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Political Science (Bachelor) 2018/2019

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General


Academic degree:
  • Bachelor (Bologna 1st cycle degree)
ECTS:
180
Duration:
6 curricular semesters
Regime:
Daytime
Place:
Gualtar Campus, Braga
Main Scientific area:
  • Political Science and International Relations

Contacts


    School of Economics and Management
    Campus de Gualtar
    4710 - 057 Braga

    Tel: 00 351 253604510 Fax: 00 351 253601380
    E-Mail: pedagogico@eeg.uminho.pt
    URL: http://www.eeg.uminho.pt

Description


The University of Minho was among the first in Portugal to recognize Political Science as an independent field of study by making it a mandatory course in the study programs of International Relations and Public Administration which are thirty and twenty five years old, respectively. Such a legacy allows the University of Minho to count with a qualified faculty, most of them with PhDs in Political Science which means a guarantee of scientific and pedagogical quality.
The plan of studies in Political Science intends to differentiate from the existing classical curricular models. The plan is based on the Bologna Model, with nuclear courses in Introduction to Political Science, Political Theory, Political Parties, Electoral Systems and Surveys and Public Opinion, and a structure of four subfields of study Political Science, Political Communication, International Relations and Public Administration. In addition, the plan offers many different elective courses.
The main objective is to provide a solid academic formation in the scientific area of Political Science with the possibility of acquiring different competencies from the elective courses that focus on specific domains. Besides allowing for a more enlightened participation in the political community, the program also allows graduates to occupy key positions in institutions and organisations, social communication media, universities, research units, business, etc.

Access to higher education


Holders of a degree programme in Political Science awarded by the University of Minho, willing to deepen and further their studies, may access to a wide range of post-graduate courses. As na exemple of this, we highlight the Master Programme in Political Science of the School of Economics and Management at the University of Minho, whose first Edition starts in 2013-2014.

Careers


Holders of a degree programme in Political Science are able to perform highly qualified functions at the governance of the State level as well as in the Central, Regional and Local Administration organisations; European institutions; consulting companies; study centers of public opinion; Media; research centres/think tanks; university teaching, among others.
The master programme in political science focuses on the development of several soft and technical skills aiming at, among other functions, the correct use of quantitative and qualitative tools deemed essential for the analysis and evaluation of political phenomena; the performance of services of political couching, electoral and political marketing; analysis, implementation, evaluation and monitoring of public policies.
The course aims also at endowing students with a solid theoretical and methodological background for pursuing advanced studies in the field of Political Science.

Access


30

Vacancies

0

Minimum

Access forms


The access to this Cycle of Studies can be done through the following ways:
- Application for National Access to Higher Education Admissions;
- Application for Special Access to Higher Education Admissions;
- Application for Local Access to Higher Education Admissions;
- Application for Special Access to Higher Education Admissions;
- Application for Access to Higher Education Admissions through Re-Entry, Change and Transfer of Course.

Formal requirements


Entrance Testing

04 Economy
or
06 Philosophy
or
11 History

This information must be verified on
http://www.dges.gov.pt/guias/detcursopi.asp?codc=9019&code=1000

Aditional Information


Study Plan


Regime Curricular Unit Scientific Area ECTS
Year 1 60
S1 Constitutional Law D 6
S1 Introduction to Political Science I CPRI 6
S1 Methodolody in Political Science CPRI 6
S1 Political Economics E 6
S1 Political Theory I CPRI 6
S2 Applied Statistics to Political Science CAE 6
S2 Introduction to Political Science II CPRI 6
S2 Political Theory II CPRI 6
S2 Portuguese Political Thought F 6
S2 Principles of Public Administration CA 6
Year 2 60
S1 Interest Groups CPRI 6
S1 Political Parties CPRI 6
S1 Political Process Theory CA 6
S1 Portuguese Political System CPRI 6
S1 Opção I 6
Cybersecurity and New Threats CPRI 6
Evaluation of Public Polices CA 6
Human Resources Administration CA 6
International Organizations CPRI 6
Islam and Arab World CPRI 6
Local Administration and Governance CA 6
Public Contracts CA 6
Public Finance E; CA 6
S2 European Union Political System CPRI 6
S2 Political Communication CCom 6
S2 Political Leadership CPRI 6
S2 Public Opinion and Political Behavior CPRI 6
S2 Opção II 6
Cybersecurity and New Threats CPRI 6
Geopolitics and Strategy CPRI 6
Internacional Negotiation CPRI 6
Local Administration and Governance CA 6
Political and Electoral Communication Marketing CA 6
Social Policies CA 6
Year 3 60
S1 Elites and Power CPRI 6
S1 Internacional Politcs CPRI 6
S1 Political Systems CPRI 6
S1 Opção III 6
Cybersecurity and New Threats CPRI 6
Ethics and Social Responsibility G 6
European Law D 6
Financial Investments G 6
Human Resources Administration CA 6
International Human Resource Management G 6
Introduction to Management G 6
Islam and Arab World CPRI 6
Political Psychology Psi 6
Public Contracts CA 6
Public Finance E; CA 6
Strategic Management G 6
S1 Opção IV 6
Cybersecurity and New Threats CPRI 6
Ethics and Social Responsibility G 6
European Law D 6
Financial Investments G 6
Human Resources Administration CA 6
International Human Resource Management G 6
Introduction to Management G 6
Islam and Arab World CPRI 6
Political Psychology Psi 6
Public Contracts CA 6
Public Finance E; CA 6
Strategic Management G 6
S2 Citizenship and Identity CPRI 6
S2 Electoral Systems CPRI 6
S2 Surveys and Opinion Polls CA 6
S2 Opção UMinho 6
Academic English LLC 6
Bioethics ENF 6
Computation with R M 6
Education and Interpersonal Development in the University Context CEd 6
Environment and Energy ENG 6
Ethics: The Major Questions of our Time F 6
Foreign Language Level 1 - French LLC 6
Foreign Language Level 1 - German LLC 6
Fundamentals and Practices of First Aid ENF 6
Galician Language and Culture LLC 6
Green Buildings ENG 6
Inclusive Design ARQ; DG 6
Innovation in Management of Cities ENG 6
Mathematics Behind Things M 6
Occupational Safety and Health ENG 6
Optics for Digital Photography Fis 6
Personality and Crime Psi 6
Social Skills and Employability Psi 6
Sport and Health EF 6
S2 Opção V 6
Cybersecurity and New Threats CPRI 6
Human Resource Management G 6
Internacional Negotiation CPRI 6
International Marketing G 6
Introduction to Financial Management G 6
Knowledge and Innovation Management G 6
Logistics G 6
Organizational Behaviour G 6
Political and Electoral Communication Marketing CA 6
Principles of Entrepreneurship G 6
Social Policies CA 6

Assessment/Accreditation


A3ES Accreditation status:
Accredited
Resolution publication date:
20-05-2015
A3ES submited report:
Registry number at Ministry:
R/A-Ef 2416/2011
Registry Date:
18-03-2011
Accreditation validity:
19-05-2021