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Arts - Portuguese, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #301 (WUR) Cork, Ireland
Arts - Portuguese at University College Cork allows you to study the language and culture of Portugal and of the Portuguese-speaking world through literature, art, theatre, film, music, history and media.
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The Arts - Portuguese students from University College Cork are absolute beginners when they begin their studies and you will have the option to spend Year 3 at a university in Portugal (Coimbra).

Modules include Portuguese language at all levels; the study of the situation of Portuguese as a global language; Portuguese literature and culture; and literature and culture in the Portuguese speaking world (Angola, Mozambique, Cape Verde) with an emphasis on Brazil.

Studying the language involves oral and aural practice and laboratory training, as well as reading and writing with a tutor.

Groups are small and facilitate close interaction. Our staff are experts in their field and are highly committed to our students.

As well as studying the language, the course also involves the study of the culture of Portugal and of the Portuguese speaking world (Lusofonia) through literature, art, theatre, film, music, history and media.

Learning outcomes

Students with languages and soft communication skills have more opportunities in international business, teaching, marketing, translating, public service, tourism, recruitment, journalism and media, both at home and abroad. 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    240 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Portuguese Beginners Language
  • Introduction to Portuguese Studies
  • Portuguese Beginners Language
  • Introduction to Portuguese Language for Beginners
  • Cultural Identity in the Lusophone (Portuguese Speaking) World
  • Advanced Portuguese Language
  • Portuguese Modernism and Fernando Pessoa
  • Contemporary Brazilian Culture
  • Translation Project (Portuguese)

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


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General Requirements

  • Non-EU candidates are expected to have educational qualifications of a standard equivalent to the Irish Leaving Certificate. 
  • In addition, where such candidates are non-native speakers of the English language they must satisfy the university of their competency in the English language.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    12500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12500 EUR per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2685 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2685 EUR per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Cork

  • 860 - 1400 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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