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Universidade Lusófona

Master in Law

Faculty of Law

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Confered Degree | Duration | ECTS

Master Degree | 4 Semesters | 120 ECTS

Programme Director

Professor Doutor Mário Júlio de Almeida Costa


Mestre Paula Almeida

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 primary objectives of the Master's are rooted in the deepening and specialization of the study of law, giving the students the theoretical and practical skills necessary for a career in the various fields of law or a career in academia. It is the permanent vow in legal research that feeds the purposes indicated by the Master in Law.

Knowledge, abilities and skills to be acquired

Providing teaching aimed at the deepening and specialization of the study of law, giving the master¿s students the necessary theoretical and practical skills should they be destined for one of the various legal careers, or an academic career. An element of a more professional content and two more of a more academic nature, which form the second cycle, ensure these objectives, stimulating in each of them a quest for research. The recourse in public exams for master¿s students and entrance exams in the legal professions, are the benchmarks.
The main competences to develop are: the ability of heuristic analysis of texts and pieces of legislation, interpretation and ability to write parts of a legal nature, ability to articulate knowledge and specific information from the legal field and knowledge of other areas such as economic, ability to search and interpret information available in electronic databases, ability to present and submit information in oral, argumentative and rhetorical ability, formal powers of analysis and generalization of information, skills in working individually and in teams in the field research in law, particularly regarding the ability to collect and operational information from legal sources. The objectives defined in terms of training are operationalized through the constant updating and monitoring of teaching and learning, and the degree of performance measured in terms of rates of school success, qualitative assessment of faculty by students, evaluation of workload of research developed, particularly regarding publications and participation by students in scientific events, rate of search and evaluation of performance of students by teachers.

Equipments and venues

Classroom, Library, Work Technology Center, Study Rooms, and Offices.
Portable Video projector (by request), Portable PC/Netbook (by request) and Overhead projector (by request).

Further Studies

The master degree allows access to postgraduate studies, including PhD.


At national Level, the 2nd cycle as partnerships with: Minitry of Justice, Bar Association and with the National Institute of Forensic Medicine.
At international level, the University as LLP/ERASMUS agreements with the following
Universidad de Seville and Universidad de Vigo, Spain
Université Montpellier I, France
Università Europea di Roma, Italy
Baltijas Starptautiska Akademija, Latvia,
The Lazarski University of Commerce and Law, Poland
Ankara University and Erzincan University, Turkey.

Scientific Areas

Direito | Direito | Ciências sociais, comércio e direito

Study Plan

1st Year/ Semester ECTS
Option IFirst Semester30
Option IISecond Semester30
2nd Year/ Semester ECTS

Teaching staff

Teachers, Academic Degree and Dedication time
LecturerAcademic DegreesDedication time
António De Lemos Monteiro FernandesDoctorateFull-Time
Filipe Cassiano Nunes Dos SantosDoctoratePart-Time
José Casalta NabaisDoctoratePart-Time
José Inácio Climaco De Sousa E BritoMasterPart-Time
José Manuel Moreira Cardoso Da CostaDoctoratePart-Time
Luis Solano Cabral De MoncadaDoctorateFull-Time
Manuel Couceiro Nogueira SerensDoctoratePart-Time
Maria Da Glória Carvalho Rebelo DoctorateFull-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 €
Enrollment and Registration184 €
Student Insurance40 €
Average value for 30 ECTS semestral curricular units 295,2 €
Per ECTS 9,84 €

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