Bachelor in Law

Education objectives

The First Cycle is the foundation of every student's legal studies. It has the following specific goals:
a) To ensure that students acquire a thorough knowledge of the main subjects and its central concepts, and to familiarise them with major theories of law (both past and contemporary);
b) To encourage an interdisciplinary, critical approach to the law as a means to understanding the complexity of legal phenomena;
c) To develop an awareness of the relative character of legal systems and their theoretical, cultural, and ideological foundations. A strong emphasis is placed on the study of other legal systems and on the comparison of the Portuguese legal order with geographically and historically distant ones.

General characterization

DGES code

9078

Cicle

Bachelor (1st Cycle)

Degree

Degree Licenciado em Direito

Access to other programs

Access to Master's Programs

Coordinator

Jorge Morais Carvalho, Rita Calçada Pires

Opening date

September

Vacancies

100 places. 

Fees

National Students€ 697.00 Annual fee 
Students who choose to pay tuition fees in a single initial payment receive a 5% discount on the amount to be paid.
International Students
Students may also choose to pay the annual tuition fee in 10 installments.€ 7000.00 Annual fee
Students who choose to pay tuition fees in a single initial payment receive a 5% discount on the amount to be paid.
Students may also choose to pay the annual tuition fee in 10 installments

Schedule

This course is taught during working hours. 

Teaching language

Portuguese. Some UC'S can be taught in English

Degree pre-requisites

The study program is organized in 8 semesters with a total of 240 ECTS.

Conditions of admittance

The application to the 1st cycle of public higher education is made annually through a national competition organized by the General Directorate of Higher Education.

Relevant admissions information

Faculty code: 0911
Degree code: 9078
Number of degree vacancies (2021-2022): 100

University access examinations

One of the following sets:

06 Philosophy and 18 Portuguese or (11) History and (18) Portuguese or (19 )Mathematics A and (18)Portuguese

Minimum marks
Application mark: 100 points
University access mark: 95 points

Calculation formula
Secondary education average: 50%
University access examinations: 50%

You can also check the course details for your application, as well as the characteristics, entrance exams and entrance averages from previous years at: https://www.dges.gov.pt/guias/detcursopi.asp?codc=9078&code=0911

NOVA School of Law annually opens special competitions for Undergraduates, Change of Parents, Over 23s and International Students. See all the information on the applications tab on our website at: https://novalaw.unl.pt/licenciaturas/licenciatura-em-direito/

 

Evaluation rules

1. Evaluation generally consists of a final written exam but other elements can be taken into account as long as students are duly informed of what is going to be considered. Different methods of evaluation may exceptionally be authorised by the Scientific Council. Students may sit exams only once per term. Those who fail may resit exams only at the end of the following term.

2. Bachelor degrees are granted to those students who have obtained 240 credits and successfully completed all compulsory subjects.

 

Structure

1º ano - 1º Semestre
Code Name ECTS
27107 Constitutional Law 8
271350 Law and Legal Thought (Introduction) 8
27134 Microeconomics 6
Options
27127 History Of Political Thought 4
27129 History Of The State 4
27136 International Relations 4
27104 Political Science 4
1º ano - 2º Semestre
Code Name ECTS
27108 Portuguese Constitutional Law 8
27128 History Of Law 6
27130 Legal Information And Documentation 2
27142 Theory of Legal Norm 6
Options
27103 Legal Anthropology 4
271330 4
27125 Public Economics 4
27139 Sociology Of Law 4
2º ano - 1º Semestre
Code Name ECTS
27106 Administrative Law 8
27110 European Union Law 6
27145 General Theory of Private Law 8
Options
27101 Legal Discourse Analysis 4
27152 4
28105 Law and Economics 4
2º ano - 2º Semestre
Code Name ECTS
27111 Law of Obligations 8
27112 Persons And Family Law 8
27116 International Public Law 6
27122 Fundamental Rights 4
Options
28103 Special Administrative Law 4
33120 International Tax Law 6
27140 2
3º ano - 1º Semestre
Code Name ECTS
37024 Public Finances Law 6
27123 Property Law 8
27141 Criminal Law: General Theory 8
Options
27151 6
37064 Programming for Lawyers 6
3º ano - 2º Semestre
Code Name ECTS
281070 Sucessions Law 4
27137 Law of Torts 6
27143 Theory of Crime (Dogmatics) 8
27144 Legal Procedure Theory 6
Options
27102 Economic Analysis of Law 4
27148 Consumer Law 6
27140 2
4º ano - 1º Semestre
Code Name ECTS
28109 Labour Law 6
27119 Civil Procedure Law 8
27121 Criminal Procedure Law 8
Options
27109 Social Equality Law 4
28108 4
28111 Private International Law 6
27117 International Criminal Law 4
37064 Programming for Lawyers 6
4º ano - 2º Semestre
Code Name ECTS
27113 Company Law 8
28110 Tax Law 6
27120 Civil Procedural Law - Execution Proceedings 6
27147 Interdisciplinary Legal Practice 6
Options
27102 Economic Analysis of Law 4
28102 Criminal Law: Specific Offenses 4
27148 Consumer Law 6
27118 Administrative Courts Procedure Law 6