Masters in Communication Sciences

Education objectives

1) To develop and deepen the knowledge gained at the 1st cycle in the area of Communication Sciences (CS) essential today as part of the Social Sciences and Humanities, to understand the strategic position of communication in contemporary societies;
2) To understand the position of Communication Sciences and their respective areas of specialization in the epistemology of Social and Human Sciences, from which it receives multiple contributions and to which it contributes; to be able to define objects and methodologies for their own investigations in Communication Sciences and to apply their knowledge to them, namely in new and unfamiliar situations and in the specific fields;
3) To develop a research with scientific rigor in the field of CS or in a multidisciplinary context, so that the dialogue with other fields of knowledge would be an incentive to claim its own domain knowledge;
4) To develop the ability of students to communicate, clearly and reasonably, methodologies and conclusions, in written or orally, before experts or general public;
5) To understand the specificity of each branch of this study cycle;
6) To provide skills that allow students, in continuous dialogue with the scientific and non-scientific knowledge, to develop autonomously learning throughout life.

General characterization

DGES code



Master (2nd Cycle)



Access to other programs

Completion of the Masters degree allows the holder to apply for the cycle of studies which leads to a Doctorate Degree. For the specific access requirements for doctoral programmes, consult the regulations governing the doctoral programmes at FCSH, UNL.

This course is recognized for career progression purposes of recruitment for teachers of group 200 and 240, as provided in the Statute of Teaching Career.


Carla Batista

Opening date

September 2019




More information provided in the Call for Applications, available on


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Teaching language

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Degree pre-requisites

Length: 3 semesters.
Total credits: 93 credits (60 in course units of the study programme + 33 in the non-taught component).
Types of non-taught component: Dissertation, Project Work, Practical Work Experience with Report.
The degree of “mestre” corresponds to the level 7 of the NQF and EQF-National Qualifications Framework/European Qualifications Framework.

Conditions of admittance

Please consult the application call available at

Evaluation rules

1) No obligatory precedences for attending the program’s courses. 2) A final grade, expressed as a number between 10 and 20 on a scale of 0 to 20 as well as its equivalent on the ECTS grading scale, is awarded for the post-graduate diploma. The final grade of the post-graduate diploma is the average, by credit, of the grades obtained in the course units in which the student obtained the 60 credits from the taught part of the Masters course. A final grade, expressed as a number between 10 and 20 on a scale of 0 to 20 as well as its equivalent on the ECTS grading scale, is awarded for the Masters degree. The final grade of the Masters degree will be the average of the final grade of the taught part of the course, weighted to 40%, and the grade awarded to the dissertation, project work or practical work experience report, weighted to 60%.