Welcome to FCHS!
The School of Human and Social Sciences (FCHS) was created in 2001, with its roots in the Exact and Human Sciences Unit of the University of Algarve.
The courses provided are duly accredited by the Higher Education Assessment and Accreditation Agency (A3ES).
At an Undergraduate level, FCHS provides a selection of courses including Undergraduate Degrees in Visual Arts; Education and Training Sciences; Languages and Communication; Languages, Literatures and Cultures ( Portuguese and French; Portuguese and Spanish; English and French; English and Spanish); Cultural Heritage and Archeology: (Archaeology Option or Cultural Heritage Option); Psychology.
In terms of 2nd cycle courses, the School is currently running eight Master's courses : Archeology; Education sciences; Language Sciences; History and Heritage; Cognitive Neurosciences and Neuropsychology; Clinical and Health Psychology; Educational psychology; Social, Occupational and Organisational Psychology. The School also provides three additional Masters Courses alongside other Organic Units at the University of Algarve and other Universities ( Human Resources Management , in partnership with the Higher School of Management, Hospitality and Tourism; Occupational Health and Safety , in partnership with the Higher Institute of Engineering and the School of Health Sciences, and History of the Islamic and Medieval Mediterranean, in partnership with the School of Arts and Humanities of the University of Lisbon and the University of Évora); and a PhD in Digital Media-Art, in partnership with Universidade Aberta.
PhD courses in Archeologyare also provided; Language Sciences; Heritage Studies (new); Literature; and Psychology.
It is important to note that, alongside with the knowledge provided by our teaching staff, researchers and professors from other scientific areas are also invited to teach Master's and PhD courses.
The School also has three Research Centres, two Management Units and a complementary Study Centre, including the Interdisciplinary Centre for Archeology and Evolution of Human Behaviour (ICARhEB); the Arts and Communication Research Centre (CIAC); The Research Centre on Adult Education and Community Intervention (CEAD); two Management Units: part of the Psychology Research Centre (CIP-UAlg) and the Centre for Archeological Studies, Arts and Heritage Sciences (CEAACP-UAlg); and the Ataíde de Oliveira Study Centre. In addition to these Centres, some professors are researchers in Research Centres outside the School (e.g. The Research Centre for Tourism, Sustainability and Wellbeing - CinTurs).