Show as: Mobile

Master's degree in Science on Emotions

ISCTE-University Institute of Lisbon

Program description

Science on Emotions

Emotions are a vibrant and rapidly expanding area in disciplines such as psychology, neuroscience, biology, computer science or medicine. The interest in this topic across multiple disciplines reflects the complexity of affective processes and their central role in everyday life, from shaping cognition and behaviour to their influence in health and well-being.  

The Sciences on Emotions MSc at ISCTE-IUL enables students with different backgrounds to develop key research skills and to acquire solid theoretical knowledge on affective sciences. This is one of the only MSc programmes focused on this topic in Europe, and it was considered innovative by the Portuguese Agency for Assessment and Accreditation of Higher Education (A3ES).

The programme is delivered through a combination of lectures, laboratory classes, discussions and practical work, and it provides students with a comprehensive understanding of the latest developments in basic and applied affective sciences research. It provides high quality scientific training, that serves as a basis for PhD study or to undertake research activities outside academia (e.g., industry). The MSc also promotes transferable skills and the acquisition of knowledge relevant for more general careers in marketing, education, health, technology, science communication or management. 


Information regarding COVID-19

Due to the outbreak of COVID-19, the Portuguese government has temporarily closed all schools and universities from March 12th 2020.

In light of this, ISCTE - Instituto Universitário de Lisboa will be suspending face-to-face classes and offering all programs remotely instead. For more information about this, please contact the university.

Admission requirements

For more details visit University website

Does this course require proof of English proficiency?

The TOEFL® test is accepted by 10,000+ universities and higher education institutes in over 150 countries. Book your test today!

Learn more Advertisement

Program content

The object of study in this Master program – emotions - and their interplay with motivational, cognitive and behavioural processes, is highly relevant at an interdisciplinary level and is consistent with the interests of students and professionals from various scientific fields, including social sciences, management and marketing, medical and health sciences; natural sciences, affective computing, engineering and technology.

The strong interest and enthusiasm of former students with a variety of backgrounds led us to redesign the curriculum in order to train students and professionals who do not seek professional certification in Psychology and therefore may have previous training in other scientific areas relevant to the Master’s program.

Request info

Want to know more about this program, Master's degree in Science on Emotions? Fill out the following form and include any questions you have. This information will be sent directly to the school, and a representative will respond to your enquiry.

About this institute

ISCTE-University Institute of Lisbon

ISCTE-University Institute of Lisbon

Founded in 1972, the University Institute of Lisbon (ISCTE-IUL) is one of the most prestigious public universities in Portugal, particularly focused on postgraduate studies and scientific research. It is organized in four schools: ISCTE Business School, School of Sociology and...

Read more about this school

Contact info

ISCTE-University Institute of Lisbon

Avenida das Forças Armadas
1649-026 Lisboa

 Show phone number

Request information

Want to know more about Master's degree in Science on Emotions? Fill out the following form and we'll pass your details on to a representative from the school, who will respond to your enquiry.


Be the first to write a review!

Has COVID-19 affected your study abroad plans?

We want to hear your stories. Help us get a better idea of how the coronavirus is impacting international students by taking our two minute survey.

Take the survey

Career test - find your perfect career

Take our free career test that will match you with programs and careers based on your interests and personality.

Take the test

You may also like...