The bachelor programme in Portuguese Language and Portuguese Speaking Countries is designed for international students, whose native language is not Portuguese, with deep knowledge of the structures of Portuguese, in a way they fluently use this language orally and in its written form. On the other hand, this bachelor programme provides deep competences on the historical, socioeconomic, business and organizational relationships, and cultural diversity across the Portuguese Speaking Countries, including Brasil, Angola, Mozambique, Cape Verde, Guiné-Bissau, São Tomé and Príncipe and East Timor. International students can carry out a final internship in Portugal or in one of these Portuguese Speaking Countries. International students can be enrolled in this Bachelor programme without any knowledge of the Portuguese language. Students should have a proficiency level in English.
Profile of the programme
The profile of the programme comprises the development of the technical-scientific knowledge and professional skills in the study areas of Portuguese Language and Culture, Social Sciences, Law, Management and Foreign Languages.
Occupational profiles of graduates
The degree of "licenciado" (bachelor) in Portuguese Language and Portuguese Speaking Countries belongs to the education and training area of Business Sciences and Law. Graduates are qualified to develop a professional activity within the profile of the programme.
- National and international organizations that promote and spread of Portuguese Language and Lusophone cultures;
- Organizations of the Community of Portuguese Speaking Countries;
- Cultural Centers;
- Freelance in countries of the Community of Portuguese Speaking Countries.
Access to further studies
The degree of "licenciado" allows to proceed to post-graduate studies, according to the diagram of the Portuguese Higher Education System, provided by NARIC (http://www.dges.mctes.pt/DGES/pt/Reconhecimento/NARICENIC/) and presented in section 8 of the Diploma Supplement.
Examination regulations, assessment and grading
Examination and assessment are regulated by the IPB regulations.
Recognition of prior learning
Following the implementation of the Bologna Process and the consequent legislation regarding the mobility of students among degrees and higher education institutions, prior learning must be recognized and credited. The prior learning concept comprises all the previous learning/training undertaken in other higher education study cycles in national or international institutions (crediting of certified training), as well as previous professional experience and any post-secondary school training or education. As such, the IPB promotes the crediting of the student’s prior learning when arriving at the institution.Aiming at a quick and full integration of the student in his/her new education programme, the recognition procedures must be submitted when enrolling at the IPB.
Qualification requirements and regulations
Three years or 6 semesters. 60 ECTS per year (3x60=180 ECTS). 30 ECTS per semester. Each semester has 18 weeks of classes.
The admission of international students to Bachelor degrees in the IPB is made via theInternational Student Status. The applicants must be holders of a secondary education course or legally equivalent course from any foreign country, issued by a legal authority that attests the approval in that level of education, and that confers them the possibility of applying to a higher education course in their country.
No work experience is required.
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About the School
The Polytechnic Institute of Bragança (IPB) is a Portuguese Higher Education Public Institution with 7000 undergraduate and master students, embracing a wide area of knowledge and technology.