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6 semesters
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available

Program description

Bachelor Journalism

The Journalism course creates professionals that can answer the needs of a labour market that is increasingly demanding and competitive. The students have a social sciences background, in order to obtain the much needed cultural and communication competencies indispensable to the job. At the same time journalism workshops – written, radio, television and digital – will allow them to simulate the expressions and the production routines of each media.

Admission requirements

International Student

  • Hold a Portuguese secondary school diploma or
  • Possess a qualification diploma legally equivalent to Portuguese secondary education or
  • Hold a qualification that gives access to higher education, in the country of origin

Undergraduate Courses

  • Document proving the completion of Portuguese secondary education or equivalent (ENEM, in case of Brazilian students) or, the necessary and sufficient qualification for access to higher education in the country of origin duly certified by the competent authorities

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.

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Program content

Year 1

1st Semester

  • Communication Theories
  • Statistics
  • History and Politics of the Contemporary World
  • English for Journalism
  • Journalism Laboratory I
  • Portuguese Language

2nd Semester

  • Communication and Language
  • Social Analysis
  • Contemporary Portugal
  • Ethics and Deontology in Journalism
  • Journalism Laboratory II
  • Expression Techniques for the Portuguese Language

Year 2

3rd Semester

  • Sociology of Communication
  • Economic Analysis
  • Journalistic Discourse Analysis
  • Media History
  • Screenwriting for Journalism
  • Audiovisual Caption and Editing Workshop

4th Semester

  • Communication Law
  • Visual Languages
  • Theories of Journalism
  • Journalism Laboratory III
  • Radio Broadcasting Workshop
  • Television Broadcasting Workshop

Year 3

5th Semester

  • Intercultural Communication
  • Media System
  • Multiplatform Journalism Workshop
  • Visual Journalism
  • Option 1 and 2
    • Multimedia Editing Workshop
    • TV Report Workshop
    • Interview Techniques Workshop
    • Literary Journalism

6th Semester

  • Culture and Media
  • International Journalism
  • Entrepreneurship, Journalism and Creative Industries
  • Political Sociology
  • Contemporary Challenges for Journalism
  • Option 3
    • Multimedia Journalism
    • New Expressions of Radio
    • Directing the Documentary

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.

Tuition fees

The tuition fee for both local/EU and international students is: 3,300€ per year


ECTS: 180

Career opportunities

Professional Outcomes

  • Professional journalism - press, radio, television, agency and multimedia.
  • Production of content for institutional journalistic publications in printed or digital media.
  • Research in the area of media and journalism.
  • Activities whose central core is the public transmission of journalistic content.

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About this institute

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Instituto Politécnico de Lisboa

Located in the metropolitan area of Lisbon and composed of eight schools, IPL- Politécnico de Lisboa is a public institution with a long history in the field of higher education. IPL is composed of the following schools: School of Communication...

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Instituto Politécnico de Lisboa

Estrade de Benfica 529
1549-020 Lisbon

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