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Universidade Lusófona

Confered Degree | Duration | ECTS

Bachelor |6 Semesters |180 ECTS

Programme Director

Prof. Doutora Maria Neves Leal Gonçalves


Odete Soares

Entrance Conditions

National access competition/tender:
Having completed the 12th grade;
A grade higher than 95 points (range 0-200), in the following entrance exams:
06 Philosophy
11 History
17 Mathematics Applied to Social Sciences
18 Portuguese
Entry competition/tender:
Course changes;
In accordance with Decree 401/2007, of April 5.
Special competition/tender for those over the age of 23:
On completing 23 years of age by the 31st of December of the preceding year
Those not entitled access to higher education (if they have undertaken and been approved in the entrance test for the college they want to enter, they are entitled to the referred access).
Special competition/tender for higher education graduates and Diplomas in Specialized Technology:
(In accordance with Decree-Law No. 393-B/99, of 2 October;
In accordance with Ordinance No. 854-A/99, of 4 October;
In accordance with Decree-Law No. 88/2006, of May 23).

Programme requirements

Have completed a total of 180 ECTS


The objective of the Bologna Declaration, signed by the ministers of education from 25 European countries, including Portugal, on the 29th of June, 1999 was to improve the quality of higher education throughout Europe, during the next 10 years. It highlighted the importance of involving students in constructing a project of lifelong education, focusing mainly on the development of both personal and social skills that will enable adaptability to changes and the challenges ahead.
The Area of Educational Sciences of the Institute of Education, at the Lusophone University (¿Instituto de Educação da Universidade Lusófona¿) guarantees a first-class education due to its expertise in Training (Licentiate degree, Decree No. 651/98 of August 28, Master in Educational Sciences, Decree No. 177/98 of March 17, Specialized Training Courses) and its permanent contact with the research activity through its Research and Development Unit, CeiEF Centre for Studies and Research in Education and Training (¿Unidade de Investigação e Desenvolvimento, CeiEF-Centro de Estudos e Investigação em Educação e Formação¿).

Knowledge, abilities and skills to be acquired

The objectives of the Licentiate degree in Educational Sciences is to prepare technicians in the field of Education who, individually or as part of a team, are able to observe, characterize and evaluate the components that define certain educational contexts and to intervene, directly or indirectly, in their modification.

Further Studies

The training area in Educational Sciences at this university offers, in addition to the Licentiate degree, Specialized Training Courses, a Masters degree in Educational Sciences and Vocational Teacher Training as well as a Doctoral degree in Education.
The course is organized into a set of mandatory courses, equivalent to 120 ECTS, and a set of optional courses equivalent to 60 ECTS, whose selection and management is the responsibility of the students. For students in Educational Sciences who wish to broaden their knowledge in the area, the Course of Educational Sciences presents two distinct sets of Curricular Units, one focused on the "Management Education and Training" and the on "Childhood Education and the First Cycle of Basic Education¿.
In each academic year the student must obtain a passing grade in four optional curricular units in order to complete the 20 ECTS.

Occupacional Profiles

According to the training objectives of the Education Technicians have competencies to intervene:
at the Administrative level of the central, regional or local government, in educational institutions; management, consultancy; literacy, community animation, family education, adult education, vocational training for youth and adults; in training centres and offices; in centres of educational resources; in the social and educational practices associated with work, health, leisure, in the justice system; in prisons; in social inclusion; in the media, in education and research

Scientific Areas

Ciências da educação | Educação

Study Plan

1st Year/ Semester ECTS
Informatics and MultimediaFirst Semester5
Introduction to Contemporary ThoughtFirst Semester5
Introduction to Social SciencesFirst Semester5
Methodology of Socio-Cultural Animation First Semester5
Option 1First Semester5
Portuguese LanguageFirst Semester5
History of Contemporary PortugalSecond Semester5
Introduction to Education StudiesSecond Semester5
Option 2Second Semester5
Scientific MethodologySecond Semester5
Writing SkillsSecond Semester5
Second Semester5
2nd Year/ Semester ECTS
Curriculum Theory and PracticeFirst Semester5
History of EducationFirst Semester5
Option 3First Semester5
Sociology of EducationFirst Semester5
Technology and EducationFirst Semester5
First Semester5
Learning PsychologySecond Semester5
Option 4Second Semester5
Phylosophy of EducationSecond Semester5
Portuguese Language and CultureSecond Semester5
Psychology of DevelopmentSecond Semester5
Research in Education StudiesSecond Semester5
3rd Year/ Semester ECTS
Comparative EducationFirst Semester5
Observation of Educational ContextsFirst Semester5
Project Design and MonitoringFirst Semester5
Psychology of EducationFirst Semester5
First Semester10
Distance Education.Second Semester5
Education and Adult TrainingSecond Semester5
Education, Human Rights and CitizenshipSecond Semester5
Family and Community EducationSecond Semester5
Second Semester10

Teaching staff


Change Course 68 €
Admission for Undergraduates 180 €
External Students 0 €
Over 23 years 180 €
Holders of University Degree 180 €
Holders of Technological Specialization Courses 180 €
Student Insurance40 €
Registration217 €
Enrollment310 €
Average value for 30 ECTS semestral curricular units 305,1 €
Per ECTS 10,17 €

Other fees may be applied in accordance with the regulations in force