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Universidade Lusófona do Porto

A3ES Decision

Accredited - A3ES Decision

Date of the Board Decision

19/05/2015

Registration

R/A-Ef 3050/2011

Confered Degree | Duration | ECTS

Bachelor |6 Semesters |180 ECTS

Programme Director

Prof. Doutor António Tavares

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
09 Geography
17 Mathematics Applied to Social Sciences
18 Portuguese

Entry competition/tender:
Course changes;
Transfers;
Returns.
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

Objectives

A degree in Political Science and Electoral Studies has a major strategic mission to give to their graduates with skills in policy and related sciences, as well as the knowledge areas that support the contemporary political activity. The study of the factors of development, quality of life of countries and democracies, the formatting of the various political and constitutional systems and the Lusophone perspective to approach the contemporary geopolitics - are outlines of the course curriculum of this degree.
The degree in Political Science has a core of compulsory courses- Major- and gives the students the opportunity to complete their training by choosing optional subjects, integrating, or not , minors from other scientific areas, offering also to students from other degrees Minors in Political Science and Electoral Studies and Political Science and International Relations .

Knowledge, abilities and skills to be acquired

The undergraduate on Political Science acquires skills that will give him a solid theoretical and practical preparation for the wide range of career possibilities. Underaduates acquire general skills at the level of basic knowledge about the functioning of key institutions of the state and different groups that compete to their driving as well as in understanding the attitudes and behaviors of citizens. The Political Science undergraduate is a professional who, individually or within a team, are able to observe, characterize and evaluate the components that define certain socio-political contexts and intervene, directly or indirectly, in their modification. The Political Science undergraduate can also integrate the public administration at national, regional, local and international level .

Occupacional Profiles

Careers should extend to all sectors of society (political parties, associations, unions, companies, central, regional and local governments, mass media, diplomacy and international organizations).

Scientific Areas

Ciência política e cidadania

Study Plan

1st Year/ Semester ECTS
History and Theory of International RelationsFirst Semester5
History of the Political Thought and Theories IFirst Semester5
Introduction to EconomyFirst Semester5
Introduction to LawFirst Semester5
Political Analysis Methods and Techniques IFirst Semester5
Political SociologyFirst Semester5
History of the Political Thought and Theories IISecond Semester5
Introduction to Political ScienceSecond Semester5
Political Analysis Methods and Techniques IISecond Semester5
Scientific MethodologySecond Semester5
Second Semester5
Second Semester5
2nd Year/ Semester ECTS
Administrative LawFirst Semester5
Option IFirst Semester5
Political Analysis Methods and Techniques IIIFirst Semester5
Political Parties and Electoral Systems IFirst Semester5
First Semester5
First Semester5
Constitutional Theory and Constitutional LawSecond Semester5
History of European IntegrationSecond Semester5
Political Parties and Electoral Systems IISecond Semester5
Portuguese Political SystemSecond Semester5
Surveys, Opinion studies and PollsSecond Semester5
Second Semester5
3rd Year/ Semester ECTS
Option IISemesterly5
Comparative Political SystemsFirst Semester5
International PolicyFirst Semester5
Regional and Municipal AdministrationFirst Semester5
State TheoryFirst Semester5
First Semester5
First Semester5
International OrganizationsSecond Semester5
Second Semester5
Second Semester10
Second Semester5

Teaching staff

Fees

Admission for Undergraduates 160 €
Change Course 72 €
External Students 0 €
Holders of Technological Specialization Courses 160 €
Holders of University Degree 160 €
210 €
210 €
Registration230 €
Student Insurance40 €
Enrollment225 €
Average value for 30 ECTS semestral curricular units 278,4 €
Per ECTS 9,28 €

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