The degree in psychology (1st cycle) has as main purpose the formation of graduates in scientific psychology field. Is intended that graduates acquire theoretical knowledge enabling them to a comprehensive and integrated understanding of human behavior, promoting the construction of a conceptual, theoretical and methodological framework essential to attend the second cycle of formation.

The plan of studies gives students’ basic training, with a strong links to current research, enhances the practical work habits and encouraging research and other forms of active learning that will enable the development of critical thinking. In the formation provided beyond the required curricular units, optional units are offered, allowing the students a deepening interests and build an educational path more personalized.

The applications for public higher education are made annually through national call and/or special contests.
Career Opportunities

The basic training in Psychology allows the access to the 2nd cycle degree in Psychology (Clinical and Health, Education, Social and Organizations and Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuropsychology), ensuring a subsequent access to the profession of psychologist in one of the areas referred to above.

After the conclusion of the 2nd cycle the graduates will be able to work in:

  • Enterprises
  • Hospitals
  • Health centers
  • Social security services
  • Regional planning divisions
  • Employment and vocational training centers
  • Schools
  • Prison and social reintegration services
  • Organisms of municipal administration
  • Clinics and centers of psychological counseling

Being a student at UAlg is and continues to be a privilege. It is gratifying to observe all the path I have already walked, from the research integration internship, to teaching a class, publishing scientific content with professors and participating in other projects focused not only on academic development, but also on personal and professional development. I only have to thank UAlg, for the role they had and continue to have in my life.

Mariana Guerreiro