Master's Degree in Intercultural Relations
Department of Social Sciences and Management

» Study Plan

Degree: Master (Mestrado)

Entry Requirements:

Candidates are required to meet one of the following prerequisites:
a) a licenciatura or any other legally equivalent certificate;
b) a BA obtained in a foreign university as long as the program is organized in accordance with the principles of Bologna and the country has agreed to that process;
c) a foreign academic degree approved, by the Scientific Council, as being in accordance with the licenciatura degree aims;
d) an academic curriculum, scientific or professional, that the Scientific Council has approved stating the capacity of the candidate to follow this study cycle. Besides the previous pre-requisites, the following are also fundamental for admittance to this degree:
e) Candidates with previous basic training in Political and Social Sciences or recognised professional experience in these academic field;
f) Candidates graduated in any other academic field that can prove to have professional, civic or cultural interest in any academic field of this master degree.

Language of Instruction: Portuguese.

Teaching Mode: Distance Learning / E-learning (6 hours of face-to-face non compulsory sessions).

Goals / Employment:

Theoretical and applied professional research on Intercultural Relations:
• cultural animation planning and coordination;
• educational activities planning and coordination within multicultural organisations;
• cultural and social policy and intervention within minority groups in Portugal;
• international relations, namely within the European community and the Portuguese speaking countries.

Acess to Further Studies: 3rd cycle studies in Social and Human Sciences.

Degree Coordination:
Maria de Fátima Alves (Coordinator)
Olga Magano (Vice-Coordinator)
Paulo Manuel Costa (Vice-Coordinator)

Curricular Structure and Credits:

The course lasts for four semesters (24 months) and it includes a curricular component and the development of an original scientific dissertation. The first and second semesters are composed of eight course units (60 ECTS). In the third and fourth semesters students are required to attend to compulsory course unit, Dissertation Guidance Seminar (10 ECTS) and to achieve the dissertation (50 ECTS).