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Universidade Lusófona do Porto

Bachelor in European Studies, Lusophone Studies and International Relations

Faculty of Law and Political Science

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A3ES Decision

Accredited - A3ES Decision

Date of the Board Decision



R/A-Ef 113/2012

Confered Degree | Duration | ECTS

Bachelor |6 Semesters |180 ECTS

Programme Director

Prof. Doutor Rui Albuquerque


Monica Ribeiro

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:
04 Economy
06 Philosophy
11 History
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 in European Studies, Lusophone Studies and International Relations (EEELRI) aims to prepare young people to meet the demands raised by the growing complexity of international life, the globalization of the economy, the interdependence of political systems, the globalization of markets for universal communications, the spread of cultures and the socialization of the world.

Knowledge, abilities and skills to be acquired

This Degree will provide students with the scientific, technical and cultural conditions that enable them to perform functions in international organizations, national, multinational and transnational corporations, at national and regional institutions, bodies of local government and educational institutions in the scientific subjects which comprise the structure of the degree program, including matters relating to European integration, international relations, the history of the present and the fields of political science and public administration.

Further Studies

The cycle of studies ensures an adequate preparation, to the student interested in continuing their academic training through postgraduate studies in Political Science, International Relations, European Studies, European Union, among others.
At ULP, graduates in European Studies, Lusophone Studies and International Relations can continue their studies in the Postgraduate Diplomacy and International Relations.

Occupacional Profiles

Technical support in decisions affairs international affairs (also european and Lusophone space);
Administrations of European and international relations offices;
International Trade Departments
Technicians in European and International Organizations;
Mass Media;
Diplomatic Career.

Scientific Areas

Ciência política e cidadania | História e arqueologia | Economia


Study Plan

1st Year/ Comon CoreSemester ECTS
History of International RelationsFirst Semester5
History of Political IdeologiesFirst Semester5
Introduction to Contemporary ThoughtFirst Semester5
Introduction to EconomyFirst Semester5
Political ScienceFirst Semester5
First Semester5
History of European IntegrationSecond Semester5
International OrganizationsSecond Semester5
Introduction to LawSecond Semester5
Methods and Rules of Scientific ResearchSecond Semester5
Theories of International RelationsSecond Semester5
Second Semester5
2nd Year/ Comon CoreSemester ECTS
Comparative Constitutional Political SystemsFirst Semester5
Economic and Social HistoryFirst Semester5
Institutions of the European UnionFirst Semester5
International PolicyFirst Semester5
Public International LawFirst Semester5
First Semester5
Demography and International MigrationSecond Semester5
European LawSecond Semester5
European Union PoliciesSecond Semester5
Geopolitics and Geostrategy of International RelationsSecond Semester5
International EconomicsSecond Semester5
Political and Social MovementsSecond Semester5
3rd Year/ Comon CoreSemester ECTS
Diplomatic Theories and PracticesFirst Semester5
Economic and Monetary Integration of the European UnionFirst Semester5
Economic and Social Cohesion and European FundsFirst Semester5
International Conflicts and SecurityFirst Semester5
International Relations of the Lusophone SpaceFirst Semester5
Principles and Dimensions of Citizenship in the European UnionFirst Semester5
Globalization and International TradeSecond Semester5
OptionSecond Semester5
Political Socioeconomics of Portuguese-speaking CountriesSecond Semester5
Studies on Brazil and African CountriesSecond Semester5
Studies on the Peninsular NorthwestSecond Semester5
Studies on Timor and the Luso-Asian CountriesSecond Semester5

Teaching staff

Teachers, Academic Degree and Dedication time
LecturerAcademic DegreesDedication time
Ana Cristina Lacerda Almas De SousaMasterPart-Time
António Manuel Lopes TavaresDoctorateFull-Time
Carlos Manuel Guimarães Oliveira PintoDoctoratePart-Time
Célia Maria Taborda Da SilvaDoctorateFull-Time
José António De Oliveira RochaDoctorateFull-Time
Maria Elisabete Guedes Pinto Da CostaDoctorateFull-Time
Mário Nuno Alves De Sousa NevesDoctorateFull-Time
Nuno Francisco De Sá E Melo De Castro MarquesDoctorateFull-Time
Paulo Afonso Brardo DuarteDoctorateFull-Time
Paulo Jorge Carvalho Dos Santos VicenteDoctoratePart-Time
Paulo Jorge Pereira FurtadoMasterPart-Time
Rui Manuel Da Silva Branco De Melo De AlbuquerqueDoctorateFull-Time


Admission for Undergraduates 175 €
Change Course 75 €
Holders of University Degree 175 €
International student 255 €
International student 255 €
Readmission 75 €
Registration245 €
Student Insurance40 €
Enrollment260 €
Average value for 30 ECTS semestral curricular units 298,2 €
Per ECTS 9,94 €

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