Master’s Degree in Educational Psychology

The cycle of studies of the master's degree in Educational Psychology is comprised of 4 semesters (2 academic years). Those who obtain 120 ECTS are awarded the title.
This degree aims at providing solid theoretical and practical training, to qualify students with research and reflection skills in the areas of educational, childhood, teenage, adult, senior, human development psychology, as well as psychological evaluation, personal development and career. In the second year of this master’s degree, students may choose to do a supervised internship and an internship report or to develop a project and thesis within the area.
The master’s degree in Educational Psychology objective is the development of psychological products and services, like the development of structural skills. Thus, students are expected to develop their communication skills (either verbal or written), and to be aware of the ethical and deontological commitment of psychologists and professionals in the fields of education. Students should be prepared to carry out duties such as evaluation, diagnosis, expertise, psychological intervention, treatment and rehabilitation.
In Portugal, this cycle of studies has been recognized (Notified by letter by the Directorate-general of school administration) for career progression purposes of the teaching staff of Pre-School education, Basic Education and Special Education, for all recruitment groups.

GENERAL INFORMATION

Duration of Studies:

4 SEMESTERS / 2 YEARS

NUMBER OF VANCANCIES AVAIABLE:

NOT AVAILABLE

The cycle of studies of the master's degree in Educational Psychology is comprised of 4 semesters (2 academic years). Those who obtain 120 ECTS are awarded the title.
This degree aims at providing solid theoretical and practical training, to qualify students with research and reflection skills in the areas of educational, childhood, teenage, adult, senior, human development psychology, as well as psychological evaluation, personal development and career. In the second year of this master’s degree, students may choose to do a supervised internship and an internship report or to develop a project and thesis within the area.
The master’s degree in Educational Psychology objective is the development of psychological products and services, like the development of structural skills. Thus, students are expected to develop their communication skills (either verbal or written), and to be aware of the ethical and deontological commitment of psychologists and professionals in the fields of education. Students should be prepared to carry out duties such as evaluation, diagnosis, expertise, psychological intervention, treatment and rehabilitation.
In Portugal, this cycle of studies has been recognized (Notified by letter by the Directorate-general of school administration) for career progression purposes of the teaching staff of Pre-School education, Basic Education and Special Education, for all recruitment groups.

DEGREE DIRECTOR

Duration of Studies:

4 SEMESTERS / 2 YEARS

NUMBER OF VANCANCIES AVAIABLE:

Not available

Career Opportunities and Employability

Graduates will be capable of carrying duties in day cares, to join teams and projects of early, social and educational, and community intervention; to take part in psychological support services in public and private educational institutions; to practice, in an independent manner, their functions, having in mind the evaluation and psychological intervention among teachers, students and their families (liberal profession); to carry out functions and participate in projects connected to teaching and research.

Candidates

This degree is specially aimed at those who own an undergraduate degree in Psychology.
Candidates may apply if holders of an undergraduate degree or legal equivalent; holders of an international higher academic degree, recognized as meeting the objectives of an Undergraduate degree in the field of electrotechnical engineering; holders of a school, scientific or professional curriculum recognized by head of this cycle of studies, attesting to the ability to the conclusion of the degree.

The mission of Agency for Assessment and Accreditation of Higher Education (A3ES) is to contribute to improving the quality of Portuguese higher education, through the assessment and accreditation of higher education institutions and their study programmes.

Degree accredited for 6 years, from 31/07/2019.. Consultar avaliação do curso >