Communication Sciences

The course is taught in the Portuguese language, however some curricular units may be taught in the English language

 

Result of the accreditation process by the Higher Education Assessment and Accreditation Agency (A3ES)

Decision: Accredited
Accreditation validity: 31/07/2025
A3ES Deliberation: link

Admission Exams (general regime):
Philosophy, History, English or Portuguese.

Places

The option for this course allows, in the future, to exercise professionally Communication Sciences in: journalism; communication assessorship; marketing; advertising and production and audiovisual and multimedia direction, in media companies, producers, state agencies, communication agencies and companies in general (communication, marketing and commercial departments).

WHY CHOOSE COMMUNICATION SCIENCES AT UFP?

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Our teachers keep close and supportive throughout your course.

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Highly qualified, differentiated and experienced faculty, nationally and internationally recognized.

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Practical classes that mirror the reality of the labor market.

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Quality of facilities. Laboratories supporting teaching and learning in real context (Television, Radio, Press).

YOUR SUPPORT TEAM

Educational success is achieved through teamwork. During your application process, and whenever you need it, you will have the support and advice of a team of professionals.

Professors

In addition to being academically qualified, our teaching staff is known to be very open and available to clarify your questions

Welcome Team

The Welcome Team, created with UFP collaborators who are mostly alumni of the university, aims to facilitate the integration of the new students.

Staff

In-person (during office hours) or a click away, our staff is professional and willing to help.

STUDY PLAN

1st Cycle – Licenciatura* · Duration: 6 Semesters · 180 ECTS

According to Dispatch no.  8576/2020, DR 2nd series, no. 174, of the 7th of September

Correction dispatch no. 621/2020, DR 2nd series, no. 180, of the 15th of September

CURRICULAR UNITS
ECTS
Multimedia Communication
6
Communication Grammar I (History and Expansion of the Portuguese Language)
6
English I
6
Theory and History of Communication and Journalism
6
Theory and History of Public Relations, Advertising and Marketing
6
CURRICULAR UNITS
ECTS
Digital Communication
6
Communication Grammar II (News and Column)
6
Great Subjects of History and Journalism (18th-21st centuries)
6
English II
6
Optional I
6
CURRICULAR UNITS
ECTS
Advertising Writing I
6
Esthetics of Communication
6
Communication Grammar III (Interview and Report)
6
Marketing: Techniques and Strategies
6
Optional II
6
CURRICULAR UNITS
ECTS
Graphic Design and Web Communication
6
Advertising Writing II
6
Communication Grammar IV (Editorials and Articles)
6
Public Relations and Assessorship of Communication
6
Optional III
6
CURRICULAR UNITS
ECTS
Portuguese Constitution and the European Union
6
Ethics, Law and Deontology of Communication
6
Communication Grammar V (Culture and Science)
6
New Media, Innovation and Creativity in Communication
6
Optional IV
6
CURRICULAR UNITS
ECTS
Internship
6
Communication Grammar VI (Economy and Politics)
6
Semiotics of Communication
6
Graduation Project
6

* Successful completion of all courses integrating the study plan of the 1st cycle (180 ECTS) confers the Licenciado (BA) degree.

PROGRAM COORDINATOR

Prof. Dr. Sandra Tuna
Prof. Dr. Eduardo Paz Barroso

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EXCHANGE PROGRAM/STUDY ABROAD

    • University Fernando Pessoa’s students (UFP) who meet the eligibility criteria have the possibility of studying and/or doing internship periods in international mobility.

     

    • Study periods in international mobility of students are carried out in higher education institutions outside Portugal, with which UFP maintains student exchange agreements under the Erasmus + Program (in the European area) or other existing bilateral exchange agreements.

     

    • Information about mobility/exchange programs is available through the International Relations Office (link).
ALUMNI

José Pinto, Marketing Alumnus and Administrator of the company Procalçado, is one of the main responsible persons for the great success of the brand Lemon Jelly.

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ALUMNI

João Coutinho, Advertising Alumnus and current CEO of Young & Rubicam for North America, has designed one of the 10 best campaigns in 2015, according to Adweek.

(www.lierac.ca)

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