Academic Degree
Bachelor (Bologna 1st cycle degree)
General Objectives
To base the exercise of Sociocultural Animation in a humanistic and educational perspective.
Know the new trends and emerging areas of Sociocultural Animation.
Plan, develop and evaluate Sociocultural Animation programs.
Create innovative management strategies for associations, highlighting the role of Sociocultural Animation in the context of the social economy.
Improve the practice of socio-cultural animators.
Encourage the participation of people in the life of the group and society, seeking to improve the quality of life. Responding to the needs, expectations and problems of specific social groups.
Stimulate coexistence between people, in the acceptance and respect of their cultures.
Promote exchanges between people, developing autonomy and solidarity.
Encourage social integration and socio-cultural dynamism in a context of leisure time entertainment. Valuing non-formal and informal education as a complement to formal education.
CNAEF Classification
Social Work and Guidance
(762) Portaria n.º 256/2005 [PT]
Study Programme/Publication in the Portuguese Official Gazette
Weekly: Daytime
6 semesters
Requirements and Regulations
Career Opportunities
Specialist Technicians; Trainers in the area ofPromotion of Artistic, Cultural, and Community Activities; Entrepreneurs in the field of Cultural and Creative Industries; Entrepreneurs in the field of Tourism Promotion; Cultural animateurs; Public relations and advisors in the private and state business sector.
Graduate Profile
- Graduates with scientific and technical skills to enable them to simultaneously understand social structures and behaviour and the competent practice of specific professions in the field of promotion of cultural and community activities;

- Graduates with scientific and technical skills that allow them to cooperate with organisations and associations in the promotion of cultural and community activities sector and other entities, in order to establish partnerships that promote community extension projects and activities;

- Graduates with scientific and technical skills capable of designing structuring and sustainable projects that, on the one hand, foster local development, and on the other, encourage the internationalisation of culture and the arts;

- Graduates with scientific and technical skills able to advise offices and teams of public relations, entrepreneurship, marketing and cultural management.
Entities to Practice
Public and private institutions, such as: Schools; local authorities; hospitals; associations of a cultural nature; theatres and municipal libraries; museums and interpretation centres; private charities; environmental and heritage management institutions; cultural event companies; government agencies, NGOs, etc.
L092 (See more information) [PT]
Admission Requirements
Regional Preference:
not applicable

not required
Admission Tests
18 Portuguese or
15 English Literature or
11 History or
06 Philosophy or
09 Geography or
16 Mathematics
Minimum Classification
Entrance Testing: 95 (scale of 0-200)
Application Note: 95 (scale of 0-200)
Lowest Admission Grade (1st phase)
2022: 122.6
2021: 117,8
2020: 104,8
Calculation of the Grades
Middle of Secondary: 65%
Entrance Examinations: 35%
Resolution Date
A3ES Deliberation
Registry Date
Accreditation Validity