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First degree in Psychology

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A3ES accreditation The Agency for Assessment and Accreditation of Higher Education (A3ES) in agreement with the recomendation and fundamentation produced by the respective External Review Team, decided to accredit First Degree in Psychology

The Degree (Licenciatura) in Psychology from the Faculty of Psychology and Education Sciences of the University of Porto is an undergraduate study plan, lasting 3 years (6 semesters), corresponding to 180 credit units (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System, ECTS). It has daytime attendance regime, although study plan can be attended part-time.


The Degree (Licenciatura) in Psychology has the major objective of offering students an initial training in Psychology, promoting the learning of foundational contents and basic skills in Psychology. The study plan was designed with reference to the EuroPsy diploma . More specifically, the study plan is intended to:

  1. provide students with a scientific culture and knowledge in the Psychology field, including the biological and sociocultural bases of human behavior, basic psychological processes and social relationships at the individual level, and at group and societal level;
  2. promote the knowledge acquisition and skills in the core domains of Psychology, in response to complex human and social situations;
  3. offer basic training on foundational theories and methods, in several areas of specialty within Psychology;
  4. allow the acquisition of ground skills for practice and research in Psychology;
  5. promote reflection on ethical and deontological dimensions of Psychology as a science and as a profession, highlighting its professional practices.


The Degree (Licenciatura) in Psychology is mainly aimed for candidates who wish to acquire knowledge and skills that grant them:
  • access to a 2nd Cycle of Studies (Master's degree) and, in this way, achieve the academic conditions for the professional practice of Psychology;
  • the possibility to proceed to advanced studies (3rd Cycle – PhD).
This study plan can also provide a knowledge base that can be articulated with a 2nd Cycle of Studies of another scientific and professional areas. It can be also a training complement for professionals from other scientific areas.


Admission via National Competition for Access to Higher Education: 123 vacancies

Specific entrance tests for the academic year 2022/2023:

02 Biology and Geology or 17 Mathematics Applied to Social Sciences (or Mathematics A or B) or 18 Portuguese.

Specific entrance tests for the academic year 2023/2024:

18 Portuguese and 02 Biology/ Geology or 18 Portuguese and 17 Mathematics Applied to Social Sciences (or Mathematics A or B) or 18 Portuguese and 06 Philosophy

Requirements: None

International students (students from non-European Union countries): 47 vacancies More information.

 Special contests: 44 vacancies More information.


University of Porto


Scientific Committee

Orlanda Cruz (director)

Marisa Matias (coordinator of the 1st year)

Abel Pires (coordinator of the 2nd year)

Diana Alves (coordinator of the 3rd year)


Academic Office

Email: s_academico@fpce.up.pt
Telephone: 22 04 28 900
Office: FPCE153

General information

Official Code: 9219
Director: Orlanda Cruz
Acronym: LPSIC
Academic Degree: Bachelor
Type of course/cycle of study: First Degree
Start: 2021/2022
Duration: 3 Years

Study Plan


  • First degree in Psychology (180 ECTS credits)

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