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Postgraduate Diploma in Digital Social Action (in Portuguese Only)

During the Covid-19 pandemic, Portugal faced a health crisis, but also a social crisis. We are witnessing great difficulties in the social sector, essentially in terms of effective social response to citizens. A large part of these difficulties is mainly due to the low knowledge and applied domain of digital skills that facilitate the necessary adaptability of the professional in a quick and emergent way to the context of social emergency.

The Post-Graduation in Digital Social Action will last for one semester and aims to organize a minimum proposal for technological training applied to social services, based on the use of ICT knowledge . Different technologies converge, between the technological sciences and the Social and Human sciences, producing a qualitative advance through the integration and transformation of social services.

Admission requirements

  • Holders of a bachelor's Degree or legal equivalent;
  • Holders of a foreign higher academic Degree awarded following a first cycle of studies organized according to the Bologna process;
  • Holders of a foreign higher academic Degree that is recognized as meeting the objectives of the bachelor's degree;
  • Holders of an academic, scientific or professional curriculum recognized as attesting to the ability to take the course.

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Program content

1st to 2nd semester

  • Digital tools in social intervention
  • Artificial inteligence and social action
  • Online social networks
  • Intergrated approaches and strategies in digital social intervention
  • Ethics and data protection in digital social action


Tuition fee: €800


Credits: 30 (100 contact hours)

With this Post-Graduation, students should acquire the following skills :

  • Mastering technological literacy in social action;
  • Design social intervention plans based on digital techniques and platforms;
  • Articulate social responses between face-to-face and telework with vulnerable audiences;
  • Implement virtual communication mechanisms with the proximity social network, promoting the management of the social response through digital mechanisms.

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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 Institute, Institute of Sociology and...

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ISCTE-University Institute of Lisbon

Avenida das Forças Armadas
1649-026 Lisboa

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