36 months
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The degree in Basic Education at University of Madeira is the initial stage of scientific training and on developing skills and attitudes in the field of education, enabling a conscious and responsible practice of professional activities.


Throughout the Basic Education degree at University of Madeira, students will develop their learning and critical thinking skills within the scope of basic and early childhood education, building a global vision in children, their life and learning contexts.

Main Career Options

Dynamisation and support to libraries and museums or other cultural-oriented spaces; Guidance and management of training centres; Promotion of children’s leisure and recreation activities; coordination in town halls and Parish Councils; mediation between Local Authorities and schools.

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Education
  • Portuguese 
  • Mathematics 
  • Environment Studies
  • Physical Motor expression
  • Initiation to Professional Practice

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • This degree is specially aimed to those seeking to carry out professional activities in education, and to those who ambition to apply to the 2nd cycle of studies, in order to acquire the professional qualifications to the teaching career.

Tuition Fee

Living costs for Funchal

521 - 798 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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