Masters Political Science - Citizenship and Governance




DegreeMasters Semesters4 Credits120
  • Admission Conditions

    Admission Conditions

    Candidates eligible for the master's degree program are as follows: a) Holders of a bachelor's degree or equivalent legal qualification. b) Holders of a foreign academic degree obtained following a first-cycle of studies organized according to the principles of the Bologna Process by a country adhering to that process. c) Holders of a recognized foreign higher academic degree that satisfies the objectives of a bachelor's degree, as determined by the competent statutory body. d) Individuals with an educational, scientific, or professional background recognized by the competent statutory body of CUL as demonstrating the capacity to undertake this study cycle. Selection criteria: 50% Previous qualification grade. 50% Curriculum assessment. Candidates without a previous qualification or without a qualification grade: 75% Curriculum assessment. 25% Motivation and Justification.
  • Knowledge, abilities and skills to be acquired

    Knowledge, abilities and skills to be acquired

    Master's students in Political Science: Citizenship and Governance acquire specific skills in areas such as Contemporary Political Theories, Community Political System, Public Administration, Regional and Local Institutions, Citizenship and Human Rights. Master's students must master the specific conceptual system of Political Science and the methodological procedures that allow them to develop an analysis of sociopolitical processes, effectively managing the analysis in scientific register. The master's students in Political Science: Citizenship and Governance acquire the necessary skills to integrate the frameworks and participate in research projects in the field of Political Science. The master's students have knowledge, skills and competences that allow them scientific-pedagogical autonomy, a condition required for the continuation of studies at doctoral level.
  • Objectives


    The main objective of the Master's degree in Political Science: Citizenship and Governance is to problematize the major themes that today are facing humanity in a globalized world, but which does not have an effective system of governance on a global scale. To this end, the study plan is structured to provide access to in-depth theoretical knowledge of national political systems in their relationship with supranational political structures in a networked world.
  • Career Opportunities

    Career Opportunities

    The Master's degree is attended by both full-time students and students already integrated into professional life, and in the latter case, it is still to be taken into account that not all professional activities fall within the scope of the course themes. The previous findings point to the existence of some heterogeneity with regard to the reasons that preside over the choice of the Master's degree and the use that the objectives of the Master's degree include. In fact, the professional outputs are numerous, since the Master's degree is directed to the most diverse sectors of social life. Thus, masters in political science-citizenship and governance may be able to perform functions in central, regional and local government bodies, political parties, companies, trade unions, associations, international organizations and development and cooperation agents.
  • Future Studies

    Future Studies

    The Master¿s Degree in Political Science ¿ Citizenship and Governance is the intermediary cycle between the degree in Political Science and International Relations and the continuation of PhD studies.
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Current Application Dates

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Other fees may be applied in accordance with the regulations in force.
    • Application Fees
      Foreign candidates 450€
      National or equivalent candidates 173€
    • Registration Fees
      Student Insurance 45€
      Readmission 100€
      Enrollment and Registration 285€
    • Tuition
      Average monthly value for 30 ECTS semestral curricular units 313.2€
      Per ECTS 10.44€


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  • Location
    Sala C.1.23
  • Service hours
    3ª e 5ª feira das 15:00 às 18:00 4º feira das 11:00 às 13.00

Agência de Avaliação e Acreditação do Ensino Superior

Acreditation state
Acreditado - Deliberation
Registry number: R/A-Ef 3534/2011

Graduation Requirements

Have completed a total of 120 ECTS.
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