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.
The specific goals of this degree are:
Study cycle accredited by A3ES for 3 years (counted from June 2021; ACEF).
More information at https://www.a3es.pt/pt/resultados-acreditacao/psicologia-106.
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.
INTERNATIONAL STUDENT REGIME
Applies to all candidates who do not hold citizenship /relatives of any country that is a Member State of the European Union; or have not been legal residents in Portugal for more than two years.
STUDENTS WITH EUROPEAN NATIONALITY
General Access: Students who hold a foreign secondary diploma legally equivalent to the Portuguese secondary education. The Portuguese admission exams can be replaced by the equivalent final exams or school-leaving exams required for each degree, duly recognized DGES (Artigo 20º do Decreto-Lei n.º 296-A/98)1.
+23 years old Regime: Students aged over 23 can be admitted to higher education if they successfully completed the special entrance examination that evaluates the capacity to attend higher education courses at CESPU educational establishments, according to the law (DL 64/2006 de 21 de março, alterado pelo Decreto-Lei n.º 113/2014, de 16-07)
Changing of Course/Institution: Is the act by which a student applies to the same or a different degree from that of the last registration, in the same or in a different institution of higher education, whether or not there was an interruption of the registration in accordance with the Portaria n.º 181-D/2015, 19 of June.
Holder of a Degree: Holders of a Bachelor, master or doctor degree obtained in national or foreign higher education institutions, as long as recognized by Decree law nº66 / 2018 (Decreto-Lei n.º 113/2014, de 16-07)
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)
3 years - 6 semesters - 180 ECTS
Bruno Miguel Raposo Távora de Barros Peixoto
D.R. Notice no. 13017/2021, of 9 September
Methodology in Observation and Research