Master Programme

Faculty of Arts and Humanities

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2 Years (Evening) Portuguese Ilha Verde Campus


This programme provides students with specialised knowledge and skills fundamental to such professional areas as teaching, diplomatic service, and in international organisations concerned with Portuguese language and culture.

The Master of Lusophone Studies in Linguistics and Literature is structured with two specialisation areas: Linguistics and Literary Studies. Students suitably qualified in each area are permitted to take two approved subjects from the other specialisation. In both specialisations, students study core modules of theory and methodology, then take modules of wider reference in the specialisation area before preparing a research dissertation to complete their degree.

The Linguistics specialisation has two thematic areas. The first, Sociolinguistics, studies the social and geographic dimensions of varieties of Portuguese and Creole Portuguese, especially in Asia. Our programme is novel in that it includes a special module dedicated to Macao’s Creole Portuguese language, Patuá. The second thematic area is concerned with Language Acquisition and Transmission. 

The Literature specialisation addresses the multidirectional exchanges between literatures from Portuguese Speaking Countries and territories where Portuguese is one of the official languages. Literatures in Portuguese will be considered from the perspective of combined approaches in Comparative, Literary, Cultural, and Postcolonial Studies.

The programme coordinator is Tânia Ribeiro Marques.

During the two years of evening course work, Master of Lusophone Studies in Linguistics and Literature students hold full-time student status.

Student Experience

  • Students learn about the Macao Creole Portuguese language, Patuá
  • Students become acquainted with dynamic forms of research and academic debate, aimed at an enriching dialogue between diverse approaches
  • Students familiarise themselves with the history of Macao and the complex relationships between cultures, as well as the perspective of self-perception and the construction of identity

Career Opportunities

  • Education
  • Media
  • Non-governmental organisations
  • Business

Typical Applicants

  • Are competent in both spoken and written Portuguese

Admissions Information >

Study plan & description of modules

For the programme’s government approval [in Chinese and Portuguese] click here.

Please click on any specific module below to see its description.


Year 1
3.00 credits
3.00 credits
3.00 credits
Year 2
6.00 credits