Communication and Journalism
Qualification awarded (in original language)"Licenciatura em Comunicação e Jornalismo". Title of "Licenciado".
Level of qualification1st Cycle of Studies. EQF level 6. ISCED 2011 level 6.
Admission requirementsStudents may apply to the 1st cycle of studies through the general regime, through special conditions and through special competitions, as stated in the description of the Portuguese Higher Education System, provided by NARIC (http://www.dges.mctes.pt/DGES/pt/Reconhecimento/NARICENIC/) and presented in section 8 of the Diploma Supplement. Students may apply, through the general regime, if they obtain a minimum classification of 95 points (on a scale of 0 to 200) in one of following national entrance examinations: Geography(09) or History(11) or Portuguese(18).
Recognition of prior learningFollowing the implementation of the Bologna Process and the consequent legislation regarding the mobility of students among degrees and higher education institutions, prior learning must be recognized and credited. The prior learning concept comprises all the previous learning/training undertaken in other higher education study cycles in national or international institutions (crediting of certified training), as well as previous professional experience and any post-secondary school training or education. As such, the IPB promotes the crediting of the student’s prior learning when arriving at the institution.
Aiming at a quick and full integration of the student in his/her new education programme, the recognition procedures must be submitted when enrolling at the IPB.
For further enquiries on crediting and recognizing prior learning and training at the IPB (calendars, procedures and assessment criteria), please go to the Applicant Portal at www.ipb.pt/portaldocandidato.
Qualification requirements and regulations6 Semesters (3 years). 20 Weeks of study, per semester, full-time (40 per year). 40 total Hours per week. 810 total Hours per semester (1620 per year). 180 ECTS Credits (30 per semester); 1 credit corresponds to 27 hours. It includes a final project comprising 18 credits.
Profile of the programmeThe profile of the programme comprises the development of the technical-scientific knowledge and professional skills in the study areas of "Audiovisual and Media Production" and "Journalism and news" "Audiovisuals and Media Production" and "Journalism and Reporting"
Key learning outcomesThe degree of "licenciado" (bachelor) in Comunicação e Jornalismo (Communication and Journalism) is awarded to students who demonstrate the ability to:
a) to develop and deepen the knowledge acquired;
b) apply the acquired knowledge, in order to show a professional approach to the work developed;
c) solve problems and build and substantiate their own arguments;
d) to collect, select and interpret the relevant information, which will enable us to base the recommended solutions and the judgments issued, including in the analysis the relevant social, scientific and ethical aspects;
e) to communicate information, ideas, problems and solutions, both to specialists and non-specialists;
(f) to develop skills enabling lifelong learning with a high degree of autonomy.
In order to complete the qualification, the student will have to obtain approval to all the compulsory curricular units of the study plan.
Occupational profiles of graduatesThis degree belongs to the education and training area of Communication and Multimedia. Graduates are qualified to develop a professional activity within the profile of the programme.
Access to further studiesThe degree of "licenciado" allows to proceed to post-graduate studies, according to the diagram of the Portuguese Higher Education System, provided by NARIC (http://www.dges.mctes.pt/DGES/pt/Reconhecimento/NARICENIC/) and presented in section 8 of the Diploma Supplement.
Graduation requirements6 Semesters (3 years). 20 Weeks of study, per semester, full-time (40 per year). 40 total Hours per week. 810 total Hours per semester (1620 per year). 180 ECTS Credits (30 per semester); 1 credit corresponds to 27 hours. It includes a final project comprising 18 credits.
Examination regulations, assessment and gradingExamination and assessment are regulated by the IPB general regulation, available in www.ipb.pt/sa, and by the School pedagogical regulation, available in www.esact.ipb.pt.
Consult this Guide under the option “The ECTS at the IPB” for information on the grading and qualification system.
Mode of studyFull-time.
Scientific areas of the study plan
|Scientific Area||Acronym||ECTS Credits|
|Audiovisual and Media Production||AMP||66.0||0.0|
|Foreign Languages and Literatures||FLL||6.0||0.0|
|Journalism and Reporting||JR||48.0||0.0|
|Marketing and Advertising||MktA||12.0||0.0|
|Mother Language and Literature||MLL||6.0||0.0|
|1||1|| Semestral || 9662-657-1005-00-20 ||Writing Techniques||MLL||6.0|
|1||1|| Semestral || 9662-657-1101-00-20 ||Contemporary History||Hist||6.0|
|1||1|| Semestral || 9662-657-1102-00-20 ||English||FLL||6.0|
|1||1|| Semestral || 9662-657-1103-00-20 ||Research Methodologies||BS||6.0|
|1||1|| Semestral || 9662-657-1104-00-20 ||Semiotics||AMP||6.0|
|1||2|| Semestral || 9662-657-1201-00-20 ||Press Workshop||JR||6.0|
|1||2|| Semestral || 9662-657-1202-00-20 ||Portuguese Culture||Soc||6.0|
|1||2|| Semestral || 9662-657-1203-00-20 ||Design and Visual Communication||AMP||6.0|
|1||2|| Semestral || 9662-657-1204-00-20 ||Media Technologies||AMP||6.0|
|1||2|| Semestral || 9662-657-1205-00-20 ||Communication Theories||JR||6.0|
|2||1|| Semestral || 9662-657-2101-00-20 ||Audiovisual Communication||AMP||6.0|
|2||1|| Semestral || 9662-657-2102-00-20 ||Web Design||AMP||6.0|
|2||1|| Semestral || 9662-657-2103-00-20 ||Media History||JR||6.0|
|2||1|| Semestral || 9662-657-2104-00-20 ||Narrative Models and Screenwriting||JR||6.0|
|2||1|| Semestral || 9662-657-2105-00-20 ||Media Sociology||Soc||6.0|
|2||2|| Semestral || 9662-657-2201-00-20 ||Television Workshop||AMP||6.0|
|2||2|| Semestral || 9662-657-2202-00-20 ||Cyberculture||AMP||6.0|
|2||2|| Semestral || 9662-657-2203-00-20 ||Companies and Communication||JR||6.0|
|2||2|| Semestral || 9662-657-2204-00-20 ||Post-Production||AMP||6.0|
|2||2|| Semestral || 9662-657-2205-00-20 ||Public Relations and Comunication Office||MktA||6.0|
|3||1|| Semestral || 9662-657-3101-00-20 ||Radio Workshop||JR||6.0|
|3||1|| Semestral || 9662-657-3102-00-20 ||Political Science and International Relations||PS||6.0|
|3||1|| Semestral || 9662-657-3103-00-20 ||Digital Communication and Social Networks||JR||6.0|
|3||1|| Semestral || 9662-657-3104-00-20 ||Documentary||JR||6.0|
|3||1|| Semestral || 9662-657-3105-00-20 ||Marketing and Business Strategy||MktA||6.0|
|3||2|| Semestral || 9662-657-3201-00-20 ||Communication Law and Deontology||Law||6.0|
|3||2|| Semestral || 9662-657-3202-00-20 ||Economy||Eco||6.0|
|3||2|| Semestral || 9662-657-3203-00-20 ||Project/Internship||AMP||18.0|