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Master in Communication Sciences

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The Agency for Assessment and Accreditation of Higher Education (A3ES), accredited this second-cycle degree programme  (see the documents here).
Please consult the study cycle official documents.

Resulting from a partnership between the FACULTIES of ARTS, FINE ARTS, ECONOMY and ENGINEERING, the Master’s degree in Communication Sciences has the goals of providing their students:

  • a scientific and professional education, combining solid knowledge in Human and Social Sciences with new information and communication technologies and the aesthetic and creative dimensions;
  • further competences of analysis, production and creation of media and communication processes.

The Masters is structured in two areas – Media and Journalism and Strategic Communication – adopting a four-semester syllabus, worth 120 ECTS:

  • 60 ECTS of a teaching/learning, where the student will choose one of the two available areas, in which he/she will be able to opt for certain subjects worth 6 ECTS in any scientific area at the U.Porto, to complement their training according to his/her own interests and competences;
  • On the third semester, the student will opt for a Professional Specialization (which requires the accomplishment of an internship and an internship report) or Research (which requires the accomplishment of a dissertation). Both options will extend to the 4th semester, fulfilling the remaining 60 ECTS.

Employment Prospects

The MECC graduates have the competences to exercice in the Communication Sciences, from journalism (broadcast, written, online) to communication production and analysis in political, cultural, scientific and patrimonial-related contexts.


 For more information see:
Candidate webpage | Academic Portal

  Applications calendar and number of vacancies
  Admission requirements:


For scientific and academic issues - contact the course director: mecc@letras.up.pt
For administrative questions
- contact the Academic Management Office: sga@letras.up.pt
For international mobility students - contact the International Office: sri@letras.up.pt

General information

Official Code: 9272
Director: Fernando Zamith
Acronym: MECC
Academic Degree: Master
Type of course/cycle of studies: Masters Degree
Start: 2008/2009
Duration: 2 Years

Study Plan

Involved Organic Units


  • Master in Communication Studies - specialization in Media Studies and Journalism (120 ECTS credits)
  • Master's Degree in Communication Science - Specialisation in Strategic Communication (120 ECTS credits)
  • Master's course in Communication Sciences - specialization in Media Studies and Journalism (60 ECTS credits)
  • Master's Course in Communication Science - Specialisation in Strategic Communication (60 ECTS credits)

Main Scientific Areas

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