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Psychology Doctoral Degree (Doctoral Programme)

InformationThe course/CS does not admit students in 2009/2010.

No edition since 2008
Program approved according to the Bologna Process: Here

Teaching Goals:

  • Holding a Graduate Degree in Psychology, with a minimum grade of 16 (on a scale of 0-20);
  • Holding a Graduate Degree in Psychology with less than 16 and an adequate scientific preparation;
  • Holding Graduate Degrees in other courses or foreign graduate degrees with an adequate scientific preparation;
  • Holding a Master’s Degree.

Students’ Scientific competences:

  • To define and to carry out a deepen and original study in a specialization domain of Psychology;
  • To define the necessary and adequate theoretical and methodological basis to plan, sustain and, eventually, re-orientate the research;
  • To use correctly the relevant documentation;
  • To demonstrate the qualities of strictness in argumentation and management of sources and data, as well as in analysis of results and its interpretation;
  • To write clearly, with precision and a spirit of synthesis a coherent text in its internal structure and articulation of its parts;
  • To present in a careful way frames, illustrations and bibliography;
  • To evaluate the innovating contribution of research results and its limitations;
  • To present orally a clear synthesis of the research and to demonstrate argumentation ability to answer questions and critiques.

Students’ Academic competences:

  • Autonomy to teach theoretical lessons within the specialization domain;
  • Autonomy to define, plan and accomplish a scientific research.


For information, please contact:

Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences - Porto University
Rua do Dr. Manuel Pereira da Silva 4200-392 PORTO
Telef.: 351 22 607 97 00
Fax: 351 22 607 97 25

> Psychology Postgraduate Office
Telef.: 351 22 606 18 91 - 351 22 607 97 00

> Projects and Public Relations Office
Telef.: 351 22 606 18 81 - 351 22 607 97 00

> Academic Department
Telef.: 351 22 606 58 87 - 351 22 607 97 00


No edition

General information

Official Code: 5715
Acronym: DPSI
Academic Degree: Doctor
Type of course/cycle of study: Doctoral Degree
Start: 1999/2000
End: 2010/2011
Duration: 5 Years

Study Plan


  • Psychology ( national credits)

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