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Welcome to Faculty of Human Sciences and Universidade Católica Portuguesa!

Founded in 1972, the Faculty of Human Sciences aims to invest in the potential of the students, through a teaching marked by excellence and rigor in training.

With a clear international outlook, our School has built a solid reputation for both its cutting-edge research and its vibrant teaching. Besides attracting faculty members from many different countries, the research produced at our School is widely acknowledged across the national and international scientific communities while many of our teaching programs feature among the very best in the world according to prestigious international rankings.

Because we believe in providing our graduate students with the best job opportunities, we are proud of our network of national and international companies and organizations running internship opportunities for our graduate.

Our academic community is already looking forward to welcoming you in Lisbon, one of Europe´s leading cities benefiting from both its cultural life and its coastal location.


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Why study at Faculty of Human Sciences - Universidade Católica Portuguesa

Our Mission

The Faculty of Human Sciences affirms its mission in a globalized world under the motto «Value For Life».

Strong Career Support

We help our students on the conception, implementation and assessment of their academic and professional plans and decisions for a career of excellence.

Recognized Qualifications

The investment in recognized professionals in their fields of study contributes to the rigorous and personalized teaching of our students.

Ranked among the best

Our programs are recognized in prestigious European and world rankings.

To better understand the mission of our School, please visit our website, go to “About” and see the “Message from the Dean”.

Faculty of Human Sciences - Universidade Católica Portuguesa is in the Top 10 Countries to Study Abroad Top 10 Europe rankings 2021 Top 10 Europe rankings 2020 badge

Awards & Accreditations

Master in Culture Studies is recognized as #4 in the world 

Eduniversal Best Masters Ranking

among the 100 best universities in the world and #1 in Portugal

Ranking Best “Golden Age” Universities 2020 Times Higher Education (2020)

Master in Communication Studies is recognized as #12 in Europe

Eduniversal Best Masters Ranking - Communications

Master in Communication, Marketing & Advertising is recognized as #17 in Europe

Eduniversal Best Masters Ranking – Marketing

Student services & facilities

  • Careers Office: supports students to design a professional development plan;
  • International Office: helps incoming and outgoing students in mobility processes;
  • Social Responsibility Office: provides information on economic support and personal and professional appreciation;
  • Communication and Marketing Office: provides support on issues related to the application process and daily life on campus.

Do you want to know more? Please visit our website!

Student lifestyle

The Faculty of Human Sciences privileges the sharing of experiences from different corners of the world. In addition to having more than 42 different nationalities on campus, we are committed to encourage students to get involved in a range of activities like conferences, seminars and workshops in which they will be able to participate and acquire new skills.

We challenge our students to explore the city of Lisbon, one of the most hospitable cities in the world. In addition to the vast historical, cultural and gastronomic heritage, the city offers different activities to explore the essence of the country.

Are you ready to start this journey with us?


Lisbon offers a wide range of student accommodation, from university residences to rooms or shared houses.

In addition to the Feminine University Residence available to the Catholic University, the Faculty of Human Sciences has partnerships with residences located in the heart of the city that make some discounts to students of the Faculty.

Please contact out staff for further information.


Average rating 5

Based on 16 reviews.

Mariana Pereira
At FCH-Católica there is a very close professor-student relationship, which allow us a better learning, without forgetting the recognized knowledge and merit of professors.
Debra Nathan
The course has equipped me with the professional skills and aptitude needed to broaden and advance my career.
Vitória Amaral
With an intensive yet versatile program, I had the chance to explore the areas that interest me most in the cultural field, acquiring skills that proved to be vital during my internship in the second year


Faculty of Human Sciences - Universidade Católica Portuguesa

Palma de Cima
1649-023 Lisbon

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