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Educational Sciences Graduate Degree

InformationThe course/CS does not admit students in 2008/2009.

Program without edition since 2007/08
Program approved according to the Bologna Process: Here

Teaching goals:

  • To encourage the acquisition of scientific knowledge in educational area;
  • To promote inter and transdisciplinary approaches which emphasize the complexity of social and educational phenomena;
  • To encourage the scientific reflection, theoretically and methodologically guided, which may lead to the creation of interdisciplinary research projects;
  • To create habits of documental research, critical lecture and information management;
  • To encourage the search for solutions through the observation of socio-educational problems identified by teachers and students;
  • To promote attitudes of sharing experiences, knowledge and information, namely through group works and collective creation of documents.

General Professional Contexts:

  • Researcher in formal and non-formal educational contexts;
  • Manager and animator of Educational Resources;
  • Creator and manager of educational projects.

The course was evaluated by an external assessment committee in 1996/1997 and 2003/2004. Report


National Admission:

Admissions for full-time undergraduate studies - National Competition for Access to Higher Education:
The competition usually takes place in July of each year and is coordinated at national level by the National Office of Access to Higher Education in Lisbon, which should be the candidate’s first point of contact.
Note that before making the application, it will be necessary to take national admission examinations. Enrolment for these takes place sometimes as early as February.

Applicants to Educational Sciences have to fulfil the following requirements:

  • holding a diploma of a Secondary Education course (12th Grade Secondary Education) or a legally equivalent qualification;
  • having taken the Secondary Education national examination test of of one of the following subjects: 2007 - Portuguese Language or Psychology or Philosophy;
  • having obtained an application grade equal or above the minimum established limit of 9,5 (on a scale of 0-20)

Local Admission:

The Local Admission is aimed at candidates with specific qualifications as the following:

  • Bachelors in Pre-School Education;
  • Bachelors in Basic Education – 1st Cycle;
  • Graduates in Social Service;
  • Bachelors in Nursing;
  • Other Bachelor Degrees or Graduate Degrees.
These applicants must also submit to a specific test about Educational Sciences.

Application is made directly to the Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences – Porto University. The deadline for the submission of application period is usually during June.

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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

> 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 since 2007/08

General information

Official Code: 80
Acronym: LCE
Academic Degree: Bachelor
Type of course/cycle of study: First Degree
Start: 1987/1988
End: 2008/2009
Duration: 4 Years

Study Plan


  • Educational Sciences Graduate Degree ( national credits)

Predominant Scientific Areas

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