The degree in Communication Sciences aims to provide training in the main areas existing in thge group of Communication Sciences. The course comprising two specialization variants, which constitute alternative to obtain the diploma: Specialization in Organizational Communication and Studies in Journalism. The degree offers a strong practical component oriented by the acquisition of specific skills, seeking to streamline the response to an increasingly competitive and demanding social and business environment.
This course is a heritage of Communication and Cultural Sciences (a course with over 25 years of student training) and starts operating in the academic year 2021-2022, remaining , for 2nd and 3rd year students, the previous study plan.
Confered Degree | Duration | ECTS
Bachelor | 6 Semesters | 180 ECTS
This study cycle accepts candidates who submit their application via the institutional entrance competition and have obtained a positive score in one of the following national entrance exams:
17 Mathematics Applied to Social Sciences
Candidates may also apply via the regimes of institution/programme transfer or via Special Application, in accordance with the legal regulations in force (holders of higher education degree, holders of a Technological Specialization Course, holders of Professional Higher Technician Course or Over 23 years of Age).
Candidates who meet the requirements defined in the International Student Statute can also apply.
Have completed a total of 180 ECTS
This cycle of studies is pedagogically designed to provide knowledge, skills and competences that constitute fundamental strengths in the labor market and in research work. In all subjects a theoretical and practical assessment methodology is used, which allows students to monitor the pedagogical contents and acquire usual practices. The Specialization in Organizational Communication provides skills that enable the student to develop of marketing/advertising campaigns; Design and implementa communication strategies and an integrated product management policy. The Specialization in Journalism Studies aims to adapt knowledge to the technological devices associated with the practice of journalism and to increase other knowledge necessary for the activity.
Who should apply
Students who have completed the 12th year and are interested in continuing their studies at university and in the field of communication sciences.
Professionals who meet the conditions for entry into higher education and who wish to acquire knowledge and skills in the area.
Students who have chosen to take courses at level 4 or 5 and intend to continue their studies in this degree.
Knowledge, abilities and skills to be acquired
This cycle of studies invest in basic training in the first and second year in the different areas of communication sciences and an intense specialization in the third year of the degree. This curricular organization allows the student to contact and acquire general and specific skills that are essential for the work context.
The introduction of subjects in the area of computational thinking allow the students to acquire a set of transversal skills, for a technological society in constant evolution.
Equipments and venues
The study cycle have sound and image studios; rooms equipped with audiovisual devices and a warehouse with equipment that can be requested by students for the creation and development of academic work.
The Licentiate degree in Communication Science and Culture provides adequate training for further studies in the 2nd cycle, in the areas of Communication Sciences and Media art.
Specific functions of communication and image direction.
Journalism and Reporting.
Marketing and management activities.
Activity in advertising agencies and public relations offices.
Integration in communication departments in public administration and private organizations.
Press officer roles.
Journalist for the written press, radio, television and digital.
Functions of cultural programming and artistic direction in festivals, biennials, local authorities, foundations, associations and cultural companies.
Curatorship functions (design and organization of art exhibitions).
Journalism and cultural criticism functions in general and specialized media, among others.
Students can participate in many projects, national and international, under development at CICANT (research center), allowing contact with the research processes and methodologies.
The study cycle has an important theoretical-practical aspect for the development of individual skills that allow the student to understand contemporary society, the company and the creation and dissemination of information. The degree offers a strong academic component and oriented towards the acquisition of specific skills, seeking to streamline the response to an increasingly competitive and demanding social environment in terms of professional and research opportunities. This cycle of studies provides, by branch of specialization, important resources for the development of sectorial analysis and crossover with other knowledge.
During the academic year, there are workshops and conferences with researchers and professionals that bring different points of view to the study cycle, which are important for the identification and communication of objects and contents.
Jornalismo e reportagem | Áudio-visuais e produção dos media | Marketing e publicidade