POLITICAL SCIENCE AND INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

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):
English, History or Portuguese.

At the end of the course, the graduate will be able to work in Portugal or abroad, in a wide range of activities and sectors such as: public institutions (city councils, ministries and general directorates, public institutes and technical support offices ); management and business areas; law; specialized journalism (political and international affairs); international relations departments; Political and diplomatic activity

WHY CHOOSE POLITICAL SCIENCE AND INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS 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 using innovative teaching methods.

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Updated scientific and technical contents, and a large percentage of practical classes, allow you to learn in real context and to a gradually adapt to your future professional life.

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Quality of facilities.

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. They will be here for you!

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 (BA)* Duration: 6 Semesters · ECTS: 180 ECTS

According to Dispatch no.  5527/2021, DR 2nd series no. 107 of 2 June , Declaration of Rectification no. 1238/2013, DR 2nd series no. 224 of 19 November 2013.

CURRICULAR UNITS
ECTS
Communication Grammar – Political discourse
6
English I
6
Introduction to Political Science
6
Introduction to Law
6
Theory of International Relations
6
CURRICULAR UNITS
ECTS
History of Politics and International Relations
6
English II
6
Introduction to Economics
6
Methodology of Social Sciences
6
International Organizations
6
CURRICULAR UNITS
ECTS
Political Economy
6
Spanish I
6
English III
6
Optional I
6
State Theory and Public Administration
6

(*) To be defined in each year by the Faculty.

CURRICULAR UNITS
ECTS
Portuguese Constitution and the European Union
6
Spanish II
6
English IV
6
Optional II
6
International Political and Economic Order: Globalization and Glocalization
6

(*) To be defined in each year by the Faculty.

CURRICULAR UNITS
ECTS
Public International Law
6
Political and Economic Diplomacy
6
Optional III
6
Population Policy and Migration Movements
6
Compared Contemporary Political Systems
6

(*) To be defined in each year by the Faculty.

CURRICULAR UNITS
ECTS
Democracy and Citizenship
6
Internship and Graduation Project
6
Ethics and Political Science
6
Political Marketing
6
Optional IV
6

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

PROGRAM COORDINATOR

Prof. Judite de Freitas and Prof. Luísa Vasconcelos

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ADMISSIONS AND COSTS

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Academic Year 2022/23

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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

Alumnus Nuno Silva, Administrator of the Durit Group, has been one of the main responsible for the company's internationalization.

(PHOTO FROM “DURIT.COM”)

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