Faculty of Arts

The Faculty of Arts has for many years developed active participation in a wide range of international programmes, not only within the Erasmus Programme, but also in programmes such as Erasmus Mundus, Lingua, Comenius, Culture, Tempus, Interreg, Jean Monnet, Alfa, Leonardo da Vinci, and the 7th Framework Programme, among others.

Master's Programmes

Humanities (11)
Social Sciences (6)
Arts, Design & Architecture (2)
Education & Training (2)
Journalism & Media (2)
Business & Management (1)
Computer Science & IT (1)
Hospitality, Leisure & Sports (1)



FLUP was instituted by article 11, Law 861, of 27 August 1919, a year in which 167 students graduated in Classical Philology, Romance Philology, German Philology, Historical and Geographical Sciences and Philosophy, until it was formally extinct by Decree 15.365, of 12 April 1928.


The Faculty of Arts of the University of Porto, with over 3.000 students, offers 13 undergraduate courses (licenciatura), 27 Master’s courses (mestrado) and 8 doctoral courses (doutoramento) in the following areas: Archaeology, Information and Communication Sciences, Language Sciences, Romanic and Classical Studies, English Studies, German Studies, Philosophy, Geography, History, History of Art, Museology, and Sociology. Within this general framework, the training offer includes more specialized areas, such as International Relations, Translation, Portuguese Foreign Language, Comparative Literature, Didactic, African Studies, the Heritage Studies and Spatial Planning or the Medieval Studies.


Centers of Research & Development:

  • Centre for Inglês, Translation and Anglo-Portuguese Studies Centre for Inglês, Translation and Anglo-Portuguese Studies
  • Studies Center of Technologies and Communication Sciences (CETAC.MEDIA) Technologies and Communication Sciences Studies Center (CETAC.MEDIA)
  • Studies Center of Geography and Spatial Planning - Port Studies Center of Geography and Spatial Planning - Porto
  • Center for Transdisciplinary Research Culture, Space and Memory Center for Transdisciplinary Research Culture, Space and Memory
  • Institute of Philosophy Institute of Philosophy
  • Institute of Sociology Institute of Sociology

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Student services

The International Relations Office, coordinated by a senior technician and depending on the Director of the Faculty is responsible for:

  • Promote and support cooperation activities, encouraging the participation of the Faculty programs and international mobility networks;
  • Disseminate and promote mobility programs to the academic community of the Faculty, through the means available;
  • Cooperate with the UP Dean of International Relations Office in the protocols process of establishing and international agreements and management of student mobility processes;
  • Promote the reception and integration of students, researchers, teaching and non-teaching staff in missions under international cooperation programs.

Housing services

The Social Services of the University of Porto have, the three University Centers of 9 Residence Halls with capacity to accommodate 1192 students.The residences are intended for the accommodation of students of the University of Porto, and priority fellows covered by the system of scholarships that the distance or difficulty of transport can not live with their household during the school year.

Library services

The Faculty’s Central Library holds close to 300.000 volumes, which are available in its digital catalogue, and is extensively used by the its students, as well as students from other faculties and universities. It also provides specialized international databases, and readers can consult a wide range of electronic publications and journals.

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