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6 Years
30 Jul 2019
Accreditation DGES
Initial registry R/A-Ef 3373/2011 de 18-03-2011
Update registry R/A-Ef 3373/2011/AL01 de 15-10-2015 | R/A-Ef 3373/2011/AL02 de 27-06-2016 | R/A-Ef 3373/2011/AL03 de 19-04-2017 | R/A-Ef 3373/2011/AL04 de 23/06/2022
Contacts
School of Sociology and Public Policy
Secretariat
Sedas Nunes Building (Building I), room 1E03
secretariado.espp @iscte-iul.pt
(+351) 210 464 015
9:30 - 18:00

Tuition fee EU nationals (2024/2025)

1.stYear 697.00 €
2.rdYear 697.00 €
3.thYear 697.00 €

A propina de cada ano pode ser paga de uma vez só ou em prestações.

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Lectured in Portuguese
Teaching Type In person

The Degree in Political Science is three years long and confers 180 ECTS credits. Each course is worth 6 ECTS. The first two years of the Degree – which contains a total of 19 Curricular Units – are equal for all students*.


The first year of the degree aims to provide students with the basis for an in-depth study of Political Science, both from the theoretical and the methodological and data analysis point of view, whereas in the 2nd year the plan study aims to deepen those basis. Interdisciplinarity is introduced in the 2nd semester of the 1st year.


The 3rd year is one of specialization, hence students have to choose between the Political Science and the Public Policies branches. Each of the branches has its own five specific Curricular Units, but there are also three common core courses - see Study Plan below. In this year, each student also freely chooses two optional Curricular Units, one of which may be Internship in Political Science. The latter course bridges the gap between university and real life.

* In addition to these common core Curricular Units, in the first semester of the first year, the students also take three courses of Transferable Skills worth 2 ECTS each.


Offer in English language


Some Curricular Units are taught both in Portuguese and in English, being up to the student to make the option he/she prefers. To take a course in English gives an added value to the student's CV, besides allowing a deeper knowledge of the language.

Programme Structure for 2024/2025

1st Year
Descriptive Data Analysis for the Social Sciences
6.0 ECTS
Political Institutions
6.0 ECTS
Introduction to Political Science
6.0 ECTS
Political Theory: Classical and Modern Authors
6.0 ECTS
Inferential Data Analysis for the Social Sciences
6.0 ECTS
Contemporary Political History
6.0 ECTS
Introduction to Economy
6.0 ECTS
Extensive Research Methods
6.0 ECTS
Political Theory: Contemporary Authors
6.0 ECTS
Bibliographical Research and Information Analysis
2.0 ECTS
Writing Scientific and Technical Texts
2.0 ECTS
Writing Scientific and Technical Texts
2.0 ECTS
2nd Year
Multivariate Data Analysis for the Social Sciences I
6.0 ECTS
Political History of Contemporary Portugal
6.0 ECTS
Intensive Research Methods
6.0 ECTS
Political Parties and Interest Groups
6.0 ECTS
Comparing Political Systems
6.0 ECTS
Multivariate Data Analysis for the Social Sciences II
6.0 ECTS
Constitutional and Administrative Law
6.0 ECTS
European Institutions and Policies
6.0 ECTS
Laboratory: Comparative Politics
6.0 ECTS
Electoral Systems and Behaviour
6.0 ECTS
3rd Year
Laboratory: Research Project in Political Science
6.0 ECTS
Laboratory: Research Report in Political Science
6.0 ECTS
Citizenship and Political Culture
6.0 ECTS
Political Economy and Globalization
6.0 ECTS
State and Public Policy
6.0 ECTS
Political Sphere and Public Opinion
6.0 ECTS
Social Movements and Protest
6.0 ECTS
Politics and Internacional Relations
6.0 ECTS
Internship in Political Science
6.0 ECTS
State and Public Policy
6.0 ECTS
Internship in Political Science
6.0 ECTS

Objectives

To train graduates who:

  • possess a general understanding of Political Science and knowledge of the principal concepts, theories and methods of the discipline, as well as some of its specialized fields;
  • are able to apply this knowledge and understanding, and have the skills to support arguments and solve problems in this area;
  • are able to gather, select, and interpret relevant information, in particular in the area of Political Science, enabling them to substantiate (scientifically, socially and ethically) the recommended solutions and the judgments issued;
  • are able to communicate information, ideas, problems and solutions, both to in-field specialists and other audiences;
  • have developed skills that enable them to continue lifelong learning with a high degree of autonomy;
  • have acquired knowledge and skills that constitute a solid basis for further and specialized pursuit of university studies in the Political Science or other ranks.
Contacts
School of Sociology and Public Policy
Secretariat
Sedas Nunes Building (Building I), room 1E03
secretariado.espp @iscte-iul.pt
(+351) 210 464 015
9:30 - 18:00
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