University of Minho - School of Psychology

Introduction

The mission of the School of Psychology at the University of Minho is to promote and enhance its international reputation for world-class research and teaching, based on a vision of Psychology as an experimental science and a profession grounded in scientific understanding.

This philosophy is reflected in the organization of the School into the Department of Basic Psychology and Department of Applied Psychology, which supports the development of fundamental scientific knowledge and the professional practice of psychology in a context strongly supported by research. Each Department has three main research units, reflecting the strategic domains developed by the School.

The Department of Basic Psychology includes three laboratories: (1)Neuropsychophysiology, (2) Animal Learning and Behavior, and (3) Human Cognition. The Department of Applied Psychology includes three research units: (1) Psychotherapy and Psychopathology, (2) Justice and Violence, (3) Learning and Achievement. Each member of the academic staff is affiliated with one of these six research units.

All research laboratories and units are part of the Research Center in Psychology (CIPsi), which supports the development of knowledge of basic psychological processes, such as memory, as well as more complex processes which unfold in a broader environmental and interpersonal context, such as psychopathology.

The School offers several academic programs: an Integrated Master’s in Psychology; a Master’s in Applied Psychology, a PhD in Basic Psychology and a PhD in Applied Psychology.

An important resource of the school is the Psychological Service, which serves a prominent role both in preparing students for careers as practitioners (e.g., clinical psychology) and in the development of research projects that engage participants in the community (e.g., randomized clinical trials), as well as offering advanced training for practicing psychologists and other professionals (e.g., teachers).

This school offers programs in:
  • Portuguese (Portugal)

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Programmes

This school also offers:

Master

Integrated Master in Psychology

Campus Full time 10  September 2017 Portugal Braga

The Integrated Masters in Psychology aims to allow for the acquisition of scientific knowledge on the basic areas of the discipline, as well as for the development of deeper knowledge in the applied areas of Psychology, including competencies for the use of methods and techniques of intervention and research in applied contexts. [+]

Academic degree: Master's degree ECTS: 300 Duration: 10 curricular semesters Regime: Normal Place: Gualtar Campus, Braga Main Scientific area: Psychology INTEGRATED MASTER’S | 5 YEARS The Integrated Master’s in Psychology is designed to enable the acquisition of scientific knowledge in the basic areas and the development of advanced knowledge in the applied areas of psychology. The first three years – bachelor degree in Psychological Science, focus on the study of the basic psychological processes, as well as the techniques and methods used to study them, in the theories built to explain them and its applications in solving human problems. The applied cycle (two following years) assumes a logic of professional nature, seeking to promote competence assessment, intervention and research in specific fields of professional and scientific activity of psychology. Careers The graduates of the Integrated Masters in Psychology are enabled to carry out a professional internship under the responsibility of the Ordem dos Psicólogos Portugueses (OPP), after which they will have access to the professional practice in the different areas of Psychology. [-]

Master in Applied Psychology

Campus Full time October 2017 Portugal Braga

The Master in Applied Psychology is designed to enable the acquisition and the development of scientific knowledge in the applied areas of psychology. [+]

The Master in Applied Psychology is designed to enable the acquisition and the development of scientific knowledge in the applied areas of psychology. The first year is characterized by a comprehensive and transversal training focused on problems in several domains of the Applied Psychology, following a logic of professional nature, seeking to promote competence assessment, intervention and research in specific fields of professional and scientific activity of psychology. The second year aims a differentiated training, focused in specific areas of the Psychology in practice: Clinical and Health Psychology, Scholar and Educational Psychology, Justice and Community Psychology, Organizational Psychology and Sport Psychology. It is included a curricular internship and a thesis. Careers The graduates of the Masters in Applied Psychology are enabled to carry out a professional internship under the responsibility of the Ordem dos Psicólogos Portugueses (OPP), after which they will have access to the professional practice in the different areas of Psychology. [-]

Contact
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Campus de Gualtar
4710-057 Braga

Braga, PT