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Universidade Lusófona do Porto

Bachelor in Psychology

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A3ES Decision

Accredited - A3ES Decision

Date of the Board Decision



R/A-Ef 3056/2011

Confered Degree | Duration | ECTS

Bachelor |6 Semesters |180 ECTS

Programme Director

Prof.ª Doutora Inês Jongenelen

Programme sub-director

Prof.ª Doutora Célia Oliveira

Entrance Conditions

National access competition/tender:
Having completed the 12th grade;
A grade higher than 95 points (range 0-200), in the following entrance exams:
06 Philosophy
09 Geography
17 Mathematics Applied to Social Sciences
18 Portuguese
Entry competition/tender:
Course changes;
In accordance with Decree 401/2007, of April 5.
Special competition/tender for those over the age of 23:
On completing 23 years of age by the 31st of December of the preceding year
Those not entitled access to higher education (if they have undertaken and been approved in the entrance test for the college they want to enter, they are entitled to the referred access).
Special competition/tender for higher education graduates and Diplomas in Specialized Technology:
(In accordance with Decree-Law No. 393-B/99, of 2 October;
In accordance with Ordinance No. 854-A/99, of 4 October;
In accordance with Decree-Law No. 88/2006, of May 23).

Programme requirements

Have completed a total of 180 ECTS


A degree in Psychology totals 180 ECTS, spread over six semesters. The 1st cycle of studies in Psychology aims to provide students with a generalist education, enabling the realization of a 2nd cycle of studies leading to the professionalization of the field. Assuming that any specialization in psychology, presupposes a solid basic training, the 1st cycle degree aims to provide basic but fundamental skills in the field, to ensure and promote a consciousness of the technical profile of the profession.

Knowledge, abilities and skills to be acquired

Basic eduication in psychology will provide the student with cognitive, relational and instrumental skills that will enable access to the 2nd cycle of studies, which is supposed to be of specialization.

Further Studies

Students should pursue studies of 2nd Cycle / Masters in a specialized area of their choice. The FP/ULP offers its students the possibility of post-graduate studies in Clinical Psychology and Health, Forensic Psychology and Educational Psychology.

Occupacional Profiles

The contexts in which the intervention of professional practice of psychology is justified and becomes indispensable vary greatly: health facilities and rehabilitation services, educational institutions and training of various levels, labor organizations, communities and municipal organizations, courts and care institutions and legal protection to minors; prison institutions and social reintegration support institutions and host for the elderly; units and support services to the victim services and the occupation of leisure tourism, marketing and advertising, human resources management ; services and urban planning projects. The professional activities that may have access Psychologists also include teaching and research.


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Scientific Areas


Study Plan

1st Year/ Semester ECTS
History of PsychologyFirst Semester5
Research Methods in PsychologyFirst Semester6
Statistics IFirst Semester5
First Semester5
First Semester6
First Semester3
Epistemology Of Social SciencesSecond Semester3
Laboratory of Academic Competences Second Semester5
Psychology of Development ISecond Semester6
Statistics IISecond Semester5
Second Semester6
Second Semester5
2nd Year/ Semester ECTS
NeuropsychologyFirst Semester4
Psychology of Development IIFirst Semester6
Qualitative Research Methodology First Semester5
Social PsychologyFirst Semester5
First Semester6
First Semester4
Option ISecond Semester5
Pscyhopathology ISecond Semester5
PsychometrySecond Semester5
Quantitative Research MethodologySecond Semester5
Second Semester5
Second Semester5
3rd Year/ Semester ECTS
Models of Human Behavior IFirst Semester5
Pscyhopathology IIFirst Semester5
Psychology of EducationFirst Semester5
First Semester5
First Semester4
First Semester6
Community PsychologySecond Semester5
Option IISecond Semester5
Research Skills LaboratorySecond Semester5
Second Semester4
Second Semester6
Second Semester5


Admission for Undergraduates 175 €
Change Course 75 €
Holders of University Degree 175 €
225 €
75 €
225 €
Registration240 €
Student Insurance40 €
Enrollment250 €
Average value for 30 ECTS semestral curricular units 326,4 €
Per ECTS 10,88 €

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