Program Title

MPhil in Cultural Heritage and Territorial Development

Program Duration (Months)


Study Modes

Full Time

Educational qualification required for admission

Graduate degree

Admission Criteria

Admission to MPhil's

Application Materials

a) Application form, duly completed

b) Document certifying the ownership of a Higher Education qualification, together with the final classification

c) Detailed description of the curriculum plan of the Higher Education qualification

d) Document certifying the level of knowledge of Portuguese or English according to the language used in the course the applicant is applying for;

e) Copy of the passport or another legally equivalent document;

f) Passport-type photograph;

g) Curriculum Vitae

h) Recognition of the academic qualifications for the Master Degree

Program Description

The challenge of new development models affects traditional approaches to heritage and territory management and enhancement. An innovative and integrated approach needs a new generation” of professionals, more complete, more flexible, able to create and manage international networks, with new competences, a renewed sensitivity and leadership skills. With the MPhil in Cultural Heritage and Territorial Development, Portucalense University (UPT) intends to embrace this educational and scientific challenge by forming professionals who, independently of their original areas of knowledge, want to get professionally involved in the process of sustainable development through integrated tools and innovative strategies. The internationalisation of this MPhil allows the involvement of participants in a real global context in which students from different cultures can study and work together on their research tasks. In this way we want to promote, according to the guidelines of UNESCO and the United Nations, a spirit of global cooperation to build a future of peace by “thinking globally, acting locally”.

More about the MPhil

The MPhil degree in Cultural Heritage and Territorial Development presents an innovative approach in terms of pedagogy. Components of education, scientific research and field of work are strongly intertwined, and an international environment is the frame of this joint effort for the personal development of each participant. These features allow participants the acquisition of important skills within the labour market.

This course provides its participants with training and acquisition of skills that will represent a great added value within the labour market. We guarantee to build a bright future for professionals who will build the bright future of the world.

Career Opportunities

The training received through the program provides the possibility to integrate positions in the area of asset management, spatial planning and tourism, in the public sector (from the local level to the supranational development agencies) and also in the private sector. Additionally, the scientific career is among the possible choices of those who will pursue this MPhil degree.

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