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Universidade Lusófona

Master in Political Science - Citizenship and Governance

Faculty of Social Sciences, Education and Administration

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Confered Degree | Duration | ECTS

Master | 4 Semesters | 120 ECTS

Programme Director

Professor Doutor Fernando Campos


Maria Manuela Gomes

Entrance Conditions

The following may apply for the Master's Degree:
a) People who hold a B.A. or equivalent degree;
b) People who hold a foreign academic degree awarded after a 1st study cycle organized according to the Bologna Process by a member state of that process;
c) People who hold a foreign academic degree acknowledged as a degree satisfying the objectives of the graduate degree by the due body;
d) People who have a school, scientific or professional curriculum acknowledged by the due body of ULHT certifying the capacity to obtain this study cycle.

Programme requirements

Have completed a total of 120 ECTS


In practice, and since the 1st year of implementation, there was always a presence of parliament representatives, diplomats, and senior executives, side by side with a younger population, in sound and highly motivated conviviality, which made teaching and learning a stimulating and enriching exercise of experience sharing.

Knowledge, abilities and skills to be acquired

Most subjects of the Political Science - Citizenship and Governance Master's degree offer a theoretical learning and a practical experience through multiple works of observation of organisations and political-social actors.
The expert in Political Science ¿ Citizenship and Governance acquires specific skills in areas such as Contemporary Political Science, Communitarian Political System, Public Administration, Regional and Local Institutions, Citizenship and Human Rights. This is a professional that, individually or integrated in a team, is capable of observing, characterising and evaluating the components that define certain socio-political contexts and intervene, direct or indirectly, in its analysis, management and modification.
The Political Science expert can integrate administration and management bodies at on a national, regional, local and international level (in a European and Portuguese speaking perspective).
Also acquires competences to integrate research, teaching and training frameworks.

Further 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.

Occupacional Profiles

The professional target of the Course comprehends great variety of social life sectors: State services, central, regional, and autarchic administration bodies, political parties, companies and organisations, syndicates, associations, cooperatives, media, diplomacy, Armed Forces, international organisations, development and cooperation agents, etc.

Scientific Areas

Ciência política e cidadania | Ciências sociais e do comportamento | Ciências sociais, comércio e direito


Study Plan

1st Year/ Semester ECTS
Citizenship, Human RightsFirst Semester6
Democracy, Transitions and ParadoxesFirst Semester6
Option IFirst Semester6
Political CommunicationFirst Semester6
Scientific Research MethodologyFirst Semester6
Power of Attorney ProceedingsSecond Semester6
Comparative Political Systems in the Lusophone SpaceSecond Semester6
Governance and Information and Communication TechnologiesSecond Semester6
Public Administration and Public PolicySecond Semester6
The European Union's Comparative Political SystemsSecond Semester6
2nd Year/ Semester ECTS
Option IIYearly60

Teaching staff

Teachers, Academic Degree and Dedication time
LecturerAcademic DegreesDedication time
Angela Maria Coelho Pizarro Montalvão MachadoDoctorateFull-Time
Diogo Pires AurélioAgréggationPart-Time
Elias Jesus QuadrosDoctoratePart-Time
Fernanda Maria Neutel PereiraDoctorateFull-Time
Fernando Rui De Sousa CamposDoctorateFull-Time
João Agostinho De Almeida SantosDoctorateFull-Time
José Filipe PintoAgréggationFull-Time
Nuno Manuel Cardoso Da SilvaDoctorateFull-Time
Sérgio Augusto Teixeira Travassos Vieira Da SilvaDoctorateFull-Time


Early Apllications (for enrolled students only) 0 €
External Students 0 €
Holders of Foreign Higher Education 300 €
Holders of University Degree 126 €
Holders of University Degree - Alumni 0 €
Enrollment and Registration184 €
Student Insurance40 €
Average value for 30 ECTS semestral curricular units 245,1 €
Per ECTS 8,17 €

Other fees may be applied in accordance with the regulations in force