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Learning Opportunity: Social Service - Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro, Escola de Ciências Humanas e Sociais

Social Service - Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro, Escola de Ciências Humanas e Sociais

Course Information

With this Bachelor, students are endowed with a multidisciplinary programme. Hence, they will find wherewithal for proper:

 - investigation of social problems;

 - intervention in highly risky and complex situations;

 - positive measures for promotion, protection and development;

 - conception and management of "life projects"/social intervention projects;

 - policies and social programmes;

 - social assistance;

 - social programmes to tackle social upheavals.

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The University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro (UTAD), based in Vila Real, is an institution of high level oriented towards the creation and dissemination of culture, knowledge and science by merging teaching, scientific research and experimental development. Within the current framework of innovation, the Schools and Research Centres develop scientific activity that seeks to deepen knowledge and develop technology capable of addressing issues of global, national or regional scope.

UTAD offers a wide assortment of study programmes ranging from graduation to masters and doctorates within different study areas distributed by 5 schools: Agrarian and Veterinary Sciences, Human and Social Sciences, Sciences and Technology, Life and Environment Sciences and Vila Real Higher Education Nursing School.

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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): Portuguese Language; or Portuguese Literature; or English Language; or Spanish 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. International Student Applications.


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 Foundation; Foundation for the Sciences and Technology; Fulbright Commission; Instituto Camões; Luso-American Development Foundation; Fundação Oriente.


1019 €/academic year


180 ECTS

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Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro
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Qualifications Awarded

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Bachelor in Social Service
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High-quality training for future Social Workers and social intervention technicians, endowing them with competences and the necessary knowledge to effectively carry out their work; and Scientific knowledge as well as analytical capacity to pursue further studies.

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Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro

Escola de Ciências Humanas e Sociais

Departamento de Economia, Sociologia e Gestão

Edifício Complexo Pedagógico
Quinta de Prados  
5001-801 Vila Real - Portugal

Tel.: +351 259 330 100/25 - Fax: +351 259 330 125

E-Mail: sechs@utad.pt

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The Social Welfare Services (SAS) are the University’s structure that provides services to students in the areas of accommodation, food, scholarships, medical and psychological assistance, sports and cultural activities support, among others.

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