECTS
Optional
HH
History and Heritage
19
AH
Arts and Humanities
96
SBS
Social and Behavioural Sciences
5

1st year

1st Semester Scientific Area ECTS
Interpretation and Valorization of Cultural Heritage
HH
5
Scientific Research Methodology
AH
8
Cultural Planninga and Creative Industries
AH
5
Cultural Policies and Institutions
AH
7
Cultural Sociology
SBS
5
2nd Semester Scientific Area ECTS
Cultural and Touristics Destinations
HH
7
Touristics and Cultural Markets and Products
HH
7
Cultural Programming
AH
8
Development Projects
AH
8

2nd year

Annual Scientific Area ECTS
OP - Dissertation
AH
60
OP - Project
AH
60

The lines of research that include projects and dissertations are as follows:

  • Territory and heritage management
  • Diversity and identity
  • Interpretation and Valuation of Heritage
  • Accessible Heritage and Tourism
  • Culture, gastronomy and wine tourism
  • Innovation in Heritage and Tourism
 
Ongoing Projects

 

  • EVALUATION OF THE ACCESSIBILITY AND IMPACT OF TOURISM ON HERITAGE IN THE NORTHERN COAST OF PORTUGAL;
  • IMPACT ASSESSMENT OF RELIGIOUS TOURISM AND ACCESSIBLE TOURISM ON THE CAMINHOS DE SANTIAGO - TURASANT;
  • UNIVERSAL ACCESSIBILITY IN CULTURAL HERITAGE AND CULTURAL TOURISM: THE CASE OF NORTHERN COASTAL PORTUGAL;TOURIST AND CULTURAL POTENTIALITIES OF THE FORTS OF THE NORTHERN COAST: THE IMPORTANCE OF MILITARY TOURISM IN THE DYNAMIZATION OF THE TERRITORY;
  • PROMOTING RESEARCH MANAGEMENT AT HIGHER EDUCATION INSTITUTIONS IN BOLIVIA AND PARAGUAY - INNOVA;
  • MEMORIES WITH A FUTURE - ACCESSIBILITY AND SUSTAINABILITY OF TOURISM AND PATRIMONY OF THE CÔA VALLEY REGION - MeFAST-COA.

All the projects mentioned above have protocoled partnerships with various national and international higher education and research institutions. There are also other ongoing projects.

Fátima Silva

Coordinator of the Master in Cultural Heritage and Territorial Development

DTHC/ Department of Tourism Heritage and Culture

Master in Cultural Heritage and Territorial Development
(mest.patrimoniocdterritorio@upt.pt)

Fátima Silva

Coordinator of the Master in Cultural Heritage and Territorial Development

DTHC/ Department of Tourism Heritage and Culture

Master in Cultural Heritage and Territorial Development
(mest.patrimoniocdterritorio@upt.pt)

Applications*

176,00 €

Registration (single act per course)

326,00 €

Insurance

32,00 €

Enrolment

September

Fee waived in the year of enrolment**

February

187,00 €

*Exempt for former students (with degree course completed at UPT)
**Exemption will be applied in February if the student only enrols in the 2nd semester, in the year of enrolment

Within the deadline

Past the deadline

Applications

Exempt

-

Registration (single act per course)

326,00€

-

Enrolment

September

Exempt**

-

February

187,00€

196,00€

**Exemption will occur in February if the student only applies for the 2nd semester in the year of enrolment

Tuition Fee (for 60 ECTS)

11 Installments (September to July)

Monthly

368,20 €

3% discount September

Single

3.928,50 €

Tuition Fee (for 30 ECTS)

5 instalments (September to January or February to June)

Monthly

405,00 €

2% discount September or February

Six-monthly

1.984,50 €

Price per ECTS

13,50 €

Minimum compulsory tuition fee (10 ECTS)

Monthly

135,00 €

Within the Deadline

Past the Deadline

Single Act (1 installment)

July to September

326,00 €

343,00 €

Single Act (2 installments)

September

187,00 €

196,00 €

February

187,00 €

196,00 €

Attendance Fees

50% of the curricular part prices

***Following years, in case of non-completion of the course within 2 years.

Application

176,00 €

Courses in Portuguese language

Registration

326,00 €

Enrolment

187,00 €

Annual Tuition Fee

3.928,50 €

Courses in English language

Annual Tuition Fee

5.200,00 €

Applications*

176,00 €

Registration (single act per course)

326,00 €

Insurance

32,00 €

Enrolment

September

Fee waived in the year of enrolment**

February

187,00 €

*Exempt for former students (with degree course completed at UPT)
**Exemption will be applied in February if the student only enrols in the 2nd semester, in the year of enrolment

Within the deadline

Past the deadline

Applications

Exempt

-

Registration (single act per course)

326,00€

-

Enrolment

September

Exempt**

-

February

187,00€

196,00€

**Exemption will occur in February if the student only applies for the 2nd semester in the year of enrolment

Tuition Fee (for 60 ECTS)

11 Installments (September to July)

Monthly

368,20 €

3% discount September

Single

3.928,50 €

Tuition Fee (for 30 ECTS)

5 instalments (September to January or February to June)

Monthly

405,00 €

2% discount September or February

Six-monthly

1.984,50 €

Price per ECTS

13,50 €

Minimum compulsory tuition fee (10 ECTS)

Monthly

135,00 €

Within the Deadline

Past the Deadline

Single Act (1 installment)

July to September

326,00 €

343,00 €

Single Act (2 installments)

September

187,00 €

196,00 €

February

187,00 €

196,00 €

Attendance Fees

50% of the curricular part prices

***Following years, in case of non-completion of the course within 2 years.

Application

176,00 €

Courses in Portuguese language

Registration

326,00 €

Enrolment

187,00 €

Annual Tuition Fee

3.928,50 €

Courses in English language

Annual Tuition Fee

5.200,00 €

Candidates may apply to the cycle of studies leading to the degree of master are those who hold a:

  • Bachelor's degree or legal equivalent in Conservation, Restoration, History, History of Art, Social Sciences and Humanities and related areas;
  • Holders of a foreign higher academic degree, conferred after a 1st cycle of studies in Conservation, Restoration, History, History of Art, Social Sciences and Humanities and related areas, organized according to the principles of the Bologna Process by a State that adheres to this Process;
  • Holders of a foreign higher academic degree in Conservation, Restoration, History, Art History, Social and Human Sciences and related areas, which the Scientific Council recognizes as fulfilling the objectives of the degree;
  • Applicants holding an academic, scientific or professional curriculum vitae that the Scientific Council recognizes as attesting the capacity to carry out this cycle of studies.

Candidates to the 2nd cycle in Cultural Heritage and Territorial Development will be ranked on the basis of merit, according to the weighted average of the Norms and Regulations 2nd cycle in Cultural Heritage and Territorial Development.

1st Phase Beginning End
Applications to the 1st phase
4th April
20th May
Display of results
27th May
Claims
27th Mayo
30th May
2nd Phase Beginning End
Applications to the 2nd Phase
30th May
22nd July
Display of Results
29th July
Claims
29th July
2nd August
Registrations and Enrolments for the 1st and 2nd Phase
2nd August
16th August
3rd Phase Beginning End
Applications for the 3rd Phase
2nd August
29 setembro
Display of results
6th October
Claims
6th October
7th October
Registrations and Enrolments
7th October
14th October
4th Phase Beginning End
Applications for th 4th phase
11th October
21st October
Display of results
Until 28th October
Claims
28th October
29th October
Registrations and Enrolments
3rd November
7th November
5th Phase Beginning End
Applications for th 5th phase
8th November
17th November
Display of results
Until 23rd November
Claims
23rd November
24th November
Registrations and Enrolments
24th November
30th November

2ND STUDY CYCLE
  • Holders of the bachelor degree or legal equivalent;
  • Holders of a foreign academic degree conferred following a 1st cycle of studies organized according to the principles of the Bologna process by a state that adheres to that process;
  • Holders of a foreign academic degree that is recognized as meeting the objectives of the bachelor degree by the Scientific Council of  Portucalense University;
  • Holders of an academic, scientific or professional curriculum which is recognized by the Scientific Council of Portucalense University  as attesting to their ability to undertake this cycle of studies.

Given their academic and professional background, candidates may submit a request for Application for Recognition and Accreditation of Competences, which may confer equivalence to course units of the Master's course. Holders of Pre-Bologna licenciado degree who have more than 5 years of professional experience in the area of the master's degree may request the substitution of the dissertation by a detailed report on the professional activity according to the regulations in force.

  • Application form, duly filled out;

  • Identification document;

  • Photograph, passport type;

  • Original or certified copy of the document proving enrolment at the home school (except for UPT candidates) (*);

If you wish to apply for equivalences:

(*) These documents must be authenticated according to the legislation in force (Decreto-lei 28 de 13/03/2000).

  • Own Model, Acknowledgement that the academic degree satisfies the objectives of the degree of licenciado, for the purposes of application to a master's course, requesting prior recognition by the Scientific Council of the access qualification
    Identification document
    Photograph, passport type
    Document proving the possession of the foreign higher academic degree with an indication of the final mark (*)
    Detailed certificate of the course units that make up the curricular plan of the academic degree (*)
    Updated CV

    (*) The documents must be translated into Portuguese, whenever they are not issued in Portuguese, English, French or Spanish and stamped by the consular service or presented with the Haia Apostille affixed by the competent authority of the State where the document originated.

According to the new Portaria nº 181-D/2015 of 19 June, the change of course and transfer has been replaced by a single scheme called "change of institution/course pair".

The change of institution/course pair is not allowed in the academic year in which the student has been placed in a higher education institution/course pair under any access and entry regime and has enrolled and registered.

The change of institution/course pair and the re-entry are requested to the Academic Services Office, using the appropriate form.

For information about the application process please refer to the relevant regulations below or contact our Admissions Office directly. For pedagogical/scientific information please consult the course coordinators:

1st Phase Beginning End
Applications to the 1st phase
4th April
20th May
Display of results
27th May
Claims
27th Mayo
30th May
2nd Phase Beginning End
Applications to the 2nd Phase
30th May
22nd July
Display of Results
29th July
Claims
29th July
2nd August
Registrations and Enrolments for the 1st and 2nd Phase
2nd August
16th August
3rd Phase Beginning End
Applications for the 3rd Phase
2nd August
29 setembro
Display of results
6th October
Claims
6th October
7th October
Registrations and Enrolments
7th October
14th October
4th Phase Beginning End
Applications for th 4th phase
11th October
21st October
Display of results
Until 28th October
Claims
28th October
29th October
Registrations and Enrolments
3rd November
7th November
5th Phase Beginning End
Applications for th 5th phase
8th November
17th November
Display of results
Until 23rd November
Claims
23rd November
24th November
Registrations and Enrolments
24th November
30th November

2ND STUDY CYCLE
  • Holders of the bachelor degree or legal equivalent;
  • Holders of a foreign academic degree conferred following a 1st cycle of studies organized according to the principles of the Bologna process by a state that adheres to that process;
  • Holders of a foreign academic degree that is recognized as meeting the objectives of the bachelor degree by the Scientific Council of  Portucalense University;
  • Holders of an academic, scientific or professional curriculum which is recognized by the Scientific Council of Portucalense University as attesting to their ability to undertake this cycle of studies.

Given their academic and professional background, candidates may submit a request for Application for Recognition and Accreditation of Competences, which may confer equivalence to course units of the Master's course. Holders of Pre-Bologna licenciado degree who have more than 5 years of professional experience in the area of the master's degree may request the substitution of the dissertation by a detailed report on the professional activity according to the regulations in force.

  • Application form, duly filled out;

  • Identification document;

  • Photograph, passport type;

  • Original or certified copy of the document proving enrolment at the home school (except for UPT candidates) (*);

If you wish to apply for equivalences:

(*) These documents must be authenticated according to the legislation in force (Decreto-lei 28 de 13/03/2000).

  • Own Model, Acknowledgement that the academic degree satisfies the objectives of the degree of licenciado, for the purposes of application to a master's course, requesting prior recognition by the Scientific Council of the access qualification
    Identification document
    Photograph, passport type
    Document proving the possession of the foreign higher academic degree with an indication of the final mark (*)
    Detailed certificate of the course units that make up the curricular plan of the academic degree (*)
    Updated CV

    (*) The documents must be translated into Portuguese, whenever they are not issued in Portuguese, English, French or Spanish and stamped by the consular service or presented with the Haia Apostille affixed by the competent authority of the State where the document originated.

According to the new Portaria nº 181-D/2015 of 19 June, the change of course and transfer has been replaced by a single scheme called "change of institution/course pair".

The change of institution/course pair is not allowed in the academic year in which the student has been placed in a higher education institution/course pair under any access and entry regime and has enrolled and registered.

The change of institution/course pair and the re-entry are requested to the Academic Services Office, using the appropriate form.

For information about the application process please refer to the relevant regulations below or contact our Admissions Office directly. For pedagogical/scientific information please consult the course coordinators:

Admission Office

Enquiries regarding the application can be made by:
email (ingresso@upt.pt) or
Phone (800 270 201)

Admission Office

Enquiries regarding the application can be made by:
email (ingresso@upt.pt) or
Phone (800 270 201)

Applications*

176,00 €

Registration (single act per course)

326,00 €

Insurance

32,00 €

Enrolment

September

Fee waived in the year of enrolment**

February

187,00 €

*Exempt for former students (with degree course completed at UPT)
**Exemption will be applied in February if the student only enrols in the 2nd semester, in the year of enrolment

Within the deadline

Past the deadline

Applications

Exempt

-

Registration (single act per course)

326,00€

-

Enrolment

September

Exempt**

-

February

187,00€

196,00€

**Exemption will occur in February if the student only applies for the 2nd semester in the year of enrolment

Tuition Fee (for 60 ECTS)

11 Installments (September to July)

Monthly

368,20 €

3% discount September

Single

3.928,50 €

Tuition Fee (for 30 ECTS)

5 instalments (September to January or February to June)

Monthly

405,00 €

2% discount September or February

Six-monthly

1.984,50 €

Price per ECTS

13,50 €

Minimum compulsory tuition fee (10 ECTS)

Monthly

135,00 €

Within the Deadline

Past the Deadline

Single Act (1 installment)

July to September

326,00 €

343,00 €

Single Act (2 installments)

September

187,00 €

196,00 €

February

187,00 €

196,00 €

Attendance Fees

50% of the curricular part prices

***Following years, in case of non-completion of the course within 2 years.

Application

176,00 €

Courses in Portuguese language

Registration

326,00 €

Enrolment

187,00 €

Annual Tuition Fee

3.928,50 €

Courses in English language

Annual Tuition Fee

5.200,00 €

Applications*

176,00 €

Registration (single act per course)

326,00 €

Insurance

32,00 €

Enrolment

September

Fee waived in the year of enrolment**

February

187,00 €

*Exempt for former students (with degree course completed at UPT)
**Exemption will be applied in February if the student only enrols in the 2nd semester, in the year of enrolment

Within the deadline

Past the deadline

Applications

Exempt

-

Registration (single act per course)

326,00€

-

Enrolment

September

Exempt**

-

February

187,00€

196,00€

**Exemption will occur in February if the student only applies for the 2nd semester in the year of enrolment

Tuition Fee (for 60 ECTS)

11 Installments (September to July)

Monthly

368,20 €

3% discount September

Single

3.928,50 €

Tuition Fee (for 30 ECTS)

5 instalments (September to January or February to June)

Monthly

405,00 €

2% discount September or February

Six-monthly

1.984,50 €

Price per ECTS

13,50 €

Minimum compulsory tuition fee (10 ECTS)

Monthly

135,00 €

Within the Deadline

Past the Deadline

Single Act (1 installment)

July to September

326,00 €

343,00 €

Single Act (2 installments)

September

187,00 €

196,00 €

February

187,00 €

196,00 €

Attendance Fees

50% of the curricular part prices

***Following years, in case of non-completion of the course within 2 years.

Application

176,00 €

Courses in Portuguese language

Registration

326,00 €

Enrolment

187,00 €

Annual Tuition Fee

3.928,50 €

Courses in English language

Annual Tuition Fee

5.200,00 €

Candidates may apply to the cycle of studies leading to the degree of master are those who hold a:

  • Bachelor's degree or legal equivalent in Conservation, Restoration, History, History of Art, Social Sciences and Humanities and related areas;
  • Holders of a foreign higher academic degree, conferred after a 1st cycle of studies in Conservation, Restoration, History, History of Art, Social Sciences and Humanities and related areas, organized according to the principles of the Bologna Process by a State that adheres to this Process;
  • Holders of a foreign higher academic degree in Conservation, Restoration, History, Art History, Social and Human Sciences and related areas, which the Scientific Council recognizes as fulfilling the objectives of the degree;
  • Applicants holding an academic, scientific or professional curriculum vitae that the Scientific Council recognizes as attesting the capacity to carry out this cycle of studies.

Candidates to the 2nd cycle in Cultural Heritage and Territorial Development will be ranked on the basis of merit, according to the weighted average of the Norms and Regulations 2nd cycle in Cultural Heritage and Territorial Development.

1st Phase Beginning End
Applications to the 1st phase
4th April
20th May
Display of results
27th May
Claims
27th Mayo
30th May
2nd Phase Beginning End
Applications to the 2nd Phase
30th May
22nd July
Display of Results
29th July
Claims
29th July
2nd August
Registrations and Enrolments for the 1st and 2nd Phase
2nd August
16th August
3rd Phase Beginning End
Applications for the 3rd Phase
2nd August
29 setembro
Display of results
6th October
Claims
6th October
7th October
Registrations and Enrolments
7th October
14th October
4th Phase Beginning End
Applications for th 4th phase
11th October
21st October
Display of results
Until 28th October
Claims
28th October
29th October
Registrations and Enrolments
3rd November
7th November
5th Phase Beginning End
Applications for th 5th phase
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2ND STUDY CYCLE
  • Holders of the bachelor degree or legal equivalent;
  • Holders of a foreign academic degree conferred following a 1st cycle of studies organized according to the principles of the Bologna process by a state that adheres to that process;
  • Holders of a foreign academic degree that is recognized as meeting the objectives of the bachelor degree by the Scientific Council of  Portucalense University;
  • Holders of an academic, scientific or professional curriculum which is recognized by the Scientific Council of Portucalense University  as attesting to their ability to undertake this cycle of studies.

Given their academic and professional background, candidates may submit a request for Application for Recognition and Accreditation of Competences, which may confer equivalence to course units of the Master's course. Holders of Pre-Bologna licenciado degree who have more than 5 years of professional experience in the area of the master's degree may request the substitution of the dissertation by a detailed report on the professional activity according to the regulations in force.

  • Application form, duly filled out;

  • Identification document;

  • Photograph, passport type;

  • Original or certified copy of the document proving enrolment at the home school (except for UPT candidates) (*);

If you wish to apply for equivalences:

(*) These documents must be authenticated according to the legislation in force (Decreto-lei 28 de 13/03/2000).

  • Own Model, Acknowledgement that the academic degree satisfies the objectives of the degree of licenciado, for the purposes of application to a master's course, requesting prior recognition by the Scientific Council of the access qualification
    Identification document
    Photograph, passport type
    Document proving the possession of the foreign higher academic degree with an indication of the final mark (*)
    Detailed certificate of the course units that make up the curricular plan of the academic degree (*)
    Updated CV

    (*) The documents must be translated into Portuguese, whenever they are not issued in Portuguese, English, French or Spanish and stamped by the consular service or presented with the Haia Apostille affixed by the competent authority of the State where the document originated.

According to the new Portaria nº 181-D/2015 of 19 June, the change of course and transfer has been replaced by a single scheme called "change of institution/course pair".

The change of institution/course pair is not allowed in the academic year in which the student has been placed in a higher education institution/course pair under any access and entry regime and has enrolled and registered.

The change of institution/course pair and the re-entry are requested to the Academic Services Office, using the appropriate form.

For information about the application process please refer to the relevant regulations below or contact our Admissions Office directly. For pedagogical/scientific information please consult the course coordinators:

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30th November

2ND STUDY CYCLE
  • Holders of the bachelor degree or legal equivalent;
  • Holders of a foreign academic degree conferred following a 1st cycle of studies organized according to the principles of the Bologna process by a state that adheres to that process;
  • Holders of a foreign academic degree that is recognized as meeting the objectives of the bachelor degree by the Scientific Council of  Portucalense University;
  • Holders of an academic, scientific or professional curriculum which is recognized by the Scientific Council of Portucalense University as attesting to their ability to undertake this cycle of studies.

Given their academic and professional background, candidates may submit a request for Application for Recognition and Accreditation of Competences, which may confer equivalence to course units of the Master's course. Holders of Pre-Bologna licenciado degree who have more than 5 years of professional experience in the area of the master's degree may request the substitution of the dissertation by a detailed report on the professional activity according to the regulations in force.

  • Application form, duly filled out;

  • Identification document;

  • Photograph, passport type;

  • Original or certified copy of the document proving enrolment at the home school (except for UPT candidates) (*);

If you wish to apply for equivalences:

(*) These documents must be authenticated according to the legislation in force (Decreto-lei 28 de 13/03/2000).

  • Own Model, Acknowledgement that the academic degree satisfies the objectives of the degree of licenciado, for the purposes of application to a master's course, requesting prior recognition by the Scientific Council of the access qualification
    Identification document
    Photograph, passport type
    Document proving the possession of the foreign higher academic degree with an indication of the final mark (*)
    Detailed certificate of the course units that make up the curricular plan of the academic degree (*)
    Updated CV

    (*) The documents must be translated into Portuguese, whenever they are not issued in Portuguese, English, French or Spanish and stamped by the consular service or presented with the Haia Apostille affixed by the competent authority of the State where the document originated.

According to the new Portaria nº 181-D/2015 of 19 June, the change of course and transfer has been replaced by a single scheme called "change of institution/course pair".

The change of institution/course pair is not allowed in the academic year in which the student has been placed in a higher education institution/course pair under any access and entry regime and has enrolled and registered.

The change of institution/course pair and the re-entry are requested to the Academic Services Office, using the appropriate form.

For information about the application process please refer to the relevant regulations below or contact our Admissions Office directly. For pedagogical/scientific information please consult the course coordinators:

Admission Office

Enquiries regarding the application can be made by:
email (ingresso@upt.pt) or
Phone (800 270 201)

Admission Office

Enquiries regarding the application can be made by:
email (ingresso@upt.pt) or
Phone (800 270 201)

DURATION

2 years

ECTS

120

PLACES

20

REGIME

timetable to be schedule*

DEGREE

master

LANGUAGES

PT/EN

COURSE HIGHLIGHTS

  • An innovative and integrated approach that enables a “new generation” of professionals
  • We focus training on the acquisition of new skills, with a renewed sensitivity towards Cultural Heritage
  • We have designed the study plan with a centrality in the Territory Development and in the new societal challenges

The current challenge of new development models affects traditional approaches to heritage management and territorial development. An innovative and integrated approach that requires a "new generation" of professionals, more complete, more flexible, more capable of creating and managing international networks, with new skills and a renewed sensitivity and leadership spirit. With the Master's Degree in Cultural Heritage Territorial Development, UPT intends to embrace this educational and scientific challenge and train professionals who, independently of their original areas of knowledge, intend to become professionally involved in the process of sustainable territorial development through integrated and innovative strategies. The international character of the Master in Cultural Heritage and Territorial Development allows participants to be involved in a real international context in which students from different cultures will share experiences in study and research tasks. It is pretended to foster, in accordance with UNESCO and the United Nations guidelines, a spirit of global cooperation for the construction of a "globally devised and locally implemented" future of peace.

Course accredited by A3ES.

The Master in Cultural Heritage and Territorial Development is innovative in the pedagogical approach as well as in its subjects. Didactics, scientific research and the fieldwork component are strongly interlinked, and an international environment will be the framework for this joint effort for the personal development of each participant.

These characteristics allow participants to acquire competences that are strongly sought in the labor market: the theoretical and practical domain of concepts related to heritage management, tourism and development; a comprehensive and integrated vision; a critical and open thinking; the capacity of integration in multicultural contexts; and leadership spirit. This course guarantees to its participants a training and acquisition of skills that are clearly above average. It is ensured the building of a bright future for professionals who will build the bright future of the world.

The training acquired with this master provides the possibility to integrate, at different levels, positions in the field of heritage management, tourism and territorial planning, in the public sector (from local level to supranational development agencies) as well as in the private sector. Also a scientific career is among the possible career paths of this Master.

The training acquired with this master provides the possibility to integrate, at different levels, positions in the field of heritage management, tourism and territorial planning, in the public sector (from local level to supranational development agencies) as well as in the private sector. Also a scientific career is among the possible career paths of this Master.

Some Career Prospects

Some Career Prospects

Cultural Manager

Cultural Manager

Corporate Events Manager

Corporate Events Manager

Entertainment Event Producer

Entertainment Event Producer

Archaeologist Specialising in Tourism

Archaeologist Specialising in Tourism

The objective of the Master in Cultural Heritage and Territorial Development is to train professionals who are able to face the new challenges of heritage management and valorization in the scope of new models of territorial development. The conservation, interpretation and enhancement of tangible and intangible cultural resources as socio-economic factors are key tasks in the context of new development paradigms, for which traditional professionals are no longer sufficient: new challenges in the field of cultural policies, of tourism development and territorial planning require the presence - in the public sector as well as in the private sector - of professionals with adequate training, transversal, strong leadership and networking capacity, who are sensitized to the importance of a holistic approach and a particular sensitivity with regard to the themes of sustainability and heritage valorization for residents and tourists.

The aim is to offer students a complete view of the phenomenon through a holistic approach: the analysis of the phenomenon from the point of view of scientific research will be complemented by an analysis of good national and international practices throughout the first year. The creation of this bridge between theory and practice will be given above all by the presence of highly experienced teachers, not only in the scientific field, but also with a great deal of practical knowledge and experience of projects of valorization in national and international scope. The second year will be devoted to scientific / field work and to the dissertation.

The present diploma confers the qualification in the Master in Cultural Heritage and Territorial Development (120 ECTS) or, with the conclusion of the 1st year, the Specialization in Cultural Heritage and Territorial Development (60 ECTS).

The current challenge of new development models affects traditional approaches to heritage management and territorial development. An innovative and integrated approach that requires a "new generation" of professionals, more complete, more flexible, more capable of creating and managing international networks, with new skills and a renewed sensitivity and leadership spirit. With the Master's Degree in Cultural Heritage Territorial Development, UPT intends to embrace this educational and scientific challenge and train professionals who, independently of their original areas of knowledge, intend to become professionally involved in the process of sustainable territorial development through integrated and innovative strategies. The international character of the Master in Cultural Heritage and Territorial Development allows participants to be involved in a real international context in which students from different cultures will share experiences in study and research tasks. It is pretended to foster, in accordance with UNESCO and the United Nations guidelines, a spirit of global cooperation for the construction of a "globally devised and locally implemented" future of peace.

Course accredited by A3ES.

The Master in Cultural Heritage and Territorial Development is innovative in the pedagogical approach as well as in its subjects. Didactics, scientific research and the fieldwork component are strongly interlinked, and an international environment will be the framework for this joint effort for the personal development of each participant.

These characteristics allow participants to acquire competences that are strongly sought in the labor market: the theoretical and practical domain of concepts related to heritage management, tourism and development; a comprehensive and integrated vision; a critical and open thinking; the capacity of integration in multicultural contexts; and leadership spirit. This course guarantees to its participants a training and acquisition of skills that are clearly above average. It is ensured the building of a bright future for professionals who will build the bright future of the world.

The training acquired with this master provides the possibility to integrate, at different levels, positions in the field of heritage management, tourism and territorial planning, in the public sector (from local level to supranational development agencies) as well as in the private sector. Also a scientific career is among the possible career paths of this Master.

The training acquired with this master provides the possibility to integrate, at different levels, positions in the field of heritage management, tourism and territorial planning, in the public sector (from local level to supranational development agencies) as well as in the private sector. Also a scientific career is among the possible career paths of this Master.

Some Career Prospects

Some Career Prospects

Cultural Manager

Cultural Manager

Corporate Events Manager

Corporate Events Manager

Entertainment Event Producer

Entertainment Event Producer

Archaeologist Specialising in Tourism

Archaeologist Specialising in Tourism

The objective of the Master in Cultural Heritage and Territorial Development is to train professionals who are able to face the new challenges of heritage management and valorization in the scope of new models of territorial development. The conservation, interpretation and enhancement of tangible and intangible cultural resources as socio-economic factors are key tasks in the context of new development paradigms, for which traditional professionals are no longer sufficient: new challenges in the field of cultural policies, of tourism development and territorial planning require the presence - in the public sector as well as in the private sector - of professionals with adequate training, transversal, strong leadership and networking capacity, who are sensitized to the importance of a holistic approach and a particular sensitivity with regard to the themes of sustainability and heritage valorization for residents and tourists.

The aim is to offer students a complete view of the phenomenon through a holistic approach: the analysis of the phenomenon from the point of view of scientific research will be complemented by an analysis of good national and international practices throughout the first year. The creation of this bridge between theory and practice will be given above all by the presence of highly experienced teachers, not only in the scientific field, but also with a great deal of practical knowledge and experience of projects of valorization in national and international scope. The second year will be devoted to scientific / field work and to the dissertation.

The present diploma confers the qualification in the Master in Cultural Heritage and Territorial Development (120 ECTS) or, with the conclusion of the 1st year, the Specialization in Cultural Heritage and Territorial Development (60 ECTS).

The Master is organized in 2 semesters that correspond to the curricular structure, plus 1 year dedicated to the preparation, realization and presentation of the defense of a dissertation, or project work.
The course is equivalent to 60 ECTS to the curricular part and 60 ECTS to the preparation, realization and presentation of the dissertation, or project work, which makes a total of 120 ECTS credits in the following scientific areas:

The Master is organized in 2 semesters that correspond to the curricular structure, plus 1 year dedicated to the preparation, realization and presentation of the defense of a dissertation, or project work.
The course is equivalent to 60 ECTS to the curricular part and 60 ECTS to the preparation, realization and presentation of the dissertation, or project work, which makes a total of 120 ECTS credits in the following scientific areas:

Scientific Area ECTS
Compulsory
ECTS
Optional
HH
History and Heritage
19
AH
Arts and Humanities
96
SBS
Social and Behavioural Sciences
5

1st year

1st Semester Scientific Area ECTS
Interpretation and Valorization of Cultural Heritage
HH
5
Scientific Research Methodology
AH
8
Cultural Planninga and Creative Industries
AH
5
Cultural Policies and Institutions
AH
7
Cultural Sociology
SBS
5
2nd Semester Scientific Area ECTS
Cultural and Touristics Destinations
HH
7
Touristics and Cultural Markets and Products
HH
7
Cultural Programming
AH
8
Development Projects
AH
8

2nd year

Annual Scientific Area ECTS
OP - Dissertation
AH
60
OP - Project
AH
60

The Master is organized in 2 semesters that correspond to the curricular structure, plus 1 year dedicated to the preparation, realization and presentation of the defense of a dissertation, or project work.
The course is equivalent to 60 ECTS to the curricular part and 60 ECTS to the preparation, realization and presentation of the dissertation, or project work, which makes a total of 120 ECTS credits in the following scientific areas:

The Master is organized in 2 semesters that correspond to the curricular structure, plus 1 year dedicated to the preparation, realization and presentation of the defense of a dissertation, or project work.
The course is equivalent to 60 ECTS to the curricular part and 60 ECTS to the preparation, realization and presentation of the dissertation, or project work, which makes a total of 120 ECTS credits in the following scientific areas:

Scientific Area ECTS
Compulsory
ECTS
Optional
HH
History and Heritage
19
AH
Arts and Humanities
96
SBS
Social and Behavioural Sciences
5

1st year

1st Semester Scientific Area ECTS
Interpretation and Valorization of Cultural Heritage
HH
5
Scientific Research Methodology
AH
8
Cultural Planninga and Creative Industries
AH
5
Cultural Policies and Institutions
AH
7
Cultural Sociology
SBS
5
2nd Semester Scientific Area ECTS
Cultural and Touristics Destinations
HH
7
Touristics and Cultural Markets and Products
HH
7
Cultural Programming
AH
8
Development Projects
AH
8

2nd year

Annual Scientific Area ECTS
OP - Dissertation
AH
60
OP - Project
AH
60

The lines of research that include projects and dissertations are as follows:

  • Territory and heritage management
  • Diversity and identity
  • Interpretation and Valuation of Heritage
  • Accessible Heritage and Tourism
  • Culture, gastronomy and wine tourism
  • Innovation in Heritage and Tourism
 
Ongoing Projects

 

  • EVALUATION OF THE ACCESSIBILITY AND IMPACT OF TOURISM ON HERITAGE IN THE NORTHERN COAST OF PORTUGAL;
  • IMPACT ASSESSMENT OF RELIGIOUS TOURISM AND ACCESSIBLE TOURISM ON THE CAMINHOS DE SANTIAGO - TURASANT;
  • UNIVERSAL ACCESSIBILITY IN CULTURAL HERITAGE AND CULTURAL TOURISM: THE CASE OF NORTHERN COASTAL PORTUGAL;TOURIST AND CULTURAL POTENTIALITIES OF THE FORTS OF THE NORTHERN COAST: THE IMPORTANCE OF MILITARY TOURISM IN THE DYNAMIZATION OF THE TERRITORY;
  • PROMOTING RESEARCH MANAGEMENT AT HIGHER EDUCATION INSTITUTIONS IN BOLIVIA AND PARAGUAY - INNOVA;
  • MEMORIES WITH A FUTURE - ACCESSIBILITY AND SUSTAINABILITY OF TOURISM AND PATRIMONY OF THE CÔA VALLEY REGION - MeFAST-COA.

All the projects mentioned above have protocoled partnerships with various national and international higher education and research institutions. There are also other ongoing projects.

Fátima Silva

Coordinator of the Master in Cultural Heritage and Territorial Development

DTHC/ Department of Tourism Heritage and Culture

Master in Cultural Heritage and Territorial Development
(mest.patrimoniocdterritorio@upt.pt)

Fátima Silva

Coordinator of the Master in Cultural Heritage and Territorial Development

DTHC/ Department of Tourism Heritage and Culture

Master in Cultural Heritage and Territorial Development
(mest.patrimoniocdterritorio@upt.pt)

Applications*

176,00 €

Registration (single act per course)

326,00 €

Insurance

32,00 €

Enrolment

September

Fee waived in the year of enrolment**

February

187,00 €

*Exempt for former students (with degree course completed at UPT)
**Exemption will be applied in February if the student only enrols in the 2nd semester, in the year of enrolment

Within the deadline

Past the deadline

Applications

Exempt

-

Registration (single act per course)

326,00€

-

Enrolment

September

Exempt**

-

February

187,00€

196,00€

**Exemption will occur in February if the student only applies for the 2nd semester in the year of enrolment