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Learning Opportunity: Social Education - Instituto Politécnico de Leiria, Escola Superior de Educação e Ciências Sociais

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Social Education - Instituto Politécnico de Leiria, Escola Superior de Educação e Ciências Sociais

Course Information

The Degree in Social Education trains professionals in the field of social education, enabling them to intervene in several areas such as animation, in the development of projects within the community in general and organisations working on integration, recreation and insertion.

Regime: Working hours and after working hours.

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The Polytechnic Institute of Leiria (IPL) is present in the cities of Leiria (campi 1, 2 and 5), Caldas da Rainha (campus 3) and Peniche (campus 4), its mission is to promote knowledge, create, transmit and disseminate culture, science, technology and arts, guided research and experimental development. IPL is a national organization and a committed partner in the dynamics of the development of the Leiria and West region in which it is located.

The School of Education and Social Sciences (ESECS/IPL) develops its training activity in the areas of Human and Social Sciences, Communication and Teacher Training. It also develops a broad and diverse set of research activities and community-related activities, within its areas of competence.

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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): Geography; or History; 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.

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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.


1040 €/academic year


180 ECTS

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Instituto Politécnico de Leiria
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Qualification Awarded:
Bachelor in Social Education

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Escola Superior de Educação e Ciências Sociais

Campus 1

Rua Dr. João Soares

Apartado 4045

2411-901 Leiria – Portugal

Tel.: +351 244 829 400 – Fax: +351 244 829 499

E-Mail: esecs@ipleiria.pt

URL: http://www.esecs.ipleiria.pt

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In an effort to provide the best teaching and learning conditions to its students, Polytechnic Institute of Leiria has invested in modern, well-equipped facilities. It also provides a range of support services of excellent quality at the level of basic social support (scholarships, canteens, restaurants, student halls of residence, medical services, a camping site and a leisure park), psychological and psycho-pedagogical support and furthermore, it also allows access to a variety of documentary and bibliographical resources (libraries, B-on – Digital Scientific Library).

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