The curriculum keeps the coherence of the research projects of teachers and students and strengthens the thematic axes and perspectives of the three research lines. Thus, there are two core academic activities (Thesis Seminar for Master's and Dissertation Seminars for Doctoral students) and thematic and theoretical-methodological courses that meet the demand of projects under development in the program. In addition, for the Social History of Culture line of research, there is another discipline that, although not compulsory, is offered annually: 'Urban Cultures and Modernity'.
The curricular structure, as evidenced by the variety and the arrangement of its core, thematic and theoretical-methodological subjects, contemplates the geographical and temporal scopes and, more specifically, the objects. Broadly, it goes from Antiquity to Contemporaneity, and moves on to the Middle Ages and the Modern Age, Europe, the Americas, Asia and Africa; and selects from classical themes of Brazilian and foreign historiography to objects linked to prevailing fields, such as environmental history, history of science, cultural history and the new political history.