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Learning Opportunity: Psychology - Universidade da Madeira

Psychology - Universidade da Madeira

Course Information

(Only with the completion of the 1st and 2nd cycles in Psychology): Clinical Psychologists in hospitals, health care centres, private clinics and schools; Psychological counselling with children, teenagers and adults; Consultancy and intervention in educational contexts; Vocational and professional guidance; Psychological support for drug and alcohol abusers.

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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.

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6 semesters, 3 years

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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): Biology and Geology; or Mathematics; or Portuguese Language

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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).


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.


1035 €/academic year


180 ECTS

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Universidade da Madeira
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Qualifications Awarded

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Qualification Awarded:
Bachelor in Psychology
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Psychology graduates will have a wide range of scientific and academic skills, namely: Knowledge on the basic psychological processes theories; Theories of intervention in the Educational, Social, Personality, work, Health and Clinical Psychology fields; Data gathering and analysis; Ability to participate in research projects; Communication and teamwork skills; Application of accurate methods, techniques and instruments of assessment and psychological intervention; Integrate theory and practice, using conceptual frameworks for the understanding of phenomena; Ability to communicate psychological knowledge methods and integrate them with other courses; Team work; Management skills; Ability to reflect on ethical and deontological issues; Personal and professional development (self actualisation).

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Penteada Campus

Caminho da Penteada

9000-390 Funchal - Portugal

Tel.: +351 291 705000

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Social Services website (in portuguese)