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Political Science

 3rd Cycle Degree     Departamento Comunicação, Filosofia e Política [Portuguese]

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Study plan   Political Science


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DGES code
CNAEF classification 313 | Decree no. 256/2005 [PT]
Publication in the Portuguese Official Gazette Order no. 13488/2014 - DR 2nd series, no. 215, 06 November [PT] | Corrigendum no. 1170/2014 - DR 2nd series, no. 222, 17 November [PT]
Assessment/Accreditation/Registration A3ES Accreditation, 26-07-2021
Self-assessment Report
Initial registry: R/A-Cr 108/2014 de 16-07-2014
Mode of study Daytime
ECTS 180
Other information Joint programme with the University of Aveiro

General Access Regime  

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Admission Requirements Podem candidatar-se ao Programa Doutoral em Ciência Política UA-UBI:
a) Detentores do título de grau de mestre, ou equivalente legal, na área das ciências sociais e humanas. b) Titulares do grau de mestre, ou equivalente legal, noutras áreas científicas.
c) Titulares do grau de licenciado possuidores de currículo académico e profissional reconhecido como capacitador pela Comissão Científica do Programa Doutoral para a realização do ciclo de estudos.
Vacancies 15 (2023)
Calculation of the Access Grade Ciência Política 2021


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Profile of the programme This doctoral programme aims, generally, to provide high quality advanced training in Political Science, and contribute to research in this area. In this context, the course objectives are: - To offer and develop advanced methodological skills, both in theoretical and conceptual research and in empirical research
- To familiarize the students with the state of the art in the structural political science subareas of the course: comparative politics, political communication, political philosophy, and governance
- To deepen and develop the critical reflection of the great sources of political thought, and their application to the current social and political questions
-To promote internal interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary work, accessing different methodologies and knowledge of different areas in Political Science
Note: Classes are given in English when integrate non-Portuguese-speaking students
Key learning outcomes The students who complete the course should: - Have a developed and systematic understanding of, at least, one domain in Political Science, which implies having high level skills of thinking, analysis and in the use of methodological resources
- Demonstrate the ability to conceive, plan and complete original and high level research in Political Science, bearing in mind the demands of quality and academic ethics
- Have completed original research, most notably the doctoral dissertation, capable of being an effective contribution to the existing knowledge in Political Science, and at a level that merits wider distribution (e.g. peer-reviewed journals, academic monographs)
- Demonstrate the abilities of reflection, questioning, critical analysis and synthesis of complex ideas
- Be able to contribute to scientific knowledge, social good and cultural wealth, be it within an academic or professional context, in a complex knowledge-centred society
Occupational profiles of graduates The third cycle degree in Political Science is an excellent base training for the following career options: a) National or regional political and/or administrative functions in public administration institutions, local city halls, public companies and public institutes, private companies, as well as, corporate, supporter, employer’s, union organizations. Work in non-governmental foundations and organizations
b) Communication and media jobs. Journalism area jobs that require deep knowledge and analysis abilities in political matters
c) Advice jobs, as consultant or director, which demand for political analysis and decision capa cities
d) Studies and investigation sector in political area jobs, in universities, political foundations, think tanks, opinion studies companies, etc
e) Functions in international institutions.
Learning facilities In the UA, the course will function mostly in the DCSPT. This department has 7 classrooms; one computer lab; one study room equipped with computers; and workrooms for PhD students. The library resources in Political Science in the UA’s library have grown considerably since 2007, with a substantial investment in this area. Similarly, there are periodicals and databases of scientific journals (for example, JSTOR, as well as those of the B-On consortium).

At UBI, the course will function in “Pólo I”, where the following are located: equipped classrooms; the Centre for Teaching and Learning Resources; and the Main Library. The course also counts with the installations and activities of Praxis - Centre of Philosophy, Politics and Culture and of Labcom, R&D units in which UBI's professors develop their scientific activity.

Both universities offer access to the internet, and support tools for research and teaching, and are prepared for people with reduced mobility.

Requirements and regulations (assessment and graduation) UBI Regulations [PT]

Erasmus+ Agreements

Erasmus Agreements
  • University of Salamanca • Espanha
  • Vilnius University • Lituânia
  • Kazimierz Wielki University • Polónia
  • West University of Timisoara • Roménia
  • Ankara Yildrim Beyazit University • Turquia
  • Ankara Science University • Turquia
  • Bandirma Onyedi Eylul Univerity • Turquia
  • Hasan Kalyoncu University • Turquia
  • Igdir University • Turquia
  • Halic University • Turquia
  • Yalova University • Turquia

Departamento de Comunicação, Filosofia e Política

Rua Marquês D'Ávila e Bolama
6201-001 Covilhã
275 242 024

Course Coordinator(s)

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Course Director
Maria João Dias de Carvalho Neves Cabrita
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Mobility coordinator
Pedro Miguel Alegria Silveira


Scientific Committee
Maria João Dias de Carvalho Neves Cabrita
Pedro Miguel Alegria Silveira
Pedro Jorge Sobral Camões (UA)
Varqá Carlos Jalali (UA)

Recognition Committee
Maria João Dias de Carvalho Neves Cabrit
Pedro Miguel Alegria Silveira
Pedro Jorge Sobral Camões (UA)
Varqá Carlos Jalali (UA)
Note: The information contained in these pages does not relieve consultation of official documents. Last updated on: 2020-12-22

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