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Learning Opportunity: Basic Education - Universidade da Madeira

Basic Education - Universidade da Madeira

Course Information

The degree in Basic Education is the initial stage of scientific training and on developing skills and attitudes in the field of education, enabling a conscious and responsible practice of professional activities. The curriculum of this degree complies with the new competences of the legal system of professional qualification for teaching in kindergartens and Primary Schools.

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The University of Madeira, a public institution which is young, dynamic, open and attentive to the needs of the archipelago and the Euro-Atlantic area, aims at preparing its students to be full citizens of the 21st century global society and, through its entrepreneurial nature, the quality of its research and its spirit of service, to contribute to the economic, social and cultural development of Madeira, Portugal and the World.

The mission of the University of Madeira is to find appropriate solutions, within a framework of responsibility, equity and sustainability, which contribute to the development and assertion of Madeira and Portugal in a globalized and dynamic world.

Duration Information: 

6 semesters, 3 years

NQF Level: 
6
Start Date: 
September
Access requirements: 

Have successfully completed secondary school or have an equivalent qualification

Have completed one of the following university entrance exams (central exams prepared by the Ministry of Education and Science): Geography; or History; or Applied Mathematics for the Social Sciences; or Mathematics; or Portuguese Language

Admission Procedure: 

Applications are done through the national admission contest (concurso nacional de acesso) organized by the Directorate General of Higher Education (DGES), or through special higher education contests. For more informations please check DGES website  (in portuguese).

Grants: 

There are some institutions in Portugal that give scholarships to international students and it is advisable that applicants confirm every year whether these grants are available and the eligibility terms: Calouste Gulbenkian FoundationThe Ilídio Pinho Foundation.

Costs: 

1035 €/academic year

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Credits: 

180 ECTS

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Provider Name: 
Universidade da Madeira
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Public

Qualifications Awarded

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Qualification Awarded:
Bachelor in Basic Education
Qualification awarded description:

Dynamisation and support to libraries and museums or other cultural-oriented spaces; Guidance and management of training centres; Promotion of children’s leisure and recreation activities; coordination in town halls and Parish Councils; mediation between Local Authorities and schools.

Course Locations

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Course address:

Penteada Campus

Caminho da Penteada

9000-390 Funchal - Portugal

Tel.: +351 291 705000

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Social Services website (in portuguese)