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.

 

Study cycle accredited by A3ES for 6 years (counted from July 2013; ACEF). MAXIMUM ACCREDITATION BY A3ES.

 

More information at http://www.a3es.pt/pt/resultados-acreditacao/psicologia-64.

 

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 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.

Requirements:

  • Completed secondary school;
  • Document certifying that the candidate has a national exam of Biology in is education system with the minimum mark of approved in order to substitute our national access exam of Biologia e Geologia, and the respective contents, or take the exam in CESPU

STUDENTS WITH EUROPEAN NATIONALITY

Application Regimes:

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)

  

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

Contact

Statistical  Methods I

MOI

Semester

TP: 26; PL: 20; OT: 13

4

Introduction to Social and Human Sciences

CS

Semester

TP: 26; PL: 20; TC: 20

3

Neuroanatomy

BIO

Semester

T: 13; PL: 26; TP: 13

5

Human Biology I

BIO

Semester

T: 26; TP: 26; PL: 18

4

Physiology I

BIO

Semester

T: 26; PL: 26

5

History and Epistemology of Psychology

PSI: Grl

Semester

T: 26; TP: 20; OT: 13

4

Theories of Personality I

PSI: Grl

Semester

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

4

Statistical  Methods II

MOI

Semester

TP: 26; PL: 20; OT: 13

5

Socio-Cultural Basis of Behaviour

CS

Semester

PL: 26; TP: 26; TC: 20

3

Human Biology II

BIO

 Semester

TP: 58; S: 12

5

Physiology II

BIO

Semester

T: 26; PL: 26

5

Ethology

BIO

Semester

T: 26; PL: 10; TP: 10

3

Practical Contexts of Psychology

PSI: Grl

 Semester

TP: 26; PL: 20; OT: 13

5

Seminar I

PSI: Grl

Annual

S: 52

5

 

FIRST CYCLE DEGREE IN PSYCOLOGY   |   2nd YEAR

CURRICULAR UNITS

SCIENTIFIC AREA

DURATION

WORKING TIME (Hours)

ECTS

Contact

Theories of Personality II

PSI: Grl

 

Semester

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

4

Environmental Psychology

PSI: Grl

Semester

T: 13; TP: 13; PL: 20

4

Introduction to Research in Psychology

MOI

Semester

TP: 26; PL: 20; OT: 13

5

Perception, Memory and Learning

PSI: Grl

Semester

T: 26; PL: 26; OT: 13

5

Psychophysiology I

PSI: Grl

Semester

TP: 26; PL: 39

5

Social Psychology

PSI: Grl

Semester

TP: 26; PL: 20; OT: 13

4

Practical Skills for Research

MOI

Semester

TP: 26; PL: 20; OT: 13

5

Developmental Psychology I

PSI: Grl

Semester

TP: 26; PL: 20; TC: 13

5

Introduction to Psychological Assessment

PSI: Grl

Semester

TP: 26; PL: 20; OT: 13

5

Cognition and Emotion

PSI: Grl

Semester

T: 26; PL: 26

4

Neuropsychology

PSI: Grl

Semester

T: 13; TP: 26; PL: 26

4

Psychology of Language

PSI: Grl

Semester

TP: 26; PL: 26; OT: 13

5

Seminar II

PSI: Grl

Annual

S: 52

5

 

FIRST CYCLE DEGREE IN PSYCOLOGY   |   3rd YEAR

CURRICULAR UNITS

SCIENTIFIC AREA

DURATION

WORKING TIME (Hours)

ECTS

Contact

Developmental Psychology II

PSI: Grl

Semester

TP: 26; PL: 20; TC: 13

5

Psychophysiology II

PSI: Grl

Semester

TP: 26; PL: 39

5

Deviant Behaviour

PSI: Grl

Semester

TP: 26; PL: 20; OT: 13

4

Ethics and Deontology

PSI: Grl

Semester

TP: 26; PL: 20; OT: 13

4

Introduction to Psychometric Techniques

MOI

Semester

TP: 26; PL: 20; OT: 13

5

Psychopathology I

PSI: Grl

Semester

TP: 26; PL: 20; OT: 13

5

Introduction to Projective Techniques

PSI: Grl

Semester

TP: 26; PL: 20; OT: 13

5

Psychopathology II

PSI: Grl

Semester

TP: 26; PL:20; OT: 13

5

Psychological Interview

PSI: Grl

Semester

TP: 13; PL: 39; OT: 13

5

Clinical and Health Psychology

PSI: Grl

 

Semester

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

4

Educational Psychology

PSI: Grl

Semester

TP: 30; TC: 39

4

Work and Organizational Psychology

PSI: Grl

Semester

TP: 26; PL: 20; OT: 13

4

Seminar III

PSI: Grl

Annual

S: 52

5

 

T – Theoretical

TP – Theoretical and Practical

PL –Practical and Laboratorial

TC – Field Work

OT – Tutorial

S - Seminar