Master in Political Science

University of Minho - School of Economics and Management

Program Description

Master in Political Science

University of Minho - School of Economics and Management

Justification and Purpose

The Master Programme in Political Science offers in-depth specialised training/education deemed fundamental for a comprehensive understanding, analysis, management, and evaluation of political phenomena. It is offered in a high-quality research environment provided by the Research Centre in Political Science (CICP), which is a R&D unit funded by FCT – Foundation for Science and Technology. CICP ranks Excellent for the period 2014-2020. All members of its faculty hold doctoral degrees awarded by the most prestigious national and international universities (European and American).

This Master Programme was audited and accredited unconditionally by A3es-Agency for the Evaluation and Accreditation of Higher Education, in 2014.

This Course has been designed for graduates who wish to excel and consolidate skills as experts in activities spanning from the elaboration, monitoring and evaluation of public policies, electoral marketing agents to political couching consultants, polls and political analysts of political and electoral behaviour, amongst many other activities that take place in the universe of public and private institutions, both national and international (inter alia, public agencies, companies, survey and consulting services, European institutions, governmental and non-governmental international organisations, think tanks, research centres).

It is a three-semester-long programme which accumulates 100 ECTS. The first year is devoted to coursework, whilst combining six structural compulsory course units in the field of Political Science, and two optional course units within the scope of Political Science, or complementary scientific areas such as Economics, Management, International Relations or Administrative Sciences. The completion of the programme requires the student to research and prepare an original dissertation, or realise an internship and report.

Do you aim at enhancing the prospects of a solid and competitive professional career in the field of Political Science? Then seize the chance of pursuing our Master Programme in Political Science at EEG/UM!

For further information, please access The Pedagogical Guide of the Master Programme in Political Science.

This school offers programs in:
  • Portuguese (Portugal)

Last updated January 15, 2016
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This course is Campus based
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Oct. 2017
3 semesters
Full time
Start date Oct. 2017
Portugal Braga
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