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Universidade Aberta (UAb)

Since its inception, UAb has been geared towards the education of geographically dispersed populations and it has already provided successful training of tertiary level for more than 10 000 students, in 33 countries over five continents.

Master's Programmes



Established in 1988, Universidade Aberta (UAb) is the single public distance education university in Portugal.


In this context, UAb offers higher education anywhere in the world (Undergraduate, Master and Doctorate degrees) and Lifelong Learning study programs. Since 2008 that all programs are taught in elearning mode, the year that UAb became an European institution of reference in the area of advanced elearning and online learning through the recognition of its exclusive Virtual Pedagogical Model.

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Student Reviews

Only scientific truth sets you free!
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

My experience was very good in the aspects of bibliography and studies on the most varied topics. The only thing that could have been better was the guidance of teachers during the master's courses.

The pitfalls of online learning from the 90's.
Anonymous rated 2 out of 5 stars

I thought, comparing to other online learning platforms that it needed a major reform. Given my knowledge of the subjects, I thought the courses were very biased toward portuguese and brasillian academia, leaving behind relevant studies concerning social sciences like psychology or law in other international academies. I also thought the pedagogy methods were lacking in...

Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

Portuguese Universidade Aberta is a distance learning institution, with an e-learning method that's exactly my match. I'm a full time worker, and with some volunteer activities, I couldn't attend conventional classroom! Thus I can study anywhere, on my own speed, and only have to travel to university for exams and other presential evaluations.


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