Master's in Law

Education objectives

The Second Cycle has been planned according to the following two objectives: (i) developing the foundational knowledge acquired during the First Cycle, and (ii) allowing specialisation, with a choice of several areas of studies. After completing the Second Cycle, students are competent, rigorous, critical, and innovative enough to enter legal practice. They are able to practise in any legal field, both in traditional legal professions and in those requiring more contextualised legal knowledge. A high quality education is provided in order to assure that students are suitably prepared for the challenges awaiting them. During this Cycle, students will also acquire the skills they need if they are to move comfortably on to more advanced studies.

General characterization

DGES code

9279

Cicle

Master (2nd Cycle)

Degree

Master in Law

Access to other programs

Access to the PhD Program 

Coordinator

Cristina Nogueira da Silva 

Opening date

September

Vacancies

100 places. These places are available within the areas of specialization of International and European Law, Law and Technology, Social and Innovation Law. Applications from students who prove they will be able to complete their bachelor's degree (licenciatura) by September will be accepted.

 

 

Fees

 

- Annual fee of the taught component: 4,200.00€

- Non-curricular phase, one year: 2,000.00€

- Extension of the non-curricular phase (90 days): 600.00€

MERIT SCHOLARSHIP:  Students whose final average admission to this Master is equal to or higher than 17 points (on a scale 0/20) benefit from a 50% discount on the total amount of the tuition fee, which cannot be combined with other discounts; Students whose final average admission to this Master is equal to or higher than 16 points (on a scale 0/20) benefit from a 30% discount on the total amount of the tuition fee, which cannot be combined with other discounts;

ALUMNI DISCOUNT: 10%

FINANCIAL DISCOUNT:- Students who choose to pay tuition fees in a single initial payment receive a 5% discount on the amount to be paid;

CURRENT PROTOCOL DISCOUNTS:

Discount of 25%, which cannot be combined with other discounts, for members of:

- Association of Portuguese Judges and the Trade Union;

- Association of Public Prosecution Service Magistrates.

 

Schedule

This course is taught during working hours. 

Teaching language

Portuguese and English 

Degree pre-requisites

Available soon

Conditions of admittance

Holders of a bachelor's degree (licenciatura) or legal equivalent.

In accessing the Second Cycle, priority is given to graduates who have completed the First Cycle with a total of 240 credits. Overseas students must have completed a degree (8 semesters minimum) in a recognised academic institution.

Provided certain conditions are met the Faculty may admit non-law graduates with relevant academic records and/or professional experience.

 

 

 

Evaluation rules

1. Evaluation consists of a final written exam at the end of the first two semesters. 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. The third semester, which culminates in a public oral examination in front of a jury, is spent working on a dissertation, project or internship report.

2. The degree of Master of Law is awarded to those who have successfully completed courses with a total of 60 credits, and obtained a B (Bom) for their dissertation, project or internship report. This mark is calculated as an arithmetic average of two elements:

a) The arithmetic average of the eight highest marks obtained by the student;

b) The mark given by the jury to the submitted dissertation, project or internship report.

Structure

1º ano - Anuais
Code Name ECTS
Options
33120 International Tax Law 6
33180 4
1º ano - 1º Semestre
Code Name ECTS
33134 Methodology of Legal Research 8
Options
37021 Public Law Arbitration 6
37035 6
37004 6
37008 4
28108 4
37020 Public Sector Labour Law 6
37005 6
33126 Social Security Law 6
33204 4
33203 4
33197 5
33159 Financial Instruments Law 4
33179 Insolvency 4
37045 6
33121 International Economic Law 4
33122 International Humanitarian Law 6
33198 5
37022 6
37030 4
37047 6
33145 Regulation and Supervision of Financial Markets 4
33223 5
1º ano - 2º Semestre
Code Name ECTS
33192 8
Options
33108 Competition Law 6
37016 6
37033 6
33191 6
37035 6
37053 6
28103 Special Administrative Law 4
33185 2
33184 4
33194 4
37023 6
33118 Urban Planning Law 6
33195 4
33124 Economic Criminal Law 6
37060 6
37011 European Labour Law 6
33128 Philosophy of Law 6
37056 4
33227 5
33230 5
33114 International Commercial Law 6
33122 International Humanitarian Law 6
33120 International Tax Law 6
33147 Investment Arbitration 4
33146 Constitutional Justice 6
33155 Moot Courts 4
33226 5
33180 4
33229 5
33152 European Civil Procedure 4
33190 Special Criminal Procedure 6
33228 5
33225 5
37048 6
37041 6
2º ano - 1º Semestre
Code Name ECTS
Options
33196 4
37035 6
37004 6
37008 4
33122 International Humanitarian Law 6
33120 International Tax Law 6
37030 4
33187 Transitional Justice 4
2º ano - 2º Semestre
Code Name ECTS
Options
33108 Competition Law 6
33114 International Commercial Law 6
33121 International Economic Law 4
33155 Moot Courts 4