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Learning Opportunity: Communication Sciences - Universidade do Algarve, Escola Superior de Educação e Comunicação

Communication Sciences - Universidade do Algarve, Escola Superior de Educação e Comunicação

Course Information

Established in 1984, the School of Education and Communication (Escola Superior de Educação e Comunicação - ESEC) is one of the seven Schools and Faculties of the University of Algarve. It is a centre for creation and dissemination of knowledge in the areas of education, culture, arts, technology and science. Besides awarding polytechnic degrees, it provides in-service, specialized, and advanced training as part of a lifelong learning policy. It is committed to undertaking knowledge transfer and promoting research in its key scientific areas. It provides services to the community and cooperates with public and private institutions within the scope of training, research and development programmes. It is highly motivated to make a substantial contribution to its areas of intervention, yet without losing sight of its specificity as a training institution, which is in a close relationship with both the regional and international communities, especially through student exchange programmes and international projects.

Communication Sciences Course Structure

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The University of Algarve is a young state university, located in the southern part of Portugal, one of the most touristic regions of Portugal. The University has witnessed a significant growth in terms of student population, modern facilities and the quality and diversity of programmes on offer.

Recently, there has been a significant increase of foreign students from more than 60 countries due to the internationalization strategy of the University of Algarve. The quality and diversity of European Masters and Doctorates, combined with post-graduate courses open to students from all over the world justify the magnitude of this mobility.

It is an important centre for cultural, scientific and technological development, with strong regional, national and international ties, offering students the opportunity to explore various careers as they gain transferable skills.

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6 semesters, 3 years

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Have successfully completed secondary school or have an equivalent qualification

Have completed one of the following university entrance exams (central exams prepared by the Ministry of Education and Science): Portuguese Language; or History and Portuguese Language; or English Language and Portuguese Language

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Admission Procedure: 

Applications are done through the national admission contest (concurso nacional de acesso) organized by the Directorate General of Higher Education (DGES), or through special higher education contests. For more informations please check DGES website (in portuguese).

Online Application Form


There are some institutions in Portugal that give scholarships to international students and it is advisable that applicants confirm every year whether these grants are available and the eligibility terms: Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation; Foundation for the Sciences and Technology; Fulbright Commission; Instituto Camões; Luso-American Development Foundation; Fundação Oriente.


965 €/academic year


180 ECTS

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Universidade do Algarve
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Qualifications Awarded

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Qualification Awarded:
Bachelor in Communication Sciences

Course Locations

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Escola Superior de Educação e Comunicação

Campus da Penha

8005-139 Faro - Portugal

General Enquiries: esec@ualg.pt

Mobility Coordinator: mobesec@ualg.pt

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The University of Algarve has several residence halls located in the city of Faro, in the Penha Campus, near the Gambelas Campus and in the Portimão Campus, in a total of 600 beds.

The accommodation consists of common living rooms, single or double rooms, bathrooms, kitchens equipped with the necessary appliances, in addition to other existing equipment in the living rooms, such as television, video and music devices. You should check with the International and Mobility Office the daily or monthly prices.

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 - Algarve is our Campus - University of Algarve;

 - Accommodation;

 - Studying in Faro;

 - University Medical Services.