Professional Master's Assets and Social Projects


The Professional Master’s Degree in Cultural Assets and Social Projects intends to provide professional training to those who, having completed the undergraduate degree, act or wish to act in the planning, preparation, development, management, advisory services, dissemination, monitoring or evaluation of activities and proposals aimed at cultural assets – such as archives, heritage, centers for memory and culture, exhibitions, and events – or for social projects – particularly those that take culture as a privileged way for the development of citizenship.

It is intended for all higher-education graduates, irrespective of educational background, who wish to improve their qualifications and to be able to work in an expanding job market. In addition to moving a large amount of resources, the areas of cultural assets and social projects mobilize a growing contingent of people, who do not always have the correct training for the tasks they perform and the problems they face. The holders of the Professional Master’s Degree may work in private sector institutions such as companies, planning and advisory offices; public sector, such as ministries, secretariats, heritage agencies, and state-owned enterprises; and the tertiary sector, such as NGOs and foundations.

In addition to being the first stricto sensu graduate course focused simultaneously on both areas, the Professional Master’s Degree in Cultural Assets and Social Projects has a multidisciplinary proposal, in which FGV CPDOC’s experience in history, social sciences and archival science is linked to the competencies accumulated by the other schools of Fundação Getulio Vargas, an institution whose main highlights are its seriousness and respectability. Please visit the website of the Graduate Program in History, Politics and Cultural Assets (PPHPBC),, for more information.

Course duration: 24 months

In view of the uncertainties of the current pandemic scenario, and to facilitate the planning of candidates and future students, all mandatory Professional Master's courses will be offered online (live) in 2021.


The processes of production and reflection on cultural assets have characterized FGV CPDOC’s history since its inception. This line of research brings together investigative itineraries that address the concepts of heritage, culture (material and immaterial), tradition, and representation, conceived based on different supports and languages. The topics range from Brazilian social thinking to football, from museums to film and television, and from popular festivals to civic celebrations, for example. Based on a more pragmatic perspective, studies in this research line are dedicated to analyzing and fostering the constitution of filing spaces, organization of personal and institutional trajectory “recovery” projects, and the institutionalization of cultural assets and traditions. Culture diffusion and democratization projects and heritage education initiatives are also recurrently approached in works developed under this thematic axis. It should be noted that an important part of the research developed in this line is based on FGV CPDOC’s tradition of developing methodologies for the treatment of archives and the constitution of oral history collections, always in line with the critical reflection on the social processes of production and circulation of historical sources.

Research on institutions are a key aspect of FGV CPDOC’s identity and marks the production of a significant number of professors linked to the Program. The subject of the analysis comprises, fundamentally, the actions, practices and perceptions of social groups and institutions, as well as individuals. Studies in this line contribute to a better understanding of the processes of institutional construction and decision making in the structure of public power; explore the role of social leaders, as well as their multiple and complex interfaces with broader political institutions; and discuss public policies and their social reflexes in the construction of citizenship. FGV CPDOC has intensified its activities in a specific dimension of studies on institutions, which comprises social projects. Thus, there has been an intensification of research centered on the conception, monitoring and evaluation of social actions and developed by public agencies, civil society organizations and companies. Consequently, FGV CPDOC, through its Professional Master’s program, has contributed to the training of professionals with such expertise, whether from social responsibility sectors of public and private companies or from NGOs with tradition in research and policy management of policies to fight social inequality and poverty.


Selection Process

2021 Selection: Calendar and public notice





11/08 - 03/11/2020

Registration formalization

(document upload)

11/08 - 03/11/2020

Publication of list of approved registrations



 30/11, 01 and 02/12

Publication of Final Results


Enrollment Scheduling

18/01 - 11/02/2021


18/01 - 12/02/2021

Enrollment Cancellation

Until 02/03/2021

Start of Classes


**Erratum - Click here to access (only portuguese).

CLICK HERE to access the public notice for the selection process (only in Portuguese).

Registration fee:

  • R$40.00 for bank payment slips issued from 03/08/2020 to before 6 p.m. on 18/09/2020
  • R$50.00 for bank payment slips issued after 6 p.m. on 18/09/2020 to before 6 p.m. on 03/11/2020

The Professional Master’s degree in Cultural Assets and Social Projects does not offer scholarships. Payment may be made in a single payment or in monthly installments:
•    Single payment R$21,513.60
•    Installments: 24 installments x R$996.00


The student must take three compulsory subjects and three optional subjects, each worth three credits. The optional subjects should be defined by the student according to the final thesis to be developed. There are also two tutorial seminars whose activity will be defined by the advisor, both worth three credits.

In view of the uncertainties of the current pandemic scenario, and to facilitate the planning of candidates and future students, all mandatory Professional Master's courses will be offered online (live) in 2021.

•    Culture and Society
•    History of Brazil
•    Final Thesis Seminar
“The subjects may be subsequently amended.*
•    Citizenship and rights
•    Film and history writings
•    Knowledge, society and democracy
•    Visual Culture: theory and methods of image analysis
•    Sports and society
•    Social project management
•    Brazilian Political Institutions
•    Memory and archives
•    Research methods and techniques
•    Heritage policies in contemporary Brazil
•    Technical-methodological procedures of oral history
•    Social Projects

More information on the curriculum structure and other guidelines are available in the PPHPBC Regulation.


Américo Oscar Guichard Freire
•    PhD in History – UFRJ
–    History of Rio de Janeiro
–    Political History of Republican Brazil

Angela Moreira Domingues da Silva
•    PhD in History – FGV CPDOC
–    Authoritarianism in Brazil
–    History of the Judiciary Branch

Bernardo Buarque de Hollanda
•    PhD in Social History of Culture – PUC-Rio
–    Brazilian Social Thought
–    Social History of Sports

Celso Corrêa Pinto de Castro
•    PhD in Social Anthropology – UFRJ
–    Tourism and cultural heritage
–    Theory of culture

 Jairo Cesar Marconi Nicolau
•    PhD in Political Science – IUPERJ
–    Brazilian politics
–    Political parties, elections and behavior

 Jaqueline Porto Zulini
•    PhD in Political Science – USP
–    Comparative political institutions
–    History, politics and institutions

 Jimmy Medeiros
•    PhD in Public Policy, Strategy and Development – IE/UFRJ
–    Public Policy
–    Social Protection

João Marcelo Ehlert Maia
•    PhD in Sociology – IUPERJ
–    Brazilian Social Thought
–    Sociology of Culture

Márcio Grijó Vilarouca
•    PhD in Political Science – IUPERJ
–    Executive-Legislative Relations
–    Brazilian political institutions

Marco Aurélio Vannucchi Leme de Mattos
•    PhD in History – University of São Paulo
–    History of Republican Brazil
–    Civil society institutions

Matias Spektor
•    PhD in International Relations – University of Oxford
–    International Relations
–    Research methods in Social Sciences and History

Martina Spohr
•    PhD in Social History – UFRJ
–    Political History of Republican Brazil
–    History Archives and Methodology

Sérgio Praça
•    PhD in Political Science – USP
–    Brazilian Political Institutions
–    Bureaucracy and Politics

Silvia Monnerat Barbosa
•    PhD in Social Anthropology – National Museum/UFRJ
–    Urban Anthropology
–    Anthropological theory

Thaís Blank
•    PhD in Communication and Culture – UFRJ
–    Visual Culture
–    Film and History

Vivian Fonseca
•    PhD in History, Politics and Cultural Assets – FGV CPDOC
–    Heritage, Memory and History Teaching
–    History of Sports

Course Coordination: Prof. Angela Moreira


Daniela Aires
Tel: +55 21 3799-5545
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Botafogo – Rio de Janeiro