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About us

The Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences is an teaching and research organisational unit of the University of Coimbra whose mission, in accordance with its Statutes, is

    • the production of scientific knowledge by means of the accomplishment of essential and applied research, that leads to the recognition of the faculty as a centre of excellence in thefields of knowledge it develops;
    • the promotion of a quality training that favours the future insertion of its graduates in working life as well as the integration of new audiences within the scope of the paradigm of lifelong learning;
    • the provision of quality services by means of application of the knowledge that is developed, having the objective of strengthening its ability to intervene in the community;
    • the promotion of the conditions of students’ educational success and social development, taking into account their diversity and aiming to integrate them in the academic context.

      The Faculty, recognised by its ability to attract students from different parts of the country and the world, by the teaching and research excellence that develops and by the relational and humanistic dimension it cultivates, ensures the teaching of different Cycle of Studies in the scientific fields of Psychology - Integrated Master’s Degree in Psychology, Academic Master’s Degrees and PhD Courses; in the scientific field of Educational Sciences – Bachelor’s Degree in Educational Sciences, Master’s Degree in Educational Sciences, Academic Master’s Degrees and PhD Courses; and the field of Social Work – Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, Master’s Degree in Social Work, Academic Master’s Degree and (available soon) a PhD Course.

      Students and collaborators of the Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences of the University of Coimbra find in this faculty the possibility of a quality training that is nationally and internationally recognised and the opportunities for an integrated learning at the scientific, academic and personal levels.