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Master in Psychology of Justice

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The Masters in Justice Psychology of the ULP aims to promote the acquisition, training and improvement of in-depth observation, assessment and psychological intervention skills in contexts and issues of Justice Psychology. It also seeks to equip students with knowledge and skills to conduct research in this area of expertise. Through contact with a variety of models, guidelines and contexts, this Master aims to assist students in building their future professional identity, as well as transmitting solids ethical principles. Completing this cycle of study, students can apply to the Ordem dos Psicólogos Portugueses (OPP), in order to obtain the category of trainee member and perform a internship that will allow the access to the profession. This study program is also complemented by the possibility of access to 3rd Cycle in Psychology.

A3ES Decision

Accredited - A3ES Decision

Date of the Board Decision



R/A-Cr 101/2014

Confered Degree | Duration | ECTS

Master Degree |2 Semesters |120 ECTS

Programme Director

Prof.ª Doutora Carla Margarida Vieira Antunes

Programme sub-director

Prof.ª Doutora Ana Rita Conde Dias

Entrance Conditions

The following may apply for the Master's Degree:
a) People who hold a B.A. or equivalent degree;
b) People who hold a foreign academic degree awarded after a 1st study cycle organized according to the Bologna Process by a member state of that process;
c) People who hold a foreign academic degree acknowledged as a degree satisfying the objectives of the graduate degree by the due body;
d) People who have a school, scientific or professional curriculum acknowledged by the due body of ULP certifying the capacity to obtain this study cycle.

Programme requirements

Have completed a total of 120 ECTS


The Masters in Justice Psychology of the ULP aims to promote the following learning objectives: Recognize contexts, intervention modalities and roles of the psychologist in the domain of Justice Psychology;
Know and use methods, techniques, and instruments of psychological assessment;
Plan and implement psychological assessment protocols; Develop skills for the elaboration of psychological reports;
Know different conceptual models, methods and techniques of psychological intervention in the Justice Psychology context;
Plan and implement intervention plans in the context of specific problematics; Know the state of the art on themes of the area of specialization;
Develop original empirical studies, linking them with the most appropriate research methodologies;
Respect ethical principles in assessment, intervention and research activities.

Scientific Areas


Study Plan


Holders of Foreign Higher Education 325 €
Holders of University Degree 140 €
Student Insurance40 €
Enrollment and Registration200 €
Average value for 30 ECTS semestral curricular units 299,4 €
Per ECTS 9,98 €

Other fees may be applied in accordance with the regulations in force