Bachelor degree in Public and Private Administration

Faculty of Law

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Academic year




Course Type

1st Cycle Studies

Qualification Awarded



3 Year(s)

ECTS Credits


Course Coordinator(s)

Rui Manuel de Figueiredo Marcos (uc32107@uc.pt)

ECTS Departmental Coordinator(s)

Maria Matilde Costa Lavouras Francisco (uc36508@uc.pt)

General Objectives of the Course
The Public and Private Administration Programme is designed to provide students with a rigorous training on Administration studies, the main thrust of which being the idea that, no matter how multiple or heteregeneous the tasks are, or how multipolar and diverse (both organically and structurally) the centres of power, the goal of Administration service is the pursuit of public interest under the law. Nevertheless, the growing complexity of Administration also requires skills in other scientific areas (e.g., in Management), without which Administration officials and researchers cannot figure out nor solve economy-, finance-, accounting or management-related issues that s/he will have to face.
Learning Objectives and Intended Skills
The Study Cycle aims: 1) to provide students with training in the Law and Management areas in order to enable them take senior responsibilities in Public Administration at the national, international or EU levels; 2) provide an adequate balance between cross-cutting training and specialized training by means of the courses needed to understand the various realities.
shaping the institutional and functional complexities of the market in the public and private realm of Administration; 3) provide the skills needed for autonomous, rigorous and responsibly creative performance of the tasks, by knowing how to do, propose and transmit the solutions and the results achieved.
Mode of Study
Full-time, face-to-face and daytime
Access to Further Studies
Acess to further studies:
The conclusion of the First Cycle in Public and Private Administration allows the access to the Second Cycle of Studies of various areas of knowledge
Admission Requirements

One of the following tests: English (13) or Mathematics (16) or Portuguese (18).

This information does not exempt the consultation of the webpage of the Directorate General of Higher Education (DGES) and/or of the Applicants website. Please, visit the DGES and the Applicants websites

Recognition of Prior Learning
According to the Credits for Previous Learning and Work Experience Policy of the University of Coimbra.
Qualification Requirements and Regulations
The legal framework for the qualification is established by Decree-Law nº 74/2006, of the 24th March, in its current wording; and by Ordinance nº 782/2009, of the 23rd July
Professional Goals
State, Central and Peripheral Administration, Public institutes, Independent regulatory authorities, Administration of the Autonomous Regions; Local Government, State-owned and Local Enterprises and other corporate entities, Financial Institutions, EU Administration, International Organizations, Social Economy Sector Institutions, Companies managing Public Service and Public Works, Public and Private Foundations, other public or private entities.
Examination Regulations, Assessment and Grading
Since assessment is a pedagogical activity inseparable from the teaching process, its aim is to establish the students' skills and training, their critical sense, ability to recognize and resolve problems, as well as their written and oral presentation skills. Students may only register for exams in courses they are currently registered for under the terms of number 6 of article 4 of the University of Coimbra Pedagogical Policy. The following are examples of assessment items: Oral or written exams, written or practical work, individual and group projects that may require an oral defense, as well as class participation. Assessment for each course may include one or more of the above mentioned items. Grading is based on a scale of 0 to 20 and a grade of 10 is required to pass. Whenever assessment includes more than one item, the final grade is calculated by taking into account the relative weight of each item according to a formula published in the course outline under the terms of number 2 of article 7 of the UC Pedagogical Policy.
Graduation Requirements

Achievement of the passing grade in a set of curricular units that amount to a total of 180 ECTS.

Study Programme
Applications Notice (only in portuguese)
1st Semester
Start date: 17-09-2018
End date: 20-12-2018
2nd Semester
Start date: 04-02-2019
End date: 30-05-2019
- A3ES
Agência de Avaliação e Acreditação do Ensino Superior
  • 2015-01-09 a 2021-01-08
R/A-Ef 1592/2011 - DGES
Direcção Geral de Ensino Superior
  • 2011-03-18