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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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    Research Output

    A Busca da Excitação: desporto e lazer no processo civilizacional

    Curto, D. R., 2019, Lisboa: Edições 70. 624 p. (História e Sociedade)

    Research output: Book/ReportBook

    A Dashboard for Security Forces Data Visualization and Storytelling

    Neto, M. D. C., Nascimento, M., Sarmento, P., Ribeiro, S., Rodrigues, T. & Painho, M., 1 Jan 2019, Information Systems for Industry 4.0: Proceedings of the 18th Conference of the Portuguese Association for Information Systems. Ramos, I., Quaresma, R., Silva, P. R. D. & Oliveira, T. (eds.). Springer International Publishing, p. 47-62 16 p. (Lecture Notes in Information Systems and Organisation; vol. 31).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

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    The Politics of Constraints: Communicative Dissonances and their Effects on Citizens

    Daniel Augusto de Oliveira Cardoso (Recipient), Catherine Moury (Recipient), Adam Standring (Recipient), Angie Gago (Recipient) & Dima Mohammed (Recipient), 2017

    Prize: Fellowship awarded competitively


    Curso de Promoção Oficial Superior Marinha

    Carla Fernandes (Invited speaker)
    27 Feb 2020

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference


    Carla Fernandes (Speaker), António Paulo David Silva Duarte (Speaker)

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

    Globalização e Riscos de Segurança

    Carla Fernandes (Invited speaker)
    6 Mar 2020

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference