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Political Science

Universidade de Aveiro
2 years
Master's degree
Scholarships available
Aveiro
Portuguese
Universidade de Aveiro

Program description

Political Science

The educational and scientific project underlying this course seeks to foster the development of the theoretical, conceptual and instrumental bases necessary for the analysis, comprehension and critical evaluation of political phenomena in their multiple dimensions.

The Master programs is structured in five areas of specialisation, which articulate the "classical"domains of Political Science (European and world politics; institutions and comparative politics) with new areas of political study (governance; public policy analysis in an applied setting; sustainable development; urban planning and population).

Admission requirements

  1. Licenciatura level degree, or legal equivalent.
  2. Foreign higher education degree in awarded on completion of a 1st cycle study programs organised in accordance with the principles of the Bologna Process by a State adhering to this process.
  3. Foreign higher education degree recognised as satisfying the objectives of the licenciatura degree by the scientifically and statutorily competent body.
  4. The Scientific Council of the University of Aveiro may admit applicants proposed by the Director of the Study Cycle who do not meet the conditions specified above but whose academic, scientific or professional curriculum reveal an adequate preparation for frequenting the Masters programs, in accordance with Article 17, N.º 1, d), Decree Law n.º 74/2006, as expressed in DL n.º 65/2018 of 16 August, and Article 47, N.º 1, d) of the Study Regulations of the University of Aveiro.
  5. The recognition referred to in 2, 3 and 4 is valid only for entry to the study cycle and does not confer equivalence to the degree of licenciatura or recognition of this degree.
  6. Students enrolled in the 2019/2020 academic year in a cycle of University of Aveiro studies and who meet conditions for application in 2020/2021 may not apply for the same cycle o f studies under the terms of this competition.

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


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Program content

Year 1

1º Semester

  • Economics Of Policy And Law
  • Governance, Democracy And Globalisation
  • Institutions And Political Parties

Branch Public Politics and Sustainable Development

Option II

  • Digital Governace
  • Europe And Population Policies
  • Institutions And Organizations
  • Theory And History Of European And Regional Integration
  • Trends And Models Of Local Governance

Option I

  • Sociology And Economics Of Sustainable Development

Branch Issues in Public Policies

Option I

  • Digital Governace
  • Trends And Models Of Local Governance

Option II

  • Digital Governace
  • Europe And Population Policies
  • Institutions And Organizations
  • Sociology And Economics Of Sustainable Development
  • Theory And History Of European And Regional Integration
  • Trends And Models Of Local Governance

Branch Comparative Politics and Governance

  • Option I
  • Option II

Branch European and International Politics

Option I

  • Theory And History Of European And Regional Integration

Option II

  • Digital Governace
  • Europe And Population Policies
  • Institutions And Organizations
  • Sociology And Economics Of Sustainable Development
  • Trends And Models Of Local Governance

2º Semester

  • Public Policies Analysis And Regulation
  • Seminar In Political Science Research
  • Comparative Perspective On The Portuguese Political System

Branch Public Politics and Sustainable Development

Option III

  • Environment And Development Strategies

Option IV

  • Evaluation of Programs and Projects
  • Citizenship And Pluralism In Social Policies
  • International Institutions And Global Governance
  • Municipal Governance and Leadership
  • Negotiation, Decision-making And Processes
  • Political Systems Europeanisation
  • Public Policies In Human Resources Management

Branch European and International Politics

Option III

  • International Institutions And Global Governance
  • Political Systems Europeanisation

Option IV

  • Evaluation of Programs and Projects
  • Citizenship And Pluralism In Social Policies
  • Environment And Development Strategies
  • International Institutions And Global Governance
  • Municipal Governance and Leadership
  • Negotiation, Decision-making And Processes
  • Political Systems Europeanisation
  • Public Policies In Human Resources Management

Branch Issues in Public Policies

Option III

  • Evaluation of Programs and Projects
  • Citizenship And Pluralism In Social Policies

Option IV

  • Evaluation of Programs and Projects
  • Citizenship And Pluralism In Social Policies
  • Environment And Development Strategies
  • International Institutions And Global Governance
  • Municipal Governance and Leadership
  • Negotiation, Decision-making And Processes
  • Political Systems Europeanisation
  • Public Policies In Human Resources Management

Year 2

1º Semester

  • Integration and Orientation Seminar

Yearly

  • Dissertation / Project / Internship

Scholarships & funding

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

Tuition fees

  • Local/EU Students: 1000€ per year
  • International/Non-EU Students: 4000€ per year

Career opportunities

  • Internacional and European Organisations (e.g., UN, EU)
  • Public administration
  • International development and aid agencies
  • Consultancies
  • Non-Governamental Organisations
  • Multinacionals
  • Private sector and finance
  • Regulatory bodies and quasi-autonomous non-governamental organisations
  • Social action and welfare agencies
  • Local administration
  • Media
  • Political and international communication and advisory roles
  • Diplomatic career
  • Teaching and research

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Campus Universitário de Santiago
3810-193 Aveiro
Portugal

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