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Universidade Lusófona

Bachelor in Communication and Journalism

School of Communication, Architecture, Arts and Information Technologies

A3ES Decision

Accredited

Decision date

16/02/2015

A3ES Decision

Confered Degree | Duration | ECTS

Bachelor |6 Semesters |180 ECTS

Programme Director

Professora Doutora Carla Rodrigues Cardoso

Secretariat

Dra. Sónia Luís

Entrance Conditions

National access competition/tender:
Having completed the 12th grade;
A grade higher than 95 points (range 0-200), in the following entrance exams:
06 Philosophy
11 History
17 Mathematics Applied to Social Sciences
18 Portuguese

Entry competition/tender:
Course changes;
Transfers;
Returns.
In accordance with Decree 401/2007, of April 5.
Special competition/tender for those over the age of 23:
On completing 23 years of age by the 31st of December of the preceding year
Those not entitled access to higher education (if they have undertaken and been approved in the entrance test for the college they want to enter, they are entitled to the referred access).
Special competition/tender for higher education graduates and Diplomas in Specialized Technology:
(In accordance with Decree-Law No. 393-B/99, of 2 October;
In accordance with Ordinance No. 854-A/99, of 4 October;
In accordance with Decree-Law No. 88/2006, of May 23).

Programme requirements

Have completed a total of 180 ECTS

Objectives

Journalism is essential to the existence of a democratic society. The Licentiate degree in Communications and Journalism prepares students for an increasingly competitive labour market, marked by the investment on the convergence of journalism and the growing ethical requirements of the profession. Investment on the articulation of a solid theoretical foundation with a practical training that brings them closer to the day-to-day of the multimedia editorial staff. It has a highly qualified faculty that is specialized in the field that it teaches, and is structured in two areas. A specialization according to the means: written, radio, television and digital. Broadening of fields of knowledge: sports journalism, economic journalism, journalism, science journalism, political journalism, journalism and European institutions.

Knowledge, abilities and skills to be acquired

This degree is distinguished by technological investment that characterizes the Lusophone University (Universidade Lusófona). It provides the students with infrastructures and equipment that enhance the optimization of their training and complement the indispensable theoretical dimension of a university course.
At the end of first year the students will already master the basic tools of the professional practice. Thereafter, they begin to be referred either to internal projects, such as the "Journalism at Lusófona" blog and LOC - "Lusophone Online: Contents" (LOC - "Lusófona Online: Conteúdos"), internships in various media companies.
Preparing media professionals and journalists that are capable of dealing with a job market that is in constant evolution is the main objective of the Licentiate degree in Communication and Journalism.

Further Studies

The Licentiate degree in Communication and Journalism provides adequate training for further studies in the 2nd cycle, in the areas of Journalism, Communication Sciences, Arts and Information Technology.
The course is associated with RCCAIT CICANT - Research Centre on Communication, Arts and Information Technologies (CICANT - Centro de Investigação em Comunicação, Artes e Novas Tecnologias), which integrates the School of Communication, Arts and Information Technology (Escola de Comunicação, Artes e Tecnologias da Informação - ECATI) at ULHT, in which the majority of the faculty conducts develops scientific activities.

Occupacional Profiles

General multimedia journalist. Specialized journalist (including politics, economy, sports, science, culture). Press Journalist (dailies, weeklies, magazines, regional press). Radio journalist (national, regional and local radio). TV journalist (general and specialized). Digital Journalist (individual titles and associates).

Scientific Areas

Jornalismo e reportagem | Informação e jornalismo | Ciências sociais, comércio e direito

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Study Plan

1st Year/ Semester ECTS
Communication and Information LawFirst Semester4
Contemporary History (General)First Semester5
English IFirst Semester4
Journalistic CompositionFirst Semester7
First Semester5
First Semester5
Contemporary History (Portugal)Second Semester5
Digital Image ComputingSecond Semester5
English IISecond Semester4
Journalistic GenresSecond Semester7
PhotojournalismSecond Semester4
Techniques of Written ExpressionSecond Semester5
2nd Year/ Semester ECTS
Digital JournalismFirst Semester5
English IIIFirst Semester4
Multimedia Computing and InteractivityFirst Semester5
Political JournalismFirst Semester4
Techniques of Radio ExpressionFirst Semester7
Theories of JournalismFirst Semester5
English IVSecond Semester4
Image Analysis MethodsSecond Semester5
Option ISecond Semester4
Techniques of Television ExpressionSecond Semester7
Text and Discourse Analysis MethodsSecond Semester5
Second Semester5
3rd Year/ Semester ECTS
Option IIFirst Semester4
Research JournalismFirst Semester5
Sports JournalismFirst Semester4
Television JournalismFirst Semester7
First Semester7
First Semester3
Economic JournalismSecond Semester4
Radio JournalismSecond Semester7
Scientific JournalismSecond Semester4
Social Responsibility of the MediaSecond Semester3
Second Semester9
Second Semester3

Teaching staff

Fees

External Students 0 €
Holders of University Degree 180 €
Change Course 63 €
Over 23 years 180 €
Admission for Undergraduates 180 €
Student Insurance40 €
Registration217 €
Enrollment310 €
Average value for 30 ECTS semestral curricular units 338,1 €
Per ECTS 11,27 €