Bachelor in European Studies

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The study cycle has two objectives, distinct and integrated. On the one hand, it seeks to offer students a broad multidisciplinary training, capable of providing them with skills and knowledge that enable them to understand themselves and the universes, regional, national, European and international, increasingly integrated and interdependent in which they operate, so that they can position themselves critically and rationally and carry out a professional activity. Based on Political Science, the course is open to the plurality of knowledge, some mandatory, others optional, which are called upon to promote an integrated vision of this brave new world in which we are given to live. On the other hand, the course seeks to bring students to research, exposing them to the research projects of the teachers and motivating them to continue their studies, namely in the Master in International Relations at the University of the Azores or the Master in European Studies.


The objectives of the study cycle relate, above all, to the acquisition and operationalization of fundamental knowledge in the scientific areas of Political Science and related fields, namely Philosophy, History, Law, Foreign Languages ​​and Economics. This is knowledge brought together with a view to providing skills capable of allowing students to understand the evolution, nature and functioning of the European Union, understood as a political community, and the system of international relations - as well as the respective impact on the subsystems , national and regional. At the same time, in a world marked by the disintegration of traditional frameworks, efforts are being made to train European citizens in Europe's ultraperiphery, identifying the Union and the international system as being the new environments available to us to situate ourselves and develop life projects, as European citizens, including a professional activity. The assessment of the degree of fulfillment of these objectives takes place in several registers, which are situated between the one that is made individually by each teacher in the respective curricular unit and the one that is made by the institution, as a whole, namely in terms of quality assurance . It is also important to highlight the evaluation carried out by the course committee, as well as the contributions we seek from former students and visiting professors, from which it becomes possible to seek to introduce improvements to the study cycle. This assessment by former students was invaluable in the process of adapting the study plan for the course in Bologna. At the present moment, the support of professors and visiting specialists assumes particular importance, since it is impossible to identify, in Ponta Delgada, a specialized teaching staff suitable for the purpose, allowing us, in regular intensive courses, to ensure the fulfillment of the proposed objectives, namely in terms of terms of developing skills and practical knowledge about the concrete functioning of the European Union.

Admission Requirements

Depending on your situation, you may apply to this degree through the calls open by the General Direction for Higher Education (DGES): a. National call for Access and Admission to Public Higher Education; b. Special regimes; or directly at the University of the Azores to: a. Special calls for students over 23, for holders of Technological Specialization Diploma, for holders of Higher Professional Technical Diploma, or holders of other higher education diplomas; b. Special call for international students; c. Regimes of re-entry and change of institution/degree. Applications follow the conditions applicable to each situation. Learn more on the national calls and access conditions at; for information on our special calls read the regulations available on our website or contact

Professional Opportunities

Professional activity in the field of Political Science and European Studies in local, national and international institutions, and development and lobbying agencies; Senior management of the European Union and its integration into the International System Party-political agents; Scientific research in the field of Political Science and European Studies.


Ponta Delgada

Course Code


ECTS Credits



3 Years

Study Regime

Full or part-time attendance. Attendance required in daytime schedule.

Study Program

Code Name Year Semester
0102004English I1st year1st semester
0102036Introduction to Law1st year1st semester
0102017Political Science1st year1st semester
0103181Research Methods in Human and Social Sciences1st year1st semester
0103060Social and Political Philosophy1st year1st semester
0103134English II1st year2nd semester
0103118Geopolitics and Geostrategy1st year2nd semester
0103153Human Rights1st year2nd semester
0103074Philosophy of the State and the Integration 1st year2nd semester
0103160Theory and Practice of International Relations1st year2nd semester
0102024Contemporary International Policies2nd year1st semester
0105571Ethics and International Relations 2nd year1st semester
0102065International Organizations 2nd year1st semester
01061555Os Açores e a Europa2nd year1st semester
0103066Public International Law2nd year1st semester
0102023Diplomacy and International Negociation 2nd year2nd semester
0103075History of Brazil2nd year2nd semester
0103034Political Organization and Government in the European Union2nd year2nd semester
0102033Portuguese Foreign Policies2nd year2nd semester
0103162Community Law3rd year1st semester
0102005Euro-Atlantic Foreign Policy3rd year1st semester
0105639History of the United States of America3rd year1st semester
0103049Regionalism and Insularity in Contemporary Europe3rd year1st semester
0105987North American Foreign Policy Issues3rd year2nd semester
0102068Seminar3rd year2nd semester
0102038The Idea of Europe3rd year2nd semester
0105894The Lusophone Africa3rd year2nd semester