The Undergraduate Degree in Psychology is guided by the Bologna Declaration principles and the European Framework for Psychologists' Training guidelines, ensuring that the training given is part of the training model developed in the national and European context. It also follows the guidelines issued by the Portuguese Psychologists’ Association (Law 571 of 4 September 2008).
The Egas Moniz Higher Institute of Health Science (IUEM) has vast experience in teaching in the field of Psychology (pre-Bologna), which includes the Forensic Psychology and Criminal Behaviour component, fostering the engagement of students in projects in the community (schools, courts, law enforcement agencies, commissions to protect children and youths, municipal council, victim support associations, and others).
This Undergraduate Degree falls under the Forensic and Behavioural Science field, whose goal is to foster teaching and research in psychology, oriented to specialising in Forensic Psychology and the study of Criminal Behaviour.
What makes us unique
The course’s highly practical component. You will have practical classes right from the 1st year, where you will be in contact with psychological activities and tools, case studies and also psychopathology practical classes in a hospital setting. You can also join intervention projects we carry out and take part in the intervention programmes at schools and community bodies. These run every year.
You will receive training in Forensic Science and Psychology.
You will be able to take part in studies on deviant and criminal behaviour and youth delinquency, victims and other forensic populations, among others, developed by our Forensic Psychology Office.
A young and qualified teaching body motivated to assist you.
The possibility of having exchange programmes with foreign universities, namely through the Erasmus programme.
A top-quality University Residence on campus, with numerous amenities on offer, such as a swimming pool, which ensures your well-being and safety, as if you were in your own home.
An excellent academic environment, that is stimulating and active and includes teachers, researchers, professionals and students alike! You will attend parties, concerts, academic nights out and other initiatives organised by the Egas Moniz Student Associations, “Tunas” Groups and choir. You will also be able to practice several sports, whether at the gym or the playing field we have on offer for you.
Our campus’s privileged location in Almada council, 15 minutes away from Lisbon and Costa de Caparica, with excellent means of access (over-ground metro, train and bus).