Masters in Social Sciences in Portugal

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A masters is earned after students complete an undergraduate degree program. To obtain a masters, you usually need to complete 12 to 18 college courses that often involve completing comprehensive tests and/or a thesis.

Social sciences focus on the study of social relationships and human society. Courses within social science prepare students for a wide number of careers that deal with people or systems in public, private, and nonprofit sectors.

Portugal, officially the Portuguese Republic, is a country located in Southwestern Europe, on the Iberian Peninsula. Portugal is 900 years old, and even though it has a relatively small area, it played a crucial role in world history. Universidade do Porto is most popular by foreigners which consist of 11% international students.

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Master in International Relations

Universidade Autónoma de Lisboa
Campus Full time 4 semesters October 2017 Portugal Lisbon

The Department of International Relations is a crucial part of UAL’s institutional project. Three key points are emphasized here: advanced training, research and internationalization. [+]

Best Masters in Social Sciences in Portugal 2017/2018. The Department of International Relations is a crucial part of UAL’s institutional project. Three key points are emphasized here: advanced training, research and internationalization. The creation of the Bachelor Degree in International Relations goes back to 1989 and is part of a wider strategy to develop this area of inquiry through research and graduate and postgraduate training, and through the reaching of wider audiences via both academic and cultural activities. In terms of teaching and training, several postgraduate courses on international topics have been offered since the start of the B.A in International Relations in 1989, such as International Journalism, International Business, Africa’s Geopolitics, War and Peace Studies or Contemporary Asia. The course for preparing for the diplomatic career has been offered several times. Moreover, in 2002, UAL has started to offer the MASTER DEGREE IN WAR AND PEACE STUDIES, and since 2013 the MASTER IN INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS. Starting in 2015, the new PhD IN INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS: GEOPOLITICS AND GEOECONOMICS is intended to complete UAL’s educational and professionally formative offer in International Relations. This PhD is linked to a transnational network of universities (Middle East Technical University, Ankara-Turkey; CEMAS - La Sapienza Università di Roma; Universidad Complutense in Madrid; and PUC-São Paulo, Brazil) that have agreed with UAL and OBSERVARE to a joint research programme and to a collaboration including doctoral seminars, supervision of theses, and the receiving PhD students. Another dimension of UAL’s project is the expansion of its internationalization strategy.... [-]

Master in Clinical Psychology and Counselling

Universidade Autónoma de Lisboa
Campus Full time 4 semesters October 2017 Portugal Lisbon

Presently, the educational offer focuses on the field of psychology in the 1st cycle (Bachelor Degree in Psychology), 2nd cycle (Master Degree in Clinical Psychology and Counselling) and 3rd cycle (despite being discontinued, students are still at the stage of submitting their theses prior to viva voce examinations). [+]

The Department has been conducting its activities within the Humanities since 2001 through the Training and Research Units in the areas of Psychology and Sociology. Presently, the educational offer focuses on the field of psychology in the 1st cycle (Bachelor Degree in Psychology), 2nd cycle (Master Degree in Clinical Psychology and Counselling) and 3rd cycle (despite being discontinued, students are still at the stage of submitting their theses prior to viva voce examinations). As the University is a place for the transmission and production of knowledge sustained in research, the Psychology Department created the Psychology Research Centre - CIP (evaluated as "good” by the FCT, allowing its accreditation with funding), whose research strand is Psychosocial Vulnerability and Unstable Contexts. It has several projects in progress and publishes the reviewed journal Psyche since 2005. From a pedagogical point of view, the PD offers experiential and participatory learning, in line with the directives of Bologna, encouraging students to develop a proactive attitude to their learning process. This concern for consistent and practical training is supported by practical sessions in a hospital setting and through observation of consultations at the Psychology and Logopedia University Centre. Students are actively encouraged to attend classes to acquire and consolidate knowledge and, as much as possible, the department offers personalized support. To this end, our faculty is composed of staff who have been with us for quite a while and have vast teaching experience in the area (the vast majority holds a doctorate in psychology). Research is... [-]

Master's Degree In International Relations

Universidade de Évora
Campus Full time 2 years October 2017 Portugal Évora

The Master in International Relations and European Studies is an interdisciplinary master's degree that aims to provide students with an in-depth analysis of the main actors, structures and processes that shape the global policy. [+]

Best Masters in Social Sciences in Portugal 2017/2018. PRESENTATION The MA in International Relations and European Studies It is an interdisciplinary master's degree that aims to provide students with an in-depth analysis of the main actors, structures and processes that shape the global policy. During the first year, the Master's program addresses the key issues of International Relations and theoretical perspectives for its analysis, giving special emphasis to the study of the European Union as a political system and as an actor in a globalized world. Classes are designed to maintain a balance between the practical and theoretical dimensions of the two core areas of the course, in order to provide students with a diverse set of core competencies in both the academic and the professional level. The second year is devoted to writing the dissertation, allowing students to further research and apply knowledge and skills acquired to an area of ​​RI or European studies that is of interest and serve their professional aspirations. Careers Bodies of the central and local public administration, EU institutions and agencies, IGOs, NGOs, political parties, interest groups, and transnational companies; adminsitração public, diplomacy, advocacy, consultancy, analysis and policy advice, teaching and research. [-]

Master in International Relations

University of Minho - School of Economics and Management
Campus Full time 4 semesters October 2017 Portugal Braga

The Master Degree in International Relations at EEG intends to meet the need of advanced training in International Relations, as it accommodates itself to the requirements of the European Higher Education and in line with the changes resulting from the post-cold war and the 9/11, 2001. [+]

Justification and Purpose The Master Degree in International Relations at EEG intends to meet the need of advanced training in International Relations, as it accommodates itself to the requirements of the European Higher Education and in line with the changes resulting from the post-cold war and the 9/11, 2001. It is thus an eclectic education project, whose main objectives are: Offer advanced training on the main trends and dynamics of the contemporary International Relations Theory; Provide in-depth knowledge in specific fields (Diplomacy, International and Area Studies, respectively); Develop intellectual skills and practices in the field of International Relations, as well as soft skills (analysis, communication, problem-solving and interpersonal soft skills, among others). In this light, it is a four-semester-long programme which accumulates 120 ECTS. The first year is devoted to coursework, whilst combining six structural compulsory course units in the fields of Political Science and International Relations, and two optional course units within the scope of these two scientific areas, or complementary scientific areas such as Economics, Management or Administrative Sciences. The completion of the programme requires the student to research and prepare an original dissertation, or realise an internship and report. The Master Programme in International Relations unfolds a unique opportunity for the consolidation and development of performance skills in various organisational contexts, governmental and non-governmental, national and international, and in multiple areas (human rights, co-operation and development, international negotiations, inter alia), thus offering a complete and innovative training. Would you like to pursue a broadband programme to enrich... [-]

Master in European Union Policies and Territorial Co-operation

University of Minho - School of Economics and Management
Campus Full time 3 semesters October 2017 Portugal Braga

The Master Programme in European Union Policies and Territorial Cooperation, is a joint programme under the umbrella of the University of Minho (EEG and ICS), Portugal, and the University of Vigo, Spain, along with the support of the European Centre of Excellence (EEET). [+]

Best Masters in Social Sciences in Portugal 2017/2018. Justification and Purpose The Master Programme in European Union Policies and Territorial Cooperation, is a joint programme under the umbrella of the University of Minho (EEG and ICS), Portugal, and the University of Vigo, Spain, along with the support of the European Centre of Excellence (EEET). It intends to contribute to the development and updating of knowledge on the policies of the European Union and Territorial Co-operation. Its specific objectives are listed below: Deepen the issues of development and social inequalities, the environment and social change, of the territorial dynamics and processes of globalisation; Provide in-depth knowledge about the institutional system of the EU and its political processes (actors, contexts and agendas); Increase awareness about the philosophy, standards, financial instruments and, in particular, the initiatives that characterise the European agenda; Analyse the characteristics, earnings and deficits of territorial co-operation promoted by the EU; Project the territorial co-operation in the framework of the European Union, and with respect to the Euroregion Galicia-Northern Portugal, to deepen knowledge of this reality in the social, economic, political, cultural and administrative dimension. It is a three-semester-long Master Programme which accounts for 90 ECTS. The two first semestres are devoted to the programme coursework, whereas the completion of the third semester may occur in the format of an internship in an institution/company, or a project work. The completion of the coursework awards the student with a Specialisation Diploma in European Union Policies and Territorial Co-operation (60 ECTS). The... [-]

Master in Political Science

University of Minho - School of Economics and Management
Campus Full time 3 semesters October 2017 Portugal Braga

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. [+]

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... [-]

University/Inter-university Master’s Degree in Quaternary Archaeology and Human Evolution (Erasmus Mundus)

Universitat Rovira i Virgili
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Portugal Tomar

This master's degree has three main areas: research into human palaeoecology and prehistory, palaeoanthropology, geology and palaeoontology of the Quaternary; archaeological intervention; and the management, conservation and socialisation of archaeological heritage. It shares objectives and educational activities with the degrees in History and Anthropology and Human Evolution through introductory subjects to... [+]

Best Masters in Social Sciences in Portugal 2017/2018. Master in Quaternary Archaeology and Human Evolution (Erasmus Mundus) This master's degree has three main areas: research into human palaeoecology and prehistory, palaeoanthropology, geology and palaeoontology of the Quaternary; archaeological intervention; and the management, conservation and socialisation of archaeological heritage. It shares objectives and educational activities with the degrees in History and Anthropology and Human Evolution through introductory subjects to a specialisation in archaeology. It offers a specialised, career-oriented degree designed to prepare students for research in the field of Quaternary archaeology without neglecting the important demands of society and the labour market. It aims to train students to evaluate and draw up reports on archaeological interventions so that they can work as specialists in the field of archaeology or in the management of archaeological heritage Career opportunities Research in Quaternary archeology and human evolution, with specialisations in the disciplinary branches, including field and rescue archeology, dissemination and museumisation of human evolution and Quaternary archeology, and conservation and restoration of archaeological material of the Pleistocene. Timetable Classes are held in the morning and afternoon/evening from Monday to Friday. The face-to-face part of each subject is concentrated in two weeks. Language of instruction Catalan/Spanish/English Participating universities University of Ferrara (Italy) Polytechnic Institute of Tomar (Portugal) University of Tràs-os-Montes and Alto Douro (Portugal) National Museum of Natural History (Paris, France) FIRST YEAR: Compulsory subjects Computer Science and Statistics Applied to Archaeology Geology of the Quaternary Prehistory of Asia and Oceania Prehistory in Europe Prehistory... [-]

University/Inter-university Master’s Degree in Classical Archaeology

Universitat Rovira i Virgili
Campus Full time 18 months October 2017 Portugal Tomar

The curriculum of the Master's Degree in Classical Archaeology is divided into three semesters that can be taken in two years, at the end of which students must submit and present their master's degree thesis... [+]

Inter-university Master in Classical Archaeology The curriculum of the Master's Degree in Classical Archaeology is divided into three semesters that can be taken in a year and a half, at the end of which students must submit and present their master's degree thesis. The course is divided into subjects with the following content: Introduction to methodology and content that is of general use for the discipline. Professional-track content. Focusing on specific research areas in the field of classical archeology. Chronological periods or concepts in classical history and archeology. There are three priority areas of specialisation: Landscape archaeology Archeology of architecture Archaeology of cultural material Students will be provided with basic, methodological, technological and advanced training. Students will also do work experience that familiarises them with fieldwork, archaeological management, research or museum management. Career opportunities Graduates are capable of working in the fields bellow: Archaeological companies and cultural industries Public authorities (municipal, regional, provincial and state authorities) Museums Research in universities and research centres Timetable Classes are held in the morning and afternoon/evening, mainly at the Faculty of Arts of the Universitat Rovira i Virgili and at the Catalan Institute of Classical Archaeology. Some subjects are taught at the Faculty of Arts of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Blended learning subjects are also taught through on the URV's and UAB's virtual campuses. Language of instruction Catalan/Spanish. Occasional seminars in English, French or Italian FIRST YEAR: Compulsory subjects Historical Evolution of the Landscape: Palaeoenvironment and GIS Drawing and Restoration Techniques for Architecture... [-]

Master's Degree In Development And International Cooperation

ISEG - Lisbon School of Economics & Management
Campus Part time 2 years September 2017 Portugal Lisbon

The Master in International Cooperation and Development has as main objective to provide Master's students additional skills acquired in the first cycle to allow them a high employability as leaders, staff and senior technicians of public and private companies, organizations related to international cooperation. [+]

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The Master in International Cooperation and Development has as main objective to provide Master's students additional skills acquired in the first cycle to allow them a high employability as leaders, staff and senior technicians of public and private companies, organizations related to international cooperation. It is intended to be made a deepening of economic theories, political and sociological development and social change, as well as international cooperation for development; who know the research methodologies in this area, as well as the complexity of empirical reality of developing countries; and that Master's students have the skills to prepare technical dossiers to support the political decision-making in the area of ​​economic and social policy development, and international cooperation.... [-]


Master in Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuropsychology

University of Algarve
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Portugal Faro

The Master's program equips the student with the necessary knowledge and skills to practice in the field of neuropsychological assessment and rehabilitation (professional specialization in Neuropsychology) and to develop a research career in Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuropsychology (both specializations). [+]

The Master's Program in Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuropsychology has two specializations: Neuropsychology (limited to candidates with a BSc degree in Psychology); and Cognitive Neuroscience (open to applicants with a background in Psychology and related sciences). The Master provides in-depth knowledge about the brain and the wider nervous system and their relationship to cognition and behavior in normal and pathological conditions. The Master's program equips the student with the necessary knowledge and skills to practice in the field of neuropsychological assessment and rehabilitation (professional specialization in Neuropsychology) and to develop a research career in Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuropsychology (both specializations). Career Opportunities: If you choose the professional specialization in Neuropsychology, you can work in the area of neuropsychological assessment and rehabilitation, health services, rehabilitation centers and educational services. The strong scientific component of the Master’s program prepares you for a research career and continues studies at the PhD level; with this option, you can work in laboratories in the field of Experimental Cognitive Psychology, Neuropsychology and Neurosciences. [-]

Master in Applied Psychology

University of Minho - School of Psychology
Campus Full time 2 years October 2017 Portugal Braga

The Master in Applied Psychology is designed to enable the acquisition and the development of scientific knowledge in the applied areas of psychology. [+]

Best Masters in Social Sciences in Portugal 2017/2018. The Master in Applied Psychology is designed to enable the acquisition and the development of scientific knowledge in the applied areas of psychology. The first year is characterized by a comprehensive and transversal training focused on problems in several domains of the Applied Psychology, following a logic of professional nature, seeking to promote competence assessment, intervention and research in specific fields of professional and scientific activity of psychology. The second year aims a differentiated training, focused in specific areas of the Psychology in practice: Clinical and Health Psychology, Scholar and Educational Psychology, Justice and Community Psychology, Organizational Psychology and Sport Psychology. It is included a curricular internship and a thesis. Careers The graduates of the Masters in Applied Psychology are enabled to carry out a professional internship under the responsibility of the Ordem dos Psicólogos Portugueses (OPP), after which they will have access to the professional practice in the different areas of Psychology. [-]

Masters in English Language, Literature and Culture

University of Minho - Institute of Arts and Human Sciences
Campus Full time October 2017 Portugal Braga

The Masters degree in English Language, Literature and Culture prepares students for a wide range of careers where English is the working language as well as for specific careers within English Studies. [+]

The Masters degree in English Language, Literature and Culture prepares students for a wide range of careers where English is the working language as well as for specific careers within English Studies. It aims to build on knowledge and competencies acquired during a bachelor degree and to prepare students for a professional career using English. It also aims to broaden the scientific horizons of all those already working, as is the case of teachers. It provides students with the oral and written skills to be able to work within an English-speaking professional environment and establishes a coherent basis for those who wish to pursue research careers in this field within PhD degrees. As an acknowledged post-Bolonha degree, it is a degree that will be recognized in a variety of international contexts. Students will study subjects in the three areas of Linguistics, Culture and Literature through an approach which combines the theoretical and the practical, as well as the historical and the contemporary. The programme focuses on the English and North-American contexts as well as other international contexts where English is a language of communication. Through the inclusion of optional subjects in the course, students are encouraged to create individualised professional trajectories which take into account their future careers – or their present professional needs and requirements. [-]

Master Degree in Sociology

University of Minho - Institute of Social Sciences
Campus Full time 4 semesters October 2017 Portugal Braga

The Master in Sociology aims to provide graduate students with adding theoretical and practical knowledge that allows the consolidation of the Sociologist profession, reinforcing their research abilities and developing their practical skills to be applied in professional contexts. [+]

Best Masters in Social Sciences in Portugal 2017/2018. Academic degree: Master ECTS: 120 Duration: 4 curricular semesters Regime: After Working Hours Place: Gualtar Campus, Braga Main Scientific area: Sociology The Master in Sociology aims to provide graduate students with adding theoretical and practical knowledge that allows the consolidation of the Sociologist profession, reinforcing their research abilities and developing their practical skills to be applied in professional contexts. The course focuses on flexibility, on scientific interdisciplinarity and on the enhancement of Sociologist skills as an adequate response to the challenges and contemporary problems, especially those arising from the economic and social changes promoted by globalization. It is in pursuit of this line of objectives that the Master is divided into three areas of specialization: (1) Culture, Leisure and Tourism; (2) Social Policies; (3) and Organizations and Labor. The second year of the program is dedicated to the realization of a dissertation or a project/internship work report. [-]

Master Degree in European Union Policies and Territorial Cooperation

University of Minho - Institute of Social Sciences
Campus Full time 4 semesters October 2017 Portugal Braga

The 2nd cycle of studies in European Policies and Territorial Cooperation is an official master's degree recognized in the European Higher Education Area, and it results from a partnership between the Institute of Social Sciences and the School of Economics and Management of University of Minho. [+]

Academic degree: Master ECTS: 90 Duration: 3 curricular semesters Regime: After Working Hours Place: Gualtar Campus, Braga Main Scientific area: Political Science, International Relations, Sociology The 2nd cycle of studies in European Policies and Territorial Cooperation is an official master's degree recognized in the European Higher Education Area, and it results from a partnership between the a partnership between the Institute of Social Sciences and the School of Economics and Management of University of Minho. With support from the European Centre for Transboundary Excellence, this master program aims to contribute to further development and updating of knowledge on EU policies and territorial cooperation, with special attention to the Euroregion Galicia-North of Portugal in their social, economic, political, administrative and cultural dimensions. [-]

Master Degree in Cultural Heritage

University of Minho - Institute of Social Sciences
Campus Part time 4 semesters October 2017 Portugal Braga

The Master in Cultural Heritage of the University of Minho aims to enhance a training profile with highly specialized skills that enable their graduates to perform research tasks, projects’ coordination and management that value the historical and cultural assets, networking with local and regional development structures, appropriately framed in legal terms and with scientific and professional ethical awareness. [+]

Best Masters in Social Sciences in Portugal 2017/2018. Academic degree: Master ECTS: 120 Duration: 4 curricular semesters Regime: After Working Hours Place: Gualtar Campus, Braga Main Scientific area: History The Master in Cultural Heritage of the University of Minho aims to enhance a training profile with highly specialized skills that enable their graduates to perform research tasks, projects’ coordination and management that value the historical and cultural assets, networking with local and regional development structures, appropriately framed in legal terms and with scientific and professional ethical awareness. The intrinsic interdisciplinarity of the master’s concept justifies the use of the most diverse scientific fields, from Archaeology to Anthropology, passing through Education Sciences, International Relations, Public Administration, Geology, Geography and the New Information Technologies, in addition to History, the main scientific area. This variety of approaches will provide students with skills to solve problems in broader and more suited context, regarding the requirements of the labor market reality. [-]