Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas

Communication Sciences


Primeiro ciclo





Margarida Medeiros

Opening date

September 2018




1063,47€/year More information: http://www.fcsh.unl.pt/futuro-aluno-en/licenciaturas/concurso-nacional-de-acesso-en?set_language=en


(see timetable at http://www.fcsh.unl.pt/ensino-en/licenciaturas?set_language=en)

Education objectives

1) To have up to date theoretical and methodological training in the field of Communication Sciences;
2) To understand the world from a critical point of view, in particular issues related to the phenomenon of communication;
3) To develop skills required to undertake theoretical and/or practical work in the field of Communication Sciences;
4) To be familiar with the different professional realities and opportunities within the field of study of the course;
5) To be familiar with the concepts, tools and methodologies required to exercise the profession in different areas of communication, namely:
a) in journalism and the news media,
b) in cinema, television and other audiovisual media,
c) in strategic and political communication,
d) in public relations,
e) in the field of artistic and cultural production, management and programming;
6) To be able to carry out innovative and experimental projects in the field of knowledge of the course;
7) To be able to reflect on one’s own personal development in relation to all academically relevant subject matters in the context of Communication Sciences.

Access conditions

Students may be admitted to Higher Education through the National Competition for Access to Higher Education, special competitions/regimes and entry systems, re-enrolment systems, course changes and transfers. To apply for access to higher education through the National Competition, students must fulfill the requirements described in DGES/Access to Higher Education. More info at http://www.dges.gov.pt/guias/?plid=593 For more information about International Students please visit http://fcsh.unl.pt/aluno-internacional-en?set_language=en

Degree pre-requisites

Duration: 3 years/6 semesters.
Students must perform 180 credits: 120 credits based in the compulsory curricular units, 30 credits to be chosen in a set of elective optionals and 30 credits undertaken in free-elective optionals or in a minor of another scientific area. Every semester, the student may not sign up in more than 30 credits, respecting the precedence when these have been set. At the beginning of each semester, students will be advised of the curricular units to carry out in order to appropriate them to their academic career.
The undergraduate students can still benefit from the different mobility programmes in which FCSH/NOVA participates as Erasmus +, Almeida Garrett exchange programmes, among others, and participate in research within the research units of the Faculty.
The degree of “licenciado” corresponds to the level 6 of the NQF and EQF-National Qualifications Framework/European Qualifications Framework.

Access to other courses

Completion of the licenciatura allows the holder to apply for Masters or Doctoral programmes or other post-graduate courses including those which do not confer a degree.

Evaluation rules

Students at FCSH/NOVA are evaluated based on the work developed over a semester, based on class participation, presentation of written and oral tests and examinations. The result obtained either by continuous assessment or evaluation of the tests is expressed on a scale of 0 to 20. To be approved, students must have at least 10 points to pass, however, who fail have a second chance to repeat the exams. SPECIAL PROCEDURES FOR EVALUATION: - Worker-Student - Students with the status of top athletes - Mothers and fathers students - Associative leaders - Military - Other special arrangements provided legally. Students with special needs can benefit from teaching and learning conditions to meet their needs.


Code Name ECTS
711011006 Communication and Social Sciences - 1st and 2nd semester 6
711011067 Communication Law and Deontology - 2nd semester 6
711011012 Media Discourse - 1st semester 6
711011013 Economics - 1st and 2nd semester 6
711011016 Filmology - 1st and 2nd semester 6
711011017 Philosophy of Communication - 1st semester 6
711011024 History of the Media - 2nd semester 6
711011055 Mediation of Knowledge - 1st and 2nd semester 6
711011030 Quantitative Methods Quantitative Methods Quantitative Methods - 1st and 2nd semester 6
711011032 Media in Mutation - 1st and 2nd semester 6
711011041 Argumentation and Rhetoric - 2nd semester 6
711011042 Semiotics - 1st and 2nd semester 6
711011043 Systems Thinking and Information - 1st and 2nd semester 6
711011044 Sociology of Communication - 1st and 2nd semester 6
711011046 Theory of Communication - 1st and 2nd semester 6
711011048 Theory of Image and Representation - 2nd semester 6
711011049 News Theory - 1st semester 6
711011054 Political Theory - 2nd semester 6
711011053 Drama and Performance Theories Theories of Drama and Performance - 1st semester 6
711011068 Textualities - 1st semester 6