Languages for International Relations
Qualification awarded (in original language)"Licenciatura em Línguas para Relações Internacionais". Title of "Licenciado".
Level of qualification1st Cycle of Studies. EQF level 6. ISCED 2011 level 6.
Admission requirementsStudents may apply to this 1st cycle programme, through the general regime, if they obtain a minimum classification of 95 points (on a scale of 0 to 200) in one of the following national entrance examinations: Economics (04) or English (13), or Portuguese (18).
Application may also be possible, through special regimes, for:
. students inside the Portuguese educational system who want to re-enroll, change course of studies, or transfer education institution;
. holders of technological specialization courses;
. holders of professional technical courses;
. olders than 23 who have succeeded a special exam of assessment of capabilities to access the Higher Education System;
. holders of middle or high level courses;
. students coming from foreign higher education systems.
The access requirements for the 1st cycle of studies of Higher Education appear 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.
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. A variable number of Contact (teaching) Hours, depending on the established Schedule for each Course Unit. A period of on-the-job training with 21 ECTS Credits is included; this training is to be accomplished in a public or private institution with which ESE has signed a cooperation agreement.
Holders of this diploma are entitled to apply to the career of high staff in central and local public administration, as well as in private enterprises and institutions or to undertake their own independent qualified activity.
Profile of the programmeThe profile of the programme comprises the development of the technical-scientific knowledge and professional skills in the study areas of English, Spanish, Portuguese, Social Sciences, and French or German. Social Sciences, Portuguese, English, Spanish and another Foreign Languages.
Key learning outcomesThe bachelor’s degree in Languages for International Relations is awarded to those students that demonstrate, in this field, the ability to:
a) develop and enhance the acquired knowledge;
b) apply acquired knowledge and understanding capacity in order to clearly demonstrate a professional approach to the work carried out;
c) solve problems based upon their own arguments;
d) collate, select, and interpret relevant information which will enable them to consolidate the solutions they present and the opinions they put forward, including the analysis of relevant social, scientific and ethical aspects;
e) communicate information, ideas, problems and solutions, both to experts and non-experts;
f) develop competences that will enable them to benefit from lifelong learning with a high degree of autonomy.
To complete the qualification, the student is required to pass all compulsory course units of the study plan.
Occupational profiles of graduatesThe degree of "licenciado" (bachelor) in Languages for International Relations belongs to the education and training area of Business Sciences and Law. Graduates are qualified to develop a professional activity within the profile of the programme.
Access to further studiesThe bachelor’s degree in Languages for International Relations 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 requirementsGraduation is obtained after completion of the total ECTS credits foreseen in the study plan.
Examination regulations, assessment and gradingExamination and assessment are regulated by the IPB general regulation, available in www.ipb.pt/sa, and by the Attendance and Assessment Regulations of the School, available in www.ese.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|
|1||1|| Semestral || 8374-626-1101-00-20 ||Spanish I||Spa||5.0|
|1||1|| Semestral || 8374-626-1102-00-20 ||History and Contemporary Culture||SC||6.0|
|1||1|| Semestral || 8374-626-1103-00-19 ||English I||Eng||6.0|
|1||1|| Semestral || 8374-626-1104-00-20 ||Workshop of Written Expression of Portuguese||Por||4.0|
|1||1|| Semestral || 8374-626-1105-01-20 ||Option I-German I||---||4.0|
|1||1|| Semestral || 8374-626-1105-02-20 ||Option I-Chinese I||---||4.0|
|1||1|| Semestral || 8374-626-1105-03-20 ||Option I-French I||---||4.0|
|1||1|| Semestral || 8374-626-1106-00-20 ||General Principles of Economics||Eco||5.0|
|1||2|| Semestral || 8374-626-1201-00-20 ||Spanish II||Spa||4.0|
|1||2|| Semestral || 8374-626-1202-00-20 ||History of Social and Political Ideas||SC||6.0|
|1||2|| Semestral || 8374-626-1203-00-19 ||English II||Eng||6.0|
|1||2|| Semestral || 8374-626-1204-00-20 ||Workshop of Oral Expression of Portuguese||Por||4.0|
|1||2|| Semestral || 8374-626-1205-01-20 ||Option II-German II||---||4.0|
|1||2|| Semestral || 8374-626-1205-02-20 ||Option II-Chinese II||---||4.0|
|1||2|| Semestral || 8374-626-1205-03-20 ||Option II-French II||---||4.0|
|1||2|| Semestral || 8374-626-1206-00-20 ||General Principles of Law||Law||6.0|
|2||1|| Semestral || 8374-626-2101-00-20 ||Spanish III||Spa||4.0|
|2||-|| Annual || 8374-626-2102-00-20 ||Population Geography||SC||6.0|
|2||1|| Semestral || 8374-626-2103-00-20 ||English III||Eng||5.0|
|2||1|| Semestral || 8374-626-2104-00-20 ||Language and Communication||Por||4.0|
|2||1|| Semestral || 8374-626-2105-01-20 ||Option III-German III||---||4.0|
|2||1|| Semestral || 8374-626-2105-02-19 ||Option III-Chinese III||---||4.0|
|2||1|| Semestral || 8374-626-2105-03-20 ||Option III-French III||---||4.0|
|2||1|| Semestral || 8374-626-2106-00-20 ||Theory of International Relations||SC||7.0|
|2||2|| Semestral || 8374-626-2201-00-20 ||Culture and Discourse||Por||4.0|
|2||2|| Semestral || 8374-626-2202-00-20 ||International Law||Law||7.0|
|2||2|| Semestral || 8374-626-2203-00-20 ||International Political Economics||Eco||6.0|
|2||2|| Semestral || 8374-626-2204-00-20 ||Spanish IV||Spa||4.0|
|2||2|| Semestral || 8374-626-2205-00-19 ||English IV||Eng||5.0|
|2||2|| Semestral || 8374-626-2206-01-20 ||Option IV-German IV||---||4.0|
|2||2|| Semestral || 8374-626-2206-02-20 ||Option IV-Chinese IV||---||4.0|
|2||2|| Semestral || 8374-626-2206-03-20 ||Option IV-French IV||---||4.0|
|3||1|| Semestral || 8374-626-3101-00-20 ||Spanish V||Spa||8.0|
|3||1|| Semestral || 8374-626-3102-00-20 ||English V||Eng||8.0|
|3||1|| Semestral || 8374-626-3103-01-20 ||Option V-German V||---||8.0|
|3||1|| Semestral || 8374-626-3103-02-19 ||Option V-Chinese V||---||8.0|
|3||1|| Semestral || 8374-626-3103-03-20 ||Option V-French V||---||8.0|
|3||1|| Semestral || 8374-626-3104-00-20 ||International Organizations||SC||6.0|
|3||2|| Semestral || 8374-626-3201-00-20 ||Observation and Intervention in Professional Contexts||SC/|
|3||2|| Semestral || 8374-626-3202-00-20 ||Technical Writing Workshop||Por||3.0|
|3||2|| Semestral || 8374-626-3203-01-20 ||Option VI-Contemporary German Culture||---||6.0|
|3||2|| Semestral || 8374-626-3203-02-20 ||Option VI-Contemporary French Culture||---||6.0|
|3||2|| Semestral || 8374-626-3203-03-20 ||Option VI-Contemporary Hispanic Culture||---||6.0|
|3||2|| Semestral || 8374-626-3203-04-20 ||Option VI-Contemporary British Culture||---||6.0|
|3||2|| Semestral || 8374-626-3203-05-20 ||Option VI-Geopolitics||---||6.0|
|3||2|| Semestral || 8374-626-3203-06-19 ||Option VI-Marketing and Communication||---||6.0|
|3||2|| Semestral || 8374-626-3203-07-19 ||Option VI-Subtitling Workshop||---||6.0|
|3||2|| Semestral || 8374-626-3203-08-20 ||Option VI-Discursive Pragmatics of Portuguese Speaking Countries||---||6.0|
|3||2|| Semestral || 8374-626-3203-09-20 ||Option VI-Digital Stroytelling||---||6.0|