Interuniversity Doctorate in Psychology Specialty Clinical Psychology – Subject area – Family psychology and Family intervention
Faculty of Psychology and Education Sciences
Entidade parceira : Universidade de Lisboaopen website other courses
3rd Cycle Studies
Ana Paula Pais Rodrigues Fonseca Relvas (firstname.lastname@example.org)
General Objectives of the CourseThis doctorate programme aims to develop a set of theoretical, clinical and research knowledge and competencies that contribute to a systematic understanding and critical analysis of family functioning as well as of different contexts and modes of family intervention. The programme is jointly coordinated by the Faculty of Psychology and Education Sciences of the University of Coimbra and the Faculty of Psychology of the University of Lisbon and relies on the collaboration of Portuguese and foreign professors who are experts in this scientific field. Its main objectives are:
• To provide doctoral candidates with specialised training/research on topics related to Family Psychology and Family Intervention; to encourage critical analysis of research undertaken in the field and foster the development of research competencies necessary for the excellence of scientific knowledge;
• To promote scientific employment and the integration of researchers into knowledge networks that will facilitate the internationalisation of national research, through strategic national and international cooperation;
• To contribute to the creation of highly specialised and skilled bodies and the possibility of differentiated intervention in the various branches of design and application of social and health policies aimed at the Family;
• To promote the scientific and technological progress of partner Institutions, anchoring current projects and developing new research that is appropriate to the needs of the community and requirements of excellence.
This doctorate in Psychology programme comprises an advanced training course, corresponding to 60 ECTS, and the production of a doctoral thesis (120 ECTS). The advanced training course, with the duration of 2 semesters, is a preparatory and probationary phase of the student’s journey in the doctorate programme and facilitates the development of research competencies that allow Clinical psychology studies to be designed, carried out and evaluated. Enrolment in the 2nd phase is subject to attendance, with an assessment of Good or more, of the advanced training course.
After undertaking the advanced training course, students with the minimum necessary grade can proceed to definitively register the topic and plan for the doctoral thesis.
Mode of StudyThe course requires full time class attendance on Friday afternoons and Saturdays in the morning
Access to Further StudiesPossibility to access any level that requires a doctorate, namely access to post-doctoral studies.
Application to the study cycle conducive to the title of doctor is open to those who:
a) Hold a master’s degree or legal equivalent in Psychology;
b) As an exception, hold a licenciado degree or legal equivalent in Psychology, and possess a particularly relevant school or scientific curriculum that is acknowledged by the Scientific and Coordinating Committee as evidence of ability to undertake this study cycle.
c) As an exception, hold a master’s or licenciado degree or legal equivalent in other areas, and possess a particularly relevant school or scientific curriculum that is acknowledged by the Scientific and Coordinating Committee as evidence of ability to undertake this study cycle.
Candidates should check the admission requirements available on this site, in addition to the information provided here.
Recognition of Prior LearningThe provisions of Article 45 of Decree –Law nr. 74/2006, of 24 March, in the version created by DL nr. 107/2008, of 25 June apply.
Qualification Requirements and RegulationsQualification Requirements and regulations: The Qualification framework is in Law-Decree 74/2006, 24th of March, with the wording amended by Decree No 107/2008, 25th of June and order Nº 782/2009 , 23rd July.
Professional GoalsThe 3rd cycle of studies is aimed essentially at Psychology graduates who have work/research, and/or additional training, in the fields of family and/or systemic intervention. It comprises a way to extend the integrated study cycle in Psychology (Integrated Master), thus concluding higher education as established in the Bologna Process. Moreover, entering the 3rd cycle of studies facilitates the creation of consistent research contexts and networks, therefore contributing to the promotion of programmes of international cooperation of excellence and likewise encouraging.
Examination Regulations, Assessment and GradingThe final qualification is attributed by the doctoral jury in light of the merit of the thesis evaluated in the public act.
Passing all curricular units included in the advanced training course, with the minimum quantitative classification of 14 and qualitative assessment of Good; producing and defending a thesis, with original scientific content and sufficient quality (after approval of the respective Project) in the chosen area (120 ECTS).
Upon its successful conclusion a diploma will be granted, issued by both Universities.
- Study Programme
- Applications Notice (only in portuguese)
1st SemesterStart date: 10-09-2018
End date: 20-12-2018
2nd SemesterStart date: 04-02-2019
End date: 30-05-2019
Agência de Avaliação e Acreditação do Ensino SuperiorPeríodo(s)
- 2013-10-03 a 2019-10-02
R/A-Ef 3444/2011 - DGES
Direcção Geral de Ensino SuperiorPeríodo(s)