Specialization Course in Strategic Human Resource Management

Faculty of Psychology and Education Sciences

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Academic year


Course Type

Non Degree Course

Qualification Awarded



1 Year(s)

ECTS Credits


General Objectives of the Course
The specialization course in Strategic Human Resources Management aims to provide specific and specialized training for the development of technical and scientific skills in valences related to the strategic management of human resources. Through an integrated and applied vision, it has as main objectives to provide participants with knowledge, techniques and instruments that contribute to the decision making and management actions that affect the relationship between the organization and its employees are more effective. Accordingly, the course covers two main areas: (i) techniques and tools applied throughout the cycle of human resources management (from the employer's admission into the organization to his exit); and (ii) individual and collective relations of the individuals in (and with) the organizations (individual, group and organizational processes).
Learning Objectives and Intended Skills
The specialization course in Strategic Human Resources Management aims to provide participants with: (a) a solid set of knowledge capable of supporting the critical analysis about the relevance of various aspects of management that affect the relationship between the organization and its employees, considering their specificities and implications; (b) an attitude of continuous and scientifically grounded reflection about problems and opportunities in organizations as a basis for the intervention at strategic and operational levels in the field of human resource management; and (c) a set of skills of analysis, evaluation and intervention, particularly regarding the use of applied techniques and tools throughout its evolutionary cycle and the individual and collective relationship of the individuals in organizations.
Mode of Study
Full-Time Regime, Face-to-face and Daytime
Admission Requirements

a) Holders of a graduation degree (licenciatura) or equivalent;
b) Holders of a foreign academic degree conferred after a 1st study cycle, organized according to the Bologna Process by a State adhering to this process;
c) Holders of a foreign academic degree that is recognized as meeting the objectives of a graduation degree (licenciatura) by the Scientific Council responsible for the Master's study cycle;
d) In duly justified cases, candidates that have a scientific and professional curriculum relevant for attending this course, recognized by the Scientific Council of the FPCE can access the course.

Candidates should check the admission requirements available on this site, in addition to the information provided here.

Recognition of Prior Learning
The recognition of prior learning shall be done according to Regulation no. 191/2014, 15th of may, 2014.
Qualification Requirements and Regulations
Regulation n.º 339/2012, published in Official Gazette no. 152, 2. Grade, august 7th (Regulation of Creation and Operation of non-degree courses at the UC)
Examination Regulations, Assessment and Grading
The final grade shall be done in accordance with paragraph 1 of Article 10 of Regulation no. 339/2012, published in Diário da República no. 152, 2nd series, of the 7th of August.