Master’s programmes have a duration of four curricular semesters: the two first semesters consist of a specialization programme (curricular phase) and the last two semesters are dedicated to the drafting of the thesis (thesis phase).

Completion of the curricular phase of any Master’s programme grants the candidate the chance to prepare, under the supervision of a Professor of Law of this School, a thesis on a subject proposed by the candidate and approved by the Scientific Board of the School. A public defence of the thesis is held with a jury appointed by the School of Law which may include members from other national and foreign academic institutions. The jury evaluates the thesis and the defence and assigns the Master’s student the final grade for the Programme.

Duration: 2 curricular years (4 semesters),
one year for the school phase and one year
to prepare the thesis

Number of credits: 120 ECTS

System: : mixed (daytime courses and evening courses)


Programmes and Lecturers (2014/2015)


Programmes and Lecturers (2015/2016)


Legal History

History of Law
1st Curricular Year
Curriculum UnitsSemesterType
Roman Law I/II1st S and 2nd SCompulsory
History of Portuguese Law I/II
Disciplina OptativaElective
2nd Curricular Year
ThesisAnnualCompulsory
Legal Theory
1st Curricular Year
Curriculum UnitsSemesterType
Legal Theory I/II1st S and 2nd SCompulsory
Jurisprudence I/II
Disciplina OptativaElective
2nd Curricular Year
ThesisAnnualCompulsory

Law and Economics

Public and Private Finance
1st Curricular Year
Curriculum UnitsSemesterType
Public Finance I/II1st S and 2nd SCompulsory
Financial Markets I/II
Elective CourseElective
2nd Curricular Year
ThesisAnnualCompulsory
Economics and Economic Analysis of Law
1st Curricular Year
Curriculum UnitsSemesterType
Political Economy I/II1st S and 2nd SCompulsory
Economic Analysis of Law I/II
Elective CourseElective
2nd Curricular Year
ThesisAnnualCompulsory

Competition and Regulation
1st Curricular Year
Curriculum UnitsSemesterType
Private Competition Law I/II1st S and 2nd SCompulsory
Economic Regulation I/II
Elective CourseElective
2nd Curricular Year
ThesisAnnualCompulsory

Tax Law
1st Curricular Year
Curriculum UnitsSemesterType
Tax Law I/II1st S and 2nd SCompulsory
European Tax Law I/II
Elective CourseElective
2nd Curricular Year
ThesisAnnualCompulsory
International Economic Law and European Integration
1st Curricular Year
Curriculum UnitsSemesterType
International Economic Law I/II1st S and 2nd SCompulsory
Economic and Monetary Union and Domestic Market I/II
Elective CourseElective
2nd Curricular Year
ThesisAnnualCompulsory
Public Policies and Financial Federalism
1st Curricular Year
Curriculum UnitsSemesterType
Public Policies I/II1st S and 2nd SCompulsory
Financial Federalism I/II
Elective CourseCompulsory
2nd Curricular Year
ThesisAnnualCompulsory

Political and Legal Sciences

Philosophy and State Theory
1st Curricular Year
Curriculum UnitsSemesterType
State Philosophy I/II1st S and 2nd SCompulsory
Legal Theory I/II
Elective CourseElective
2nd Curricular Year
ThesisAnnualCompulsory
Constitutional Law
1st Curricular Year
Curriculum UnitsSemesterType
Constitutional Law I/II1st S and 2nd SCompulsory
Constitutional Justice I/II
Elective CourseElective
2nd Curricular Year
ThesisAnnualCompulsory
Administrative Law
1st Curricular Year
Curriculum UnitsSemesterType
Administrative Law I/II1st S and 2nd SCompulsory
Administrative Litigation Law I/II
Elective CourseElective
2nd Curricular Year
ThesisAnnualCompulsory
Fundamental Rights
1st Curricular Year
Curriculum UnitsSemesterType
Fundamental Rights I/II1st S and 2nd SCompulsory
Constitutional Law I/II
Elective CourseCompulsory
2nd Curricular Year
ThesisAnnualCompulsory
International Law
1st Curricular Year
Curriculum UnitsSemesterType
Public International Law I/II1st S and 2nd SCompulsory
International Human Rights Law I/II
Elective CourseElective
2nd Curricular Year
ThesisAnnualCompulsory
Legal and Environmental Sciences
1st Curricular Year
Curriculum UnitsSemesterType
Constitutional Law and Administrative Environmental Law I/II1st S and 2nd SCompulsory
International and European Environmental Law I/II
Elective CourseOptativa
2nd Curricular Year
ThesisAnnualCompulsory
Political Science
1st Curricular Year
Curriculum UnitsSemesterType
Political Science I/II1st S and 2nd SCompulsory
Constitutional Law I/II
Elective CourseElective
2nd Curricular Year
ThesisAnnualCompulsory

Legal Sciences

Legal Sciences
1st Curricular Year
Curriculum UnitsSemesterType
Civil Law I/II1st S and 2nd SCompulsory
Civil Law III/IV
Elective CourseElective
2nd Curricular Year
ThesisAnnualCompulsory
Criminal Law
1st Curricular Year
Curriculum UnitsSemesterType
Criminal Law I/II1st S and 2nd SCompulsory
Criminal Procedure Law I/II
Elective CourseElective
2nd Curricular Year
ThesisAnnualCompulsory
Criminal Law
1st Curricular Year
Curriculum UnitsSemesterType
Criminal Law I/II1st S and 2nd SCompulsory
Criminal Procedure Law I/II
Elective CourseElective
2nd Curricular Year
ThesisAnnualCompulsory
1st Curricular Year
Curriculum UnitsSemesterType
Labour Law I/II1st S and 2nd SCompulsory
Corporate Law I/II
Elective CourseElective
2nd Curricular Year
ThesisAnnualCompulsory
Commercial Law
1st Curricular Year
Curriculum UnitsSemesterType
Commercial Law I/II1st S and 2nd SCompulsory
Corporate Law I/II
Elective CourseElective
2nd Curricular Year
ThesisAnnualCompulsory
Banking Law and Insurance Law
1st Curricular Year
Curriculum UnitsSemestreTipo
Banking Law I/II1st S and 2nd SCompulsory
Insurance Law I/II
Elective CourseElective
2nd Curricular Year
ThesisAnnualCompulsory
Intellectual Law
1st Curricular Year
Curriculum UnitsSemestreTipo
Copyright I/II1st S and 2nd SCompulsory
Industrial Property Law I/II
Elective CourseElective
2nd Curricular Year
ThesisAnnualCompulsory
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