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Universidade Lusófona

Master in Economics

School of Economic Sciences and Organizations

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Confered Degree | Duration | ECTS

Master | 4 Semesters | 120 ECTS

Programme Director

Professora Doutora Ana Brasão Amador


Ana Vicente

Entrance Conditions

The following may apply for the Master's Degree:
a) People who hold a B.A. or equivalent degree;
b) People who hold a foreign academic degree awarded after a 1st study cycle organized according to the Bologna Process by a member state of that process;
c) People who hold a foreign academic degree acknowledged as a degree satisfying the objectives of the graduate degree by the due body;
d) People who have a school, scientific or professional curriculum acknowledged by the due body of ULHT certifying the capacity to obtain this study cycle.

Programme requirements

Have completed a total of 120 ECTS


The 2nd cycle of studies in economics at the Universidade Lusófona de Humanidades e Tecnologias differentiates itself from others by its curriculum, the teaching methodology and the faculty.
Its curriculum combines a strong background in economic theory of knowledge consistent in economic policy and quantitative methods. In addition, areas of specialization offers a clear focus on the economy. The teaching which is of the of responsibility to a young faculty and doctoral students, competent and highly motivated, use technical software systematically, thus enabling the implementation and evaluation of theoretical knowledge acquired during the course.
It is an appropriate master either to a public devoted to the academic or to an audience primarily interested in a career at companies and institutions.

Knowledge, abilities and skills to be acquired

The 2nd cycle in Economics focus on developing the following abilities and skills among our students: acquisition of knowledge and capacity for understanding further modified in relation to acquired in a cycle, which form thebasis of an original scientific research, application of knowledge and of comprehension and problem solving in new situations, in broad contexts and disciplines, ability to integrate knowledge ability to handle complex problems in situations of limited information and develop solutions, ability to communicate their conclusions clearly; acquisition competency to enable lifelong learning independently.
The teaching methodologies are developed in order to enable the achievement of the binomial acquisition of knowledge / skills by students with a high degree of autonomy on their part. The main elements that make up the methodological approach are:
Lectures and practical classes taught by qualified teachers with a doctoral degree obtained and Portuguese and foreign universities;
Teaching not based on mere memorization of the material and, therefore, based on:
Recent literature and diverse students should consult with a critical perspective, therefore, in every discipline there will be a text only desirable but a diversity of them properly ranked in order of relative importance;
Completion of work on the implementation / research undertaken by students to be presented and discussed in class with the teacher and other colleagues in terms of content or form, and relevant to the final grade in the discipline, encouraging yourself and valuing autonomy of thought and critical substantiated;
Conducting field work collecting and processing data for the purpose of studying issues that have been established within the respective work of learning;
Use of computer equipment, both hardware and software for simulating the execution of professional performances whose principal aim is to learn to do, applying the knowledge imparted in the classroom and helping the full understanding of these, are also relevant to the final grade;
In addition to the foregoing in b) and c) the written assessment will also contain at least one essay question ("essay questions") where students must disclose their autonomous capacity analysis as well as its ability to convey information, ideas, problems and solutions.
Measuring the degree of fulfillment of the objectives is necessarily made in the student's thesis defense.

Equipments and venues

Classroom, Computer Laboratory, Library, Work Technology Center, Study Rooms and Offices.
Fixed Videoprojector, Portable Videoprojector (by request), PC Desktop HP7100 - Pentium IV 3GHz - RAM 512 Mb - HD 40Gb, Portable notebook (by request) and Overheadprojector (by request)

Further Studies

The master degree allows access to postgraduate studies,namely to a PhD.


Students are invited to attend scientific seminars that are held periodically at the institution and to participate in national and international conferences of interest, thus motivating scientific work

Scientific Areas

Economia | Matemática e estatística | Ciências empresariais

Study Plan

1st Year/ Semester ECTS
Applied MacroeconimicsFirst Semester6
Ecnomic Regulation and MarketsFirst Semester6
Quantitative Methods for EconomicsFirst Semester6
Sectoral Policies and InnovationFirst Semester6
Strategic MicroeconomicsFirst Semester6
Option ISecond Semester30
2nd Year/ Semester ECTS
Dissertation/Internship/Poject Work - final partFirst Semester26
Research SeminarFirst Semester4
Dissertation/Internship/Poject Work - final partSecond Semester30

Teaching staff

Teachers, Academic Degree and Dedication time
LecturerAcademic DegreesDedication time
Ana Cristina Freitas Brasão AmadorDoctorateFull-Time
António Augusto Teixeira Da CostaDoctorateFull-Time
Catia Sofia Duarte SousaDoctorateFull-Time
Eduardo Manuel Machado De Moraes Sarmento FerreiraDoctorateFull-Time
Isabel Maria Gomes Soares De Moura FernandesMasterFull-Time
Manuel Francisco Magalhães CabugueiraDoctoratePart-Time
Paula Elsa De Carvalho MonizBachelorPart-Time
Paulo Fernando De Sousa Pereira AlvesDoctorateFull-Time


Early Apllications (for enrolled students only) 0 €
External Students 0 €
Holders of Foreign Higher Education 300 €
Holders of University Degree 126 €
Holders of University Degree - Alumni 0 €
Student Insurance40 €
Enrollment and Registration184 €
Average value for 30 ECTS semestral curricular units 235,2 €
Per ECTS 7,84 €

Other fees may be applied in accordance with the regulations in force