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The undergraduate programme in Political Science and International Relations at FCSH/NOVA was founded in 1996 and it was integrated in the Department of History of Ideas in 1999. This turned onto the Department of Political Studies in 2004.

The academic offer of the Department of Political Studies embraces the three study cycles:

1st cycle (BA): the curricular structure integrates the scientific areas of Political Science and International Relations, comprising mandatory and elective courses. Students are advised to follow an academic curriculum. This programme attributes the academic degree of Licenciado.

2nd cycle (MA): comprises five areas of specialisation – Political Science, International Relations, European Studies, Area Studies, and Globalization and Environment. This cycle attributes the academic degree of Mestre.

3rd cycle (PhD): two autonomous programmes are offered, both awarding the academic degree of Doutor.

(i) PhD in Political Science, with four specialisations:


  • Elites and Political Behaviour;
  • Institutions and Political Processes;
  • Political Theory and Analysis;
  • Public Policies.


(ii) PhD in International Relations, with four specialisations:

  • Security Studies and Strategy;
  • Area Studies;
  • Globalization and Environment;
  • History and Theory of International Relations.

For a period of five years (2013/18), the Department also hosts the PhD in Global Studies, an interdisciplinary programme funded by the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology.

Over the years, the Department of Political Studies has been established as one of the main national references in Political Science and International Relations teaching and research.

The theoretical and methodological pluralism, the openness to debate and critical thinking, and the demand for both accuracy and innovation, are major features of the academic profile of this Department.

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Portugal Social Sciences
democracy Social Sciences
coalition Social Sciences
Southern Europe Social Sciences
election Social Sciences
EU Social Sciences
democratization Social Sciences
energy Social Sciences

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Research Output 1983 2019

A place for foresight in a VUCA World

Ribeiro, J. M. F. & Rodrigues, T., Jun 2019, Security at a Crossroad: New tools for new challenges. Rodrigues, T. & Inácio, A. (eds.). New York: Nova Publishers, p. 123-144 22 p. (Defense, Security and Strategies).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

3 Citations (Scopus)

Economic crisis and the variety of populist response: evidence from Greece, Portugal and Spain

Lisi, M., Llamazares, I. & Tsakatika, M., 1 Jan 2019, In : West European Politics. 42, 6, p. 1284-1309 24 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
economic crisis

História, arte e literatura

Curto, D. S. R., Mar 2019, Lisboa: Temas e Debates. 464 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBook


Activities 2013 2018

  • 11 Editorial activity
  • 2 Participation in workshop, seminar, course
  • 1 Consultancy
  • 1 Oral presentation

Evolving Human Security Challenges in the Atlantic Space

Daniel da Silva Costa Marcos (Organiser), Nuno Severiano Teixeira (Organiser)
2018 → …

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

2017 ESPAnet conference

Daniel Augusto de Oliveira Cardoso (Organiser), Catherine Moury (Organiser)
12 Sep 201714 Sep 2017

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in workshop, seminar, course