Psicologia

 

About the program/cycle of studies

Psychology is a scientific discipline dedicated to the research, evaluation, and intervention in mental processes    (mental activity) and its behavioural manifestations (behaviour). Its contribution in terms of    research/assessment/intervention has been extended to wider spheres of human activity, such as health,    education, employment, sports, advertising, economics, ecology, politics, and many others.

The Bachelor's Degree in Psychology seeks to provide a basic introduction to the skills of psychologists in    different practical contexts, to the major theories and techniques in psychology, and to a base for research.

However, obtaining a Bachelor's degree in Psychology does not lead to an occupational qualification in Psychology, nor does it provide the necessary competences for independent practice. It merely lays the basic groundwork of knowledge in this field and sets the stage for continuing towards a Master's Degree, at any national or European educational institution of Psychology, with the goal of practising psychology as a profession.

 

Objectives

The specific goals of this degree are:

  • the development of expertise and comprehension skills in the scientific and methodological areas of psychology;
  • knowing how to apply the knowledge acquired and to integrate it into explanatory models, adopting an initial approach to differing assessment and intervention tools in the area of psychology;
  • the development of skills in collecting, selecting and interpreting information that provide a foundation for decisions, judgements and solutions, including the various levels of scientific, social and ethical integration;
  • the development of problem-solving skills, from problem recognition to the implementation of solutions;
  • the development of strategies for communicating information, ideas, problems and solutions to both specialist and non-specialist audiences;
  • the acquisition of skills for lifelong learning, including self-directed and autonomous learning;
  • a practical introduction to the different contexts of action/intervention in Psychology.

 

Academic Degree

Course accredited by A3ES on 16-09-2014 for 5 years - ACEF process (with previous accreditation on 02-03-2011/CEF and on 25-07-2013/CEF for 1 year); University Education - 1st cycle of studies leading a Bachelor's degree.

 

Type of recognition

The Bachelor's Degree allows access to choice of Master’s in the field of Psychology, completing two of the phases set by the EuroPsy for the European Diploma in Psychology.

 

Entry requirements

International applicants for admission and enrolment in the Bachelor's degree and Integrated Masters, must:

  • hold a qualification granting them access to higher education, such as a diploma or certificate issued by a competent authority which attests to the successful completion of an educational program and authorizes them to apply for and enrol in higher education in the country where it was conferred; or
  • hold a secondary education degree legally equivalent to the Portuguese secondary education.

Under the regulations for international students, candidates must take an exam at CESPU (Decree-Law no. 36/2014)

  

Official languages

English (minimum 20 students for the first year and in exceptional cases may extend to the second year)
French (minimum 20 students for the first year and in exceptional cases may extend to the second year)
Portuguese

 

Course duration

3 years - 6 semesters - 180 ECTS

 

Coordinator

Maria Emília Torres Eckenroth Guimarães Areias

 

Legislation

D.R. Notice no. 15 928/2011, of 4 August 


Main scientific areas

 Areas

No. Compulsory
 
Credits

Psychology (General)

123

Biology

27

Methodology in Observation and Research

24

Social Sciences

6

 

 

FIRST CYCLE DEGREE IN PSYCOLOGY   |   1st YEAR

CURRICULAR UNITS

SCIENTIFIC AREA

DURATION

WORKING TIME (Hours)

ECTS

Total

Contact

(1)

(2)

(3)

(4)

(5)

(6)

Statistical  Methods I

MOI

Semester

112

TP: 26; PL: 20; OT: 13

4

Introduction to Social and Human Sciences

CS

Semester

84

TP: 26; PL: 20; TC: 20

3

Neuroanatomy

BIO

Semester

140

T: 13; PL: 26; TP: 13

5

Human Biology I

BIO

Semester

112

T: 26; TP: 26; PL: 18

4

Physiology I

BIO

Semester

140

T: 26; PL: 26

5

History and Epistemology of Psychology

PSI: Grl

Semester

112

T: 26; TP: 20; OT: 13

4

Theories of Personality I

PSI: Grl

Semester

112

TP: 13; PL: 20; TC: 13; OT: 13

4

Statistical  Methods II

MOI

Semester

140

TP: 26; PL: 20; OT: 13

5

Socio-Cultural Basis of Behaviour

CS

Semester

84

PL: 26; TP: 26; TC: 20

3

Human Biology II

BIO

 Semester

140

TP: 58; S: 12

5

Physiology II

BIO

Semester

140

T: 26; PL: 26

5

Ethology

BIO

Semester

84

T: 26; PL: 10; TP: 10

3

Practical Contexts of Psychology

PSI: Grl

 Semester

140

TP: 26; PL: 20; OT: 13

5

Seminar I

PSI: Grl

Annual

140

S: 52

5

 

FIRST CYCLE DEGREE IN PSYCOLOGY   |   2nd YEAR

CURRICULAR UNITS

SCIENTIFIC AREA

DURATION

WORKING TIME (Hours)

ECTS

Total

Contact

(1)

(2)

(3)

(4)

(5)

(6)

Theories of Personality II

PSI: Grl

 

Semester

112

TP: 13; PL: 20; TC: 13; OT: 13

4

Environmental Psychology

PSI: Grl

Semester

112

T: 13; TP: 13; PL: 20

4

Introduction to Research in Psychology

MOI

Semester

140

TP: 26; PL: 20; OT: 13

5

Perception, Memory and Learning

PSI: Grl

Semester

140

T: 26; PL: 26; OT: 13

5

Psychophysiology I

PSI: Grl

Semester

140

TP: 26; PL: 39

5

Social Psychology

PSI: Grl

Semester

112

TP: 26; PL: 20; OT: 13

4

Practical Skills for Research

MOI

Semester

140

TP: 26; PL: 20; OT: 13

5

Developmental Psychology I

PSI: Grl

Semester

140

TP: 26; PL: 20; TC: 13

5

Introduction to Psychological Assessment

PSI: Grl

Semester

140

TP: 26; PL: 20; OT: 13

5

Cognition and Emotion

PSI: Grl

Semester

112

T: 26; PL: 26

4

Neuropsychology

PSI: Grl

Semester

112

T: 13; TP: 26; PL: 26

4

Psychology of Language

PSI: Grl

Semester

140

TP: 26; PL: 26; OT: 13

5

Seminar II

PSI: Grl

Annual

140

S: 52

5

 

FIRST CYCLE DEGREE IN PSYCOLOGY   |   3rd YEAR

CURRICULAR UNITS

SCIENTIFIC AREA

DURATION

WORKING TIME (Hours)

ECTS

Total

Contact

(1)

(2)

(3)

(4)

(5)

(6)

Developmental Psychology II

PSI: Grl

Semester

140

TP: 26; PL: 20; TC: 13

5

Psychophysiology II

PSI: Grl

Semester

140

TP: 26; PL: 39

5

Deviant Behaviour

PSI: Grl

Semester

112

TP: 26; PL: 20; OT: 13

4

Ethics and Deontology

PSI: Grl

Semester

112

TP: 26; PL: 20; OT: 13

4

Introduction to Psychometric Techniques

MOI

Semester

140

TP: 26; PL: 20; OT: 13

5

Psychopathology I

PSI: Grl

Semester

140

TP: 26; PL: 20; OT: 13

5

Introduction to Projective Techniques

PSI: Grl

Semester

140

TP: 26; PL: 20; OT: 13

5

Psychopathology II

PSI: Grl

Semester

140

TP: 26; PL:20; OT: 13

5

Psychological Interview

PSI: Grl

Semester

140

TP: 13; PL: 39; OT: 13

5

Clinical and Health Psychology

PSI: Grl

 

Semester

112

TP: 13; PL: 20; OT: 13; TC: 6

4

Educational Psychology

PSI: Grl

Semester

112

TP: 30; TC: 39

4

Work and Organizational Psychology

PSI: Grl

Semester

112

TP: 26; PL: 20; OT: 13

4

Seminar III

PSI: Grl

Annual

140

S: 52

5

 

T – Theoretical

TP – Theoretical and Practical

PL –Practical and Laboratorial

TC – Field Work

OT – Tutorial

S - Seminar