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 Bachelor in International Relations

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The course provides the fundamental instruments for preparing students to work in International Organisations, enter Diplomatic Services, International Relations Departments of Ministries and other public and private bodies, or International Organisations, Non-Governmental Organisations, Financial Institutions or embrace the academic career. It is a multidisciplinary, comprehensive and eclectic programme, which combines and blends a rich curriculum with quality of teaching allowing for the development of a versatile and competitive profile for the performance of duties, such as, inter alia, coordinate international relations offices; plan, organise and evaluate projects of companies' internationalisation; analyse and manage political decision-making processes; engage in diplomacy and negotiation in international multicultural settings​.​​


Note: ​

AIn addition to obtaining a positive grade in the project component, the conclusion of the Curricular Unit (UC) "Project" implies cumulatively, the verification of the following requirements:
(1) compliance with 3 ECTS in the EEGenerating Skills programme;
(2) compliance with the Data Analysis Requirement;
(3) compliance with the Internationalisation Requirement.



2021/2022

General


Academic degree:
  • Bachelor (Bologna 1st cycle degree)
ECTS:
180
Duration:
6 curricular semesters
Regime:
Daytime
Place:
Gualtar Campus, Braga (UM)
Main Scientific area:
  • Political Science and International Relations

Contacts


    School of Economics and Management
    Campus de Gualtar
    4710 - 057 Braga

    Tel: +351 253604510 Fax: +351 253601380
    E-Mail: pedagogico@eeg.uminho.pt
    URL: http://www.eeg.uminho.pt

Description


The Bachelor degree is a teaching project founded in the scientific area of Political Science and International Relations, but with an interdisciplinary matrix covering the areas of History, Economics, Law and Languages. As part of the restructuring of Bologna, the course was designed to meet the creation of a European higher education area, so one of the main features of the first cycle curriculum is its multifaceted and flexible character (flexibility defined as the labor market), which allows students to choose their own specialization. The semester teaching is fundamentally theoretical and practical, being organized in credit units. The learning methodologies focus on the student, who has an active role in their training and skills development, promoting autonomy, the spirit of continuous pursuit of knowledge and development of qualifications. The course is characterized by a strong dynamism translated into a set of extracurricular activities credited in Diploma Supplement, which complements the theoretical and practical training and prepares a successful integration in the active life. The course focuses on the activities carried out by the members of the Center for Political Science Research, rated 'Excellent' by the FCT, as well as on the initiatives developed by CECRI, which brings together both training students in the area and their graduates.

Key learning outcomes


1. Provide general, specific and transversal competences in the field of International Relations for a multidimensional understanding of the international political phenomenon;
2. Provide a solid and multidisciplinary training in the scientific area of International Relations, covering the fields of Political Science, Economics, Law, Philosophy, Languages and Cultures;
3. To enable professionals to serve in international organizations, the institutions of the European Union, the diplomatic career, the external interface departments of private companies, the international relations departments and advisory offices of ministries and other public bodies and non-governmental organizations;
4. Provide the necessary foundations for a professional career in the fields of teaching and research in the scientific area of International Relations;
5. Develop a critical consciousness of the challenges facing the international system.

Access to higher education


The Bachelor degree in International Relations is part of the first cycle of the Bologna Process and continues at the University of Minho, in the second cycle in the same scientific area, corresponding to the Master in International Relations and, in the third cycle, the Doctorate in Political Science and International Relations.

Careers


The Bachelor degree in International Relations aims to qualify of graduates to perform various functions in the fields of diplomacy, intergovernmental (including European Union institutions) and non-governmental organizations, international relations offices and advice from ministries, chambers municipalities and other public bodies. These functions also include exercising external interface positions with private companies, banks and other financial institutions. The degree also allows the pursuit of academic and research career.

Access


94

Vacancies

0

Minimum

Access forms


The access to this Cycle of Studies can be done through the following ways:
- Application for National Access to Higher Education Admissions;
- Application for Special Access to Higher Education Admissions;
- Application for Local Access to Higher Education Admissions;
- Application for Special Access to Higher Education Admissions;
- Application for Access to Higher Education Admissions through Re-Entry, Change and Transfer of Course.

Formal requirements


Entrance Testing

04 Economy
or
06 Philosophy
or
11 History

This information must be verified on
http://www.dges.gov.pt/guias/detcursopi.asp?codc=9229&code=1000

Aditional Information


Study Plan


Regime Curricular Unit Scientific Area ECTS
Year 1 60
S1 Introduction to International Relations CPRI 6
S1 Introduction to Political Science CPRI 6
S1 Methodology in Political Science CPRI 6
S1 Political Economics E 6
S1 Opção em Língua Estrangeira I 6
English B1 LPLE 6
German A1 LPLE 6
Spanish A1+ LPLE 6
S2 Applied Statistics to Political Science E 6
S2 History of International Relations CPRI 6
S2 History of Political and Social Ideas F 6
S2 International Political Economics E 6
S2 Opção em Língua Estrangeira II 6
English B1+ LPLE 6
German A1+ LPLE 6
Spanish A2 LPLE 6
Year 2 60
S1 International Law CJP 6
S1 International Organizations CPRI 6
S1 International Politcs CPRI 6
S1 Theory of International Relations I CPRI 6
S1 Opção em Língua Estrangeira III 6
EspanhoI A2+ LPLE 6
German A2 LPLE 6
S2 European Union Political System CPRI 6
S2 Geopolitics and Strategy CPRI 6
S2 International Negotiation CPRI 6
S2 Theory of International Relations II CPRI 6
S2 Opção em Língua Estrangeira IV 6
English B2+ LPLE 6
German A2+ LPLE 6
Spanish B1 LPLE 6
Year 3 60
S1 Contemporary Diplomacy CPRI 6
S1 Democracy and Citizenship CPRI 6
S1 Foreign Policies CPRI 6
S1 Political Systems CPRI 6
S1 Opção I 6
CPLP Dynamics CPRI 6
Cybersecurity and New Threats CPRI 6
English C1 LPLE 6
German B1 LPLE 6
International Human Resource Management G 6
Islam and Arab World CPRI 6
Italian B1+ LPLE 6
Maritime Security CPRI 6
Nations and Nationalisms CPRI 6
Public Administration of the European Union CA 6
Social Policies CA 6
Spanish B1+ LPLE 6
S2 Applied Project CPRI; CA 13
S2 Portuguese Foreign Policy CPRI 6
S2 Opção II 6
CPLP Dynamics CPRI 6
Cybersecurity and New Threats CPRI 6
Desenvolvimento Regional e Local E 6
Electoral Systems CPRI 6
English C1+ LPLE 6
French B1+ LPLE 6
German B1+ LPLE 6
International Human Resource Management G 6
International Marketing G 6
Islam and Arab World CPRI 6
Italian B2 LPLE 6
Maritime Security CPRI 6
Nations and Nationalisms CPRI 6
Public Administration of the European Union CA 6
Social Policies CA 6
Spanish B2 LPLE 6
S2 Opção UMinho 5

Assessment/Accreditation


A3ES Accreditation status:
Accredited
Resolution publication date:
21-05-2021
Registry number at Ministry:
R/A-Ef 2442/2011/AL01
Registry Date:
04-08-2021
Accreditation validity:
30-07-2025