Accredited - A3ES Decision
Date of the Board Decision
Confered Degree | Duration | ECTS
Bachelor |6 Semesters |180 ECTS
National access competition/tender:
Having completed the 12th grade;
A grade higher than 95 points (range 0-200), in the following entrance exams:
17 Mathematics Applied to Social Sciences
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).
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 .
Careers should extend to all sectors of society (political parties, associations, unions, companies, central, regional and local governments, mass media, diplomacy and international organizations).
Ciência política e cidadania