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CATOLICA - Faculty of Human Sciences

CATOLICA - Faculty of Human Sciences

CATOLICA - Faculty of Human Sciences


Welcome to the Faculty of Human Sciences!

Renowned for cultivating interdisciplinary research and teaching environment, the Faculty of Human Sciences (Portuguese acronym FCH hereafter) provides a wide-reaching range of undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral degree programs that are anchored around five core scientific fields – Communication Sciences, Social Sciences, Culture Studies, Philosophy and Psychology – and two institutes: the Institute of Family Sciences and the Institute of Oriental Studies.

The quality of our educational services is today recognised as much by the private sector – which reflects well in the employability of our students – as by the positions attained in the prestigious international rankings which rate the various FCH study programs as among the best in the world.

Founded in 1972, currently, the faculty runs a total of 6 undergraduate, 9 master’s, and 5 doctoral degree programs in addition to the educational range provided by the School of Post-Graduate and Advanced Training consisting of over a dozen medium and short term study programs.

The FCH is today a faculty open to the world: as well as receiving a growing number of international students arriving from each of the five continents, many of our students participate in mobility programs, whether in Europe, the United States, Brazil or in China. Furthermore, we annually welcome international researchers to share the results of their projects with both students and colleagues in a permanent climate of debate and the exchange of ideas.


As a benchmark school of reference in the Humanities and Social Sciences, the Faculty of Human Sciences holds the mission of producing rigorous and innovative knowledge alongside the integral education and preparation of its students. To this end, the Faculty conveys advanced levels of knowledge across its fields of study as well as technical competences and skills while stimulating a critical spirit to enable them to conscientiously act and serve as citizens.

The activities of the Faculty of Human Sciences, across the complementary fields of research and teaching, are leveraged by the values of Christian humanism; those that drive us to contribute towards responding to the multiple challenges facing contemporary societies.

Founded in 1972, the Faculty now affirms its mission in a globalised world under the motto «Value For Life».


  • Lisbon, Portugal