Master in Heritage, Museology and Development

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The overall objective of the course is to provide specialized academic training in the field of heritage and museology, enabling students to professional activities in the field of research, planning, management and communication sheet. The Masters also intends to provide updated scientific professionals from museums, to the officials and employees of the cultural departments of local authorities as well as to teachers of primary, secondary and higher


The organization of the course focuses on the acquisition of scientific and technical expertise in Cultural Heritage, consistent with the desired profile at Masters: learn about the history and heritage and museum theory and develop the ability to reflect the socio-cultural reality, to draw justify projects and assets; using techniques in the management and dissemination of cultural heritage to boost citizens' participation in the equity initiatives. This profile allows qualifying professional training geared towards management and mediation of heritage in public institutions and private companies. The multidisciplinary nature and depth of the syllabus, the privileged link to the realities island and archipelagic and monitoring of students have boosted the suitability of the course objectives, and which have been completed in different professional contexts.

Admission Requirements

Those who meet the following conditions may apply to the cycle of studies that leads to the mestre degree: a) Holders of the licenciado (bachelor) degree or legal equivalent; b) Holders of an academic, scientific or professional curriculum vitae that is recognized by the Scientific Council as attesting the capacity to carry out this cycle of studies.

Professional Opportunities

Technician, employee and collaborator in museums and culture and arts centers; Senior staff of local authorities, regional public administration and private institutions of social solidarity; Manager and animator of companies and tourism enterprises.


Ponta Delgada

Course Code


ECTS Credits



2 Years

Study Regime

Full-time attendance, presence required in after-work schedule


  • Agência de Avaliação e Acreditação do Ensino Superior
  • ACEF/1819/0204257
  • Direcção Geral de Ensino Superior
  • R/A-Ef 2861/2011 de 18-03-2011

Study Program

Code Name Year Semester
0201536City and Urban Heritage1st year1st semester
0201533Heritage, Identity and Development1st year1st semester
0201532History of Art and Heritage1st year1st semester
0201538Museology and Cultural Heritage1st year1st semester
0201531Heritage Law and Management1st year2nd semester
0201534Museology and Cultural Anthropology1st year2nd semester
0201530Questions of Conservation and Restoration1st year2nd semester
0201529Sociology of Culture and Audiences1st year2nd semester
0201535Dissertation / Internship with Report2nd yearYearly
0201516Follow-up Seminar2nd year1st semester
0201511Follow-up Seminar2nd year2nd semester