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 3rd Cycle Degree     Departamento de Psicologia e Educação [Portuguese]

Study plan/Branches   Psychology
DGES code
CNAEF classification 311 | Decree no. 256/2005 [PT]
Publication in the Portuguese Official Gazette Order no. 7369/2011 - DR 2nd series, no. 95, 17 May [PT]
Assessment/Accreditation/Registration DGES Registration R/A-Ef 1294/2011, 18-03-2011
Mode of study Daytime
ECTS 180

General Access Regime  

Admission Requirements
Vacancies 20 (2013)


Profile of the programme The PH.D. in Psychology aims to build on and deeply develop essential competencies in the field of research and/or scientific production in the multiple contexts and different fields of Psychology. Having as main references Decree-Law no. 74/2006 24th March, the Dublin Descriptors guideline document and the ten principles of the European Knowledge Society Association (Salzburg, February 2005), it is the aim of this course to create ideal conditions to fulfil the following objectives: 1) Stimulate the capacity to critically and comprehensively analyse in Psychology; 2) Defining, planning and undertaking quality research projects and disseminating the results; 3) build a tight relation with community; 4) promote autonomy in scientific research.
Key learning outcomes The CU intendd to guide and monitor students in developing a scientific research and thesis in Psychology
At the conclusion of the CU the student must be able to: Define a research problem Determine a theoretical framework to a research problem and empirical work
Critically analyze, integrate and apply with proficiency scientific information Apply various designs and quantitative and / or qualitative methodological options Perform data analysis Use, in an advanced way, technical, instrumental and laboratory resources Interpret, discuss and communicate research results
Write a dissertation under the UBI rules and deadlines
Engage with the ethical principles in research Communicate in oral and written forms, research processes and outcomes Evidence reflective self-critical and decision-making capabilities
Occupational profiles of graduates N/A
Learning facilities Access to scientific databases, wireless, e-content platform, classrooms with multimedia equipment, computer equipment, library, study rooms, video conferencing systems, Psychology laboratory, materials / equipment / software for psychological assessment.
Requirements and regulations (assessment and graduation) UBI Regulations [PT]
Regulation of the 3d cycle of studies leading to Doctor's degree in Psychology at the University of Beira Interior - approved by the Scientific Council of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities of March 29th 2012.

Departamento de Psicologia e Educação

Estrada do Sineiro, s/n
6200-209 Covilhã
275 329 161

Course Coordinator(s)

 [Ficheiro Local]
Course Director
Manuel Joaquim da Silva Loureiro
 [Ficheiro Local]
Mobility coordinator
Ludovina Maria de Almeida Ramos


Scientific Committee
Manuel Joaquim da Silva Loureiro
Maria de Fátima de Jesus Simões
Marta Sofia Lopes Pereira Alves
Note: The information contained in these pages does not relieve consultation of official documents. Last updated on: 2014-08-07

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