Accredited - A3ES Decision
Date of the Board Decision
Confered Degree | Duration | ECTS
Bachelor |6 Semesters |180 ECTS
National access competition/tender:
Having completed the 12th grade;
A grade higher than 95 points (range 0-200), in the following entrance exams:
17 Mathematics Applied to Social Sciences
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).
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.
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.
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.
For information on professional regulation go to https://www.ordemdospsicologos.pt/en#.TwRAP3rBGeE