Bachelor in Psychology

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The first cycle of studies in Psychology aims to provide students with a wide range of experiences in different fields of training, designated in the syllabus of 'science'. The program focuses on basic psychological processes, integration of psychological processes, models and intervention contexts, laboratories and oriented practice. It also aims that students acquire knowledge from other disciplines such as genetics, the nervous system physiology, anthropology or sociology, as well as the acquisition of knowledge and skills of basic scientific research. The program is also aimed at developing critical and reflective skills on the most important issues involved in various training activities. Finally, the program aims to mobilize the knowledge and skills acquired during the training process with a view to professional development and integration into the labour market.


First Cycle studies in Psychology global goals aim to: acquire knowledge and skills in various fields of Psychology and in its related disciplines, develop in the most relevant issues, critical and reflective skills involved in its various training activities; and mobilize acquired knowledge and skills in a professional development to serve a person’s welfare regarding his rights and dignity, in a competent and a responsible way. Four types of learning expected outcomes are operationalized: goals and soft skills; from the field of psychology, from scientific methodology, and from the psychologist profession.

Admission Requirements

Those interested can apply for the course through one of the following national competitions organized by DGES: National Competition for Access and Admission to Public Higher Education; and Special Regimes. Application may also be possible through the following special competitions, organized by the University of the Azores: Special Competitions for Access and Admission to the University of the Azores (Over 23 Years, Holders of Technological Specialization Diploma, Holders of Higher Professional Technician Diploma, Holders of Other Higher Education Courses, Holders of dual certification courses in secondary education and specialized artistic courses); Regimes of Re-entry and Change of Institution / Course; Special competition for access and admission of international students to the University of the Azores. In all cases, the application is dependent on the candidates' compliance with the conditions required for this purpose. For more information on national competitions and the conditions of access and admission, consult the DGES page at, and for information on special competitions, consult the regulations available on our website.

Professional Opportunities

Human Resources; Management; Marketing and communication; Health and safety; Access to the Master in Psychology to obtain the professional card and recognition by the Portuguese Psychologists Order.


Ponta Delgada

Course Code


ECTS Credits



3 Years

Study Regime

Full- or part-time attendance, presence required in daytime schedule


  • Agência de Avaliação e Acreditação do Ensino Superior
  • Direcção Geral de Ensino Superior
  • R/A-Ef 3526/2011 de 18-03-2011

Study Program

Code Name Year Semester
01062018Desenvolvimento do Estudante em Contexto Académico1st year1st semester
0102067Introduction to Cultural Anthropology1st year1st semester
0105080Introduction to Psychology1st year1st semester
01062007Introdução às Neurociências1st year1st semester
0105710Research in Psychology I1st year1st semester
0104893Child Development Psychology1st year2nd semester
0103169Epistemology of Psychology1st year2nd semester
0105117Genetics and Evolution1st year2nd semester
0103081Learning Psychology1st year2nd semester
0105713Research in Psychology II1st year2nd semester
0102018Introduction to Statistics 2nd year1st semester
0105047Motivation Psychology2nd year1st semester
01062029Psicologia da Perceção e Linguagem2nd year1st semester
01062035Psicologia do Desenvolvimento do Adolescente2nd year1st semester
0105071Social Psychology2nd year1st semester
0105707Data Analysis Processes2nd year2nd semester
01062046Psicologia da Memória2nd year2nd semester
01062054Psicologia da Personalidade2nd year2nd semester
01062117Psicologia do Desenvolvimento do Adulto e do Idoso2nd year2nd semester
0103080Psychology of Emotions 2nd year2nd semester
01062060Avaliação Psicológica I3rd year1st semester
0105123Education Psychology 3rd year1st semester
0105045Health Psychology3rd year1st semester
0105061Models of Psychological Intervention and Individual3rd year1st semester
01062082Psicologia Ambiental3rd year1st semester
01062071Avaliação Psicológica II3rd year2nd semester
01062106Contextos de Aplicação da Psicologia3rd year2nd semester
01062093Laboratório de Psicologia3rd year2nd semester
0105008Models of Psychological Intervention in Families and in Networks 3rd year2nd semester
0105698Psychopathology3rd year2nd semester