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Back Sociology (Master's) 2020/2021


Academic degree:
  • Master's degree
4 curricular semesters
After Working Hours
Gualtar Campus, Braga (UM)
Main Scientific area:
  • Sociology


    Institute of Social Sciencies
    Campus de Gualtar
    4710 - 057 Braga

    Tel: +351 253604216 / 253604280 Fax: +351 253604697


The Master’s Degree in Sociology aims to deepen the training in Sociology by providing students complements of theoretical and practical insights. These new skills will allow students to consolidate the exercise of the Sociologist profession, ensuring an enabling specialization on research skills and the development of relevant qualifications to act in real contexts.

The syllabus focuses on the acquisition of relational, practical and theoretical skills, as a way to provide an understanding of the Sociology’s role in the context of changes that is taking place in contemporary societies, as well as in the field of methodologies, technical research and sociological intervention.

The course focuses on flexibility, on the scientific transversality and on the empowerment of the sociologist’ skills as an adequate response to the challenges and contemporary problems, especially those that arise from the economic and social changes of globalization

Access to higher education

This Master degree provides basic training to carry out a course of 3rd cycle (PhD) in the same scientific area, or other areas


This degree is especially target to prepare students for academic na research careers, work in public administration and organizations, as well as in private firms, especially in the area of human resourses, organziatioal communication and market studies.






Access forms

The access to this Cycle of Study can be done at the Students Portal of the University of Minho

This information does not replace consultation of the Academic Regulations of the University of Minho and other official documents.

Formal requirements

a) Have a degree in Sociology or related areas; .
b) Have a foreign academic degree, conferred following a 1st cycle of studies in Sociology or related areas, organized according to the principles of Bologna for member state;
c) Have a foreign degree that is recognized as meeting the objectives of a degree in sociology or related areas by the Scientific Council of the Institute of Social Sciences;
d) Candidates that, not having a degree, submit an academic, scientific or professional curriculum recognized as attesting the capacity to carry out this cycle of studies by the Scientific Council of the Institute of Social Sciences.
Entering= academic qualification 60% + Curriculum (education and scientific work) 20% + labour experience 20%.

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Aditional Information

Study Plan

Regime Curricular Unit Scientific Area ECTS
Year 1 60
S1 Culture and Heritage SOC; A 7.5
S1 Development and Social Policies SOC 7.5
S1 Organizations and Work SOC 7.5
S1 Topics of Contemporary Sociology SOC 7.5
S2 Practices of Social Research SOC 10
S2 Seminar of Project SOC 7.5
S2 Seminar of Research and Intervention SOC 5
S2 Opção I 7.5
Leisure and Tourism SOC 7.5
Year 2 60
A Dissertation/Project Work/Internship Report SOC 50
A Guidance Seminar SOC 10


A3ES Accreditation status:
Resolution publication date:
Registry number at Ministry:
R/A-Ef 2551/2011/AL01
Registry Date:
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