Bachelor (BSc)


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6 Years
30 Jul 2020
Accreditation DGES
Initial registry R/A-Ef 1038/2011 de 18-03-2011
Update registry R/A-Ef 1038/2011/AL01 de 22-07-2015 | R/A-Ef 1038/2011/AL02 de 16/06/2022
School of Sociology and Public Policy
Sedas Nunes Building (Building I), room 1E03
(+351) 210 464 015
9:30 - 18:00
Lectured in Portuguese
Teaching Type In person
The undergraduate programme in Sociology at Iscte-University Institute of Lisbon was the first course in Portugal in this area. It stands out today as the main educational offer in terms of number of students and number of graduates in the area.

The undergraduate programme provides a solid and up-to-date training, involving the learning of sociological concepts and approaches on fundamental themes for a comprehensive understanding of contemporary societies.

The formative focus on intensive and extensive methodologies, incorporating a strong demonstrative component of research and operationalisation of sociological concepts and theories, gives the Sociology undergraduate programme at Iscte-University Institute of Lisbon differentiating features of wide recognition and prestige in the national and international panorama.

Throughout the training process, students are challenged to exercise and "experiment" sociology, both in terms of scientific research and of social intervention and professional practice.

The Sociology undergraduate programme is offered at Iscte-University Institute of Lisbon, during the day and after work, with a growing demand from adults, with the aim of completing their training and enriching their skills to meet the requirements of the labour market.

In order to provide students an opportunity to diversify their training, the undergraduate programme in  Sociology offers, in the third year, the possibility to choose one of the following two branches of specialization:

- Sociology

- Public Policy

In this formative framework, one of the traits that is particularly advantageous stems from the clear prevalence in the teaching staff of members integrated in the research units of the Iscte-University Institute of Lisbon - mainly in the Centre for Research and Studies in Sociology (CIES-Iscte), Center for International Studies (CEI-Iscte) and Centre for Socioeconomic and Territorial Studies (DINAMIA'CET-Iscte).

Students can join the Sociology Student Nucleus of Iscte (NESISCTE), which, throughout the undergraduate programme, promotes the support and monitoring of students and develops a set of activities related with Sociology.


Offer in English

The degree in Sociology has had a growing demand from international students and offers a set of Course Units taught in English.

The results of entering the degree in Sociology at the Iscte-University Institute of Lisbon have revealed an increased demand, with the score of the last placed in the 1st phase of the national access competition in 2020/2021, of 14.1 values (Portuguese scale, 0-20).

Director(s) message

Renato Miguel do Carmo

As a higher education institution, the Iscte-University Institute of Lisbon offers its students a Learning Programme that is not limited to the frequency of classes.

All students entering the Sociology undergraduate programme are thus challenged to participate in numerous activities that take place in the context of the university, on an almost daily basis. This involvement is one of the pillars that supports the expansion of the potential for reflective skills and critical sense that our students are expected to acquire throughout their training process.

Our main mission towards students is to help them obtain solid, technical and scientifically competent training, which helps them to overcome themselves, and enables them to build alternative projects and make choices with a future.


General information

3 years
Daytime and Evening
Ingress exams
11 History or 16 Mathematics or 18 Portuguese
Teaching Type
In person
Last placed grade
Daytime: 154,0 | Evening 134,0
1.stYear 697.00
2.ndYear 697.00
3.rdYear 697.00
1.stYear 5500.00
2.ndYear 5500.00
3.rdYear 5500.00
* Information for 2024/2025
School of Sociology and Public Policy
Sedas Nunes Building (Building I), room 1E03
(+351) 210 464 015
9:30 - 18:00
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