Bachelor's Degree in Psychology

General Objectives of the Course

- Provide theoretical training based on a set of fundamental skills, methods, techniques and cross-competencies in the
various subfields of Psychology;
- Promote reflection and critical analysis in Psychology and its related areas;
- Foster interdisciplinary knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary for the performance of professional functions that
require level 6 qualification.
- Provide a broad and integrative knowledge-based training scheme, helping to create more personalised paths and
promoting the active participation of students in their own training;
- Develop the requisite skills and conditions for a second-cycle degree in Psychology, mandatory for practising as a
- Foster training for second-cycle studies in other fields of knowledge, or other degrees more focused towards research
or lifelong training.

Admission Requirements

National Call for Access and Entry to Higher Education (DGES):

One of the following subjects:
02 Biology and Geology
17 Applied Mathematics Social Sciences
18 Portuguese

Application score: 100 points (0-200 scale)
Entry exams: 100 points (0-200 scale)

Calculation Formula:
Secondary school average: 60%
Entry exams: 40%

Other forms of access (UC-applicants):
- Change of Institution / Course Pair Schemes;
- Special Access Call for over 23-years-olds;
- Special Access Call for Holders of Other Higher Education Courses;
- Special Call for International Students.

This information does not exempt the consultation of the webpage of the Directorate General of Higher Education (DGES) and/or of the Applicants website. Please, visit the DGES and the Applicants websites

Professional Goals

Graduates in Psychology receive training that gives them basic skills for integration in different areas under the supervision of a qualified psychologist, namely: Health Services (general and mental); Services related to Security and Social Solidarity; Services in the field of the Environment; Social reinsertion; Specialized Educational Support Services in Educational Institutions at different levels of education; Early Intervention Services; Special Education and Rehabilitation Institutions; Organizational Consultancy Offices and Central and Local Administration Bodies; Companies and other Organizations; Employment and Professional Training Institute; Investigation. It also confers the knowledge, skills and transversal attitudes necessary for the performance of professional functions that require level 6 qualification.

Mode of Study


Teaching / Evaluation language(s)

English or Portuguese

Examination Regulations, Assessment and Grading

The assessment is governed by the FPCEUC Assessment Standards approved at a meeting of the Pedagogical Council, which are available for consultation.

Learning Objectives and Intended Skills

The Psychology Degree has as main objective the student’s acquisition of skills in the area of research and
fundamental knowledge related to basic psychological processes, biological, sociocultural foundations and their
integration, as well as methodological and statistical foundations, psychological assessment and theoretical models
linked to human behavior. This training also aims to promote critical thinking and the ability to address research and
intervention problems in the field of psychology and related areas; written and oral communication skills; competences
in the area of information technologies; and the student's personal and socio-cultural development in a world marked
by diversity. The curricular structure also emphasizes the promotion of skills aimed at inter and transdisciplinarity.

Course Coordinator(s)

Lisete Santos Mendes Mónico

ECTS Departmental Coordinator(s)

Bruno Cecílio de Sousa

Recognition of Prior Learning

The University of Coimbra, through its organic teaching units, credits previous studies or professional experience, with a view to pursuing studies to obtain an academic degree or diploma, according to the legal regime defined by DL 74/2006, of 24 March, republished in DL 65/2018, of 16 August. This credit is granted under the Regulation of Previous Training and Professional Experience of the University of Coimbra, currently undergoing revision.

Qualification Requirements and Regulations

Decree-Law No. 74/2006, of March 24, in the current wording

Graduation Requirements

The degree is granted to those who, by passing all course units that constitute the study cycle, have obtained 180 ECTS.

Access to Further Studies

By granting the degree of licensee, this course allows access to second cycle studies, master degrees.

Study Programme

Common core
Bachelor's Degree in Psychology
Areas of expertise
Variant with Minor

Academic year

Course Type
1st Cycle Studies

DGES Code: 9219

Qualification Awarded: Bachelor's Degree

Duration: 3 Year(s)

ECTS Credits: 180.0


Call for Applications


1st Semester
Start date: 09-09-2024
End date: 14-12-2024
2nd Semester
Start date: 03-02-2025
End date: 22-05-2025


Agência de Avaliação e Acreditação do Ensino Superior
2020-07-31 a 2026-07-31
Direcção Geral de Ensino Superior

Nº Registo: R/A-Cr 27/2021