Organisation profile

Profile Information

Pioneering role

The creation of the Department of Portuguese Studies (DEP) coincides with the foundation of the Faculty of which it is part (FCSH/Universidade NOVA de Lisboa) and the degree in Portuguese Studies was among the first offered by any Portuguese University.


Strong interdisciplinary sense/feeling

Its specialist activity in the teaching of and research into the Portuguese language, its various literature and cultures reflects its overall concern with the human sciences focused on the knowledge of language, literature and culture. It also includes professional training and scientific research.


Extensive academic offer

DEP guarantees both initial and advanced education in its academic and scientific fields, including the following programmes:

Degree (1st Cycle) in Portuguese Studies

Masters (2nd Cycle) in

Portuguese Studies

Editing and Publishing

Portuguese as Second and Foreign Language (in collaboration)

Teaching of Portuguese and Latin (in collaboration)

Teaching of Portuguese and Foreign Languages (in collaboration)

PhD (3rd Cycle) in Portuguese Studies

with several specializations in the fields of literature, culture and teaching

Minor in Portuguese Studies

(accessible to any student of Universidade NOVA de Lisboa)

Post-graduate programme in Writing Arts


Main academic research

Fundamental and applied studies developed within its scientific fields are evident in the range of Research Projects that are financially supported, as well as in national and international publications of its teaching staff and the scientific meetings organized with IELT and CHAM.


Specialized teaching staff

All of its teachers have doctoral qualifications, with the following areas of specializations including:

Portuguese literature and culture, from its origins to the present day, including traditional literature, Brazilian literature and African literatures in Portuguese language, Classical languages and cultures, as well as theory of literature, comparative literature, textual criticism and book history.


International activity

Intensive engagement with the following programmes: international students and teaching staff mobility at all levels within the Erasmus programme Educational collaboration in Erasmus Mundus Crossways in Cultural Narratives.

Offering the course LITERATURE: Portuguese and Brazilian Literature.

Offering of Joint Masters Degree in Portuguese Studies/Études Lusophones (Universidade NOVA de Lisboa/Université des Lunies).

Integration of the Centre of Galician Studies, supported by Xunta de Galicia.


Dive into the research topics where Departamento de Estudos Portugueses (DEP) is active. These topic labels come from the works of this organisation's members. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Collaborations and top research areas from the last five years

Recent external collaboration on country/territory level. Dive into details by clicking on the dots or