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Universidade Lusófona do Porto

Bachelor in Communication Science and Culture

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A3ES Decision

Accredited - A3ES Decision

Date of the Board Decision



R/A-Ef 3051/2011

Confered Degree | Duration | ECTS

Bachelor |6 Semesters |180 ECTS

Programme Director


Programme sub-director

Prof.ª Doutora Alexandra Maria Gomes Costa Morais Figueira



Entrance Conditions

National access competition/tender:
Having completed the 12th grade;
A grade higher than 95 points (range 0-200), in the following entrance exams:
06 Philosophy
11 History
17 Mathematics Applied to Social Sciences
18 Portuguese

Entry competition/tender:
Course changes;
In accordance with Decree 401/2007, of April 5.
Special competition/tender for those over the age of 23:
On completing 23 years of age by the 31st of December of the preceding year
Those not entitled access to higher education (if they have undertaken and been approved in the entrance test for the college they want to enter, they are entitled to the referred access).
Special competition/tender for higher education graduates and Diplomas in Specialized Technology:
(In accordance with Decree-Law No. 393-B/99, of 2 October;
In accordance with Ordinance No. 854-A/99, of 4 October;
In accordance with Decree-Law No. 88/2006, of May 23).

Programme requirements

Have completed a total of 180 ECTS


The degree is part of an innovative project in the areas of communication and culture, as it is to contribute to the formation of professional-date, accurate and creative, and to prepare for further research and innovation. Promote an elementary education and interdisciplinary basis in broadband that integrates theoretical and applied knowledge in the areas of Communication Sciences and Culture, and in specialized fields of Applied Communication, Journalism and Cultural Management, through three alternative routes but interconnected training.

Knowledge, abilities and skills to be acquired

Proposing to acquire skills and learning scientific and technological practices, and achieving a kind of training that is consistent with the current requirements for flexibility and employability, the emphasis was to give the student an informed choice of variant to follow and a wider range professional options, and the initial three semesters consisting of one common trunk. Thus, the first course of specialization in Communication and Journalism arises only in the 4th semester (ie in the 2nd semester of 2nd year) and the first course of specialization in Applied Communication also appears in April. semester, and common students who wish to engage in Applied Communications: Marketing, Advertising and Public Relations or Cultural Management.
The first two years are training in the areas of Communication Sciences and Culture, being organized for the third year of specialty courses in Communication and Journalism, Applied Communications: Marketing, Advertising and Public Relations and Cultural Management.

Further Studies

Students may continue for 2nd cycle studies: Master in Communication Networks and Technologies, and further to 3rd cycle studies: PhD in Communication For Development or PhD in Arts of the Media

Scientific Areas

Jornalismo e reportagem | Sociologia e outros estudos | Marketing e publicidade


Study Plan

1st Year/ Comon CoreSemester ECTS
History of CommunicationFirst Semester6
Introduction to Contemporary ThoughtFirst Semester6
Research and Investigation MethodsFirst Semester6
Techniques of Written ExpressionFirst Semester6
First Semester6
Art, Culture and CommunicationSecond Semester6
Communication Models and TheoriesSecond Semester6
Interpersonal CommunicationSecond Semester6
Text and Discourse Analysis MethodsSecond Semester6
Second Semester6
2nd Year/ Comon CoreSemester ECTS
CybercultureFirst Semester6
Image Analysis MethodsFirst Semester6
Political CommunicationFirst Semester6
Sociology of the Media and Public OpinionFirst Semester6
First Semester6
Image TechnologiesSecond Semester6
Publics and AudiencesSecond Semester6
RethoricSecond Semester6
Second Semester6
2nd Year/ Strategic CommunicationSemester ECTS
Second Semester6
2nd Year/ Communication and JournalismSemester ECTS
Second Semester6
3rd Year/ Comon CoreSemester ECTS
First Semester6
Second Semester6
3rd Year/ Strategic CommunicationSemester ECTS
Visual CommunicationFirst Semester6
First Semester6
First Semester6
First Semester6
Creative ProcessesSecond Semester6
Public Relations WorkshopSecond Semester6
Second Semester6
Second Semester6
3rd Year/ Communication and JournalismSemester ECTS
Radio JournalismFirst Semester6
Theories of JournalismFirst Semester6
First Semester6
First Semester6
Journalism ResearchSecond Semester6
Television JournalismSecond Semester6
Second Semester6
Second Semester6

Teaching staff


Admission for Undergraduates 180 €
Change Course 80 €
Holders of University Degree 180 €
International student 260 €
International student 260 €
Readmission 80 €
Student Insurance40 €
Enrollment260 €
Registration250 €
Average monthly value for 30 ECTS semestral curricular units 344,4 €
Per ECTS 11,48 €

Other fees may be applied in accordance with the regulations in force