Portuguese Studies

Portuguese Studies

The study of the Portuguese language and culture is composed of three groups of subjects:

A. linguistics (with an applied interpretation) - phonology and phonetics, morphology and syntax, lexicology and vocabulary, stylistics, specialized terminology

B. civilization - the geography and history of Portugal and Lusophone countries, their social life and customs, culture and literature

C. linguistic ability - spoken and written Portuguese, specialized and literary translation, consecutive and simultaneous interpreting

Students can focus more on translation (specialized or literary) or on interpreting depending on their own inclinations. Graduates can find employment in social institutions, diplomacy, European institutions, the travel industry, the media, editorial offices and publishing houses, and in the business sector in both Slovak and foreign companies. Alternatively, graduates can opt for a career as a court interpreter or translator. After completing the required teaching qualification, graduates can also forge a career for themselves in education.Knowledge of Portuguese is not required before commencing studies. However, in order to successfully complete the initial stages of the study programme, knowledge of the culture and social life and customs of Lusophone countries is recommended.

Entrance requirements

Applicants are accepted into the study programmes depending on their results in the entrance exam in general academic prerequisites for university study.