Bachelor's Degree in European Studies
General Objectives of the CourseThe proposed program aims to offer an interdisciplinary program of European Studies, with a focus on structural core themes in this field of study, particularly on the European integration process and international systems. The curriculum introduces on the one hand, an articulated set of classes which aim to provide a more comprehensive and preliminary clinical knowledge, and secondly, and more importantly, the deepening of more specific content, but that does not translate into a specialization, which is reserved for postgraduate studies of a second sequential program.
Students will acquire solid skills in the area of European Studies - enabling not only the ability to learn to communicate, recreate and apply the knowledge and know how to find solutions to specific problems in that area, but also to think about the problems holistically and exercise intellectual autonomy and critical thinking.
National Call for Access and Entry to Higher Education (DGES):
One of the following subjects:
Application score: 95 points (0-200 scale)
Entry exams: 95 points (0-200 scale)
Secondary school average: 50%
Entry exams: 50%
Other forms of access (UC-applicants):
- Change of Institution / Course Pair Schemes;
- Special Access Call for over 23-years-olds;
- Special Access Call for Holders of Other Higher Education Courses;
- Special Call for International Students.
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
Professional GoalsEuropean and international institutions; Government; Diplomacy, departments or experts from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and other state institutions; Education, training and research; Business Associations and Unions; Municipalities; Local and Regional Development Associations; Consultants; Media companies.
Mode of StudyFace-to-face
Teaching / Evaluation language(s)Portuguese Language
Examination Regulations, Assessment and GradingAs assessment is a pedagogical activity inseparable from the teaching process, its aim is to establish the students' competencies and knowledge, their critical sense, ability to recognize and resolve problems, as well as their written and oral presentation skills. Students may only register for exams for classes 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 factors: 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 class may include one or more of the above mentioned factors. 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.
Learning Objectives and Intended SkillsPrepares students to think of Europe as a historical and cultural process (general European history and cultural sources, historical process of European integration) and as a geopolitical set (territory and population, crises and conflicts, relations, international and organic systems), providing both tools of a preliminary nature (within economics and political science) as a framework of theoretical reflection (theory and political philosophy, ideas of Europe) and as practical knowledge associated with different areas of the so-called European construction (history, political system, legal system, economic governance, policies, EU) external relations.
Without underestimating the dimension of national and European nationality (participation of Portugal in Europe and in the European Union, citizenship and human rights), this class aims to combine the acquisition of general skills training to more specific training, with substantive impact on the process of European integration.
Dina Sofia Neves Sebastião
Isabel Anunciação Ferraz Camisão
ECTS Departmental Coordinator(s)
Albano Augusto Figueiredo Rodrigues
Vanda Rafaela Amaro Dias
Recognition of Prior LearningRecognition of prior learning is carried out in accordance with the Academic Regulation of the University of Coimbra.
Qualification Requirements and RegulationsThe legal framework for the qualification is established by the decrees: Decree-Law nr 74/2006, 24th March, in its current wording; Ordinance nr 782/2009, 23rd July.
Achievement of the passing grade in a set of curricular units that amount to a total of 180 ECTS.
Access to Further StudiesSecond cycle of studies (Master’s degree).
1st Cycle Studies
DGES Code: 9135
Qualification Awarded: Licenciado
Duration: 6 Semester(s)
ECTS Credits: 180.0
Call for Applications
- Course/institution transfer
- Holders of Other Higher Education Degrees
- Over 23-year-olds
- Special Contest for International Students (Bachelor's Degree and Integrated Master's Degree Courses)
- 1st Semester
Start date: 12-09-2022
End date: 17-12-2022
- 2nd Semester
Start date: 06-02-2023
End date: 20-05-2023
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