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The Master’s degree in History, International Relations and Cooperation (MHRIC) is, since 2007, a 2nd level course of the European higher education system, intended to qualify students in the necessary theoretical and methodological skills in International Relations, Cooperation and Political Studies, organised in a multidisciplinary social-historical perspective. Students are asked to conceive and develop research and/or professional internship projects in these scientific domains.
To comply with very different academic and national backgrounds of students who choose this Master's course, MHRIC offers a deliberately multidisciplinary experience, providing students with a very open and flexible curricular structure, so they can autonomously adapt it to their own interests.
This multidisciplinary nature of MHRIC, which makes it different from other Master's courses offered by other universities in the same scientific domain, is nurtured by professors and researchers from different departaments of the faculties of Arts, Psychology and Education Sciences, and Law of the University of Porto. Members of MHRIC's teaching team are involved in several national and international research projects and units. Experts from several other Portuguese and foreign universities (Spanish, Polish, Italian, Danish, British and Brazilian) cooperate intensely in the MHRIC.
Accordingly, the MHRIC organises and/or is associated every year to several academic conferences and seminars, attracting and inviting experts worldwide. In addition to all those organised by members of the teaching team, MHRIC supports an annual conference of Young Researchers in International Relations, actively involving MHRIC's students.
MHRIC has the following goals:
Throughout four academic semesters and amounting to 120 ECTS, MHRIC's program comprises two compulsory seminars (on Methodology of Scientific Research and International Politics) and two entirely optional specialisation areas (one on International Relations and Cooperation, the other on Political Studies). In the 2nd academic year, students may choose to prepare an academic dissertation or to undertake a professional internship. In both cases, they will defend their dissertation or internship report before an academic committee.
At the end of the process, the University of Porto will grant a Master's degree in one of the following specialisations:
- Master’s degree in History, International Relations and Cooperation – specialisation in International Relations and Cooperation;
- Master’s degree in History, International Relations and Cooperation – specialisation in Political Studies.
MHRIC prepares agents who may develop professional activities and expertise in several diversified areas and instances in International Relations and Political Studies, such as:
Number of vacancies: See here more information
Minimum number of students: 15
Week schedule: Monday to Friday (mostly on Fridays), usually in the afternoon.
Requirements for applicants: according to Art. 17 of Decree-Law 74/2006, 24th March, students holding the following qualifications will be admitted to application to the Master’s degree in History, Historical Relations and Cooperation:
We welcome especially candidates holding a Social Sciences degree (History, International Relations, Political Studies, Sociology, Anthropology, Economy, among others) but we accept applications from every other scientific area.
Candidates who fulfill every requirement for application will be asked to choose to attend to an interview or to submit a written questionnaire on motivation.
All informations in: http://web.letras.up.pt/sga
Working Languages: Seminars are taught mostly in Portuguese as most of our international students are Portuguese-speaking (Brazilian, Portuguese speaking African), although several international experts are invited every year and their lectures are usually held in English. Every student (even Portuguese-speaking) is welcome to prepare their assignments, dissertation and/or reports in English, French or Spanish, and every teacher is open to discuss them in at least English.
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|Director:||Luís Grosso Correia|
|Type of course/cycle of studies:||Masters Degree|