The MA in Comparative Studies offers advanced 2nd cycle training in Comparative Literature and Interarts Studies.

Being a 2nd cycle course with 120 ECTS, the MA in Comparative Studies consists of two components: a curricular course during the 1st year, corresponding to the postgraduate diploma (60 ECTS), and a methodological course to support the elaboration of the dissertation, culminating in its public defense at the end of the 2nd year (60 ECTS).

In the 1st year, students attend five seminars: 4 compulsory seminars (Topics in Comparatism 1, 2 and 3 and Interarts Studies) and one optional. The optional seminar can be attended in the 1st or 2nd semester, choosing from the offer of the corresponding year of any FLUL 2nd cycle program.

At the beginning of the 2nd year, students must register their dissertation project, indicating the supervisor, at the Academic Services of FLUL. In this second year, students attend two methodological seminars, organized in a flexible way in articulation with the development of the individual research and the elaboration of the dissertations, which should be between 25,000 and 35,000 words.

More information about the structure of the course and the conditions of admission can be found here (in Portuguese).


Course Director:  Professor Claudia Fischer

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Applications are continuously open. If you wish to apply to the MA in Comparative Studies, please contact beforehand the course director. 

The application procedure is carried out exclusively online, through the  Portal de Candidaturas