Academic Degree
Bachelor (Bologna 1st cycle degree)
General Objectives
According to the recommendations of the Working Group on Psychology for the Implementation of the Bologna Process in Portugal, appointed by the Ministry of Science, Innovation and Higher Education, which followed the guidelines for obtaining the European Diploma in Psychology, the objectives of the UTAD Psychology degree are to offer a basic education in the various fields of psychology, taking into account the main theories, methods and techniques, as well to provide a basic introduction to the skills required to practise psychology and an initiation to research in psychology. This training cycle also aims to provide students with opportunities to establish relationships between psychology and related scientific areas (particularly Social Sciences, Biological foundations and Research methodologies) that are fundamental to understanding the object of study of this science, which is the functioning of the mind and behaviour. At the same time, it seeks to foster awareness among students of the importance of skills development and lifelong learning. This cycle does not lead to any professional qualification.
CNAEF Classification
(311) Portaria n.º 256/2005 [PT]
Study Programme/Publication in the Portuguese Official Gazette
Weekly: Daytime
6 semesters
Requirements and Regulations
Career Opportunities
It allows graduates to enter the labour market to perform activities that require the general competences obtained at this level of education, such as those related to assisting professional Psychologists, from the definition of the aims of intervention to the evaluation and communication of its results, and the intervention assessment and development. Psychology graduates might also be involved in multiple research tasks, participating in the construction of research projects, in the collection, analysis and processing of data, and in the dissemination of results to the scientific community. Involvement in training in the behavioural field is another career opportunity for graduates in this scientific field.
Graduate Profile
The following transversal competences are of particular note: communication skills, autonomy, self-motivation, ability to deal with frustration, emotional self-regulation, creativity and anticipation in the presentation of solutions that promote value for organisations, a constant attitude of learning and humility towards knowledge, flexibility in the management of activities, ability to work in multidisciplinary teams, capacity to deal with minorities, systematic attitude of self-reflection about the practices themselves.
Entities to Practice
Companies, hospitals, health centres, social security services, regional planning departments, employment and vocational training centres, educational establishments, prisons and social reintegration services, local government administrative bodies, clinics and psychological counselling centres.
9219 (See more information) [PT]
Admission Requirements
Regional Preference:
not applicable

not required
Admission Tests
One of the following tests: 02 Biology and Geology; 06 Philosophy; 17 Mathematics applied to the social sciences; 18 Portuguese
Minimum Classification
Entrance Testing: 95 (scale of 0-200)
Application Note: 95 (scale of 0-200
Lowest Admission Grade (1st phase)
2021: 164,1
2020: 153,9
2019: 149,3
Calculation of the Grades
Middle of Secondary: 65%
Entrance Examinations: 35%
Resolution Date
A3ES Deliberation
Registry Date
Accreditation Validity