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Master's degree in Political Science

ISCTE-University Institute of Lisbon

Program description

Political Science

The Master's in Political Science is an in-depth studies course with the key objective of providing a solid theoretical and empirical training in the field of political science and other related sciences, centred on the problems of democracy and citizenship.

The students are intended to improve their ability of operationalising the acquired knowledge, so as to: 1) favour a qualified professional performance, specialised on the social and political reality; 2) develop the practice of scientific research, knowing how to articulate the various types of knowledge with the research methods and techniques.

The Master's course in Political Science has an experienced faculty composed by national and foreign professor, with a wide curriculum in the fields of teaching and political research. A great part of the faculty is connected to the Centre for Research and Studies in Sociology (CIES-IUL), a research centre that has always had the classification of excellent in the valuations carried out by Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (Foundation for Science and Technology). The students are encouraged to develop empirical research works and to apply their knowledge in the professional field, namely by means of the possibility of undergoing traineeships in a considerable number of public and private institutions, with which were established protocols.


Information regarding COVID-19

Due to the outbreak of COVID-19, the Portuguese government has temporarily closed all schools and universities from March 12th 2020.

In light of this, ISCTE - Instituto Universitário de Lisboa will be suspending face-to-face classes and offering all programs remotely instead. For more information about this, please contact the university.

Admission requirements

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Program content

  • First cycle graduate students in the areas of Political Science, Sociology, Contemporary History and other Social and Human Sciences, as well as in Law (preferentially);
  • in other scientific areas with interest in developing research and/or professional activity in the area of political studies;
  • professionals working in the public administration (national, regional and local), as well as in the community administration (EU);
  • members of national and community political institutions;
  • political leaders;
  • survey professionals;
  • journalists;
  • professionals working for civil society, non-governmental and inter-governmental organisations, etc.

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ISCTE-University Institute of Lisbon

ISCTE-University Institute of Lisbon

Founded in 1972, the University Institute of Lisbon (ISCTE-IUL) is one of the most prestigious public universities in Portugal, particularly focused on postgraduate studies and scientific research. It is organized in four schools: ISCTE Business School, School of Sociology and...

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ISCTE-University Institute of Lisbon

Avenida das Forças Armadas
1649-026 Lisboa

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