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Universidade Lusófona do Porto

Bachelor in Political Science and Election Studies

Faculty of Law and Political Science

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A3ES Decision

Accredited - A3ES Decision

Date of the Board Decision



R/A-Ef 3050/2011

Confered Degree | Duration | ECTS

Bachelor |6 Semesters |180 ECTS

Programme Director

Prof. Doutor António Tavares


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:
06 Philosophy
09 Geography
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


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/ Comon CoreSemester ECTS
History and Theory of International RelationsFirst Semester5
History of the Political Thought and Theories IFirst Semester5
Introduction to EconomyFirst Semester5
Introduction to Political ScienceFirst Semester5
Political Analysis Methods and Techniques IFirst Semester5
Political SociologyFirst Semester5
History of DemocracySecond Semester5
History of the Political Thought and Theories IISecond Semester5
Introduction to LawSecond Semester5
Policy and Communication ISecond Semester5
Political Analysis Methods and Techniques IISecond Semester5
Scientific MethodologySecond Semester5
2nd Year/ Comon CoreSemester ECTS
Option ISemesterly5
Administrative LawFirst Semester5
Electoral Campaigns and Electoral BehaviourFirst Semester5
Policy and Communication IIFirst Semester5
Political Analysis Methods and Techniques IIIFirst Semester5
Political Parties and Electoral Systems IFirst Semester5
Constitutional Theory and Constitutional LawSecond Semester5
History of European IntegrationSecond Semester5
Introduction to Public PoliciesSecond Semester5
Political Parties and Electoral Systems IISecond Semester5
Portuguese Political SystemSecond Semester5
Surveys, Opinion studies and PollsSecond Semester5
3rd Year/ Comon CoreSemester ECTS
Option IISemesterly5
Comparative Political SystemsFirst Semester5
International PolicyFirst Semester5
Project MethodologyFirst Semester5
Public Management ModelsFirst Semester5
Regional and Municipal AdministrationFirst Semester5
State TheoryFirst Semester5
International OrganizationsSecond Semester5
Internship or MonographySecond Semester10
Politics and Economy of the Portuguese-Speaking SpaceSecond Semester5
The Political and Legal System of the European UnionSecond Semester5

Teaching staff

Teachers, Academic Degree and Dedication time
LecturerAcademic DegreesDedication time
António Manuel Lopes TavaresDoctorateFull-Time
Francisco José Alves TeixeiraDoctoratePart-Time
Henrique Miguel Taborda VarajidásDoctorateFull-Time
Maria Do Rosário Pereira Cardoso Dos AnjosDoctorateFull-Time
Maria Elisabete Guedes Pinto Da CostaDoctorateFull-Time
Mário Nuno Alves De Sousa NevesDoctorateFull-Time
Paulo Afonso Brardo DuarteDoctorateFull-Time
Paulo Jorge Carvalho Dos Santos VicenteDoctoratePart-Time
Rui Alberto Mateus PereiraDoctorateFull-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 €
Student Insurance40 €
Enrollment260 €
Registration245 €
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