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Back Science Communication (Master's) 2020/2021


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


    Institute of Social Sciencies
    Campus de Gualtar
    4710 - 057 Braga

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


The Master's Degree in Science Communication aims to train, with high quality, personnel to promote communication in institutions that have a strong scientific component in their activity (for example, research centers, clinical centers, museums, science dissemination institutions, among others). Developing internal and external communication of institutions through different platforms, creating international communication networks and training people in effective techniques to communicate what they do are, hence, some of the objectives. It is also intended to provide students with multidisciplinary knowledge to enable them to do an in-depth investigation in this field. In short, the MCC aims at excellence in scientific and technical training within a national and international framework, working, on the other hand, in articulation with several institutions of a regional and national nature, permanently promoting a close relationship between the academic environment and society.

Key learning outcomes

This master aims to provide a multidisciplinary and transdisciplinary training that privileges flexibility and diversity in order to provide students with scientific and technical skills, necessary for an adequate professional and scientific performance in the field of science communication. The training of students for the critical application of concepts and techniques to communicate what is done in a given institution, which has science as its structuring axis, constitutes the main vector of this formation. The curricular component favors this duality between theory and practice in order to provide the student with a knowledge that enables him to know how to do effectively.






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) Degree in Communication Sciences and equivalent, as well as in other courses in the areas of Social and Human Sciences, Sciences and other scientific areas;
b) Holders of a foreign higher degree, following the first cycle of study in Communication Sciences or related fields, organized according to the principles of Bologna by an adherent State;
c) Holders of a foreign higher academic degree that is recognized as satisfying the objectives of the Degree in Communication Sciences or in related areas by the Scientific Council of the Institute of Social Sciences;
d) candidates who, without holding a degree, present a scholar, scientific or professional curriculum that is recognized as attesting the capacity to carry out this cycle of studies by the Scientific Council of the Institute of Social Sciences.

Aditional Information

Study Plan


A3ES Accreditation status:
Resolution publication date:
Registry number at Ministry:
R/A-Cr 72/2018/AL01
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