Specialization in Clinical Psychology and Health

Specialization in Clinical Psychology and Health

Program Description

The Master's in Psychology ( Clincial Psychology and Health) degree has the following main objectives:

  • Apply scientific knowledge to integrate biological, emotional, cognitive, social and behavioral components in understanding health and illness
  • Develop skills in clinical assessments and diagnostics in the fieilds of psychopathology and neuropsychology
  • Develop skills in planning and psychological intervention throughout the life cycle, both individually and in groups, to promote and maintain psychological well-being and good mental health
  • Develop planning and psychological intervention skills, at the secondary and tertiary level, highlighting a bio-psycho-social approach to clinical and health studies
  • Deepen skills for socio-emotional development and for working in a group in a variety of disciplines
  • Promote an ethical, critical, reflective attitude, in view of the reality of research and intervention in clinical and health psychology
  • Acquire research skills in clincial and health-based contexts

Why a Master's in Psychology?

  • Students and the job market recognize the quality of our teaching
  • Our curriculum offers a strong foundation in the psychology profession in a wide array of contexts and for scientific research
  • We have adopted innovative pedagogical  approaches (e.g., service-based learning), which are available through our Pedogogical Innovation Lab
  • We ensure that students get to perform work that relates to real issues in the community (e.g., study trips and field work)
  • Through the Research Center for Human Development and the Neuroscience Lab, we promote student involvement from the very first year. Students pursue research projects that intend to tackle emerging social problems
  • A tightknit community fosters relationships between professors and students
  • We offer a tutorial for all students where we offer pedagogical assistance throughout their time in the department
  • We have a University Psychology Clinic that contributes information about real cases to better students' studies and training
  • We have a diverse network of partners who can offer curricular internships
  • We offer short-term international internships that allows one to develop professional expertise and to expand their horizons
  • We have students of many nationalities and visiting through the Erasmus Program, fostering an enriching cultural exchange
  • Our students can take advantage of a dynamic and intertwined campus that offers many initiatives for personal and professional development
  • We offer services to help students transition into the labor market


Our program is accredited by the Higher Education Assessment and Accreditation Agency (A3ES)
Registo DGES n.º:
R/A-Ef1213/2011/AL02 | Data: 18.01.2019 | Publicação em Diário da República disponível aqui.



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

Phone: 00351 939 450 000 / 00351 939 450 012


Raquel Duarte

Raquel Duarte

The training combines the high level of theoretical rigor, which guarantees the quality of professional practice, with the need for observations and experimentation based on clinical practice and research.