Bachelor's Degree in International Relations
General Objectives of the CourseObjectives: The Bachelor's in International Relations offers multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary training focusing on international politics, providing essential competences to understand and analyze institutional, legal, social and economic dynamics at the global, international and national levels and aiming at training specialized professionals in this field. Curricular Structure: The Bachelor's in International Relations runs over three years (six semesters) and involves 180 ECTS, distributed between compulsory course units (150 ECTS) and optional course units (30 ECTS). Compulsory course units are associated with the following scientific fields: Political Science - International Relations (106 ECTS), Sociology (12 ECTS), Languages (12 ECTS), History (8 ECTS), Law (6 ECTS) and Economics (6 ECTS).
One of the following subjects: Economy (04) or Portuguese (18) or History (11).
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Professional GoalsBachelor's graduates in International Relations have qualifications for exercising multiple different functions in the field of international politics, namely in international organizations, state bodies (diplomatic career), at business, public and non-governmental organizations international relations departments and offices, in the media and in teaching and research institutions.
Mode of StudyFull- or part-time attendance, presence required in daytime schedule.
Teaching / Evaluation language(s)Portuguese
André Filipe Valadas Saramago
Teresa Paula Almeida Cravo
ECTS Departmental Coordinator(s)
António Manuel Portugal Duarte
Recognition of Prior LearningRecognition of prior learning is carried out in accordance with the Academic Regulation of the University of Coimbra.
Qualification Requirements and RegulationsDL 74/2006, of 24 March, as amended by the DL 107/2008, of 25 June, by the DL 230/2009, of 14 September, and by the DL 115/2013, of 7 August. The Order 12473/2012, of 24 September, publishes the current course´s programme structure and study plan.
Successfully complete 180 ECTS, distributed between 150 ECTS in compulsory course units and 30 ECTS in optional course units, selected from an interdisciplinary range defined each year. The choice to hold the 30 optional ECTS in one of the scientific areas of Management, Economics, Sociology or Antropology allows to obtain a degree in International Relations with a minor in that scientific area.
Access to Further StudiesBachelor's graduates in International Relations have competences for applying to a 2nd cycle studies.
- Common core
- Bachelor's Degree in International Relations
- Areas of expertise
- International Relations
- International Relations with Minor
1st Cycle Studies
DGES Code: 9229
Qualification Awarded: Licenciado
Duration: 3 Year(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: 20-09-2021
Start date (first year): 06-10-2021
End date: 18-12-2021
- 2nd Semester
Start date: 07-02-2022
End date: 21-05-2022
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