Bachelor in Sociology

Education objectives

1)Understanding of the specificity of sociological knowledge in relation to other social sciences and common sense knowledge;
2)Knowledge and understanding of the principal concepts and theoretical approaches of Sociology;
3)Knowledge and understanding of sociological approaches to different topic areas of scientific and professional application;
4)Ability to communicate sociological knowledge in an accurate and significant form to specialists and non-specialists;
5)Knowledge and understanding of the principles and applications of the main strategies, methods and techniques of sociological research;
6)Ability to select and apply, under scientific supervision, these concepts and tools to the analysis, problematisation and investigation of social phenomena and problems, taking into account the ethical and deontological implications of the investigation;
7)Ability to communicate the procedures, results and implications of the investigation in an accurate and significant form to specialists and non-specialists;
8)Skills necessary to undertake further training for specialisation purposes, professional qualification or to acquire new skills for basic research under supervision;
9)Scientific skills to perform training or teaching tasks, following the acquisition of additional pedagogic skills.

General characterization

DGES code



Bachelor (1st Cycle)



Access to other programs

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.


Luís Miguel Chaves

Opening date

September 2019


55-Daytime; 25-After-work schedule


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Teaching language

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Degree pre-requisites

Duration: 3 years/6 semesters.
Students must perform 180 credits: 66 credits based in the compulsory curricular units, 84 credits 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.

Conditions of admittance

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 For more information about International Students please visit

Evaluation rules

Students at FCSH 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. Repeat exam: Has access any student of 1st or 2nd cycle who has obtained the minimum grade of eight values per rounding in the final grade of the curricular unit. 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
711081059 Multivariate Data Analysis Multivariate Data Analysis - 2nd semester 6
711081058 Univariate and Bivariate Data Analysis - 1st semester 6
711081001 Social Classes and Social Structures - 1st semester 6
711081009 Social Stratification and Mobility - 2nd semester 6
711081057 Research Methods and Techniques: Sampling and Inquiry - 2nd semester 6
711081056 Métodos e Técnicas de Investigação Compreensiva (not translated) - 2nd semester 6
711081062 Problems of Sociological Research - 1st semester 6
711081050 General Sociology: Basic Principles - 1st semester 6
711081051 General Sociology: Theories - 2nd semester 6
711081061 Contemporary Sociological Issues - 1st semester 6
711081055 Theory and Methodology of the Social Sciences - 1st semester 6
Options - Demografia e Sociologia da População
Code Name ECTS
711081068 Demography and Social Policies 6
711081067 Demographic Prospects - 2nd semester 6
711081066 Sociology of Migration 6
711081065 Theoretical and Applied Demography - 1st semester 6
Options - Metodologia
Code Name ECTS
711081060 Análise Compreensiva (not translated) 6
711081077 Computer Assisted Tools for the Social Sciences - 1st semester 6
711081046 Surveys and Market Studies - 1st semester 6
Options - Sociologia do Conhecimento e da Cultura
Code Name ECTS
711081030 Sociology of Culture - 1st semester 6
711081031 Sociology of Education - 1st semester 6
711081037 Sociology of Everyday Life - 2nd semester 6
711081071 Sociology of Knowledge 6
Options - Sociologia Económica e das Organizações
Code Name ECTS
711081072 Human Ressources Management - 1st semester 6
711081070 Sociology of Innnovations - 2nd semester 6
711081035 Sociology of Organisations - 1st semester 6
711081069 Economic Sociology 6
Options - Sociologia Histórica e Política
Code Name ECTS
711081006 State, Nations and Nationalism - 1st semester 6
711081010 The Formation of Contemporary Portuguese Society - 2nd semester 6
711081021 Modernity and Globalisation 6
711081078 Historical Sociology - 2nd semester 6
711071034 Political Sociology - 1st and 2nd semester 6
Options - Sociologia do Território e do Ambiente
Code Name ECTS
711081038 Environmental Sociology 6
711081064 Sociology of Development and Sustainability - 2nd semester 6
711081042 Sociology of Territory - 1st semester 6
711081063 Urban Sociology 6
711081049 Territory and Social Networks 6
Options - Teorias Sociológicas
Code Name ECTS
711081054 Communities and Social Dynamics - 2nd semester 6
711081053 Theories of Social Action 6
711081076 Contemporary Sociological Theories - 2nd semester 6
711081052 Sociological Theories: the Founders - 1st semester 6