In Portugal, the psychological profession, as determined by the Order of Portuguese Psychologists, demands that psychologists have two degrees in Psychology (Bachelor's and Master's) and have completed a Professional Internship.

In our Department of Education and Psychology, we offer everything possible to foster success by the conclusion of the necessary programs to practice professionally as a psychologist, providing the best support to ensure a strong foundation for your professional career. We guarantee a wide range of Curricular Internship options with our partners, including opportunities for International Internships at the end of the Master's Programs. Also, we are a university accredited by the Order of Portuguese Psychologists for the reception of Professional Internships.

Potential Placements

  • Psychological Services in public and private school settings
  • Daycares, kindergartens and other childcare institutions
  • Educational services on municipal councils
  • Sports clubs
  • Teams / Projects for preventative, socio-educational and community intervention
  • Communitiy Centers that offer psychological supports in developmental transitions throughout life
  • Psychological support services in higher education
  • Information services and professional orientation for Employment Agencies and Professional Training
  • Training Centers
  • Offices / Private Clinics
  • Foster homes (minors and children at risk)
  • Assisted living homes for the elderly
  • Family support centers and parental advice
  • Academia and research

Data from the employee employability survey

The employability of graduates is monitored through an annual internal survey, applied to previous graduating classes.

The following data was collected in 2021 and gives data about those who graduated from our department three years prior (2017-2018):

  • 96% of the 2017-2018 graduates are employed
  • 70% of the 2017-2018 graduates work in their area of study
  • 74% of the 2017-2018 gradutates ar e contracted workers in their area of training
  • On a scale of 1 to 6, 2019-2020 graduates experienced an average satisfaction score of 5.5



E-mail: candidaturas.porto@ucp.pt | admissions.porto@ucp.pt

Phone: 00351 939 450 000 / 00351 939 450 012